dower

What is a Lordship Title? An English lordship is much older than you would believe.  They originate from the Roman Empire when the Romans controlled what is now England.  The efficient Romans implemented a method of land management so that they did not have to collect taxes from all land owners but made a single…

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dower

Some of you may have heard the term ‘Lord of the Manor’, and ‘Manorialism’  in this two part blog we explain the realities of these titles and their importance in English history. The title ‘Lord of the Manor’ derives from a piece of land legally called a manor.  Owning a manor gave certain rights one of…

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Lordship Rights

Lordship rights can be split into two categories and were enforced by two different manorial courts.  The first court held by all lords was the Court baron.  This settled disputes between tenants and issues of compliance relating to the lords rights.  The second was only available if the lordship/manor was held within a liberty.  This…

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