1) Sometimes a man who mined iron-stone rather than one who worked in a quarry.
c.1573 our charges for our smythies came to the some of Ł40 10s 10d which we have discharged, viz. for smithy geare and to the stone geaters, Honley
1568 For iren stone to the lorde of the so[i]le for everye lode wyche ys 6 kettes 3d, and to the getteres for a lode 12d, Esholt. It was also used of a quarryman: 1651 Richard Hanson, stone getter, Halifax
1654 given to the stone getters ... to drink ... and give them earnest for millstones, 5s.