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Clowson the Cowston Walk ( sic )

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • c.1830 Yarb 1832 Yarb 1831 Brad
  • a dalle of Clouston xxx acres 1587 Yarb
  • on Clawston 1606 Terrier
  • Clauxton 1611 Terrier
  • clauxton 1625 Terrier
  • Clowston 1638 Terrier

Etymology

Clowson c.1830, 1832 the Cowston Walk(sic) 1831(a dalle of Clouston xxx acres 1587, on Clawston 1606, Clauxton 1611,clauxton 1625, Clowston 1638, possibly from the surn. Clowston)