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Shepherd's Guide, J Brown, 1835

These notes are from a copy of the guide in Carlisle Library, Local Studies, item 0 8003 03045 9630, shelf mark M29.
source type: Brown 1835
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THE SHEPHERD'S GUIDE, OR, A DELINEATION OF THE WOOL AND EAR MARKS ON THE DIFFERENT SHEEP OF THE EAST FELLS, EXTENDING FROM CLOVER HILL, IN KNARESDALE, TO LUNEDALE, IN YORKSHIRE, ON THE EAST SIDE; AND FROM CROGLIN TO STAINMORE, ON THE WEST SIDE. TO WHICH IS AFFIXED AN INDEX, SHEWING THE PROPRIETORS' NAMES AND PLACES OF ABODE.
PENRITH: PRINTED BY J. BROWN. 1835.

Introductory matter, pages iii - iv:-
FOR THE BETTER ACCOMPLISHING THE OBJECTS IN VIEW, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING

RULES.
1.- That each township appoint a person by house-row, or any other manner it may think proper, to attend the exchange of stray sheep and other requisite offices. The first meeting at Slaggyford the day before Shaw House, and at Shaw House, Renwick, and Grainside Beck, the first Wednesday after the 10th of November; Melmerby and the Wheatsheaf the day after; and the other the first Wednesday after the 10th of July; and that a central meeting will be held the day following the preceding dates, at Gullom Holme, near Appleby, where the committee will attend, for the purpose of every man claiming his own, and fix the expenses of driving, &c.
2.- Previous to the meetings, all stray sheep ought to be collected by the person whose sheep usually go on the same part of the common, and delivered by him to the person, at that time appointed, for the purpose of exchange; who shall convey them, agreeable to his office, to the place of exchange.
3.- If a man shall wilfully neglect to collect any stray or neighbouring sheep from that part of the common on which his sheep usually go, previous to the aforesaid meetings, for the exchange, and not deliver them to the person appointed as aforesaid, he shall be fined 2s. 6d. or excluded the benefit of this association.
4.- If any person refuse to attend, in his turn, to remove sheep, as may be required, he shall be reported, and excluded the benefit of the association.
5.- If any sheep be found strayed or straying, and its mark be not in the book, it shall be conveyed to the exchange; and, if not owned there, to be delivered to the Lord of the Manor, or his bailiff.
6.- That any additional rule and rules may be added, or any amendment or amendments made in the foregoing rules, by the delegates appointed to attend the first and second meetings of exchange, which said additions and amendments shall be lodged at the place of exchange, and also inserted in the public books of the respective townships.

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There are no sheep diagrams, just descriptive text. As:-
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The book studied has additional marks recorded in manuscript at the back, as:-
Black House illustration of mark
    Jacob Stobbart Black House Tar mark S on the near side and a pop on the near hook, horn burn BS on each horn face burn I.

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