dower

What is “Time Immemorial” or “Limit of Legal Memory”?  There are many cases where the law has filled the gap in a case by presuming an action or document exits going back to the “limit of legal memory”. The date of this is 3rd September 1189 as set by the Statute of Westminster 1275. It is…

Read More
Who owns Manorial titles

Who Owns Manorial Titles? It is a popular belief that if an old family claims they own Lordship Rights they MUST DO!  However, ownership of any property cannot be based on what someone says, whoever they are.  This is what the LAW says. In 2010 a land mark case Burton v Walker made it clear…

Read More
Romans

Did you know… The Romans were the first to recognise rights in law – now overturned by modern law that states possession of rights is almost impossible, you MUST have proof of ownership.

Read More
Lordship Titles – Land or Personal Property?

In part 5 we explained how there are three potential ways to use a lordship title.  These in brief are: To purchase the legal ownership of the original lordship title, this would come with a complete, correctly executed and consecutive set of deeds from time of grant or Time Immemorial 1189 (exceptional rare). To ‘buy’ the…

Read More
Quick trivia

Quick trivia A moiety is the name for a Lordship seigniory that was split between two beneficiaries in a will. A new manor was not created, it was merely a split of land and the rights applied to both portions.

Read More
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…

Read More
Time Immemorial

There are many cases where the law has filled the gap in a case by presuming an action or document exits going back to Time immemorial OR the Limit of legal memory.  The date of this is 3rd September 1189 as set by the Statute of Westminster 1275. It is interesting to speculate on why…

Read More
Manorial Lordships

We are regularly asked questions about the previous owner of the lordship title.  This is one of the most difficult things to explain.  Most people’s mind-set is that there is a person who was the last owner.  This is simply not the case with manorial lordships.  We really do have absolutely no idea who would…

Read More