DEFINITIONS OF WORDS FOUND IN OLD DEEDS

 
 
 
APPURTENANCES That which appertains or belongs to something else; an appendage
CHAIN (surveying) a measuring instrument generally consisting of 100 links, and have a total length of 66 feet
ENFEOFF to invest with the fee of an estate; to give any corporeal hereditament to in fee
HEREDITAMENT Any species of property that may be inherited
MESSAUGE A dwelling house with its outbuildings and adjacent land
PERCH A measure of length containing 5 1/2 yards, a pole or rod length containing 1/2 yrds
POLE A long slender piece of wood; A perch or rod, a measure of length containing 5 1/2/yrs.
POLL TAX A tax levied per head or person, usually on all males of mature years without regard to wealth or station.
REVERSION  The right of succession, future possession, or enjoyment (b) the return of an estate to the grantor and his heirs after the period of grant is over.
 
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