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From: Lloyd Ellis <>
Subject: [DNA] English genealogy--Waste in Yorkshire
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:56:17 -0500


Thanks Stephen Medley for clarifying the old meaning of "waste":

"Waste seems to have meant land from which no tax
was forthcoming, for whatever reasons"

In the Middle Ages, this term is often used in Wales in this context.

Lloyd Ellis


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