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From: "Toni Skidmore" <>
Subject: Re: [OXF] Word Definition
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 09:22:06 -0500
References: <3D7204AB.AD2A5B61@ca.inter.net>

Hi Carol,

Certainly this must be a mild mis-spelling of the word "yeoman," meaning
essentially 'farmer.' This word is quite common in PRs of this time; the
term 'farmer' itself, or the more common 'Ag Lab' (agricultural labourer),
did not seem to come into common use until the 1800s.

Toni Skidmore
Chicago, USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol Gelette" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 7:14 AM
Subject: [OXF] Word Definition

> Not strictly Oxfordshire I know but could someone help with the
> definition (c.1700 Oxfordshire) for the word "Yoeman" used to describe
> a man on his marriage.
> Thank you.
> Carol
> Ontario/Canada
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