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MESSUAGE, property. This word is synonymous with dwelling-house; and a grant of a messuage with the appurtenances, will not only pass a house, but all the buildings attached or belonging to it, as also its curtilage, garden and orchard, together with the close on which the house is built. 1 Inst. 5, b.; 2 Saund. 400; Ham. N. P. 189; 4 Cruise, 321; 2 T. R. 502; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 215, note 35; 4 Blackf. 331. But see the cases cited in 9 B. & Cress. 681; S. C. 17 Eng. Com. L. R. 472. This term, it is said, includes a church. 11 Co. 26; 2 Esp. N. P. 528; 1 Salk. 256; 8 B. & Cress. 25; S. C. 15 Eng. Com. L. Rep. 151. Et vide 3 Wils. 141; 2 Bl. Rep. 726; 4 M. & W. 567; 2 Bing. N. C. 617; 1 Saund. 6.

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98) Within six months after that, Henry's wife Lydia had remarried, for when Home bought the remaining messuage of the Knightrider Street house on January 29, 1592, the seller was John Cadiolde of Cockfield, Suffolk, and his wife "Lidea," the widow of Henry Westerfield, late citizen and vintner of London.
The singular "meassuage" is strange, since the will refers above to "meassuages," and these were undoubtedly the several messuages included in the HR transactions examined later in this essay.
of woodland, and half of a messuage in Walsham of the bondage of this manor, to the use of Joan Margery and Alice Margery [2], daughters of John and Hilary.
50) The bill of complaint in TNA C1/992/48 describes the Green Dragon as being 'in Cowe lane in the parysshe of [Seynt] Sepulchre [wi]thout Newgate', immediately followed by an 'other messuage with ffowre[?
The Smiths had obviously prospered and now owned property, for a messuage was a house with its out buildings and attached land and William was able to rent it out.
He explains that he owned "one messuage or tenemente wth thappurtenances theare vnto belonginge" together with two parcels of land containing six acres in Bures St.
The labour of children might not be relied upon if they could purchase or lease a holding without being obliged to wait for the devolution of the parental messuage.
In 1549, when the seizure and redistribution of church property under the court of Augmentations was in full swing, he is recorded with William Pampion and John Hawclif to have held several properties in the parish of St Margaret's; these included 'the messuage called le Axe and the two messuages and buildings, shops, etc.
64) In 1711, a Thomas Gibson bequeathed the White Horse to his wife, describing the inn as All That Messuage or Tenement lately used for a Common Inn & called or known by the name of the White Horse Scituate & being in the Parish of St Martin at the Palace or in any other Parish thereunto adjoining in Norwich aforesaid And all the Tenements Yards Gardens & Grounds thereunto belonging or appertaining with their appurtenances which I purchased of Mr William Crabbe'.
A messuage in the Strand was also a Bell on the Hoop in 1403.
The same hot-blooded Warren was accused of 'desseizing John Hackluit Esquire of one messuage 100 acres of land and 20 acres of land and 30 acres of meadow .
By way of comparison, Peter's killer, Edward Drew, inherited in 1598 the chief messuage, mansion house, barton, and demesne lands of Combe Rawlegh, Devon.