The question is self-explanatory: What is the term for a person who surveys the land and relays messages from a noble to his governed village?
The officer would:
- Survey the village or tenant, to receive reports about the harvest yield for deciding the tribute to the noble.
- Relay messages from the noble to other nobles or the village.
- Do whatever errands (usually outside the noble's manor) that the noble wanted(usually in the noble's jurisdiction).
Are the terms 'Bailiff' (in English) and Amtman (in the Holy Roman Empire) correct? Or it was 'Reeve' (in English) and whatever the continental equivalent of the title was? Or were there no such positions in Medieval Europe?
What I have read was that the Bailiff was more about the Manorial Court while the Reeve was more about land management...