1) A gold coin of varying value that was formerly in use in most European countries (OED).

Yorkshire references noted so far are all to 'double' ducats: 1543 unto whom I sende a dubbyll duckett,/i>, Brettanby

1562 to my Mrsone doble dicate, Lindley

1570 Item in golde 6 double ducketes, Spaldington

1582 I will geve ... to my good mres Mres Wandesforde one duble duckett, Hudswell.

dates 1543 1562 1570 1582

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