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 Churchill

County: Worcestershire

Parish: Churchill

History from: Pre 1066

History to: 1575

Of interest…

Churchill was part of vast estates held by Azor, the chamberlain of the Bishop of Worcester before the Norman Conquest. It passed to a tenant of the Bishop after the Conquest. The 7th lord Sir John de Churchill joins the rebellious barons and has his lands including Churchill forfeit to the Crown. After Sir John, Churchill is split into moieties (shares). One of these shares passes to Sir Ralph de Westbury, a crusader knight. He is also a Steward of King Edward's household and Constable of St Briavel's Castle. The 14th lord Sir John de Wisham marries a 15 year old without a licence from King Edward but is pardoned for the offence.
Price: £4,530 to become the 25th Lord and Lady of Churchill

Lordship Title of Chaworth or Paynes

County: Leicestershire

Parish: Medbourne

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1615

Of interest…

The first lord of Chaworth or Paynes is Robert de Todeni, the standard bearer of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. This lordship was part of the feudal barony of Belvoir which was also granted to Robert. Robert's son William inherits all his father's English estates. William dies without issue (childless) and Chaworth passes to his sister Alice who is married to Roger Bigod, High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Roger builds Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. They have no sons so Chaworth passes to their daughter (wife of William de Albini Brito). William serves terms as High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. William is one of the 25 guarantors of Magna Carta. He is the famous baron who holds Rochester Castle for the barons against King John. William is taken prisoner when the castle falls however when King Henry takes the throne he serves as a commander for the King and fights at the 2nd Battle of Lincoln. There are numerous changes to the lord in the 14th century until the 15th lord. Sir Thomas D'Aubeney is a Knight of the Body to King Henry IV. He serves as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and in 1406 is made a Knight of the Shire and Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire. In 1412 Sir Thomas tries to get King Henry to abdicate in favour of the Prince of Wales and ends up spending a brief period in the Tower of London. He is released and is elected a Knight of the Shire once more. Again he conspires against King Henry and is put back in the Tower.
Price: £3,500 to become the 25th Lord and Lady of Chaworth or Paynes

Lordship Title of West Bockhampton

County: Berkshire

Parish: Lambourn

History from: 1066 - Pre Conquest

History to: 1778

Of interest…

This has probably one of the longest known histories we can offer, covering 700 years and 30 Lords. Prior to the Conquest three free men held three lordships but these were combined by William the Conqueror. In 1361 Sir Henry Tyes dies and he leaves West Bockhampton to his nephew Baron Lisle. He dies 21 years later and leaves a daughter Margaret who is married to Sir Thomas, Lord Berkeley "the Magnificent". Their daughter Elizabeth inherits and marries Richard 13th Earl of Warwick. She dies with no male heir so her three daughters inherit a third of her estate each. Margaret inherits West Bockhampton with the Barony of Lisle. Her husband John is later created Viscount Lisle. John is a soldier and storms Berkley Castle taking Baron Berkley and his sons prisoners. He is not as successful in the last battle of the Hundred Years War at Castillon where he is killed on the battlefield. The family has lost Berkley Castle but his son Thomas tries to take it back. Thomas challenges Lord Berkley to a trial by arms but he refuses. The ensuing Battle of Nibley Green is the last private battle in English history. This takes us up to the 15th Lord of West Bockhampton, I shall leave you to read the last 15 lords fascinating history.
Price: £3,950 to becomes the 31st Lord of West Bockhampton

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 Edworth

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Edworth

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1614 - reign of James I

Of interest…

Branting is recorded in the Domesday Book as the pre-Conquest Lord of Edworth, subject to King Edward. After the Conquest, Alwin is recorded as the Domesday lord, and he is one of William the Conqueror’s bailiffs. Edworth stays in the La Zouche family for over 200 years, having followed the family line through direct descent to John, son of William de la Zouche, whose holding is held in trust by his guardian, Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,800 to become the 17th Lord and Lady of Edworth

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 Stickleton or Greenford

County: Middlesex

Parish: Greenford

History from: 1257 - the reign of Henry III

History to: 1811 - the reign of William IV

Of interest…

The Lordship of Stickleton is part of the honour of Mandeville. Granted to Andrew, Lord Windsor by Henry VIII, Lord Windsor was "Keeper of the Wardrobe". All passes to his heir, William Windsor, who becomes 2nd Baron of Windsor, and then to Edward who was knighted by Queen Mary the day after her coronation. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 18th Lord and Lady of Stickleton

Lordship Title of Millbrook

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Millbrook

History from: 1287

History to: 1584

Of interest…

Here is a title for the motoring enthusiasts among you. Although this is a minor lordship in Millbrook parish, the user can still use the title of Lord of Millbrook as well as Millbrook Templar. The name derives from the fact that this lordship was owned by the Knights Templar (the famous warrior clergy). At the beginning of the 14th century, they are hunted down and executed, and their wealth is confiscated, because Pope Clement, and many monarchs throughout Europe, fear their wealth and influence. The Millbrook lordship, like many Templar holdings, passes to the Knights Hospitallers. They had a similar mandate to the Templars; to care for and defend the city of Jerusalem. As they are based in Catholicism, Millbrook is taken into Crown control after the suppression of the monasteries. Millbrook is then granted to Sir Richard Longe, Governor of Guernsey. His son Henry, the 5th Lord of Millbrook, is a godchild of Henry VIII. Henry becomes High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, then a Knight of the County and Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire.
Price: £3,500 to become the 6th Lord and Lady of Millbrook

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 Flanders

County: Warwickshire

Parish: Kingsbury

History from: 1199 - the reign of King John

History to: 1784 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

Hugh de Flaundres, whose ancestors came from Flanders, is the first Lord of Flanders Manor. Flanders stays with the de Flaundres family for 235 years before passing through several other families. The Muster Master (in charge of the army muster roll) of Coventry is holding Flanders in 1617. Just 10 years later, Charles I is desperately short of money and applies a “Forced Loan” on his subjects. William refuses to make his loan and appears before the Privy Council. William is later elected as MP for Coventry, made High Sheriff of Warwickshire, and made a Justice of the Peace. The last historic record for Flanders is 1784. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 21st Lord and Lady of Flanders