1) An adze, the usual word in Yorkshire, first noted in a cooper’s will.

1400 Lego Thomć famulo meo unum burdhax, unum wyrkynghaget, duo parsures, unum spigot, wymbill, unum thixtill, & unum knave, York, the second in a carpenter’s will: 1505 To Sanct Peter warkes a gaveloke of irne, a twybill, a thixill, a gret womble with a long shanke, a gret ax callid a bloker, and a chipe ax, othyrwise callid a brod ax, York

1535 Item on Iron wedge, iij exes, ij billes, iiij wymbles, iij axell mylles, a twyble, a thikstelle and a hand saw, ij cheseles, and a pare pyncers, price in all xixs, Stillingfleet

1542 a tixell and a chysell, Skelsmergh

1570 Item ij hammers & a thewsell, South Cave

1628 3 yron wedges, 5 wymbles, 4 chissells, 1 thissell, 5 hammers, hatchett ... 1 axe, 1 handsawe, a shave ... 1 payre of pynsors, Pudsey.

dates 1400 1505 1535 1542 1570 1628

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