Multure


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MULTURE, Scotch law. The quantity of grain or meal payable to the proprietor of the mill, or to the multurer, his tacksman, for manufacturing the corns. Ersk. Prin. Laws of Scotl. B. 2 t. 9, n. 19.

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75) Multiplying by ten to get the total yearly proceeds from multure, the maximum for these four mills was 110 bushels or just under 14 quarters; the single demesne windmill at Deopham by itself normally yielded 13-15 quarters multure per annum.
Lords were, in fact, on the horns of a dilemma when they tried over-zealously to impose suit of mill or to raise multure rates, since such attempts also tended to discourage outside customers.
This was most strikingly evident at Wirksworth, Derbyshire, where a thirteenth-century attempt to raise the multure rate from one-twentieth to one-fourteenth seems to have been a direct copy of practice further north.