BOW-BEARER. An under officer of the forest, whose oath will explain the duties he engages to perform:—I will true man be to the owner of this forest, and to his lieutenant; and in their absence, I shall truly oversee, and true inquisition make, as well of sworn men as unsworn, in every bailiwick, both in the north bail and south bail of this forest; and all manner of trespass done either to vert or venison, I shall truly endeavour to attach or cause to be attached, in the next court of attachment, there to be present, without any concealment had to my knowledge. So help me God.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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