World archives Project: Tax and Rent Supplemental Vocabulary

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Vocabulary

word Definition or explanation
Blanch Rented for free, or only for a symbolic rent
Feu, also: few A form of rent [1]
Feuar, also: feuer, fewer, fewar Those who owe feu
Fiar ultimate owner of the property, the proprietor.
Liferenter also: Lyferenter, Lyferentrix Tenant for life
oy grandchild, niece, or nephew.
Portioner Proprietor of an estate that has been divided. Or a small estate.
Teind Tithe
Wadset A form of mortgage
yor Younger
Yre an heir (not an abbreviation of younger)

References

Primary source is the Dictionary of Scots Language.

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