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Lordship Title of Penland, Buckinghamshire

 

John de la Penne brings an action to recover woods and rents for Penland. Sir John, is recorded in 1443 as being owner of Penland, appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, made Knight of the Shire. Almost 100 years later the Lord of Penland was Master of the King’s Jewels. He later found himself in prison, having racked up debts of £28,000 a huge sum for its time. He was pardoned by Queen Mary appointed Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire to be her henchman.

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Barony Title of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

 

The 1st Baron was accompanied King John to Runnymede on 15th June for the signing of Magna Carta.  He became an individual of influence, listed as a King’s Counsellor. By 1261 Phillip the 5th Baron of Wycombe is entrusted by King Henry with the Castles of Oxford, Bristol, Corfe and Sherburne, and appointed Sheriff to 4 counties. During the Second Barons’ War he headed up the storm and capture of Northampton; fought at Lewes; and was taken prisoner in Dover Castle.

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The Lordship of Shoddesden – A holding with pre-Norman provenance

October 4, 2018

Shoddesden is an interesting title. It’s one of those that actually has clear roots from before the Norman Invasion, which is unusual because it was William the Conqueror who formalised the process mostly. Shoddesden has deep history, therefore; it’s really old. The initial title holder was Aghmund (or Agemund) of Wellow. Aghmund was a Saxon…

Lordship of Penland – A title that paid its way

September 7, 2018

We’re not going to beat about the bush here… There are quite a few ‘Johns’ linked to the lineage of the Lordship of Penland, so we apologise in advance if things get a bit confusing. But we do feel that’s a fitting introduction to a title whose history began around the time of the signing…

The Barony of Wycombe: Kings, castles, and constitutional history

August 13, 2018

The Barony of Wycombe is one of the few titles that’s so closely associated with negotiations that influence the rights of individuals even today that it’s hard to dismiss. In active use nine hundred years ago, but for only one century, you could say it made the most of its time whilst it could. And…

Lordship of Passelewes – An extraordinary link to England’s past

July 10, 2018

The Lordship of Passelewes is one of those titles that enjoyed quite a considerable length of time in ‘use’ before it left the stage. First noted in 1166, though it’s likely it was in existence before this, its last recorded reference was then made in 1801. Yes, there really are hundreds of rich years of…

The Lordship Title of Halford – Come take a stroll with us through its history

June 12, 2018

The first recorded reference of a Lordship for Halford is to a William Giffard, who held two knight’s fees worth of land in the manor. These were granted to him by the Earl of Warwick, who will have been Giffard’s overlord. And at this point, we feel we should explain a little more about this…