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Suggeroun aitis, n. pl. Also: suggarun-, suggeroine-, suggering-, suggeorne-, suggorne-, sudgerone-, sugdorne- and -ates, -aittis, -oats. [? OF esco(u)rgeon (c1330 in Larousse) a rod, whip, strap or thong for a flail, secourjon, scourjon, escourgeon (1269, 1549 and 1600 in Larousse) a variety of barley. Cf. also Gael. sùgan a straw rope.] Only in Ross-shire: A variety or quality of oats. Freq. in collocation with custume atis (Custum(e n. 5). 1515 Edgerston Writs (Reg. H.).
The said Walter … lattis … all & haill half landis of Westir Rariche … exceptand custome suggorne aittis stray turris querne furlotts & dewties of the mill of Culles
1543 6th Rep. Hist. MSS App. 716/1.
[Paying for the lands of Culderere … ane boll of oats commonly called] suggering ates
1557 Reg. Great S. 272/2, 273/1.
Pro Udwall … 2 bol. avenarum custumalium cum bolla avenarum ly suggarun aitis; pro Eister Culbo … 2 bol. avenarum custumalium cum bolla avenarum lie suggeroun aitis; pro Balblair (alias Kirkmichaell) … cum 2 modiis avenarum lie suggeroun aitis
1563 Reg. Great S. 65/1.
1 firl[ot] lie custume et suggeorne aittis
1564 (1574) Reg. Great S. 604/2. 1566 (1580–1) Reg. Great S. 46/2. 1567 (1581) Reg. Great S. 66/1.
5 firlotas lie custume aittis et suggeorne aittis
1578 Reg. Privy S. in Orig. Par. II ii 555.
[2 firlots] sudgerone [oats]
1590–1 Exch. R. XXII 529.
8 bollis avenarum lie custume aittis, 2 bollis lie suggeroun aittis
1595 Reg. Great S. 125/2. 1597 Exch. R. XXIII 469. 1617 (1623) Reg. Great S. 140/1. 1661 Old Ross-shire II 49.
Johne McAlister for his oxgait, 9 bolls ferme, 2 wedders, 2 kidds, 3 fs. sugdorne oats

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