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quoddam toftum quod vocatur takmantofte

Field in the Parish of Glentworth

Historical Forms

  • quoddam toftum quod vocatur takmantofte 1317–18 KR 1799 LCS

Etymology

quoddam toftum quod vocatur takmantofte 1317–18(v. toft)(alluding to land held as perquisite of the feudal officer responsible forcollecting tak'a fee paid to a lord or the king for the right to let swine feed in a forestor on a piece of land; a customary fee for the right to keep swine', v. MED s.v. tak.Under(d) MED quotes Bate le Tackman 1322. There are numerous references to thetackman of individual villages in KR. A late reference has been noted to the Tackmanof Spittle(i.e. Spital in the Street in Hemswell parish) paying a year's rent to JohnJulius Angerstein 1799 LCS 6 /7 /17 /1)