When he was interred in 1611, the register remarked that he was "a very ould man." 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.
(61) By that time, he had only two surviving children, John (baptized November 3, 1568) and Mary (baptized July 26, 1573), plus Elizabeth Ibbotson, "my mayde whome I have broughte vpp and kepte from her childhoode." To John he gave his lands and tenements in Essex; to Mary he gave his London properties, including his "greate Messuage
" in Allhallows London Wall, then in the occupation of Peter Foy.
(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.
WALES The Messuage
is a Scandinavian-style, architect-designed home with farmland views, half a mile from Neyland Yacht Club and the Brunel Quay Marina and about seven miles from Haverfordwest.
When King James visited Lincoln in 1617, he went to a cockfighting at the Sign of the George near the Guildhall on Wednesday, 2 April, "where he appointed fiue Cockes to bee put on the pitt to gether which made his Maiestie very merie." 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." (1) The buildings were of a half timbered wattle and daub construction.
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.(105) In modern terminology, the Lord Chancellor thought that permitting interests like the covenants in Keppell to be established as property rights would create unacceptable information costs to third parties.
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.
., although it be of one house or twenty apple-trees in a garden, the tenant will lose the whole messuage
; and so he will lose the whole garden.
Notwithstanding my advice to the contrary, for almost that entire time Jim has lodged in a cramped maisonette in the bowels of a seedy messuage
within crawling distance of the Michigan Law School.