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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Half-landis, n. pl. [Half a. 1 b.] The half-portion of a landed estate. 1454 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 335.
Be it made kende … me Thomas the Mavlle … till haf set ande to ferme lattyne … all and hal the half landis of Jacston
1463 Acts XII. 28/2.
Tueching the landis of the half of the erldome of Leuenax, … sa that ȝe will dedenȝe to assigne to me the said half landis … as in feall
1466 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 395.
In cais the halff landis of Balandrow … fall in ward till oure souerane lorde the king
1515 Edgerston Writs MS. (Reg. H.).
The … half landis of Westir Rariche lyand within the diocie of Ros
1556 Reg. Cupar A. II. 171.
All and hale the half landis of Crwnane
1583 Reg. Privy C. III. 592.
The haill half-landis of Gervestand of Auchtermuchtie
1698 Sc. Studies I. 46.
[Sir John Wauchope infefted in] two roumes of the half lands of Naetoun

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