I’ve come across a new (to me) word “Rippier” as the occupation of one of the two people who had stood as sureties for a 17th century marriage in a town on the south coast of England.
RIPPIER: one who sold fresh water fish at the markets or maker and seller of baskets (Rootschat)
RIPPIER: A person who carries fish inland to sell. (Oxford)
That made me look up the position of bonds, banns, sureties and licences, here, worth rereading as I’d forgotten much of it.
All of which, as inevitably happens, has raised considerably more questions than provided answers.