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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SEQUEL, n. Also -ell, -al. In pl. in Sc. Law: the small quantities of meal, or money in lieu thereof, given by the tenants thirled to the mill, to the miller's assistants for their services (Sc. 1754 Erskine Principles ii. ix. § 12, 1838 W. Bell Dict. Law Scot. 899). Now obs. or hist. Cf. Knaveship, Lock, Multure.Sc. 1703 Caldwell Papers (M.C.) 302:
The samen milne and milne land and others forsaids, with the astricted multers sequells and bannick, and uther dews.
Sth. 1717 C. D. Bentinck Dornoch (1926) 536:
The Town and Lands of Nether and Over Evelicks with the Miln lands, Multures, and Sequals of the same.
Gsw. 1765 Records Trades Ho. (Lumsden 1934) 492:
The possessors of the said lands bound to grind their grain and said milln for payment of certain multures & sequells.
Peb. 1793 R. D. C. Brown Peggy's Myll (1832) vi.:
To Mathew Meal the multuris fa'; Jok Duist gets a' the sequels.
Sc. 1820 Scott Monastery xiii. note:
Petty dues were called in general the sequels.
Bnff. 1902 Banffshire Jnl. (4 Feb.) 3:
One-twelfth of the corn taken to the mill remained as multure to the miller, and as licks or goupens or sequels to the birnman and other servants who assisted.

[O.Sc. sequeillis, id., c.1609.]

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