1) In early inventories a variety of articles were said to be ‘bound with iron’, ranging in size from kettles and chests to wains and their wheels. The same items were sometimes said to be unbound.

1542 Item 2 old pottes, a unbun’ kettill 4s, Marske

1647 one carte and pair of unbound wheles, Hampsthwaite.

spellings unbun
dates 1542 1647

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