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Archive for December 2015

Peasants… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia Noble landlords used trade to improve living styles after peasants shook off manorial constraints. Peasants wanted freedom and control of land, but landlords wanted higher revenues. Tension arose between the groups, and eventually peasant conditions improved.

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Domesday… Quick Trivia

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Quick Trivia Domesday; In 1086 William felt he was not getting sufficient return from the land in England and he commissioned a survey of all holdings in England so that he could see who was not paying enough. This was and still is the largest land survey to be undertaken in England.

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Moiety… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia A moiety is the name for a Lordship seigniory that was split between two beneficiaries in a will. A new manor was not created, it was merely a split of land and the rights applied to both portions.

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Manorial land… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia  There is no manorial land now, there is land and the rights over the manor but they are separate. You cannot sell off a piece of land where you own the Lordship and create a Lordship Title.

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Manorial Titles… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia Manorial titles were inheritable, but did not have to be left to the eldest son. The title can be left to anyone or held in trust, even if they are not related to you. Manorial Counsel’s titles are fully inheritable, they must be listed specifically in your will or by addition of a…

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Quick trivia Manorial titles were registered with the Land Registry until 2003. Even when they were recorded the register did not confirm ownership, merely the interest held. Presently there is no independent register to record titles.

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