What Is a Yeoman Farmer?


A yeoman farmer is an England farmer who owned or leased his farm and could do as he pleased on the land, grow what he wanted to grow and sell what he wanted to sell. It could refer to a free man holding a small landed estate, a minor landowner or, a small prosperous farmer especially from the Elizabethan era to the 17th century.
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A yeoman farmer is a farmer of middling social status who owned his own land and often farmed it himself.
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Yeoman refers to a free man who owns his own farm. This was especially used from the Elizabethan era to the 17th century. This was also a rank in noble households ...
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