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 Goodman’s Croft.Goodwin Sands 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Goodman’s Fields,
Whitechapel. Fields belonging to a farmer named Goodman.   1
        “At the which farm I myself in my youth have fetched many a halfpenny-worth of milk, and never had less than three ale-pints for a halfpenny in summer, nor less than one ale-pint in winter, always hot from the kine … and strained. One Trolop, and afterwards Goodman, were the farmers there, and had thirty or forty kine to the pail.”—Stow.

 Goodman’s Croft.Goodwin Sands 


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