moor grave

1) A manorial office for which the first example is a by-name, possibly for one whose task it was to oversee grazing and rights of way on the town moor.

1345 Robert Moregraue of Qweldrik, Escrick. Angus Winchester has a reference to moregreaves in 1393 who supervised pasture rights in Bowland.

places Bowland Escrick
dates 1345 1393

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