ground penny

1) A customary payment of one penny for the occupation of a piece of land, over and above the usual rents and services.

1282 ‘The cottars and bondmen render yearly of custom, called Turfpeny and Grundpeny, 48s 10d. The men of Skipwythe for Grundpeny of twelve acres of meadow in Illemere four [shillings] at mowing time’, Cottingham.

spellings turfpenny
places Cottingham
dates 1282

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