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bur·gage

 (bûr′gĭj)
n.
A tenure in England and Scotland under which property of the king or a lord in a town was held in return for a yearly rent or the rendering of a service.

[Middle English, from Old French bourgage, from Medieval Latin burgāgium, from Late Latin burgus, fortified town, of Germanic origin; see burgess.]

burgage

(ˈbɜːɡɪdʒ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in England) tenure of land or tenement in a town or city, which originally involved a fixed money rent
2. (Historical Terms) (in Scotland) the tenure of land direct from the crown in Scottish royal burghs in return for watching and warding
[C14: from Medieval Latin burgāgium, from burgus, from Old English burg; see borough]

bur•gage

(ˈbɜr gɪdʒ)

n.
(formerly, in England) tenure of crown or feudal property for a fixed rent or the service of guardianship.
[1250–1300; Middle English borgage < Anglo-French borgage, burgage; see burgh, -age]

burgage

British, Obsolete, a form of land tenure under which land was held in return for payment of a fixed sum of money in rent or for rendering of service. Also called socage.
See also: Land, Property and Ownership
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This was where Peter de Bermingham and his heirs granted burgage tenure to anyone who wished to take it up.
These were places in which plots of land were held by burgage tenure, that is freely, for a fixed money rent, and which the tenants could sell, divide or mortgage as they pleased.
This was where Peter de Birmingham and his heirs granted burgage tenure to anyone who wished to take it up.