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(Ring bere,) Ring beir, n. Also: ryng; regnne and ber(e; beire, beyr; bear. [Ring n.1 and Bere n.2] Ring-bear.See ringis, Ring n.1 5. 1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II 86.
An boll of ryng ber of ylke pluch
1473 Reg. Cupar A. I 178.
Lattyn our corn myle of our grange of Kethik … togiddyr with the ryng beir to Wil. Jak
1492 Ib. 241.
With the land multure, ryng beyr, and all othir pertinence
1511 Liber Aberbr. II 412.
Tres le pekkis ordei wlgariter le ryng bere
1538 Exch. R. XVII 135.
ij ferlotis j pecca ij part pecce lie ringbeir terrarum de Knokany
1539–40 Reg. Privy S. II 509/2.
Cum molendino de Kingoldrum, astricta multura, lie multure schaif et ring beire
1571–2 Ib. VI 285/2. 1575–6 Ib. VII 67/2.
With regnne [ed. regime] bear, dry multure and multure schaves
c1592 Liber Aberbr. II App. xxxvii.
With the astrict multures ringbeir and vtheris proffites
1648 Retours I Inq. Spec. Forfar (306).
Molendino de Crauchie, cum ring bear, ring aittis ejusdem
1694 Ib. II Inq. Spec. Perth (1006).
Et lie ring bear terrarum et dominii de Coupar

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