What is a FEUAR in Scotland?

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Mr Google says it means "to hold land in feu".
    Thanks. That's really helpful o_O

    Is it the same as being a Tenant in England?

    All suggestions welcome!

    Jane
     
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    Short answer: yes. :D

    Longer answer: it is someone who has the right to hold land for which a payment in grain or money must be made rather than undertaking military service, which some tenants did for their Laird. They also have the right to use the land "in perpetuity" for a fixed annual amount.

    Feu is Scottish for fee and you also see it in the word feudal. ;)
     
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    Thank you Jan.
     
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