Enough land to support a free family and dependents.
As much land as could be tilled with one plough in a year.
So size dependent on quality of land.
Averaging 30 acres but varying greatly
Occupier of land in the feudal vill
A division under the fuedal system consisting of a number of houses and adjacent lands
A villein of the lowest rank, who held a cottage at his lords pleasure, for which he rendered menial service
In the Feudal system, demesne (also spelled desmesne; via Old French demeine from Latin dominium) was all the land, not necessarily all contiguous to the Manor House, that was retained by a lord for his own use - as distinguished from land "alienated" or granted to others (alieni) as freehold tenants.