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Offline minnie222

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Business Type?
« on: Thursday 21 February 08 11:32 GMT (UK) »
 
Could someone tell me what a "Feuar & Merchant" is as a business in Rothes, Morayshire.

thanks, Barb
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Re: Business Type?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 February 08 11:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello Barb,

I googled Feuar and got the following ...

The owner of a plot of land or property in Scotland

one who holds a feu (land or house) at a rent.

It looks as though your merchant may have been a landlord too.

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Re: Business Type?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 February 08 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that.

Havent found any with any of the folding stuff yet! ;D

Barb
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 February 08 11:40 GMT (UK) »
Feuar (or heritable proprietor): this interest broadly equated to that of the freehold interest in England. This was the person who had practical and legal ownership of the property, the right to occupy and who was obliged to observe or perform the feuing conditions being accountable to the superior therefor. The feuar as owner was free to sell and deal as he wished and held that interest in perpetuity. The feuar or owner was able to grant leases.

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 February 08 11:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that.

Havent found any with any of the folding stuff yet! ;D

Barb

Hi Barb,

There's more about a Feuar on this link ...
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,212644.0.html

Christopher