1) An occupational term in York for labourers who transported goods by sled, distinct from porters.
1402 Johannes Hardy, sledman
1469 Et solutum Christoforo Batell’ sledman
1476 Item that no sleddman ... carie by cart slede nor horse any thing that belongis to the saide porters to bere
1519 for iiij peyse of temer iijs vd ... payd to a sledman for ledyng of thame ijd. The occupation was not confined to York: 1528 William Clark, Sledman, Hull.