Butlerage

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A butlerage was a duty of two shillings on every ton of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; so called because it was paid to the king's butler for the king. The tax was first implemented in 1302 and stopped being levied in 1809.[1]

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  1. ^ Dictionary of Political Economy, Volume I, Macmillan and Co, London, 1894, p. 196

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