Woodcorder (General)

by cmfenton @, Ferndown, Dorset, Saturday, February 05, 2022, 19:19 (832 days ago) @ Mike Pinchin

One definition I have come across is:

Wood-corder A town official responsible for stacking cut wood for sale into standard 'cords' piles.

A web search reveals the term used in 19th century official documents in various US States (eg Delaware) with responsibilities carefully outlined.

All this supports Mike's summary but at what stage the term went out of common use is anyones guess.

-Colin


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