What is Bearers?

Legal Definition
Eng. crim. law. Such as bear down or oppress others; maintainers. In Ruffhead's Statutes it is employed to translate the French word emparnours, which signifies, according to Kelham, undertakers of suits. 4 Ed. III. c. 11. This word is no longer used in this sense.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In old English law. Those who bore down upon or oppressed others; Cowell.
-- Black's Law Dictionary