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] -

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  • farthingland — far·thing·land …   English syllables

  • farthingland — ˌland noun archaic : a farthingdeal or other measure of land * * * farˈthingland noun A varying area of land • • • Main Entry: ↑farthing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pennyland — A pennyland ( gd. “peighinn”) is an old Scottish land measurement. It was found in the West Highlands, and also Galloway, and believed to be of Norse origin. It is frequently found in minor placenames.Skene in Celtic Scotland says:: in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fardel-holder — Holder of a quarter of a *virgate; consequently, one of the poorest of villeins. Cf. Fardel; Farthingland …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Fertinus — See Farthingland …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Virgate — Measure of land of approx. 20 to 30 acres; one quarter of a *hide; an English yardland. [< Lat. virga = a (measuring) rod] Cf. Farthingland; Yardland …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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