1) The herdsman responsible for a herd of quys or heifers.

These occupational by-names take the history of ‘quy’ back to a much earlier period: 1301 De Willelmo Quihird xxjd o, Bainbridge

1327 De Willelmo le Quyhird 2s 6d, Sowerby near Thirsk.

dates 1301 1327

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