1) Early spellings of ‘star’.

1454 to Bossall kirke a vestement of rede cloth of gold and the awter cloth thare ... and rede cape with starnes of gold

1498 an old vestment of rede sylke ... Floured with starnys, Wakefield. It was used particularly for a white marking on a horse's face: 1531 I witto my said cosing ... a blake stag stonyd with a white snype of the snote and a sterne in the forehead, Kirby Underdale

1578 a blacke colte with a white starne, Loversall.

spellings stern
dates 1454 1498 1531 1578

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