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a tenure under which property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord of a town was maintained for a yearly rent or for rendering a service such as watching and warding


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Burgage - LoveToKnow 1911 (324 words)
The term is of less practical importance in t i tle English than in the Scottish system, where it held an important place in the practice of conveyancing, real property having been generally divided into feudal-holding and burgage-holding.
It is usual to speak of the English burgagetenure as a relic of Saxon freedom resisting the shock of the Norman conquest and its feudalism, but it is perhaps more correct to consider it a local feature of that general exemption from feudality enjoyed by the municipia as a relic of their ancient Roman constitution.
Tenure by burgage was subject to a variety of customs, the principal of which was Borough-English.
Burgage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (179 words)
Burgage is a medieval land term used in England and Scotland, well established by the 13th century.
A burgage was a town ("borough") rental property (to use modern terms), owned by a king or lord.
The property ("burgage tenament") usually, and distinctly, consisted of a house on a long and narrow plot of land, with the narrow end facing the street.
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