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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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56) George Henshawe had married Dorothy Villers, daughter of a gentry family, and Robert's arrangements of his copyhold lands in the early seventeenth century were concerned partly with appropriate provision for her: a cottage and garden in Fishpool Head, a messuage and virgate, three cottages in Churchgate, and a messuage or tenement in Baxtergate with the appurtenant bovate of land.
The jointure deed of February 11, 1568, was to be enforced "without the lawful lett impediment or deniall of the said Robarte Laystone his heires or assignes," meaning that Alice was to "have houlde and enioye All that messuage called the crosse keyes .
In 1781, the 1st Marquess purchased the lease of the adjoining house and 'laid the said two Messuages together'.
Elizabeth Jackson Wombwell and Alice Redman Hilton were selling their reversionary interest to "all their moytie of six houses messuages or tenementes with their appurtenaunces sett lyinge and beinge in fletestret and in Chancery Lane within the suburbes of the said citie of london.
the whole site, circuit, and precinct of the late collegiate church, or college, of the Holy Trinity, the belfry and cemetery of the same, together with the lead, bells, and all other goods and chattels pertaining thereto: all and singular the messuages, houses, buildings, barns, granges, gardens, and fish ponds, belonging to it; and all writings, charters, evidences, and muniments, connected with, or relating to, its possessions, or its inmates.
24) The will reveals a surprisingly prosperous citizen: Lichfield bequeaths to his son William 'all my free hold houses, Messuages and Tenements in Burie in the county of Suffolk'; he leaves 100 pounds apiece to his eldest and youngest daughters, and 100 marks apiece to the two in the middle.