A third part he divided among husbandmen, to hold of him in socage.
"Landholding In England" by Joseph Fisher
SOCAGE, name given to a feudal tenure by a certain and determinate service other than knight service.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Those few coerls whose land was not taken by a baron remained free and held their land "in socage" and became known as sokemen.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
As they claim as joint-heirs or parceners, the land must have been subject to partibility, and therefore of socage tenure.
"Notes and Queries, Number 68, February 15, 1851" by Various
His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Lands in New-Brunswick are held in fee simple or free socage.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
But did any hold of the king in socage, except on his demesne lands?
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
Socage and mortification have long since disappeared.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
They were thus brought dangerously near to ancient demesne socage, which was originally nothing but base customary tenure.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
The agricultural services of the socage tenants had long disappeared.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney