Socage was one of the feudal duties and hence land tenure forms in the feudal system. Land tenure is the name given particularly in Common law systems to the legal regime in which land is owned by an individual who is said to "hold" the land Feudalism, a term first used in the early modern period (17th century in its most classic sense refers to a Medieval Europe Political system composed A farmer, for example, held the land in exchange for a clearly-defined, fixed payment to be made at specified intervals to his feudal lord, who in turn had his own feudal obligations to the Crown. In theory this might involve supplying the lord with produce but most usually it meant a straightforward payment of cash, i. e. , rent. Lease Renting is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary
In this respect it contrasted with other forms of tenure including serjeanty (the farmer paid no rent but had to perform some personal/official service on behalf of his lord, including in times of war) and frankalmoin (some form of religious service). Tenure by serjeanty was a form of land-holding in Medieval England (and is also used of similar forms in Continental Europe under the Feudal system intermediate Frankalmoin (from Norman French fraunch aumoyne “free alms” was one of the feudal duties and hence Land tenure forms in Feudal England by For those higher up the feudal pyramid, there was also knight-service (military service) as a condition of land tenure. Knight-service was the dominant and distinctive tenure of land as a Fief associated with a Knight under the English Feudal system.
The statute of Quia Emptores (1290) established that socage tenure passed automatically from one generation to the next (unlike leases). Quia Emptores ( Medieval Latin for "because the buyers" the Incipit of the document was a Statute passed by Edward I of England Leasing is a process by which a firm can obtain the use of a certain fixed assets for which it must pay a series of contractual periodic tax deductable payments As feudalism declined socage tenure increased until it became the normal form of tenure in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland In 1660, the Statute of Tenures ended the remaining forms of military service and all free tenures were converted into socage. The Tenures Abolition Act 1660 (12 Car II c24 was an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of England passed in 1660
The holder of a socage tenure was referred to as a socager or socman.