Login

 

P

 

PAIN DEMAIN    

Finest white wheat bread

PANNAGE            

Toll on imported cloth

PANTLER      

A person who prepared bread for trenchers

PAVAGE          

Toll for upkeep of streets paid by visitors

PENNY                

Silver coin worth 1d (1/2p)

PIE POWDER COURT

Court held in market where instant justice could be delivered.

PIPE                       

Barrel containing 105 gallons

PLACEBO       

Vespers/Evensong for the dead recited in the night before a funeral

PLEAS OUT OF HOLDING 

Pleas concerning land outside the borough

PONTAGE           

Toll paid to cross a bridge

PORTESOKEN       

The liberties of a town outside its walls

POSSET                

Hot milk sweetened & curdled with wine. A delicacy

POTELL        

 Half a gallon

PRIME              

The second of the Canonical hours

PURPURE          

Purple in heraldry

 

Q

 

QUERENT            

Purchaser (land conveyance)

QUINTAIN            

Shield on a post used for target practice

QUITCLAIM       

To add or remove someone from the title of property

 

R

 

REGRATOR  

One who bought goods to resell in the same market/fair

RELIC             

Artifact  regarded as coming from the body or associated with a saint

RELICT

The surviving member of a married couple after one has died ie a widow or widower

REMAINDER  

When a grant was limited by successive interests ie to A for life then to B  & his heirs - B's future interest would be a remainder

RUBRICATOR       

Scribe whose job it was to apply red to a manuscript

RYAL          

Gold coin also known as the rose noble worth 10s (50p)