Source: Chambers, John David. A Complete Dictionary of the Law and Practice of Elections of Members of Parliament, and of Election Petitions and Committees for England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: Saunders and Benning, 1837 (pg 67.)

  Burgage, definition: "Burgage Tenure is where an ancient borough is, of which the king or another lord spiritual or temporal is lord, and they that have tenements within the borough, hold of the king their tenements, that every tenant for his tenement ought to pay to the king certain rent, and from these boroughs came burgesses to parliament."

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"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."—Lesley Poles Hartley (1895–1972), The Go-Between (1953).

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