Another method of taxation was what was called tonnage and poundage.
For instance, tunnage and poundage were appropriated for naval defenses.
He expected tonnage and poundage for the Navy for life, as was the custom.
At the same time the tonnage and poundage money was applied to the benefit of the Royal Navy.
Now that the session was drawing to a close the Commons again proposed to grant Tonnage and Poundage for a year only.
He levied those duties of tonnage and poundage, and increased them as he thought fit.
He was sent to the Tower for his support of the resolution against "tonnage and poundage," in 1629.
Other customs payable upon exports and imports are distinguished into subsidies, tonnage, poundage, and other imposts.
Poundage, or a shilling a pound, was not regularly granted the kings for life till the reign of Henry V.
Who would have thought that the old skinny marink would have put on all that poundage?