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The Lordship of Entwistle: From Edgeworth to Edgehill and beyond

Entwistle

As we’ve said in previous articles, although Lordships were often in place before William the Conqueror invaded, it was William who formalised their existence. Entwistle is very different in this respect, however. It was created in 1212, under King John’s reign, by one of his trusted knights, William… and it’s proved to have quite some…

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

Lordship Title of Shoddesden

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…

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Lordship of Penland – A title that paid its way

Lordship Title of Penland

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…

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Lordship of Barrow Lane, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset

Lordship Title of Barrow Lane

We’re planning a series now, the aim of which being to give fabulous texture to some of the titles that we have available. The depth of English history that sits behind them makes each one more than just the sum of its legal constituents; each has played a role in making England what it is…

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