1) The term occurs quite frequently in early Yorkshire documents for fixed payments of a few pence, sometimes in lieu of services.

In Yarm, for example, in the thirteenth century, a tenant paid duos denarios pro Gauilgyld … pro omni servicio consuetidine. Dated references include: 1300 Item pro gavelgelde iijd per annum, Guisborough

1546 owte of whiche ten[ement] there is paid yerely to the Erle of Rutland for gavill gild ijd, Helmsley. Note: 1531 recompensyd unto the occupyers ... damages ... there comenly called gaybley, Kennythorpe.

dates 1200-1299 1300 1531 1546

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