Terms to Know
Admission- The acceptance of a new tenant into the manor
Appurtenance- The rights and restrictions attached to the land.
Copyhold- The copies of the court rolls showing the tenant is being admitted to the land.
Court Baron- A domestic court that handles misdemeanors and issues with tenants.
Fine- Money that a tenant pays to the lord of the manor to be admitted to the land
Heriot- When the owner of land dies a certain amount of goods must be given to the lord of the land.
Manor- Area that a person is responsible for.
Messuage- A piece of land, with a house, that is intended to be occupied.
Steward- A person who must take care of a certain place.
Shillings- British coin that is 1/12 of a pound
Tripartite- Involves three different parties.
Pence- plural for penny, which is 1/100 of a pound
Pound- Unit of money in United Kingdom that is equal to 100 pence
Peppercorn- rent paid for land or buildings.