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Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Description of land ownership
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 18:42:06 EDT
In a message dated 8/12/2006 2:35:44 PM Mountain Standard Time,
There are three kinds of cottagers where the cottage either belongs to the
noble's estate, to a city or to a free farmer
Free farmers sometimes had a cottage for their parents to occupy after they
retired and no longer assisted running the farm.
Enserfed farmers might also provide such a cottage to house retired parents.
I have read about some of these retired farmer's cottages being built within
a farmhof when there was enough space.