1) A customs official who awaited the arrival of ships as they came in with the tide and then boarded them to prevent evasion of custom house dues.
1668 Mr Coxhead, water of ships
1701 Mr Robert Scott, Tydsman
1710 Mr Samuel Winter, Tide water, Hull
1759 Robert Richison, Tydewaiter, Sculcoates
1822 George Hill, Tide waiter, Hull.