Manorial Lordships

Old Owners of Manorial Lordships We are regularly asked questions about the previous ‘owner’ or ‘interested party’ of a Lordship or 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, there really…

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Family history

As history enthusiasts and researchers nothing surprises us, well almost nothing. Whilst researching our family tree or history we all love the idea of discovering a black sheep, philanthropist, accomplished entrepreneur, author, inventor or similar.  How about discovering a Lord or Baron?  This is possible, if you have the time, resources, and inclination to research…

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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…

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escheator

Quick trivia Under French Norman rule a feudal society was imposed on England. In return for land the King could expect quotas of knights from his tenants-in-chief, together with monetary aid,‘reliefs’ (inheritance money) and wardship of minors. No land was without a lord and all belonged to the king. Although Englishmen of rank remained in their posts they…

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Quick trivia

Quick trivia  There is no manorial land now, there is land and the rights over the manor but they are separate. You cannot sell off a piece of land where you own the Lordship and create a Lordship Title.

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Lordship Chronology

The numbering of the succession of peers has been accepted for hundreds of years, and not only positions the current holder in succession to his forebears but also assists historians in placing the peers in the correct order. For several years Manorial Counsel have been researching and estimating what the likely number would be for…

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