1) A rope-maker, the northern form of roper.

1347 Willelmus le raper, York

1436 Johannes Rapour, rapour, York

1444 Willelmo Raper pro factura dictorum cabyll et hausers 24s, York. The craft was established in York in the 1400s, where the ropers were linked with ‘hairsters’ as a guild.

places York
dates 1347 1400-1499 1444

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