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copyhold

formerly a tenure less than freehold of land in England evidenced by a copy of the Court roll or land held in this way.

COPYHOLD, estate in the English law. A copyhold estate is a parcel of a manor, held at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, by a grant from the lord, and admittance of the tenant, entered on the rolls of the manor court. Cruise, Dig. t. 10, c. 1, s. 3. Vide Ch. Pr. Index, h.t.

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37) The differentiation into "'urban" and "rural" inhabitants is established by detailed analysis of the successive surveys and rentals and the surrenders and admissions of copyhold tenements in the court rolls in HL, HAM, Box 25, folders 3-4, 9, and 11.
The online revision of the MDR is aimed not just at lawyers and copyhold tenants, but also at undergraduate and postgraduate students, professional and amateur historians, archivists and archaeologists.
His father as lord of the manor had received 'heavy fines' to grant licences to masters to mine coal on copyhold land in Sedgley manor adjoining the Birmingham Canal but the new canals would open up rival collieries which threatened their trade.
In fifteenth-century East Anglia, servile land tenure most commonly developed into copyhold of inheritance.
Villeinage and copyhold farms were almost non-present in this region of Denmark in the first half of the 19th century, while more than 60% of the farmers on the eastern isles of Denmark were copyholders (Bjorn, 1988).
To the propertied, freedom and law were linked, their revolution was fought to establish absolute rights to property and to enable the transformation of copyhold into leasehold, transmuting all customary land rights by enclosing commons, forests, fens.
One grisly aspect of the raid on the house in Copyhold Lane was the discovery of a girlie magazine containing an article entitled The Hit Man's Holiday, the true story of a murder victim being dismembered to prevent identification.
Much more important was the legalized ability of the artisan manufacturers to raise mortgages on tbeir freehold and copyhold lands.
Miss PRUDENCE M DAILEY, Chairman, Prayer Book Society, The Studio, Copyhold Farm, Lady Grove, Goring Heath, Reading RG8 7RT
Such preservationist zeal was especially evident in the laws of land or tenement tenure by copyhold, under which the retention of the document (deed or copy of court roll) was essential to establishing ownership.