Wages, however, were then eked out by home industries and commonable rights.
At Huntingdon, for example, it was the freemen dwelling in "commonable" houses who were privileged to use the common.
The Forest became one of the commonable lands of Royal Chases or hunting-grounds.
The commonable alps are let by auction for a term of years, and, in opposition to ancient principles, strangers may bid for them.
Some of the largest tracts of waste land to be found in England are the waste or commonable lands of royal forests or chases.