Definitions for "Messuage"
A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household.
Site of a home with its outbuildings. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 234) House and yard. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 245) A portion of land occupied as a site for a dwelling-house and its appurtenances. (Bennett, H.S. Life on the English Manor: A Study of Peasant Conditions, 1150-1400, 338)
Often used to refer to a dwelling house and any buildings belonging to it. It may also include any grounds or garden which forms part of the property.