Lordship Title of Hawkridge
History from: 1066 - Norman Conquest
History to: 1798 - the reign of George III
Henry Ferrers, Baron of Tetbury, Staffordshire, a Norman soldier who fought at the Battle of Hastings is holding Hawkridge at 1086. The lordship is held direct of King William. Henry is also appointed the first Anglo-Norman High Sheriff of Berkshire. Among Henry’s famous descendants are King George I, Princess Diana, George Washington, and Winston Churchill. Hawkridge was part of Sutton, a Royal manor held by Edward the Confessor and Godric the sheriff. Granted later in the 15th Century to Sir Walter Devereux. In 1538 Hawkridge is returned to the Crown after the execution of the Lord, Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter. View full history under 'Further Information'