codes for tenures

Tenures, particularly Anglo-Saxon tenures, appear bewildering in their variety and in the various ways in which they are described. The coding employed here divides them into nine groups:

L0: This code identifies
holdings whose jurisdiction lies in another manor or with another lord where these are the subject of separate entries

L1: This code identifies holdings tied to a manor before 1066 where these are the subject of separate entries. As such, they are evidence of ownership and title

L2: This code identifies Anglo-Saxon
tenures which were not free, that is tenures where the landholder was said to be unable to grant or sell, or which were held without freehold

L3: This code identifies Anglo-Saxon
tenures which were free, where the landholder was said to be able to grant or sell or to hold with jurisdiction

L4: This code identifies Anglo-Saxon tenures which were free, where the landholder was said to be a Freeman, to hold freely, to hold as a free man, or to hold without lordship

L5: This code identifies Anglo-Saxon tenures where the landowner held in
freehold

L6: This code identifies Anglo-Saxon tenures where the landowner held jointly

L7: This code identifies Anglo-Saxon tenures where the landowner was said to have held his land as a manor before the Conquest

L9: This code identifies land held in pledge or on a
lease

See also codes for legal matters.

For the use of codes in searching the text, see
properties and property searching.
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