One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of feudal tenure conditional on rendering some specified personal service to the monarch.
- ‘Vivian de Davenport, son of Richard, had a grant of the magisterial serjeanty of the hundred of Macclesfield from Randle Blundeville, Earl of Chester, by the charter annexed, made during the justiceship of Phillip de Orreby, and abbacy of Hugh Grylle.’
- ‘He also held 40 acres of land by his serjeanty of carrying a seam of oats at his own charge to the King's horses.’
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