Passage of cattle rights













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General Sir Martin Farndale KCB



‘The Abbot grants that if the cattle of Nicholas or of his heirs or of his men at Kikby, Fademor, Gillingmor or Farndale, hereafter enter upon the common of the said wood and pasture of Houton, Spaunton and Farendale, they shall have free way in and out without ward set; provided they do not tarry in the said pasture.’ 17th year of the Reign of Henry III.

(Yorkshire Fines Vol LXVII)



Peasant woman milking a cow, mid Thirteenth Century