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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: (?Sir) Edmund Moody
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 22:05:22 +0200
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Phil Moody wrote:
> "Renia" wrote:
>>This was a grant of a coat of arms and a crest, not a knighthood. Not
>>the same thing.
> PLM: So, then he is not entitled to use the word Sir? He was also granted a
> Groat a day for life; so is this the equivalant of a penny?
No, he wasn't a sir.
A groat was a fourpenny-piece (worth four old pence!). There were 3
groats to a shilling (now 5p or £0.05) and there were 20 shillings in
one pound. I'll let you work out the dollar/annual conversion.