Definition of a Manor… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia Definition of a Manor: A territorial unit that was originally held by feudal tenure, by a landlord who was not necessarily noble, and who himself was a tenant either of the Crown or a mesne lord who held land directly of the Crown.

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Peasants… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia Noble landlords used trade to improve living styles after peasants shook off manorial constraints. Peasants wanted freedom and control of land, but landlords wanted higher revenues. Tension arose between the groups, and eventually peasant conditions improved.

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Domesday… Quick Trivia

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Quick Trivia Domesday; In 1086 William felt he was not getting sufficient return from the land in England and he commissioned a survey of all holdings in England so that he could see who was not paying enough. This was and still is the largest land survey to be undertaken in England.

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Manorial Titles… Quick trivia

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Quick trivia Manorial titles were inheritable, but did not have to be left to the eldest son. The title can be left to anyone or held in trust, even if they are not related to you. Manorial Counsel’s titles are fully inheritable, they must be listed specifically in your will or by addition of a…

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Quick trivia Manorial titles were registered with the Land Registry until 2003. Even when they were recorded the register did not confirm ownership, merely the interest held. Presently there is no independent register to record titles.

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