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Glossary of terms used in historic documents

Carucate
A somewhat indefinite measure of arable land, being enough for a years tillage with one plough. The quantity varied in different districts.

Geld
Tax paid for support of State.

Waste
Lands destroyed in the harrying after a rebellion in the years after the 1066 conquest.

Bilmen
Pikemen wearing a kind of cheap halbert.

Halbert
A kind of helmet (... definition not yet complete ...)

Wapentake
This is an area of a Country. Derbyshire or Derbyscire was divided into 6 Wapentakes.

Old currency
1/- = 1 shilling = 5 new pence
£1 = 20/- = 20 shillings

1d = 1 old pence
12d = 1/- = 1 shilling

Pinfold
(... definition not yet complete ...)

Hartshorne
This is considered in the History/Origins section of this site.

Dinmoor
Dinmore
Dunmoor
Dunnsmoor
Dunsmore
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.

Gosely
Old English Goose-ley. Land used for rearing geese, Goose meadow.

 

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