b'Oats Murraininfectious disease in cattle/oxen 24 qu. of the profit of the grange.2 qu. 2 b.Perquisitecasual profits that come to the of purchase lord of a manor in addition to his regular Of which 6 qu. 6 b. appear in the fodder ofrevenuethe work horses from Michaelmas to EpiphanyProfitproceeds or returnsand in sale 20 qu. The term Coldon is a mystery. On the original Drage document it looks as though it could be a subset of 25 qu. of the profit of the grange. the Grange items but the value of rents does not fit in All appears in sale. with the other items which are expressed as weights. Coldon So it is assumed that it is a separate heading and 11s 6d rents to Martinmas term. it refers to a person (e.g. the reeve) or a place. It is Total Receipts11s 6d which he owes andpossible that it is a misrepresentation of Bolton.answers within. Glossary of Terms BackgroundAgistmentthe right to graze livestock onThis document exists because there was no common land Archbishop of York confirmed in his post during the Allowancefood allowed by an employer foryears 1304-6, and during such an interim period employees the money from the Archbishops possessions (or Customary worksthis is probably incometemporalities) is claimed by the Crown, and had to be received instead of agricultural servicesaccounted for. Archbishop Thomas Corbridge, who where time had to be spent on work for thehad been elected in November 1299, died on 23rd lord of the manor September 1304. William Greenfield was elected Dragedredge, mixture of oats and barley,to succeed him on 4th December 1304; in order to sown together take up the position an Archbishop had to journey EpiphanyJanuary 6 th , 12 thday afterto Rome to collect his pallium - a woollen vestment Christmas of officethat could only be conferred by the Pope. Farmletting for fixed payment, henceOwing to problems in the Vatican (Pope Benedict XI farmer died suddenly, having possibly been poisoned, and Finea fee (as distinct from rent) paid by thethere was a long delay before Pope Clement V was tenant on the commencement of his tenancyelected) Archbishop Greenfield was not confirmed in order that his rent may be small or nominal in office until January 1306, and the temporalities Grangesimply, a repository for grain; morewere not restored to him until March 1306. In order specifically a barn for storing tithes in kind to wrest these possessions that went with the office He owes . and he answers within of Archbishop back from the Crown, Greenfield had possibly referring to the reeve who wouldto pay out considerable sums, which together with have been responsible for handling all incomethe heavy expenses he had incurred whilst awaiting and expenses consecration at Rome left him heavily in debt, and MartinmasFeast of St Martin, 11 th also got him into the hands of Italian money-lenders. November In order to pay off the money-lenders, he had to tax MichaelmasFeast of St Michael, 29 th his clergy heavily, and had to borrow from all the September church dignitaries of the north 2 .2 Information from Ebor: the Archbishops of York by A Tindal Hart (William Sessions, 1986)Thoughts on Barn ConversionsIrene MegginsonIa small separate building known as the slum. Here feel quite sure that many people who buy converted barns to live in have no idea of what the buildingswould be a fireplace, pegs to hang overcoats, and were like when built near farmhouses more than 100perhaps a communicating sliding window through years ago. In the East Riding one seldom talked ofwhich one could keep an eye on a mare foaling in barns anyway! the adjoining loose box. The slum was also used as The main square of buildings was built in brick ora place for farm lads to gather on winter evenings, stone around a central fold yard, where cattle livedas they were not allowed in the farmhouse except to all through the winter. Near the housein some caseseat and sleep. A few old chairs, perhaps a settle or of smaller units they adjoined the housewere thebench, gave a little comfort, and wet outer clothes stables. According to the size of the farm, these mightcould be dried by the fire.be vast with twelve or more stalls, a loose box, andNext in the lines of buildings would be the 228 BULLETIN 13'