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demesne

noun acquest, chattels real, domain, empire, estate, freehold, hereditament, holding, land, landed estate, landed property, manor, one's own land, property, real estate, real property, realm, realty
Associated concepts: demesne lands
See also: area, domain, dominion, land, locality, location, ownership, possession, property, province, realm, region, scope, section, sphere, territory, vicinity

demesne

land held by a person's own right and not through another and more particularly that surrounding a house or manor, retained by the owner for his own use. Ancient demesne signifies land held by the Crown at the time of the Norman Conquest and recorded in the Domesday Book.

DEMESNE, Eng. law. The name given to that portion of the lands of a manor which the lord retained in his own hands for the use of himself and family. These lands were called terra dominicales or demesne lands, because they were occupied by the lord, or dominus manerii, and his servants, &c. 2 Bl. Com. 90. Vide Ancient Demesne; Demesne as of fee; and Soil assault demesne.

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Texels 120 Edlingham Demesne, 115 Thrunton, 110, 106, 102 Biddlestone Home Cottage, 100 Linden Hill Head, High Trewhitt, Suffolks 113, 98 Cockburnspath Neuk, 113 Thrunton, 110 Birchwood, 104 Thrunton Red House, 96 High Learchild, South Ryal, Chev/Mule 92 West Bolton, 85 High Learchild, Berichon 95 Low Burradon, Leics 100 Halterburn, 91 West Bolton, 90 Edlingham Demesne, Swale 56 Donkin Rigg, Mules 71 Sharperton Edge, 70 Linden Hill Head, 69 Neuk.
The lord's demesne was exempt because he owed personal services to the king: while his men paid tax, he fought.
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On the manor the peasants worked the lord's demesne in return for protection, housing, and the use of plots of land to cultivate their own crops.
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