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Re: What do these words mean?
Thanage is the rank, jurisdiction, or office of a thane. or The land held by
a thane A than is freeman granted land by the king in return for military
service in Anglo-Saxon England. or A man ranking above an ordinary freeman
and below a nobleman in Anglo-Saxon England. in Scotland A feudal lord or
A Barony is the domain of a baron. or the rank or dignity of a baron.
A Royal Burghs, in Scotland Royal were founded by the Kings of the 12th
century to encourage trade and economic improvement. The main right was that
of trading abroad and importing goods such as timber, iron and wine. Lesser
powers were conferred on the Burghs of Barony, whose feudal lords had won
concessions over certain aspects of inland trade and, if they were very
powerful or had made their own sorts of promises to the Crown, a limited
range of specific exports
From: Myrna Sinclair <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 18 February 2001 01:41
Subject: What do these words mean?
>Since doing research on the Sinclair name for my husband, Bill, I have
>caught the bug. Now reading a novel, 3 words came up, that I have no real
>concept of what they mean---a village is 600years old---" at one time it
>was known as a !) thanage and later as a 2) barony ,now it's what they
>a 3) royal burgh ". Are these the size of the village or the times in
>they were located?
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