In part 5 we explained how there are three potential ways to use a lordship title.
These in brief are:
To purchase the legal ownership of the original 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 that the seller might/possibly/maybe own a lordship title.
To use Manorial Counsels exclusive and unique service where a New Legal Right has been created based on the original. The New Legal right Manorial Counsel create can only exist through the existence of the old lordship.
There are unfortunately some ‘businesses’ advertising titles on the internet and in other publications. Manorial Counsel know of no other way to sell a legal right which links back to the original lordship except our own.
Some of the options that are available to you are listed below, all of these methods have no connection with the historic right. The following 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 rolls or records. These are interesting to read and can be ordered for a couple of pounds from the National Archive.