scrub oak

1) In an undated survey of Pickering Forest, earlier than 1568, a clear distinction was drawn between an oak classed as ‘a timber tree’, with a usual value of xijd, and ‘a scrubb’ worth ijd.

A typical entry reads: Item att Hunt House, Skethewyck and Swyne Gill 1000 scrubb okes and Sepeinges [sic] and 360 Timber trees. In other entries the order of the words is reversed: Item in Bryghton bank xl okes scrubbes.

places Pickering

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