The ancient demesnes of the crown consisted of fourteen hundred and twenty-two manors.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
But the qualification is meaningless; the right of ancient demesne tenants was quite different, as we shall see by-and-by.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
Land held in ancient demesne is sometimes also called customary freehold.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various