Thirlage
Thirlage Thirl"age, n. [Cf. {Thrall}.] (Scots Law) The right which the owner of a mill possesses, by contract or law, to compel the tenants of a certain district, or of his sucken, to bring all their grain to his mill for grinding. --Erskine. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thirlage — was the term used for the law in regard of the milling of grain for personal or other uses. Vassals in a feudal barony were thirled to their local mill owned by the feudal superior. People so thirled were called suckeners and had no choice but to …   Wikipedia

  • thirlage — thirl·age …   English syllables

  • thirlage — The servitude of being required to have the grain raised on the land ground at a particular mill for which a certain payment was to be made …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • thirlage — ˈthərlij noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of Scots thrillage thralldom, from Middle English (Scots), from thril thrall + Middle English age : a feudal servitude, right, or service binding the tenants of a sucken to carry the grain produced there… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume — Dalgarven Mill is near Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland and home to the Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume. The watermill has been completely restored over a number of years and is now run by the Dalgarven Mill Trust. The village of… …   Wikipedia

  • thirl — I. ˈthər(.ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thyrel, from thurh through more at through dialect : hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barony and Castle of Giffen — The Barony of Giffen and its associated 15th century castle were in the parish of Beith in the former District of Cunninghame, now North Ayrshire. The site may be spelled Giffen or Giffin and lay within the Lordship of Giffin, which included the… …   Wikipedia

  • John Lauder — (born c. 1488, died between 1551 and 1556) was Scotland s Public Accuser of Heretics.In the Great Seal of Scotland, (number 1136 dated at Edinburgh on 15 February 1532) the King grants Letters of Legitimacy for John Lauder, bastard son of Sir… …   Wikipedia

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