Manorial Lordships

Old Owners of Manorial Lordships We are regularly asked questions about the previous ‘owner’ or ‘interested party’ of a Lordship or Lordship Title.  This is one of the most difficult things to explain.  Most people’s mind-set is that there is a person who was the ‘last owner’.  This is simply not the case with, there really…

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dower

What is “Time Immemorial” or “Limit of Legal Memory”?  There are many cases where the law has filled the gap in a case by presuming an action or document exits going back to the “limit of legal memory”. The date of this is 3rd September 1189 as set by the Statute of Westminster 1275. It is…

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Who owns Manorial titles

Who Owns Manorial Titles? It is a popular belief that if an old family claims they own Lordship Rights they MUST DO!  However, ownership of any property cannot be based on what someone says, whoever they are.  This is what the LAW says. In 2010 a land mark case Burton v Walker made it clear…

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Exclusive Lordship Titles

Exclusive Lordship Titles  Lordship Titles with the known history documented.  One of the many pleasures of owning a Lordship Title from English history, is to be able to marvel at your predecessors.  In some cases show their impact on English history. There is a varied selection of Exclusive Lordship Titles listed for public sale here, however should you…

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The Manor of Stratford

John Bartlett, Lord of Stratford has been continuing his research since acquiring the Lordship Title of Stratford from Manorial Counsel.  Here we feature his guest post: The Manor of Stratford Stratford was a medieval manor of about 256 acres bounded by the River Tame in the west, the Two Gates crossroads in the east and Watling Street…

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Historic records

Did you know…Historic records concerning Lordships cannot be relied on as proof of ownership: History recording is not regulated Historic records contradict themselves as two historians never write exactly the same thing, historians only record what they know and different historians will have different information available to them Historians could not tell if acquisition of a Lordship…

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Lady of the manor

Did you know… Ladies can also own a Lordship or Barony Title – Ladyship / Baroness. Historically known as Lady of the Manor, the new Legal Rights provided by Manorial Counsel are positioned as Lady of ……… / Baroness of ……….    

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Land Registry

Did you know… that titles were able to be recorded with the Land Registry up until 2003.  However even when they were recorded the Land Registry did not confirm ownership, merely the interest hold. Registration of a title with the Land Registry; Before 13th October 2003, being the commencement of the Land Registration Act 2002, it…

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