The History of Leith

July 18, 2012

Scottish feudal barony

A Scottish feudal barony (also known as prescriptive barony) used to be attached to a particular piece of land on which is the “caput” (Latin meaning ‘head’), or the essence of the barony, normally a building, such as a castle or manor house. Accordingly, the individual – irrespective of sex – who owns the said piece of land containing the “caput” was the Baron or Baroness. for more click here

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