He was in fosterage with Bishop Patrec, the saint in the Southreys.
Fosterage, we are told, was of two sorts, for affection and compensation.
Fosterage might be undertaken out of affection or for payment.
There was fosterage for affection, for payment and for a literary education.
The ties created by fosterage were nearly as close and as binding on children as those of blood.
There still remains in the Hebrides, though it is passing fast away, the custom of fosterage.
He has come to claim, as gossip-law allows, the fosterage of MacWilliam's son.
In order to remedy this marriage, fosterage, gossipred, and even concubinage with the Irish was declared high treason.
Fosterage is, I believe, sometimes performed upon more liberal terms.
There still remains in the Islands, though it is passing fast away, the custom of fosterage.