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Wattir maill, n.1 Also: wat(t)er male, watter maile, water maill, -mael(l, vatir mal(e. [Wat(t)ir n. and Mal(e n.1] Rent for (a piece or stretch of) water. 1395 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II 212.
De custumis Abirdonensibus videlicet de ly vatir malis
1441 Aberd. B. Rec. MS V ii 651 (16 Dec.).
Quhat euer he bee that is awand ony watter male to the toune of termes bigane sal pay that maales bigane or euer thar be made ony new settyng til him
1455 Acts II 42/2.
The lordschippe of Abernethy with the watter malys of Inuernes
1471–2 Aberd. Acc. 1a.
The haill wattir maill of the crussis extendis till xix lib.
1488 Reg. Great S. 381/1.
Dicto duci hereditarie pertinentem de magnis custumis et aquarum firmis nuncupatis le water malez burgi de Aberdene
1492 Aberd. B. Rec. in Mill Mediæv. Plays 133.
The … consal … assignit … x markis of thar watter malys for the office of abbat
1492 Aberd. B. Rec. in Mill Mediæv. Plays 133.
Watter maile
1503 Acta Conc. III (1993) 175.
Water maills
1512–13 Aberd. B. Rec. I 83.
Thar watter malis of Dee and Done
1575 Edinb. Test. III 376b.
Dettis awand … Walter Bell … for watter male foure merkis
1635 Aberd. Council Lett. II 28.
The water maells and burrow maells of Aberdeine

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