2) A typical English spelling of French ‘cierge’. It was a large wax candle, especially one used in religious ceremonies.
1371 Et in vj serzis emptis pro le mold 18d, York
1393 I wyte xxlb of wax in v sereges to birn a boute my body, York
1492 also 1lb of wax to be made in a serge, York
1533 I will that x or xij serdges and tapers shalbe kepid and upholden in the said parishe churche, Halifax
1548 I will haue a serge of waxe sett opon the herse ouer me the spaice of one yere, Saxton.