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Lordship Title of Henley
History from: 1327 - The reign of Edward III
History to: 1801 - The reign of George III
Of interest…Henley was a place of some note in the Parish of Eltham, in the reign of Edward III it was esteemed a manor, belonging to John de Henley, whose house here was moated. John de Henley died without issue, and it came by his gift to the king, later to be annexed to the manor of Eltham by William de Brantingham. The last confirmed date for Henley was 1801.
Lordship Title of Clifton
Parish: St Giles
History from: 1112 - The reign of Henry I
History to: 1552 - The reign of Edward VI
Of interest…In 1112 the vill of Clifton was within the Bishop's demesne, in his second charter Bishop Hugh Pudsey granted Clifton to the hospital. At 1301 Clifton was accounted as a manor, by 1552 it was no longer accounted as such and is not recorded again.
Lordship Title of Esthorpe
Parish: Abbots Ripton
History from: 999 - Ethelred
History to: 1540 - The reign of Henry VIII
Of interest…Esthorpe is also called a manor after the Dissolution, but early references point to its having been included in the chief manor of Abbots Ripton, which remained under the abbey rule. The last confirmed date for Esthorpe is 1540.
Lordship Title of Horners
Parish: Beauchamp Roding
History from: 1597 - The reign of Elizabeth I
History to: 1722 - The reign of George I
Of interest…The manor of Horners (the modern Hornets Farm) lay partly in Beauchamp Roding and partly in Willingale Doe. In 1597 Horners was conveyed by John Collin the elder to Robert Collin. By the mid 17th century the manor is split between coheirs. Horners was last recorded in 1722 and is not referred to again.
Lordship Title of Saxons Lode
History from: 1199 - The reign of Richard I
History to: 1636 - The reign of Charles I
Of interest…Saxons Lode was first recorded in 1199. The De la Lode family held Saxons Lode in the 13th and through the 14th Century. In 1590 Saxons Lode was in the possession of John Woodward alias Smyth, who settled it on his son Thomas. The latter died in 1636, and the Lordship is not recorded again.
Lordship Title of Westhill
History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest
History to: 1648 - The reign of Charles I
Of interest…The history of Westhill has been given under the manor of Alvechurch, at Domesday Westhill was one of the berewicks attached to that manor, most likely remaining part of the bishop's demesne until 1244. Westhill was possibly identified with the land of the Bishop of Worcester called 'hyghe Wastels' mentioned in a deed of 1546. Weshill was last recorded in 1648 and the Lordship was not referred to again.
Lordship Title of Oldfields
Parish: Steeple Morden
History from: 1220 - The reign of Henry III
History to: 1604 - The reign of James I
Of interest…Oldfileds was first recorded in 1220, the name perhaps derives from the land of the Eldefeld family named from a place in the Steeple Morden parish and recorded from 1220 to 1390. The date of enclosure of Oldfields manor was 1604 and the Lordship was not recorded again.
Lordship Title of Whitfield
History from: 1401 - The reign of Henry IV
History to: 1787 - The reign of George III
Of interest…From the inquisitions of the 15th and 16th centuries it appears that the Trafford family held Whitfield in Crompton of the king as Duke of Lancaster. The last confirmed date for Whitfield is 1787.
Lordship Title of Maple Tree Cross
History from: 1765 - The reign of George III
History to: 1808 - The reign of George III
Of interest…A fourth part of the manor of Maple Tree Cross in Sarratt was conveyed to John Merry in 1765. The last confirmed date for Maple Tree Cross is 1808 when another quarter of the manor was conveyed to Margaret Merry, spinster.
Lordship Title of Little Silver
Parish: St Decumans incl. Watchet with Williton
History from: 1303 - the reign of Edward I
History to: 1472 - the reign of Edward IV
Of interest…Little Silver was first recorded in 1303, with the last confirmed date as 1472. Little Silver is located on the Northern coast of Somerset between Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve and Quantock Hills.
Lordship Title of Stockenchurch Rectory
History from: 1301 - the reign of Edward I
History to: 1609 -the reign of James I
Of interest…Wallingford Priory owned land in Stockenchurch called in the 14th Century Stockenchurch Rectory Manor. Granted to Cardinal Wolsey for his college at Oxford in 1528, but was resumed by the Crown just 2 years later. After Sir William Spencers death in 1609 the estate was split.
Lordship Title of Hatherden or Kings Hatherden
Parish: Andover with Foxcott
History from: The reign of Edward II - 1316
History to: The reign of queen Victoria - 1856
Of interest…First recorded in 1316, the Vill of Hatherden being in the possession of Thomas de Foxcott who later granted land in Hatherden to Henry de Harnhill.
Lordship Title of Shelfield
Parish: Aston Cantlow
History from: The reign of Edward II - 1325
History to: The reign of Edward Henry VI - 1435
Of interest…Shelfield formed part of the chief manor throughout its history. A small portion (a sixth of a knights history) was held by William le Walshe of John de Hastings in 1325, and again by a William Walsh of the dower of Anne, Countess of Pembroke in 1376.
Lordship Title of Woodhill
Parish: Letcombe Regis
History from: The reign of Mary I - 1554
History to: The reign of Charles II - 1676
Of interest…The Manor was first recorded in 1554 when it belonged to Alexander Fettiplace, Woodhill followed the descent of Rampayns Manor until 1676.
Lordship Title of Stanmore
History from: Pre Norman Conquest - 948
History to: The reign of Elizabeth I - 1559