Lordship Title of Brettgrave or Bryttesgrave

£4,400.00

County: Surrey
Parish: Epsom
History from: 1197
History to: 1654

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: No
Interesting Facts:

Become the 19th Lord and Lady of Brettgrave

1st Lord – Sampson de Horton

7th Lord – Henry, Earl of Lancaster.  In 1352 Henry is created Duke of Lancaster.

8th Lord – Maud, wife of the Duke of Bavaria.

9th Lord – Maud’s sister Blanche, wife of John Gaunt, Earl of Richmond and Duke of Lancaster.

10th Lord – Henry, Duke of Lancaster and Duke of Hereford.  Henry usurps King Richard II and becomes King Henry IV and Brettgrave becomes part of the Duchy of Lancaster.

16th Lord – George Mynne, who earns a living as a trader. He serves two terms as a Member of Parliament.  George finds himself in legal battles with the Admiralty Commission for refusing saltpetre men to dig for salt in Brettgrave and his other surrey estates.  George serve as Clerk of the Hanaper (clerk for sealing charters, patents, writs etc.), but is prosecuted for taking excessive fees.  He is found guilty and fined £3,000 (equivalent to over £500,000 today).  In the Civil War George sides with Parliament in order to recover his office as Clerk of the Hanaper but he is refused.  Royalist forces seize George’s stock of iron and wire for the war effort, worth £40,000 (equivalent to £4.6M today).  George petitions King Charles I for its return but King Charles imprisons him at Oxford.  The amount was probably exaggerated as the Royalists value them at £6,000.  Parliament classes George as a delinquent, and confiscates all his land holdings.  George pays a first instalment of £1,500 to Parliament and his lands are returned.

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County: Surrey
Parish: Epsom
History from: 1197
History to: 1654

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: No
Interesting Facts:

Become the 19th Lord and Lady of Brettgrave

1st Lord – Sampson de Horton

7th Lord – Henry, Earl of Lancaster.  In 1352 Henry is created Duke of Lancaster.

8th Lord – Maud, wife of the Duke of Bavaria.

9th Lord – Maud’s sister Blanche, wife of John Gaunt, Earl of Richmond and Duke of Lancaster.

10th Lord – Henry, Duke of Lancaster and Duke of Hereford.  Henry usurps King Richard II and becomes King Henry IV and Brettgrave becomes part of the Duchy of Lancaster.

16th Lord – George Mynne, who earns a living as a trader. He serves two terms as a Member of Parliament.  George finds himself in legal battles with the Admiralty Commission for refusing saltpetre men to dig for salt in Brettgrave and his other surrey estates.  George serve as Clerk of the Hanaper (clerk for sealing charters, patents, writs etc.), but is prosecuted for taking excessive fees.  He is found guilty and fined £3,000 (equivalent to over £500,000 today).  In the Civil War George sides with Parliament in order to recover his office as Clerk of the Hanaper but he is refused.  Royalist forces seize George’s stock of iron and wire for the war effort, worth £40,000 (equivalent to £4.6M today).  George petitions King Charles I for its return but King Charles imprisons him at Oxford.  The amount was probably exaggerated as the Royalists value them at £6,000.  Parliament classes George as a delinquent, and confiscates all his land holdings.  George pays a first instalment of £1,500 to Parliament and his lands are returned.