Glossary of terms used in historic documents
A somewhat indefinite measure of arable
land, being enough for a years tillage with one plough. The quantity
varied in different districts.
Tax paid for support of State.
Lands destroyed in the harrying after
a rebellion in the years after the 1066 conquest.
wearing a kind of cheap halbert.
A kind of helmet (... definition not
yet complete ...)
This is an area of a Country. Derbyshire
or Derbyscire was divided into 6 Wapentakes.
1/- = 1 shilling = 5 new pence
£1 = 20/- = 20 shillings
1d = 1 old pence
12d = 1/- = 1 shilling
(... definition not yet complete ...)
This is considered in the History/Origins
section of this site.
Probably a corruption of Danes
Moor. Possibly refers to a Danish settlement or encampment. The
word 'moor' probably referred to an area of open land, not necessarily
high land as in toady's usage.
Old English Goose-ley. Land used for
rearing geese, Goose meadow.