Seigniory


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Seigniory

 

(also seigneury), a term used in the historical literature to denote a complex of feudal landholdings and the right to authority over the feudally dependent peasants living on those lands; applied primarily to Western European countries. In this broad sense, “seigniory” is synonymous with votchina (Russian patrimonial estate). In a narrower sense, “seigniory” means a type of patrimonial estate on which the lord made little or no effort to organize the cultivation of demesne lands; all or almost all of the land of such a seigniory was held by dependent peasant tenants, who paid the lord quitrent in money or in kind.

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The ending of "The Tragedy of the Seigniory" suggests, however, that not only Bois meets with his day of reckoning: it is also Viger itself.
(6) This paper will use the spelling of "seigneurial," although Scott titles his story "The Tragedy of the Seigniory," because the former is the more common usage of spelling in the historical documents I have employed.
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better than a just and lawful seigniory," makes "his will and comaundment a lawe vnto his owne vassall," whom he treats as "a very slave and villein."(42) Spenser thus concludes that "the chefest abuses which are now in that realme [Ireland], are growne from the Englishe, and the Englishe .
We had left Concord Wednesday morning, and we endeavored to realize that now, Friday morning, we were taking a walk in Canada, in the Seigniory of Beauport, a foreign country, which a few days before had seemed almost as far off as England and France.
According to Bouchette's Topographical Description of the Canadas, we were in the Seigniory of the Cote de Beaupre, in the county of Montmorenci, and the district of Quebec; in that part of Canada which was the first to be settled, and where the face of the country and the population have undergone the least change from the beginning, where the influence of the States and of Europe is least felt, and the inhabitants see little or nothing of the world over the walls of Quebec.
Nicole Poulin, Secretary of La Societe de Restauration du Patrimoine Sir John Johnson, was the guest speaker, She had a great deal of information about Sir John's life while he owned the Seigniory of Monnoir.