Manor Houses

Contrary to popular belief manorial rights are not part of a manor house. A manor house may be the centre of an old manor.  However it is the manorial land that denotes its physical location.  During the life of a Manor, which for the majority would be over 1000 years, there would have been many…

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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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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.

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dower

As we discussed in our last blog ‘Manorialism – where did it all begin’ Lordship Titles originate from the Roman occupation of Britain, about 39AD. Roman Law Roman law of property was extremely simple.  If you were in control and/or in possession of a piece of property you owned it.  This was the same for…

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Myth busting time

The internet is littered with sales pitches, promises and added extras regarding what is available or comes with Lordship Titles.  It can be a smorgasbord of information.  So let Manorial Counsel remind you of the most important facts. An English Lordship Title: 1. Ownership CANNOT be proven by a signed statutory declaration by the last known…

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Manorial Land

Manorial Land only differs from other classifications of land by its legal classification. Other land prior to registration could have been copyhold or freehold land. Within the category of manorial land would have been the demesne (land farmed by the lord), tenanted land, freehold land and manorial waste.  The manorial demesne and waste land would be…

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Contrary to popular belief manorial rights are not automatically part of a manor house. A manor house may be the centre of an old manor.  However it is the manorial land that denotes its physical location.  During the life of a Manor, which for the majority would be over 1000 years, there would have been…

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History

In school we are taught to believe the version of history we are given. There is never a hint that there might be a chance it is incorrect.  Is this right? Manorial Counsel Limited have to admit to being surprised when we started researching manorial history to find the quantity of variances.  After thinking for a…

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