Sentence Examples

  • Land held in ancient demesne is sometimes also called customary freehold.
  • In 1087 the king held the manor of Wendover, and therefore it belonged to the ancient demesne of the crown.
  • In Domesday it was royal demesne and during the following centuries figures in numerous grants generally as the dowry of queens.
  • Demesne of the crown, or royal demesne, was that part of the crown lands not granted out to feudal tenants, but which remained under the management of stewards appointed by the crown.
  • South of the town, but its authentic history begins with the Domesday survey, which relates that the manor had been royal demesne of Edward the Confessor and now paid X10 a year to the Conqueror.

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