town bull

1) A bull for the use of the town's cattle, kept in turn by the main house-holders.

1563 I give to the township of Thurscros ... a bull to serve the township for ever

1595 Ordered ... that every husbandman in Ilkley in his due course shall take the towne bull into ther custodie and meate him well in winter time

1664 that noe ... person of Billingley or Thurnscoe doe make use of Towne Bull belonging to Boulton ... for the service of theire kine, Bolton on Dearne.

dates 1563 1595 1664

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