1) A dealer in woad, the blue dye-stuff obtained from a plant found originally in central and southern Europe.

It was in great demand in England in the Middle Ages: 1185 William le Waisder, Yorkshire

1274 Robertus de Walcheford, wayder

1293 Johannes le waider, junior

1303 Stephanus de Whiteby, wayder, York. A possible alternative was ‘wademan’: 1375 Ricardus de Norham, waddeman, York.

places York
dates 1185 1274

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