Goodman's Fields

Whitechapel. Fields belonging to a farmer named Goodman.

“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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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