Hayward vs Medkniche - What's the difference?
As a proper noun hayward
As a noun medkniche is
in medieval england, the amount of hay which could be lifted by the little finger up to the knee this was a form of payment for haywards.
(obsolete) One whose occupation involved overseeing the sowing and harvesting of crops as well as protecting the crops from stray people or animals.
* 1877 , William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves, & George Sharswood, A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors , p571
* 1881 , The Antiquary , vol III, p255
- ... it was held that this was not indictable, for till the horse got to the pound the hayward was merely acting as the servant of the owner of the land ...
* 1890 , Jean Jules Jusserand, English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages , p24
- The hayward at the same place had an acre of the lord's corn in autumn, always in a certain part of the field.
- A horn, such as our man wears, was always worn by a hayward , who used to blow it to warn off people from straying in the crops.
In medieval England, the amount of hay which could be lifted by the little finger up to the knee. This was a form of payment for haywards.