messuage


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messuage

A dwelling with all attached and adjoining buildings and curtilage together with adjacent lands used by the household.
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By outlining a policy of how the law should treat those suffering from fever or madness, and backed by contemporary jurisprudence, the Crown invites the Sheriff to find sympathy with Robert's suicidal suffering from infirmity by restoring her father's messuage to Alice in spite of Robert's self-killing.
From at least 1592, he had taken the lease from the feoffees of the three messuages in Churchgate--formerly the Great Hall--and a cottage in Baxtergate.
If William died without issue, the properties were to go to another son, John, on condition that within one year he pay [pound sterling]200 to a third son, Thomas; if John did not do so, then Thomas could "enter into all that my messuage or Tenement Comonlie called the Crosse Keyes Scituate lyinge and beinge in Gracyous streete wth in the saide cittie of London.
Thomas, Eastern Jamaica; Lucas Barkly, London; Henry Davidson, the younger, London; Thomas Rawdon Ward, of Englefield Green, near Egham, Surrey, and David Dick, Glenshiel Estate and their heirs, he bequeathed his messuage farm and lands in Egham parish called Rusham, for their use during the lifetime of his daughter Isabella Dobinson, trusting that they would pay the issues and profits of the messuage to whomever and in whatever manner his daughter Isabella directed, or failing directions from her, that they would pay the profits to her directly, for her use only with no meddling from her husband Joseph Dobinson and free of his debts, contracts and engagements.
Also in Lincoln, an eighteenth-century agreement of sale describes a messuage "in the parish of Saint Michaell on the Mount .
A typical English peasant had messuage in the village, which was "a house and yard, outbuildings and a garden.
Every close, every messuage, might thus be held in several fashion; and it would hardly be possible to know what rights the acquisition of any parcel conferred, or what obligations it imposed.
4 The property acquired by the queen was 'one messuage and one yarde lande called the Pole with thappurtenances lyeing and beinge in longney aforesaid and one Acre of meadowe lying in maddam and one Acre and one Rodd of lande lying in the Southefeild and the third parte of one pasture called Agasmeade als Brethermeade lying and being in Longhey aforesaid late in the tenure and occupacion of one Elizabeth Spicer widdowe deceased parcell of the Copiehold and Customary landes of the said mannor of Longhey and demised and demisable by Coppy of Courte Rolle of the said mannor'.
For instance, when William Andrews of Marsham died without making a will in 1509, he held a messuage and four acres jointly with his wife, and three acres on his own.
There exists in the Middlesex Registry of Deeds a complicated conveyance registered on 5 November 1718,(23) by which Richard Morgan junior transferred to Samuel Strode possession of certain tenements in Chelsea but protected his right of way across a brick-walled close of land next to the capital messuage sold to Josias Priest and his trustees on 17 August 1697.
A farm, we are told, at least in one of its significations "is a collective Word, consisting of divers Things collected together, whereof one is a Messuage, and the others are the Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Woods, Commons, and other Things lying or appertaining thereto.