An inhabitant of a *burh, as in *ASC. In *DB the Latin term used for such a person was burgensis. Town-dwellers or countrymen, the burhwaru were still robust: in ASC 994, the burhwaru of London inflicted more harm and injury than Sweyn and his men had expected, driving them off.

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  • Burgwara gemot — See Burewarmot …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Burewarmot — The name of the court at, for example, Torksey and Lincoln in the 12c. It is a sign that the two were ancient boroughs, Torksey having been held in *demesne by Queen Edith (d. 1075) before the Conquest. [< OldEngl. burgwara + gemot = assembly… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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