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messuage

A house and the surrounding land and buildings used by it;the term is encountered in older laws granting a widow the right of quarantine after her husband's death, being the ability to use the mansion and messuage for a certain period of time until her other rights are settled.

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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.
Elizabeth Jackson Wombwell and Alice Redman Hilton were selling their reversionary interest to "all their moytie of six houses messuages or tenementes with their appurtenaunces sett lyinge and beinge in fletestret and in Chancery Lane within the suburbes of the said citie of london.
He had a lawyer draw up "an ample and sufficient reassueravnce of the messuage & lands" to Stowers and "Vppon the sodden broughte fourthe & deliueryd vnto" him "a great many of owld wrightinges" about it.
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.
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 .
The Latin entry into the survey of the Abergavenny family's estates in 1587 reads: 'John Fullwood, gentleman, holding by copy dated 9th October 1567, 1 messuage , 4 virgates and 4 acres, late in the tenure of Agnes Arden.
A large handsome messuage with convenient outbuildings and garden, pleasantly situated in the High Street', reads one advert from 1792.
John Colleshull, John Goldsmyth, and William atte Slowe were allowed to assign to the proposed Gild 18 messuages (houses), three tofts (plots at the back of buildings), six acres of land, and 40 shillings of rents, in Birmingham and Edgbaston.