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Barony Titles

A very exclusive selection of these incredibly rare titles available to buy from Manorial Counsel.  It is estimated that approximately only 300 feudal baronies ever existed, of which only 25 Barons stood as surety to Magna Carta (1215)

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Barony Titles

Barony Title of Funtell or Fonthill

County: Wiltshire

Parish: Not applicable

History from: 1086 - The reign of William the Conqueror

History to: 1243 - The reign of Henry III

Of interest…

The 1st Baron of Funtell; Berenger Giffard receives the Barony from William the Conqueror, his cousin. After his death just prior to 1130 Funtell stay in the family, Gerard the 3rd Baron makes a contribution of 4 marks to Henry II as part of a forced loan. The 5th Baron of Funtell is an ecclesiastical cleric and ill prepared for the responsibilities of the Barony and its lands. View full comprehensive history under 'Further Information'
Price: £5,995 to become the 6th Baron and Baroness of Funtell or Fonthill

Barony Title of Warden or Old Wardon

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Not applicable

History from: 1066 - The Norman Conquest

History to: 1153 - The reign of King Stephen

Of interest…

As reward for his military service William Espec is granted five lordships and a further nine overlordships making a total of fourteen lordships over lands in Bedfordshire. To manage these, the Barony of Warden of created. Williams son Walter inherits the Barony, he is a prominent military and judicial figure for Henry I. He founds Kirkham Priory, Rievaulx Abbey, and Warden Abbey in the early 12th Century. Walter is High Sheriff of Yorkshire and at the Battle of the Standard 1138 is heard to say, “I pledge thee my troth, either to conquer or to die”. View full comprehensive history under 'Further Information'
Price: £7,500 to become the 3rd Baron and Baroness of Warden or Old Wardon

Barony Title of Quarrendon

County: Buckinghamshire

Parish: Not applicable

History from: 1250 - The reign of Henry III

History to: 1297 - The reign of Edward I

Of interest…

In 1242 John Fitz Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey Fitz Piers, Earl of Essex becomes the 1st Baron of Quarrendon. He becomes Justicar of Ireland (Prime Minister). John becomes one of Henry III’s chief opponents and he is later named as one of the ringleaders alongside Simon de Montford of the revolution. He is one of the seven magnates whose confederation began the process of reform. He is also one of the twelve chosen Barons to reform the realm and one of the council of fifteen imposed on the King by the provisions of Oxford. John is succeeded by his son of the same name who becomes 2nd Baron of Quarrendon. He also becomes a leading supporter of Simon de Montford. He is appointed Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in opposition to the Sheriff appointed by King Henry. View full comprehensive history under 'Further Information'
Price: £8,500 to become the 4th Baron and Baroness of Quarrendon

Barony Title of Wycombe

County: Buckinghamshire

Parish: Not applicable

History from: 1205 - The reign if King John

History to: 1326 - The reign of Edward II

Of interest…

The 1st Baron of Wycombe accompanied King John to Runnymede on 15th June and is listed with his brother as one of the King’s counsellors. Henry III is made King of England and the Baron is one of the witnesses to the re-issued Magna Carta on 11th November. Fulk Gilbert, Dean of York (by right of hereditary succession), became 4th Baron of Wycombe in 1241, he later assumes the role as Head of the English church. Phillip the 5th Baron of Wycombe is entrusted by King Henry with the castles of Oxford and Bristol. Phillip is appointed as Sheriff to four counties and entrusted with two further castles, Corfe and Sherburne. He is also made Justiciary of England. View full comprehensive history under 'Further Information'
Price: £9,500 to become the 6th Baron and Baroness of Wycombe