Cider Musings

William Lawson

Ormesby Yorkshire

The second writer in the 17th C of note on cider and orcharding.


Lawson was the vicar of Ormesby in north Yorkshire from 1583.  He wrote "New Orchard and Garden, Or the best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any pound good for a Rich Orchard; particularly in the North Parts of England" published in 1618,  It was reprinted many times .

Contained within the book as well as copious details on planting and pruning fruit trees is the use of apples and pears in cider and perry. See Cider Musings