An English freeholder, or substantial householder.
yeoman farmer or holder of the freehold to a property. These men were in effect landed gentry. (King Henry IV, Part 1)
a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth
a medieval English freeholder of non-noble birth holding extensive property
a freeman or yeoman in later medieval England.
Landowner in the 13th and 14th Centuries who was not of noble birth