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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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…

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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…

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Lordship title

Buying a Title: People buy a lordship title for many reasons, the most common reason we have come across is people wish to own a piece of living history that has some meaning to them i.e. a family connection or a special place.  Whatever the reason buying a title is an investment both financially and…

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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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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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Whilst researching lordships Manorial Counsel have to use many sources of information as each source will have gaps where the particular historian has been unable to find the information they require.  When using these different sources we come across different family trees and different chains of ownership for what we believe is the same lordship. …

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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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What is History

History is the overall picture of what has happened in the past based on what people have recorded at different points in the past. We spend enormous amounts of time reading different reference documents and books that exist in order to determine that a particular lordship has become dormant and does not have a known…

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