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Despite its apparently humble origins as a derivative of the Olde English pre 7th century "sagu", and the medieval "saghe", and meaning literally one who saws wood, the "sawyers" have often played a prominent part in British history. The earliest recordings are spread around England and show the necessity of the process of preparing "sawn timber", indeed without "sawyers" medieval life would have been impossible. These recordings include Humphrey le Sayhare, in the 1270 Somerset Rolls, Philip le Sagher in the Wakefield (Yorkshire) Rolls for 1324, and John le Saghiere in the Sussex Rolls of 1327, the latter spelling showing the French influence...

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