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Brabanar, Braboner, n. Also: brabaner, -iner, -uner; brabonnare, -ynnare, -ena(i)r; brabonar; brabnar, bra(i)bner; brebinar, brebnar, -ner. [Dutch Brabander, a native of Brabant in Belgium. Still surviving in the surnames Brebner and Bremner. Hence also Gael. breabadair weaver.] A weaver.(a) 1455 Exch. R. vi. 39.]
[Per Johannem Brabynnare
1507 Prestwick B. Rec. 10.
Johne Myllar, brabonar
Tomas Stensoun, braboner
1551 Ib. 61.
Forspekar for Jhon Myllar, brabonar [infra, Jhon Myllar, wobstar]
1585 Dundee B. Laws 520.
Thomas Cappin, deakin of the brabenairis
1596 Ib. 534.
Wm Smithe, brabanar
1597–8 Index Edinb. Test. I. 53.
Patrick Christie, brabanar, burgess of Perth
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 61.
James the brabanar for sclander iiij merkis
1630 Kirkcaldy Presb. 6.
Andro Gibb, braboner in Dysart
Ib. 14, 76. 1634 St. A. Baxter Bks. 98.
Johnne Discher, decan of the brabonaris of the said citie
1636 Dundee B. Laws 517.
To carie … yearne to be wrought, made, or dressit be ony braboneris … duelling within the Rottonraw
1649 St. A. Test. X. 23 Oct.
James Stratoun brabiner in Killemuir
1675 McKenzie Deeds (Reg. H.) XLV. 504.
John Wobster barbonar [sic] in Kirriemuir
(b) 1572 Inverness B. Rec. I. 224.
William Tomson the brebnar hes spilt … xiij elnis hewit clayth
1602 Elgin Rec. II. 104.
James Cowtis, brabner
1602 Reg. Privy C. VII. 398.
Deacon of the brabnaris craft
1627 Ib. 2 Ser. II. 62.
Johnne Harlaw, braibner in Perth

b. Attrib. with craft, lowme (loom). 1550 Elgin Rec. I. 106.
Four personis of the brabuner craft
1557 Inverness B. Rec. I. 10.
He ressaid to hym in prenteschip Jamie Mc Done to hef lernit hyme to the brebner craft
1566 Ib. 136.
His son quha is lernand … at the brebnar craft
1596 Dundee B. Laws 534.
Deacon of the brabanar craft
To … desist fra using the brabanar occupation
1610 Brechin Test. II. 72.
James Reid, brabiner . . In his warkhous thrie brabiner lowmes
1636 Dundee B. Laws 518.
In name … of the remanent maisteris of the said braboner craft

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