Title of Yeoman
- From: "Guy Ancestry" <guyancestry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:48:03 +0100
I have recently joined the list. My present research concerns the village of Tirley and its surrounds in the County of Gloucester. I wondered if I might call on the members of the list to help me understand what a yeoman was and meant during the early 1600/1700's. Anything would help but I particularly want to know if there a definition in terms of land owned/leased for yeoman. Also I have read that the title of yeoman passed from father to eldest son, is this true?