Lordship Titles over £3,000

This is a selection of lordship titles we have available for sale.  If these do not meet your requirements, please contact us.


Lordship Title of Raddingdean

County: Sussex

Parish: Brighton

History from: 1066

History to: 1794

Of interest…

An extensive history from before the Norman Conquest. The Domesday Book lists Wiard (honest) as the Domesday Lord. Raddingdean is lost for 200 years to be found in the ownership of William de Ratenden (of Raddingdean). It stays with that family until 1318 when the Lord dies leaving no sons but three daughters. Raddingdean passes to the eldest Alice, wife of Roger Dalyngrigge. In 1372 Roger is appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. He leaves Raddingdean to Sir Edward Dalyngrigge who had accumulated a great wealth as a mercenary. Sir Edward serves as a Knight of the Shire and Member of Parliament for Sussex. In 1385 Sir Edward receives a grant from King Richard to crenellate his manor house (fortify) to defend against a French invasion. In this era you could not fortify a property without Crown permission as this privilege was reserved for the most trusted Lords. Sir Edward is appointed Captain of Brest (in France). Sir Edward is appointed to survey the castles of Calais and Picardy. In 1392 Sir Edward is appointed Warden of London. Sir Edward's son John is appointed High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1401.

Price: £3,950 to become the 24th Lord and Lady of Raddingdean

Lordship Title of Nether Court

County: Surrey

Parish: Woldingham

History from: 1294

History to: 1808

Of interest…

The first known lord of Nether Court is John de Walton who receives a grant to hunt Royal game in the manor. John dies whilst his heir Joan, is still a minor. She is made a ward of King Edward. The fifth lord is Sir Thomas de Uvedale who is sent by King Edward to arrange the marriage of King Edward's son Edmund, Earl of Cambridge to Margaret, daughter of the Count of Flanders. In 1367 he is elected a Knight of the Shire and Member of Parliament for Surrey. His son John serves several terms as High Sheriff of Hampshire or Surrey. He is elected a Knight of the Shire and Member of Parliament for Hampshire. His son also named John serves as High Sheriff of Hampshire and is elected a Knight of the Shire and Member of Parliament for Hampshire. In 1436 John makes a loan to the Crown of £30 (worth £33,633 today) towards the war effort in France.

Price: £3,500 to becomes the 22nd Lord and Lady of Nether Court

Lordship Title of Cotes Bidun

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Raunds

History from: Before 1066

History to: 1629

Of interest…

Before the Norman Conquest Cotes Bidun was held by Burgred (father of Edwin) who had extensive holdings in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. It passes to Geoffrey, Bishop of Countances who grants six lordships, one of which is to his steward William. Before 1100 Cotes Bidun passes to John (son of Halenath de Bidun) who is also the feudal Baron of Lavendon. In 1184 his son also John dies and after the dower of his wife Cotes Bidun and the barony are split into moieties (shares) for his five sisters. Uncommonly the five moieties are acquired by John de Gatesden, reforming the lordship. He is in the service of the Earl of Lancaster. In mid sixteenth century Cotes Bidun is acquired by Sir William Fitz William (a former High Sheriff of London). In 1626 Sir John Pickering is lord and is elected a Knight of the Shire and Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire. Only a year later he falls from grace when he refuses to pay the Forced Loan to King Charles and is imprisoned. He is released as he is suspected of having tuberculosis and dies in 1629. A rare find to know of 26 previous lords, the new owner of the titles will be the 27th Lord and Lady of Cotes Bidun.

Price: £3,250 to become 27th Lord and Lady of Cotes Bidun

Lordship Title of Hutton Mynchon

County: Yorkshire

Parish: Hutton Ambro

History from: 1086 - the reign of William the Conqueror

History to: 1689

Of interest…

The first controversial Lord of Hutton Mynchon is John Lokton, who is impeached for his support of Robert de Vere, 1st Duke of Ireland, who led a rebellion against King Richard. He is condemned to a traitor's death by the "Merciless Parliament". This is later commuted to life-long exile in Ireland. The 17th Lord, Thomas Gower, is knighted by the Duke of Gloucester. He dies childless and his brother, who inherits Hutton Mynchon, dies on the field at the Battle of Flodden. The 21st lord, Sir Thomas Gower, is appointed Marshall of Berwick and Wark Castles. He is later appointed Governor of Eyemouth Fort.

Price: £3,500 to become the 24th Lord and Lady of Hutton Mynchon

Lordship Title of Setons or Hutchins

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Scaldwell

History from: 1086 - the reign of William the Conqueror

History to: 1772 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

There have been 25 previous Lords of Setons or Hutchins. This gives the purchaser the title of 26th Lord and Lady, which demonstrates to parties how old the title is. Setons or Hutchins derives the two alternatives to its name through these two families. Wouldn't it be nice to bring the titles back to one of these families? The lordship derives from a holding held by Countess Judith. She is the niece of William the Conqueror and is used to bring the different parts of England under William's rule. She is married to the Earl of Northumbria to ensure his loyalty. This fails and William ends up executing the Earl. He then tries to marry Judith to Simon de St Liz, 1st Earl of Northampton, but she refuses and William confiscates her lands. Eventually her daughter is married off to Simon.

Price: £3,250 to become the 26th Lord and Lady of Setons or Hutchins.

Lordship Title of Houghtons or Parkes or Atterburys

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Great Houghton

History from: 1086

History to: 1738

Of interest…

During the centuries that lordships have existed some lords decide to change the name of the lordship and manor. Normally this is to reflect their name, making a personal statement. This lordship reflects three families that held this lordship and offers flexibility to the purchaser to choose the title that appeals to them the most. The 14th lord is the most interesting. He is chaplain to Henry, Duke of Gloucester, but decides to re-train as a lawyer. He continues to preach and is taken by the suffering of his congregation and re-trains again. This time he becomes a doctor so he can serve their medical needs as well as their spiritual ones. Let's hope the future Lord of Houghtons has this same moral fibre.

Price: £3,250 to become the 18th Lord and Lady of Houghtons

Lordship Title of Woodrow

County: Wiltshire

Parish: Melksham

History from: 1250 - The reign of King Henry III

History to: 1683 - The reign of King Charles II

Of interest…

An extensive history starting with the feudal Baron of Thoresway. He dies leaving a daughter, whose husband is banished for a conflict with King Henry. In 1280, Woodrow comes to Queen Eleanor, the wife of Edward "the Longshanks". After Eleanor dies, Woodrow is granted to Margaret on her marriage to King Edward. On her death, Woodrow is granted to Isabel, King Edward II's wife and Queen. In 1397, King Richard II grants Woodrow to two of his esquires. In 1464, the Lord of Woodrow is appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire. The same lord, Sir Roger Tocotes, fights at the Battle of Bosworth Field with Henry Tudor. Later he serves as a Knight of the Body and Controller of the Household to King Henry. The next lord is Sir Richard, Lord St Amand, who is an officer supervising the official welcome of Katherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII's first wife. Several later Lords of Woodrow are elected to Parliament, and the 24th lord is created Earl of West Morland.

Lordship Title of Coatham or East Coatham

County: North Yorkshire

Parish: Kirkleatham

History from: Pre 1066

History to: 1586

Of interest…

Leising the Saxon holds Coatham with 12 other lordships in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. After the Conquest, Coatham passes to Robert de Brus, a military companion and friend of King David of Scotland. After the death of King Henry I, Robert sides with King Stephen in the civil war and fights at the Battle of the Standard. Robert's son, Adam, is made Baron of Skelton by King Stephen. In 1200, the 5th lord, Peter de Brus, purchases the barony and forest of Danby from King John. In 1207, Peter creates a "Charter of Liberties", which provides ideas to be included in Magna Carta. The 9th lord, Sir Marmaduke Thweng, achieves fame after the Battle of Sterling Bridge, in which he saves the lives of 100 English knights.

Price: £3,250 to become the 22nd Lord and Lady of Coatham

Lordship Title of Highfield

County: Lancashire

Parish: Lancaster

History from: 1212 - The reign of King John

History to: 1728 - The reign of George II

Of interest…

In 1212, Roger, son of John, is holding the Lordship of Highfield. After the First Barons' War, Highfield is held by Walter, son of Walter the Smith, and William, son of William the Smith, and passes through the families by inheritance and marriage for many years. By the mid 15th century, Highfield is held by the Southworths. Prior to 1552, Highfield has come to George Southworth and he sells various pieces of land from the manor. The last recorded date for Highfield is 1728, where it has been reduced through various sales of land to a very small estate and the lordship is not recorded again. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,300 to become the 19th Lord and Lady of Highfield

Lordship Title of Hawkley

County: Hampshire

Parish: Hawkley

History from: 1249

History to: 1554

Of interest…

A lordship with history covering 300 years and three families. All the lords were soldiers, many earning knighthoods for bravery and military success. In the thirteenth century, the Lord of Hawkley was free to dispense the king's justice, the sheriff having no authority in the manor.

Price: £3,250 to become the 12th Lord and Lady of Hawkley

Lordship Title of Hawkridge

County: Berkshire

Parish: Bucklebury

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1798 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

Henry Ferrers, Baron of Tetbury, Staffordshire, a Norman soldier who fought at the Battle of Hastings, is holding Hawkridge at 1086. The lordship is held direct of King William. Henry is also appointed the first Anglo-Norman High Sheriff of Berkshire. Among Henry’s famous descendants are King George I, Princess Diana, George Washington, and Winston Churchill. Hawkridge was part of Sutton, a royal manor held by Edward the Confessor and Godric the Sheriff. It is granted later, in the 15th Century, to Sir Walter Devereux. In 1538, Hawkridge is returned to the Crown after the execution of the lord, Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,850 to become 27th Lord and Lady of Hawkridge

Lordship Title of Southcott

County: Buckinghamshire

Parish: Linslade

History from: 1241 - the reign of Henry III

History to: 1718 - the reign of George I

Of interest…

Southcott is first recorded in 1241. Thomas de Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham, inherits Linsdale, the principle lordship in the parish, from his brother John, and Thomas acquires Southcott Manor. Thomas is created Duke of Norfolk for being instrumental in the murder of King Richard II’s uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, while he is a captain at Calais where the duke is imprisoned. Thomas later quarrels with the Duke of Hereford, and Richard II banishes them both. Sir William is holding the lordship in 1444. He is made High Sheriff of Herefordshire, but is killed in 1460 at the Battle of Northampton. Southcott passes to Sir William Vaux, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, a zealous Lancastrian, after the Battle of Towton. He is charged with treason. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,850 to become the 23rd Lord and Lady of Southcott

Lordship Title of Thingden and Burton Latimer

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Finedon

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1673 - the reign of Charles II

Of interest…

First recorded in 1066, the lordship is held in 3 portions. Prior to the Conquest, the 3 lordships are brought together under the overlordship of Geoffrey, Bishop of Coutances. In 1222, the Abbot of Croxton is granted 27 acres of land in Finedon, and rents from 7 virgates of land in Burton and Finedon. The abbot is famous for taking King John’s confession and, after his death, embalming his body. King John’s heart is buried at Croxton Abbey. Henry VIII grants Thingden and Burton Latimer to Thomas, Earl of Rutland. He is later appointed Lord Chamberlain to Anne of Cleves, Constable of Nottingham Castle, and a Warden of the Marches. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,300 to become the 16th Lord and Lady of Thingden and Burton Latimer

Lordship Title of Bretts

County: Essex

Parish: Aveley

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1625 - the reign of Elizabeth 1

Of interest…

At Domesday, the manor is held in overlordship by Lewin as part of the Honour of Rayleigh. In the 15th century, the manor passes to Richard Andrews, to be Dean of York. Recorder of London and later Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir John Baker, is in possession of the manor in 1531. Full history available under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,300 to become the next Lord and Lady of Bretts

Lordship Title of Hay

County: Hertfordshire

Parish: Therfield

History from: 1086

History to: 1641

Of interest…

Sir Geoffrey Scrope, the 3rd lord, serves as Edward II's secretary. He was also a knight banneret (leads a company of troops) in the Siege of Tournay. The 4th lord serves as a Member of Parliament for Yorkshire. The 8th lord, Thomas Fitz William, is slain at the Battle of Flodden Field.

Price: £3,850 to become the 15th Lord and Lady of Hay

Lordship Title of Sudbury

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Eaton Socon

History from: Pre-Norman Conquest - 1066

History to: 1644

Of interest…

The pre-Conquest Lord of Sudbury was Ulfech, Edward the Confessor's steersman (pilot of his boat). After the conquest, a Norman, Osbern, becomes lord. From him, the manor passes in the Sudbury family until the 11th lord, Sir John Ragon. He is an attorney and career politician. He serves as a Knight of the Shire (MP) for Bedfordshire in 7 Parliaments. His son, Reynold, receives a Royal Commission to suppress a peasants' revolt in Bedfordshire. Reynold also serves as an MP, Justice of the Peace, and High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. In the mid-15th century, Sudbury passes to Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchequer. The 16th lord, Sir Humphrey Stafford, holds Sudbury in the right of his wife, Katherine. In 1486, he is executed by King Henry for siding with Richard III.

Price: £3,850 to become the 22nd Lord and Lady of Sudbury

Lordship Title of Billing

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Great Billing

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1553 - the reign of Edward VI

Of interest…

William the Conqueror combines the two Billing lordships and grants them to his half-brother, Robert Count of Mortain, as a reward for his support in the invasion fleet for which he supplied 120 ships and fought in the Battle of Hastings. The transition of Robert’s lands and titles to his son and heir, William, were not seamless. By 1100, William has still not received the land and titles of his father, and as a result his relationship with King Henry is strained. Henry offers him the hand in marriage of Mary of Scotland (daughter of King Malcolm III), which he refuses. Frustrated and angry, he leaves England for Normandy. There he joins forces with the Duke of Normandy, and together they attack several of King Henry’s holdings in Europe. They are captured at the Battle of Tinchebrai. William is imprisoned in the Tower of London, and all his lands and titles are stripped from him. Billing is granted to the D’Avranches family. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,850 to become the 9th Lord and Lady of Billing

Lordship Title of Titchmarsh or Knolles

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Titchmarsh

History from: 973 - the reign of Edward the Martyr

History to: 1638 - the reign of Charles I

Of interest…

In the year 973, Titchmarsh Manor is first recorded as a forged charter from King Edgar to the Abbey of Peterborough. At Domesday, Titchmarsh is tenanted to Ascelin of Vatierville in Normandy, making him Lord of Titchmarsh. It remains with the Ascelin family for over 100 years. In the late 1300's, the lord (John 5th Baron of Lovel) is summoned to Parliament as an MP. John is one of the selected to swear fealty to Richard II at his coronation. He is also appointed Master of the King’s Hounds, and later becomes Keeper of the Castle of Devizes and the Forests of Melkesham, Cippenham, and Pensham. In 1405, John is made Knight of the Garter. Titchmarsh passes to William, whom is appointed Justice of the Peace. William assembles troops for Henry VI to fight against the rebellion of Jack Cade in Kent, and is appointed Constable of Wallingford Castle. In 1486, Sir Francis, now lord, organises two revolts to seize Henry VII. Both fail and he flees to Margaret of York in Flanders. The 23rd lord is knighted after arresting 2 Jesuits at Harrowden, the home of the notorious Catholic 4th Lord Vaux. The last lord, Sir John, serves on the parliamentary committees for religion, accountant’s oaths, Sunday observance, sheriff’s accounts, excommunication, and curate’s stipends (salaries). View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £4,700 to become the 26th Lord and Lady of Titchmarsh or Knolles

Lordship Title of Maryland

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Syresham

History from: 1147 - the reign of King Stephen

History to: 1538 - the reign of King Henry VIII

Of interest…

Dating back to the 12th Century, the lordship and manor of Maryland was part of the original endowment for the Abbey of Biddlesden in Buckinghamshire. It was founded by Arnold de Bois, steward to the Earl of Leicester. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Price: £4,150 to become the 3rd Lord and Lady of Maryland

Lordship Title of Clavells

County: Hampshire

Parish: Whippingham

History from: 1349 - the reign of Edward III

History to: 1772 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

Mid 13th C Henry de Clavill is holding an estate in Whippingham which we can assume is how the lordship was named. Much later in 1611 Richard Worsley is holding Clavells, he is knighted and later this year becomes a baronet. Sir Richard is elected to Parliament for Newport on the Isle of Wight, and later is appointed High Sheriff of Hampshire. He dies of smallpox in 1621, and his son Sir Henry inherits. Sir Henry is elected to the House of Commons , and in 1658 is appointed High Sheriff of Hampshire. 1772 is the last time Clavells is recorded as a manor disappearing from records. Full history available under 'Further Information'.

Price: £3,300 to become the 15th Lord and Lady of Clavells