19/2/19 VEAL-MONEY


This term was derived from “the annual rent paid by tenants of the manor of Bradford, in the county of Wiltshire, in lieu of veal formerly paid in kind.” Likewise, “wood-corn” is defined as a historic measure of the “quantity of oats or grain paid … to a lord for the privilege of picking up dead or broken wood.” Although substantively unrelated, but equally English, you can also find the definition of chimney or hearth money—this refers to a tax levied on English fireplaces in 1662.