In 1610 he purchased 20 acres of pasture-land from the Combes to add to his freeholds.
Charlemagne (771-814) decrees that all freeholds are dependent upon the king of France.
Still they increased in numbers and zealously worked their freeholds.
By the act of George the Fourth, which disfranchised tens of thousands of electors who had not ten pound freeholds.
Disseisin, or forcible dispossession of freeholds, makes one of the most considerable articles in our law-books.
But the ownership of freeholds is one thing, and political power is another.
And, if freeholds cannot be seized for common contract debts, the carcass of the owner may.
Some of our friends were dumbfounded by the lawyers asking them: Had they ever been upon the ground where their freeholds lay?
The owners of freeholds worth forty shillings a year voted in county elections, and were comparatively independent.
Nearly all the Elmdale farms are freeholds, most of 'em with common rights on the moor.