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TerryF  •  Link

The History of the Beadle

The office of Beadle dates back to an Official of the Roman Temple and has developed over the centuries through the Parish Beadle, who had charge of the property of the parish, into the Parish Constable, who also enforced discipline in the area.... http://www.innholders.co.uk/histo…

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Bill  •  Link

BEADLE, a messenger or Apparitor of a Court; also an Officer that belongs to an University, to a Hall or Company of Citizens, to a Ward or Parish; Also a Forest Officer.
---An universal etymological English dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

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