His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.
Such was the issue of the battle of Freehold, or of Monmouth, as the Americans call it.
The landholder in Virginia became then in effect a freehold tenant of the King.
I suppose you wouldn't know whether the land about there was freehold?
The squire greatly coveted the freehold of Queen Anne's ...