1) In animal husbandry it was a concern to keep herds and flocks at the desired size, so older animals that were fattened and slaughtered had to be replaced by a new generation.

The verb used was ‘to renew’, as in a tithe cause: 1553 the custome in the parishe is that for everie cowe which reneweth ... they use to pay ijd ... the first yere ... he hade xvj kie that renewed and the secunde yere he hade xviij kie that renewed, Gargrave.

places Gargrave
dates 1553

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