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 English legal history, "ancient" tenure or demesne refers to what was crown property in the time of Edward the Confessor or William the Conqueror.
  • The first Lord Bathurst (1684-1 7 75) devoted himself to beautifying the fine demesne of Oakley Park, which he planted and adorned with remarkable artificial ruins.
  • Cirencester (Cirneceaster, Cyrenceaster, Cyringceaster) is described in Domesday as ancient demesne of the crown.

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