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le Bowe bearers Peece

Field in the Parish of Duffield

Historical Forms

  • le Bowe bearers Peece 1596 DuLa
  • Bowbeyrer Lane 1600 DuLa

Etymology

le Bowe bearers Peece 1596, Bowbeyrer Lane 1600(Bow-bearer is perhapsused here in the sense'an under-officer in a forest, who looked aftertrespasses affecting vert and venison'(NED))