1) In this context, the tasks required by sawyers to work in the woods.

In 1549, a clause in the lease of Bradley Wood granted the lessees lawfull egresse and regresse for theym there workemen and theyr carreges for to worke and cary away the sayd Woodes at theyre pleasures . This was permission to carry out all the separate stages of ‘work’ within the three-year period specified, that is barking, charcoal-burning, felling and sawing.

dates 1549

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