History & Our Research

  • Lordship and feudal Barony Titles are centuries old.  Some have been used but most that have lied dormant.  All Lordship and feudal Barony Titles have no “expiry dates”. There is no reason why our client’s descendants will still be using their family titles centuries from now, so please choose wisely.
  • Domesday Book – The greatest historic reference of English lordships.  It was dated 1086 however it took over three centuries to compile.  Many of our Lordship Titles were listed in the book, and for those we provide a translation of the entry.
  • Through English Custom Law each lordship owner gained the legal right to use the titles of “Lord and Lady”
  • Our extensive research includes:
    • The National Archive
    • Historic journals
    • The Victoria County History records
    • Historic Gazettes
    • HM Land Registry
    • Plus many other sources
  • Victoria Manorial Survey – We are also enthusiasts of this subject and have compiled a directory of most lordships that have existed throughout English history. You can Search the database online.  We are adding the history of each lordship from a key reference source. With the volume of lordships this will probably take many years – please bear with us.
  • Manorial Terms are extensive and confusing, so we have compiled a useful index of just a few manorial terms