1) Outlying locations in a village, away from the nucleus of houses.
In October 1664, a group of tenants from the manor of Wakefield raised what they considered to be a case of discrimination within their own community. They were described as the Inhabitants of the out-setts of the hamlett of Linley which was then part of the vast township of Quarmby, so the inference is that out-setts is a reference to their outlying locations, away from the nucleus of houses in Lindley. That meaning may be shared by two Derbyshire places named Outseats which date from 1566 and 1683 respectively. In Harrison’s survey of Sheffield manor, in 1637, a tenant called William Hincliffe was said to hold at will a Cottage being an out sett adjoyneing to the East side of Alsoppe Farme house in Sheffeild Towne, possibly a comment on its status although the meaning in this case is obscure.