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Exclusive Lordship Titles

Lordship Titles where extensive research identifies a more comprehensive history.  One of the pleasures of owning a Lordship Title from English history is to be able to admire and marvel at your predecessors, and their impact or influence on English history.

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Exclusive Lordship Titles

Lordship Title of Hexted

County: Surrey

Parish: Lingfield

History from: 1101 - The reign of Henry I

History to: 1649 - The reign of Charles I

Of interest…

Hexted was held by the Heghsted family for over 200 years up until 1403 when it then came into the possession of Baron Cobham whose family home was Sterborough Castle, Lingfield. When Baron Cobham died (his son having predeceased him), the title passed to his grand-daughter, Margaret. Margaret was married to the 2nd Earl of Westmorland, Ralph, and in 1448 records show that they both conveyed Hexted to the College of St Peter in Lingfield. With the Dissolution of the monasteries the Crown took ownership of Hexted, and granted it to Sir Thomas Cawarden MP for Bletchingley and Master of Revels and Tents (responsible for organising royal festivities and tents for troops). Sir Thomas is made High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Just 8 years later Sir Thomas is implicated in the Dudley plot to replace Queen Mary with Elizabeth and rob the exchequer. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 18th Lord and Lady of Hexted

Lordship Title of Brettgrave

County: Surrey

Parish: Epsom

History from: 1197 - The reign of Richard I

History to: 1652 - The Commonwealth of England

Of interest…

Sampson de Horton is Lord of Brettgrave in 1197. Changing hands through both the first and the second Barons’ Wars, by the early-14th Century Brettgrave was held by a John Imworth. By 1346 The Abbot of the time decided to take possession of Brettgrave by process of escheatment – where the legal transfer of a subordinate lord’s assets occurs because the lord has died with no heir . The Abbot then obtained a licence from the Crown to grant Brettgrave to Guy do Bryan, the younger, such that it was held of the king in chief. A short time later Brettgrave moved into the trust of Henry, Earl of Lancaster. Henry was created Duke of Lancaster thus Brettgrave began to move further up in the world. The Duke dies leaving no son so Brettgrave passes to his eldest daughter Maud (wife of the Duke of Bavaria). 38 years on Brettgrave is held by Henry who in addition to being Duke of Lancaster is also made Duke of Hereford. Henry usurps Richard II and becomes Henry IV and Brettgrave becomes part of the Duchy of Lancaster. Brettgrave passed quietly through several generations, until in 1626 when its final 28 years of were full of financial and legal scandal. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £4,700 to become the 21st Lord and Lady of Brettgrave

Lordship Title of Entwistle

County: Lancashire

Parish: Bolton

History from: 1067 - The reign of William I

History to: 1670 - The reign of Charles II

Of interest…

Entwistle stayed in the Entwistle family for nearly three hundred and fifty years. By the mid 15th Century Entwistle passed to Sir Bertine Entwistle, Viscount and Baron of Bricqbec, Normandy. Sir Bertine was Bailiff of Constantin. He’d been knighted by Henry V at Agincourt in 1415. In 1455 Fighting for Henry VI at the Battle of St Albans, the battle that marked the start of the War of the Roses, Sir Bertine was wounded and died six days later. 100 years later Entwistle is the hands of Thurstan Tyldesley, MP for Lancashire and Receiver-General of the Isle of Man, when Thurstan died, his youngest son Edward Tyldesley took on Entwistle. At the outbreak of the English Civil War Thomas Tyldesley is holding Entwistle his name went down in history as being responsible for the first bloodshed of the Civil War. He is lieutenant colonel in the Battle of Edgehill the same year. The following year he earned a knighthood for his part in the Battle of Burton Bridge. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £4,150 to become the 21st Lord and Lady of Entwistle

Lordship Title of Younges

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Westoning

History from: 1682 - The reign of Charles II

History to: 1803 - The reign of George III

Of interest…

In 1682 Henrietta Maria, Baroness Wentworth is Lord of Younges she is the grand-daughter of the 1st Earl of Cleveland. The Baroness is the mistress of the Duke of Monmouth the illegitimate son of King Charles II. In 1683 Monmouth was implicated in a plot that later came to be known as ‘The Rye House Plot’ to kill both his father and his uncle, James, Duke of York. The plot failed, and the couple flee to exile in Holland. There, Baroness Wentworth is received by the Prince of Orange Monmouth’s uncle James II comes to the throne and the Duke raises a further rebellion. Baroness Wentworth raises considerable funds for the rebellion through the sale of her jewellery. The rebellion fails, the Duke is sent to the Tower and executed. Baroness Wentworth returns to England. The following year Younges passes to Baroness Lovelace, the only surviving sister of the Earl of Cleveland. By 1754, Younges is held by William of Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Stafford. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 8th Lord and Lady of Younges

Lordship Title of Shoddesden or Shadsden

County: Hampshire

Parish: Kimpton

History from: 1066 - The Norman Conquest

History to: 1756 - The reign of George II

Of interest…

Shoddesden was a holding of Queen Edith, the wife of Edward the Confessor, which made her Shoddesden’s overlord. The initial title holder was Aghmund (or Agemund) of Wellow, a Saxon thegn who held nine titles all in Hampshire, before the Normans changed the course of English history. By 1482 it was held by Thomas and Elizabeth Waite, referred to at the time as ‘that wanton wench’, Elizabeth Waite was rumoured to be the mistress of Edward IV. It is also believed that the Lady of Shoddesden was the mother of Arthur Plantagenet; Edward’s illegitimate son. It is Arthur’s large collection of correspondence in the Lisle Letters that makes his life one of the best-documented of his era. By 1561 the limelight had to shifted to Richard Kingsmill a colourful character who was very active in parliament and made Knight of Hampshire. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £4,150 to become the 24th Lord and Lady of Shoddesden or Shadsden

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

Lordship Title of Rookham

County: Surrey

Parish: Wotton

History from: 1314 - The reign of Edward II

History to: 1648 - The reign of Charles I

Of interest…

The first record of Rookham is in 1314 when Thomas de Rokenham grants 2 crofts in Rookham to his son John. Later the estate known as Rookham passes to the Newtimber family. Prior to 1542 Rookham is conveyed to John Caryll. John serves as a Member of Parliament for Taunton, Lancaster, then Sussex. He also serves as Attorney-General to the Duchy of Lancaster, and as a Justice of the Peace in Surrey. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 12th Lord and Lady of Rookham

Lordship Title of Gostrode

County: Surrey

Parish: Chiddingfold

History from: Mid 13th Century

History to: 1774 - The reign of George III

Of interest…

Nigel le Gras of Littleton, Sheriff of Surrey, has an estate in Chiddingfold, he grants an estate in Gostrode to Alwin de Gostrode. In 1303 the 5th lord is murdered in Essex childless and so his brother Nicholas aged 22 inherits Gostrode. Gostrode later passes to John de Gostrode, the Bishop of Salisbury’s bailiff in Godalming. William Gostrode is pardoned for acquiring 7 shillings of rent in Chiddingfold from John de la Poyle without a licence. Towards the mid 16th Century Gostrode passes to the Peyto family but details of the family line cannot be found. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 25th Lord and Lady of Gostrode

Lordship Title of Penland

County: Buckinghamshire

Parish: Beaconsfield

History from: 1223 - The reign of Henry III

History to: 1612 - The reign of James I

Of interest…

Deep research has resulted in the understanding that the Lordship of Penland most likely derived its name from the Penne family. In 1308 John de la Penne brings an action to recover woods and rents for Penland, as sole owner of Penland. Sir John, is recorded in 1443 as being owner of Penland, he was appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, made Knight of the Shire, and then called to Parliament as a member. Almost 100 years later the Lord of Penland was a Member of Parliament and Master of the King’s Jewels. He soon fell out of favour and found himself in Fleet prison, having racked up debts of £28,000 through the accounts of his monastic properties – a huge sum for its time. He was pardoned by Queen Mary and appointed Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire to be her henchman. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,850 to become the 15th Lord and Lady of Penland

Lordship Title of Whaddon or South Whaddon

County: Buckinghamshire

Parish: Slapton

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1505 - The reign of Henry VII

Of interest…

At the time of the Conquest two men of Brictric are lords of Whaddon. Brictric is Queen Edith’s man who is the wife of Edward the Confessor. Whaddon is later given to the Cistercian monks who are forming Woburn Abbey. Towards the end of the 15th Century Woburn Abbey has passed the lordship to the Abbess of Barking and John Grove formerly of Greenhithe, Kent a subordinate lord of Whaddon called South Whaddon. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 9th Lord and Lady of Whaddon or South Whaddon

Lordship Title of Knightlets

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Old or Wold

History from: 1284 - The reign of Edward I

History to: 1608 - The reign of James I

Of interest…

In 1284 Robert de Hastings conveys two knight’s fees in Knightlets to William de Landwathe, this is the first record of Knightlets. After 1332 Knightlets passes to Andrew Landwath. After 1490 Knightlets (through marriage) is left to Sir Richard Knightley of Fawsley. In 1542 shortly before his death Sir Edmund gives Knightlets to Henry VIII in exchange for other property. King Henry passes Knightlets to Thomas Reeve of London and Giles Isham. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 18th Lord and Lady of Knightlets

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, he 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 Moorhouse

County: Somerset

Parish: Stogursey

History from: 1442 - The reign of Henry VI

History to: 1614 - The reign of James I

Of interest…

First recorded in 1442 Moorhouse is held under the lordship of Wick FitzPayn, one of the key lordships in the parish. At the turn of the 16th Century Moorhouse is held by John FitzJames Attorney-General of the Duchy of Lancaster, he is later appointed King Henry VIII's Attorney-General. John conducts the trial of the Duke of Buckingham for High Treason. Henry VIII places great trust in John and uses him to negotiate the marriage between Henry Percy, Duke of Northumberland and Mary Talbot daughter of the Earl of Shrewsbury. John is later knighted and is made Lord Chief Justice. It is John that leads the Judges in the procession to Westminster for the coronation of Anne Boleyn. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,850 to become the 8th Lord and Lady of Moorhouse

Lordship Title of Passelewes or Paslows

County: Buckinghamshire

Parish: Wavendon

History from: 1166 - the reign of Henry II

History to: 1801 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

First noted in 1166, William Passelewe is Lord of Passelewes Walter Giffard recorded as Overlord. From William, the lordship passed through a series of Passelewes, waving at Magna Carta and continuing through both the first and second Barons’ Wars intact, per se. However, by 1314 it had been split. By 1359 it had been passed to none less than the Chief Justice, Sir Henry Green, who later found himself dismissed for heinous breaches of trust. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,850 to become the 24th Lord and Lady of Passelewes or Paslows

Lordship Title of Halford

County: Warwickshire

Parish: Halford

History from: 1166 - the reign of Henry II

History to: 1824 - the reign of George IV

Of interest…

The first recorded reference of a Lordship for Halford is to a William Giffard 1166 who held two knight’s fees worth of land in the manor, these were granted to him by the Earl of Warwick. Halford was left to Andrew Giffard, the Baron of Funtell. Halford passed to Sir Robert de Burdet and later to Sir Robert de Holand. Sir Robert assists with the hunt for the fugitives from the Banastre Rebellion, he is asked by Edward II to bring horses and men to fight the Lancastrian rebellion. 12 days later he betrays the King and fights with the Lancastrians at the Battle of Boroughbridge. Sir Robert is imprisoned and his lands confiscated, he is then released and raids the Earl of Winchester’s estates only to be re-imprisoned in Warwick Castle. Sir Robert is moved to Northampton Castle, from which he escapes. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,850 to become the 8th Lord and Lady of Halford

* Featured Title ~ 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. 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 Thorp

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Earls Barton

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1580 - the reign of Elizabeth I

Of interest…

Robert de Bucy held Thorp at Domesday along with considerable estates in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. In 1511 Thorp passes Mary, who is married to Sir William Parre who had been nominated as Sheriff of Northamptonshire the previous year. Sir William was popular at court being chosen to joust against King Henry on many occasions. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 8th Lord and Lady of Thorp

Lordship Title of Huntingdon Fee

County: Northamptonshire

Parish: Wootton

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1635 - the reign of Charles I

Of interest…

Leofnoth (son of Osmund) is Lord of Huntingdon Fee in Wootton. Huntingdon fee is lost to Winemar of Flanders one of William the Conqueror’s companions during the invasion of England, who is made feudal Baron of Hanslope. Later in 1206 Huntingdon Fee is in the possession of Walter, who becomes High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, he also has custody of Fotheringay Castle. He sides with the Barons against King John and has all his lands confiscated. In 1227 his lands returned and he receives a gift from Henry III of six does from Salcey forest. A later Lord; Gilbert holds the King’s bench at Westminster and is one of the most senior judges in England. View full history under 'Further Information'.

Lordship Title of Barrow Lane

County: Somerset

Parish: Musgrove

History from: 1298 - the reign of Edward I

History to: 1786 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

At 1298 Stavordale Prior is recorded as owning Barrow Lane lordship and manor, but at this time it was called Barrow. During the reign of Henry VIII Barrow Lane passes to William Stourton, 7th Baron Stourton, who plays a key role in the Pilgrimage of Grace (The Yorkshire uprising). He bore the towel at the christening of Prince Edward (to become Edward VI). Later William accompanies Earl of Hertford to France where he is appointed Deputy of Newhaven. In 1548 his estate was granted to his son, Charles 8th Baron Stourton, who is asked by Mary Tudor to help with the succession. Charles is later tried, and found guilty of murder, and executed. Barrow Lane is last referred to in 1786. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 16th Lord and Lady of Barrow Lane

Lordship Title of Ash Boulogne

County: Somerset

Parish: Martock

History from: 1254 - the reign of Henry III

History to: 1622 - the reign of James I

Of interest…

During the reign of Henry III Richard de Boulogne is the first known owner of this manor in Ash. He is probably a descendant of the Count de Boulogne who was Lord of Martock in the last century. In 1288 The estate is referred to as “Essebolon” to be become Ash Boulogne, esse meaning ash. Ash Boulogne passes through several families up until 1622. Full history available under 'Further Information'.

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

Lordship Title of Backenhoe

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Thurleigh

History from: 1377 - the reign of Edward III

History to: 1860 - the reign of Queen Victoria

Of interest…

Lord of the Manor of Backenhoe Sir John Ragon dies in 1377 , his son, Sir Reginald Ragon inherits the lordship Sir Reginald has twice been Sheriff of Bedfordshire. Backenhoe is later transferred to John, Earl of Wiltshire, who in turn passes it to Edward, Edward is executed after being accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death. Colonel George Stuart is the last known owner of Backenhoe 1860,although it is now only classed as a farm. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 21st Lord and Lady of Backenhoe

Lordship Title of Franklins

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Haynes

History from: 1463 - the reign of Edward IV

History to: 1704 - the reign of Queen Anne

Of interest…

The name of Franklins probably originated from the Franklin family. The only record of the family link with the parish is a John Franklin who has a protection revoked which had been granted for a year to go to Picardy, Northern France on the King’s service. In 1640 Franklins is held by Sir Oliver, a former Sheriff of Bedfordshire, he was a zealous Parliamentarian sitting in the Short Parliament and was later re-elected to sit in the Long Parliament. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 11th Lord and Lady of Franklins

Lordship Title of Little Holwell or Nether Holwell

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Shillington with Lower Stondon and Little Holwell

History from: Post Norman Conquest - 1201

History to: 1532 - The reign of Henry VIII

Of interest…

Dating back to the turn of the 13th Century Stephen de Holwell conveys a virgate of land from his holding in Little Holwell to Ralph de Standon. In 1388 the Lord is found guilty of treason and Little Holwell escheats (reverts) to Crown ownership. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 15th Lord and Lady of Little Holwell or Nether Holwell

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 was recorded as the Domesday Lord who was one of William the Conqueror’s bailiffs. Edworth is 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 Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, who was his guardian. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,800 to become the 17th Lord and Lady of Edworth

Lordship Title of Grimhill

County: Worcestershire

Parish: Hallow

History from: 957 - Pre Norman Conquest

History to: 1656 - The Commonwealth of England

Of interest…

In 1069 the Sherriff of Worcestershire invades the vill at Grimhill and fearing his power, the monks give Grimhill to him on the condition that he would discharge all service due for it to the King. In the 13th Century the Lordship in Grimhill is granted to Robert de Hallow. Robert is a mason, and leaves the country in pursuit of his business. The last recorded reference to Grimhill is in 1656. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the next Lord and Lady of Grimhill

Lordship Title of Flyford Flavell

County: Worcestershire

Parish: Flyford Flavell

History from: Pre Domesday - 972

History to: The reign of King Henry VIII - 1544

Of interest…

Flyford Flavell is given to the Abbey of Westminster by Edward the Confessor. In 1086 Urso of Abetot is Lord of the Manor and also Sheriff of Worcestershire. The last record of the Lordship and Manor of Flyford Flavell is 1544.
Price: £2,800 to become the next Lord and Lady of Flyford Flavell

Lordship Title of Barbourne

County: Worcestershire

Parish: Claines

History from: 904 - Pre Domesday

History to: 1534 - the reign of King Henry VIII

Of interest…

Land at Barbourne is granted by Werefrith, Bishop of Worcester. In 1215 Walter Gray, Bishop of Worcester, recovers Barbourne from Ralph de Willington as the Sheriff of Worcester is commanded to give the Bishop seisin. The last known reference to the Lordship and Manor of Barbourne is in 1543. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,850 to become the next Lord and Lady of Barbourne

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 was 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: £2,800 to become the next Lord and Lady of Bretts

Lordship Title of Tewitfield

County: Lancashire

Parish: Warton with Lindeth

History from: 1246 - the reign of Henry III

History to: 1639 - the reign of Charles I

Of interest…

The Manor of Tewitfield is acquired by the Crofts of Dalton. In 1412 John Washington makes a grant of a tenement in Dalton to Sir John Croft. By the 16th century Anne Washington appears to be holding Tewitfield and other estates in her own right. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £4,150 to become the 14th Lord and Lady of Tewitfield

Lordship Title of Ellel

County: Lancashire

Parish: Ellel

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1809 - the reign of George III

Of interest…

Ellel Pre-dates Domesday, at 1086 the Lord of the Manor is Roger of Poitou, and he is also tenant in chief. Robert de Washington is said to be in custody of the Manor of Ellel in 1331. By the turn of the 17th Century almost the entire Manor is now owned by the Molyneux family. Full history available under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,300 to become the 20th Lord and Lady of Ellel

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 Kinsham

County: Worcestershire

Parish: Bredon

History from: 1154 - the reign of Henry II

History to: 1571 - the reign of Mary I

Of interest…

In 1301 John de Thorndon gives a rent of £10, half of which derives from Kinsham, to Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Later in 1327 Lady Alice de Beauchamp is confirmed holding Kinsham. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the 19th Lord and Lady of Kinsham

Lordship Title of Franklyns or Franklands

County: Sussex

Parish: Wivelsfield

History from: 1322 - the reign of Edward II

History to: 1832 - the reign of William IV

Of interest…

Sir Edward Bray is in possession of Franklyns. Sir Edward had served as Captain on the famous ship Mary Rose. Owned by Col. Francis Warden Sergison in 1784.
Price: £2,800 to become the 16th Lord and Lady of Franklyns

Lordship Title of Withers Payne or Witherspawne or Chivers Hall

County: Essex

Parish: High Ongar

History from: 1494 - the reign of Henry VII

History to: 1926 - the reign of George v

Of interest…

Prior to The Act of Supremacy the lordship was held by William Payne. The two manors were separated, Chivers Hall being sold to a Gregory Yonge, grocer of London.
Price: £2,800 to become the 14th Lord and Lady of Withers Payne

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 Hartley

County: Berkshire

Parish: Shinfield

History from: 1261 - the reign of Henry III

History to: 1611 - the reign of Elizabeth I

Of interest…

Recorded at 1261 Walter Vachell (or Fachell) is one of the jurors for the borough of Reading at the assizes. In 1540 the lord of Hartley was a friend and correspondent of Thomas Cromwell, he was bailiff of the town of Reading. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become the next Lord and Lady of Hartley

Lordship Title of Haywards

County: Berkshire

Parish: Sonning with Early Woodley and Sandford

History from: 1368 - the reign of Edward III

History to: 1616 - the reign of James I

Of interest…

At the turn of the 16th Century Hayward is conveyed to the Bishop of Lincoln. In 1609 a lease of farms from the manor have been granted to the sister of poet Sir Richard Lovelace. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become 7th Lord and Lady of Haywards

Lordship Title of Astwick

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Astwick

History from: Pre 1066

History to: 1822 - the reign of George IV

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Held at Domesday by Hugh de Beauchamp. Still in the Beauchamp family in 1265 John de Beauchamp is holding Astwick as part of the Barony of Bedford. John is slain at Evesham, and regarded as the last Feudal Baron of Bedford. Prior to 1495 the overlordship of Astwick is conveyed to John, Archbishop of Canterbury and other trustees by fine. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £3,850 to become the 30th Lord and Lady of Astwick

Lordship Title of West Bedfont

County: Middlesex

Parish: Stanwell

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1452 - the reign of Henry VI

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The lordship was challenged on two occasions during the 12th Century. During the 15th century West Bedfont was part of a complicated exchange of land involving the Crown and local Abbey. View full history under 'Further Information'.
Price: £2,800 to become Lord and Lady of West Bedfont

Lordship Title of Greenford

County: Middlesex

Parish: Greenford

History from: 1199 - the reign of King John

History to: 1610 - the reign of James I

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Held by the Greenford family for hundreds of years, they sold much of their land including 16 acres to the Lord Mayor of London in 1372. The lordship went to the Broke family in the 14th century after a marriage of the heir to William Broke. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £2,800 to become the 17th Lord and Lady of Greenford

Lordship Title of Gayles or Geles

County: Middlesex

Parish: Teddington

History from: 1197 - the reign of Richard I

History to: 1764 - the reign of George III

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The Lordship is also known as "Gales", "Geles" or "Teddington" Owned by the Mannings in the 16th Century, and later by Sir Charles Duncombe in 1711. The lordship was subenfeuded (seperated) from the lordship of Teddington. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £2,800 to become 18th Lord and Lady of Gayles or Geles

Lordship Title of Hawkridge

County: Berkshire

Parish: Bucklebury

History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest

History to: 1798 - the reign of George III

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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. 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: £4,150 to become 27th Lord and Lady of Hawkridge

Lordship Title of Fleetham

County: Yorkshire

Parish: Kirkby Fleetham

History from: Pre Norman Conquest

History to: 1670 - the reign of Charles II

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There are two Manors in Fleetham owned by two Saxons, Gamel and Uctred pre-Domesday. After the conquest William grants Fleetham to Odo the Chamberlain, of Count Alan . The role was far more important than that of a mere servant as it was a position of extreme trust. Chamberlains throughout history were recipients of many valuable estates as rewards. In 1301 Henry le Scrope held Fleetham alongside Castle Bolton. Later the Earl of Sunderland conveys the manor to another. Fleetham manor is later owned by the Darcy's. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £2,800 to become 15th Lord and Lady of Fleetham

Lordship Title of Begwary

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Eaton Socon

History from: Saxon times prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066

History to: 1667 - the reign of Charles II

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In Saxon times prior to the conquest Begwary was owned by the Abbey of St Neots, it was a lordship within the Wyboston lordships, it takes its name from a hamlet that still exists. The Abbey retained it after the conquest but the lordship was made subordinate to Richard, son of Count Gilbert. This title is also known as Beggary or Goodwich. The Manor was seized after the murder of Richard de Braybrook, and later recovered by the Fitz Hugh family. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £3,300 to become the 19th Lord and Lady of Begwary

Lordship Title of Thorn

County: Somerset

Parish: Thorn

History from: 1066 - Pre Norman Conquest

History to: 1781 - the reign of George III

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The Manor of Thorn is held by Cheneve prior to the Conquest. Drew is holding the Lordship and Manor of Thorn with the Count of Mortain as Overlord. Drew’s descendants, the de Montagues, later the Earls of Salisbury, hold the Manor in chief for ¼ knight’s fee, of their Manor of Shepton Montague. In 1303 The Coffin family take ownership of Thorn. By 1409 The Overlordship passes to Thomas, Earl of Salisbury. At the latter half of the 18th Century due to mergers with other Manors the Lordship and Manor of Thorn has lost their identity and are not recorded again. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £3,300 to become the next Lord and Lady of Thorn

Lordship Title of Hilton

County: North Yorkshire

Parish: Hilton

History from: 1066 - Pre Domesday

History to: 1541 - the reign of Henry VIII

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Owned by Alvar the Saxon until the Conquest when the Lordship was seen as being of significant importance to stay as a Crown Lordship. At the Dissolution Drax Priory is said to have been holding no lands in Hilton and it is assumed that they had a Mesne Lordship and did not hold the Manor. Held by two knights during its history, Sir Thomas Percy and Sir James Strangways. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £3,850 to become 10th Lord and Lady of Hilton

Lordship Title of Mossbury

County: Bedfordshire

Parish: Tempsford

History from: 1086 - the reign of William I

History to: 1803 - the reign of George III

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Pre-Conquest Alwin Devil is the Saxon Lord prior to 1066. The Overlord is the Bishop of Lincoln. William de Carun is the first Lord of the Manor which is measured as 1 hide 1 ¾ virgate of land. Mossbury is transferred to Nicholas de Cernes from whence it derives its alternative name (Sarnes). In 1428 the Bishop of Lincoln gives up Overlordship to the CrownThe history spans across seven hundred years providing connections with numerous old families. View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £3,150 to become 17th Lord and Lady of Mossbury