1) The vigil beside the body of a dead person.

1416 Capellani parochiales de Masham ... pro qualibet nygwake, 7d

1521 to the vicar of Knares[borough] for nyght wakes and hedemasse pennys viijd

1556 paid his oblacions ... to Mr Walter Pullan who he thinks hath righte thereunto And he thinks he ought to pay nothinge nor hath paid nothinge for no nyght wakes, Farnham.

dates 1416 1521 1556

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