Lordship Title of Titchmarsh or Knolles ~ Title of Special Interest
History from: 973 - the reign of Edward the Martyr
History to: 1638 - the reign of Charles I
In the year 973 Titchmarsh Manor is first recorded as a forged charter from King Edgar to the Abbey of Peterborough. At Domesday Titchmarsh is tenanted to Ascelin of Vatierville in Normandy making him Lord of Titchmarsh. It remains with the Ascelin family for over 100 years. In the late 1300's the Lord (John 5th Baron of Lovel) is summoned to Parliament as an MP. John is one of the selected to swear fealty to Richard II at his coronation. He is also appointed Master of the King’s Hounds, and later becomes Keeper of the Castle of Devizes and the Forests of Melkesham, Cippenham, and Pensham. In 1405 John is made Knight of the Garter. Titchmarsh passes to William whom is appointed Justice of the Peace. William assembles troops for Henry VI to fight against the rebellion of Jack Cade in Kent, and is appointed Constable of Wallingford Castle. 1486 Sir Francis now Lord organises two revolts to seize Henry VII, both fail and he flees to Margaret of York in Flanders. The 23rd Lord is knighted after arresting 2 Jesuits at Harrowden, the home of the notorious Catholic 4th Lord Vaux. The last Lord; Sir John serves on the Parliamentary committees for religion, accountant’s oaths, Sunday observance, sheriff’s accounts, excommunication and curate’s stipends (salaries). View full history under 'Further Information'
Price: £4,500 to become the 26th Lord and Lady of Titchmarsh or Knolles