Fumagium

A hearth-tax, used in *DB. It was also known as *'reek-silver'. -
Cf. Focage

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  • fumage — /fyooh mij/, n. Old Eng. Law. a tax payable to the king for each hearth in every house owned by a person not exempt from church taxes and poor taxes. Also, feuage, fuage. [1745 55; < ML fumagium. See FUME, AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fouage — *Hearth tax imposed by Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, in 1364. Cf. Focage; Fumagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hearth-tax — Household tax determined by how many hearths there were. The Latin term in *DB = Fumagium < fumus = smoke. Cf. Focage …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Reek-silver — Lit. smoke silver . A hearth tax. Cf. Fumagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • fumage — /fyooh mij/, n. Old Eng. Law. a tax payable to the king for each hearth in every house owned by a person not exempt from church taxes and poor taxes. Also, feuage, fuage. [1745 55; < ML fumagium. See FUME, AGE] …   Useful english dictionary

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