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- n. Plural form of bovate.
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The deed is dated "Saturday, the feast of St John the Evangelist, 1337," and it states that a license was given in consideration of one messuage and two bovates of land in the village of Middleton near Pickering for a certain chaplain to celebrate
He was possessed of lands in the Hamlet of Whale, and in Thurnby, and of the manor of Lowther, in Westmoreland; where he held four messuages and eight bovates of land in the said town of Louther, of Lord Robert Clifford, the 10th of Edward IT. and was also seised of the manor and town of Widehope, in Cumberland, the 18th of the same reign.
Likewise, in the chapter of claims, in the South Riding of the said county, the wapentake say, that Erneis de Buron, of right, ought to have the soc of four bovates of land in Sagesbi, about which there was a dispute between him and William de Perci.
Also L. VIIi 'messuage, XVII bovates of land, CCC acr s of pasture.