1) A male sheep, a castrated ram.

1521 ij of my best wheder shepe, Halifax

1559 in Pennycroft 20 wedders at Ł4 0 0, North Stainley

1642 Weathers are such as have formerly been tuppes but now are gelded

and they are usually called cleane weathers ... one as hayth had both his stones taken away [or] riggon weathers, Elmswell

1654 Fourescore wethers at eight shillinges apeece, Stockeld. The wethers were kept in flocks by Fountains Abbey, under specialist herdsmen: 1297 Johannes le Wetherhirde, Horton in Ribblesdale.

dates 1297 1521 1559 1642 1654

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