Buying a Lordship Title:
There are three key ways to get a legal right to own and use a Lordship Title. These in brief are; to purchase the legal ownership of a lordship title this would come with a complete, correctly executed and consecutive set of deeds from time of grant or time immemorial 1189 (exceptional rare), to buy the possibility or the hope that the seller might/ possibly/maybe own a lordship. OR thirdly Manorial Counsel’s exclusive and unique method where we create a New Legal Right based on the dormancy of an old lordship. The right Manorial Counsel create can only exist through the existence of the old lordship. All the other methods listed below have no connection with the historic right.
There are unfortunately many other businesses advertising lordship titles on the internet and possibly other publications. Manorial Counsel know of no other way to sell a legal right which links back to the original lordship title except our own. Some of the options that are available to you are listed below. This is to raise your awareness of what is out there, and being “sold”:
- A piece of land measured in square inches registered at HM Land Registry as the land it is. They do not charge for such tiny pieces of land. The name placed as owner has a made up title and therefore has no link to any historic lordship
- Trademarks are registered for the words that could be used in a title. The Intellectual Property Office take a dim view of this as Trademarks are original pieces of work created by the proprietor. A 2,000 year old lordship title does not fall into this category
- Copyright is similar to a trademark except it cannot be registered. Once again the actual words of the lordship i.e. “Lord of copyright” to be made exclusive. If these were enforceable historians would have to get permission to refer to a piece of history. Whilst you may have a nice certificate it is not legally connected to a lordship
- A certificate saying you are a lord
- A court record created by the agent giving himself the right to sell you the titles
- Car registration plates
- Copies of original manorial court records. These are interesting to read and can be ordered for a couple of pounds from the National Archive. The original copies however will never leave the Archives.