Fardel-holder

Holder of a quarter of a *virgate; consequently, one of the poorest of villeins. -

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  • Fardel — 1) A small pack or bundle; also from bundle the word came to indicate a burden of sin. The first sense is found in a phrase in the Paston Letters: some money came trussed in some fardel ; the second is found in Hamlet s question, Who would these… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Farthingland — Term used in Somerset for one quarter of a *virgate; however elsewhere the term covered any area of land up to 30 acres. [< OldEngl. feording = a fourth part] Cf. Fardel holder; Farthing …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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