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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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The Tutteshams and William Layston claimed that Alice had built the new tenement using the timbers and tiles from the old ones, adding a claim that she had "suffered the grete messuage or tenement called the cross keis to run greatlye to ruiyn and decay, and divers other lesser tenements, for want of necessarye and sufficient reparacions, to the greate scandale and impechment of the inheritance belonging to this defendant William Layston.
According to the deed of sale, the property stood between a messuage of William Layston (the Cross Keys) on the west, Gracechurch Street to the east, a messuage of John Bendy to the north, and a messuage of Thomas Sherman, citizen and grocer, to the south.
78) The Court Of Husting Roll at the CLRO records, however, a deed dated 22 January 10 Elizabeth, in which "William Tolley" appears--together with William Powell--as one of four men who ceded "a messuage called 'le George,' in par.