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From Anglo-Norman mesuage, probably from Late Latin messuagium, probably ultimately from Latin mansio or mansus.
Agnes Marr, widow, surrendered a messuage and 48 acres of land and meadow with appurtenances in Thurcroft to Ralph Marr.
February 11 th 1824 Valuable Estate called Motts situated near Cavendish church, comprising messuage, barn, cowhouse, stables, 36 acres.
Langford was still tenant in 1544, when the Crown sold the messuage to George Bacon and George Baron.
He added other shops and cellars in the area and he bought Clarks Hall, like Dyers ' Hall another 'former great messuage ' .
Later Halls lived in Church Street in an ancient messuage on the site of the present Baptist church, and were plumbers and glaziers.
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