Title used in royal account books for one of the attendants of the king's baggage train. He was a kind of outrider, working in conjunction with *sumpter men and the carters. [< Lat. prae = before + equitator = rider on horseback] -

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  • Baggage train — A number of wagons travelling together, e.g. the baggage trains of the king with all the household goods and administrative paperwork required during his itinerary. If oxen were used to pull wagons, some 10 miles a day might be covered; a similar …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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