Burgage Sentence Examples
On the 9th of June 1405 Chicheley was admitted, in succession to his father, to a burgage in Higham Ferrers.
On the 9th of January 1405 he found time to attend a court at Higham Ferrers and be admitted to a burgage there.
There are traces of burgage tenure at Horsham in 1210, and it was called a borough in 1236.
Since the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874, there is, however, not much distinction between burgage tenure and free holding.
Tenure by burgage was subject to a variety of customs, the principal of which was Borough-English.Advertisement
In 1 292 William de Tabley, lord of both Over and Nether Knutsford, granted free burgage to his burgesses in both Knutsfords.
The borough is again mentioned in 1487-1488, when John Plecy held six messuages in free burgage of the king as of his borough of Wimborne, but it seems to have been entirely prescriptive, and was never a parliamentary borough.
As early as 1231 the town seems to have had some form of burghal organization, since in that year a burgage there is mentioned in a fine.
In 1249 John Mansel granted by charter to the burgesses that each should have five roods of land to his burgage as freehold on payment of 12d.
The parliamentary franchise was enjoyed by the mayor, aldermen and the holders of burgage tenements.Advertisement
The latter he acquired by purchasing the burgage tenures of Old Sarum.
Several of the Plantagenet kings visited the town, including Richard II., who stopped here some time on his return from Ireland in 1299, and is said to have performed here his last regal act - the confirmation of the grant of a burgage to the Friars Preachers.
In a borough a similar holding was called a burgage tenement.
Burgage plots were land that was held from the King, or in this case the Bishop, for a yearly rent or services.
Their property was probably held by burgage tenure and they paid a higher rate of tax than others.Advertisement