"makebayte" -- the crime of being a, 1652

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 20 11:46:15 UTC 2009

"We present Jone Andrews for a Make bayte, making Contention &
abusing Goody Mendrum whereby shee forfited her bond upon her good
behavior, for which it is ordered that she is to have twenty lashes
with  a whipp upon the bare skine."

March 5, 1652.
Court at Georgeana (York), Maine
Province and Court Records of Maine
Portland: Maine Historical Society, 1938
vol. 1, page 176

makebate (n) sense A.1.a.  interdates OED draft revision March 2008,
1613 -- 1655


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