From 1279 there was a new coinage which included the first groat or fourpence.
Descendants of the Groot family, now Groat, still live in the neighbourhood.
He was not rich, but would spend his last groat to be better dressed than others, and would rather deprive himself of many pleasures than allow himself to be seen in a shabby equipage or appear in the streets of Petersburg in an old uniform.
JOHN 0' GROAT'S HOUSE, a spot on the north coast of Caithness, Scotland, 14 m.
Being but a few miles south of Dunnet Head, John o' Groat's is a colloquial term for the most northerly point of Scotland.