Faldage

Rent paid for a sheep fold; also, a lord's right to have a tenant's sheep graze on his land and fertilise it. Frequently the tenants' sheep were pastured with the lord's flock. It was also customary for the shepherd to fold his lord's flock on his own small piece of land for 14 days over Christmas, also for fertilising. The Latin form was faldagium. [< OldEngl. fald = a fold] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Faldage — Fald age, n. [LL. faldagium, fr. AS. fald, E. fold. Cf. {Foldage}.] (O. Eng. Law) A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; often reserved to himself by the lord of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faldage — (spr. Fahldedsch), das Recht der Lehnsherren in England, in Folge dessen sie die Trift über alle unbefriedigte Ländereien ihrer Unterthanen haben. Faldfee (spr. Fahldfi), das Geld, durch welches die Belasteten sich davon loskaufen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • faldage — The right of the lord of the manor to have the sheep of his tenant manure his land; the term was also applied to the fee paid by the tenant to the lord for exemption from the service of thus manuring …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • faldage — variant of foldage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Faldfee — Fald fee , n. [AS. fald (E.fold) + E. fee. See {Faldage}.] (O. Eng. Law) A fee or rent paid by a tenant for the privilege of faldage on his own ground. Blount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foldage — Fold age, n. [See {Fold} inclosure, {Faldage}.] (O.Eng.Law.) See {Faldage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -agium — Second element of Latin words such as *ancoragium, *barragium, *berbiagium, *hibernagium, functioning as the equivalent English element age which gives a quality, and here a sense of right or privilege, e.g. *faldage. Cf. age …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Fold soke — The relationship between tenant and lord which tied a man s sheep to his lord s fold. The purpose was to ensure that the lord s land was manured by the sheep. It was termed a consuetude, a custom one most frequently found in East Anglia which a… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • fald-fee — Same as faldage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • faldsoca — Same as faldage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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