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The rebels at first demanded no more than that Richard should declare villeinage abolished, and that all feudal dues and services should be commuted for a rent of fourpence an acre.
In the seventeenth century it provided accommodation for three poor women who received fourpence a week.
Everyone above fifteen years old had to pay fourpence.
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From 1279 there was a new coinage which included the first groat or fourpence.