Eigen; during the Middle Ages, Eigen (property) indicated manorial property as opposed to tenancy. There were various kinds of Eigen, e.g. Inwaerts Eigen (with limited right to sale) and free Eigen (not subject to other persons´ jurisdiction). The lords of the manor possessed Eigen churches, bishoprics owned Eigen monasteries. Farmsteads belonging to Gemeinfreie (ceorls) were also called Eigen (e.g. Raxendorf).
Literature#H. Feigl, Die niederoesterreichische Grundherrschaft vom ausgehenden Mittelalter bis zu den theresian.-josephinischen Reformen, 1964.