What is the origin of the place name "Mesnes"?
Started: 26th Feb 2013 at 22:52
Land kept in 'demesne' by the crown. ☏
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 00:01
Last edited by tonker: 7th Mar 2014 at 17:56:25
what does demesne mean tonker?
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 08:47
From Old French demeine (later Anglo-Norman French demesne) 'belonging to a lord', from Latin dominicus, from dominus 'lord, master'.
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 09:32
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 09:36
Newton le Willows was a crown demesne and Wigan was a part of Newton le Willows. That's why the name 'mesnes' is used for sections of Newton le Willows and Wigan.
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 21:43
Definition of mesne
a. - Middle; intervening; as, a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a superior, but grants a part of it to another person, in which case he is a tenant to the superior, but lord or superior to the second grantee, and hence is called the mesne lord.
Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 01:41
a day without knowledge is a day wasted
Replied: 2nd Mar 2013 at 22:24