mark rent

1) The marks used by cutlers had to be paid for.

In 1662, a Cutlers Company bye-law required every person having an assigned mark to pay yearly 2d, at Pentecost. In 1736, an Attercliffe scissorsmith was fined 1s for refusing to pay his mark rent.

dates 1662 1736

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