saltpetre man

1) A man appointed to obtain saltpetre for the manufacture of gunpowder.

1590 This is the clause in the salt petermans patent ... wherby he demaundeth to have cariages in the Ainstye to fetch him coles from Mr Gasconge pittes, York.

places York
dates 1590

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