Lordship Title of Burghfield ID14161

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Burghfield appears to have been divided from very early times into two equal portions, each containing 1½ hides of land, and this division is probably the origin of the two manors of Burghfield which existed later. Not only the land, but also the rents from the mill and fishery were similarly divided. One of these holdings in Burghfield is traditionally said to have been granted by Queen Emma to the old abbey of Winchester, and in the time of Edward the Confessor Abbot Elsi held it 'under the old minster of the Church of Winchester.' On his outlawry, which occurred about the year 1070, his holding passed to Ralph Mortimer, who was holding in 1086, and the intermediary overlordship continued with the Mortimer family (of whom Roger Mortimer was created Earl of March in 1328) until the death of Edmund, the last Earl of March of that name, in 1425. His heir was his nephew Richard Duke of York, a minor. On his attainder in 1459 his honours passed to the Crown, with which they were finally united on the accession of Edward IV. The last mention of the overlordship is in 1614, when the manor was held of the king in free socage and by fealty only, a change of tenure probably dating from the new grant made to the Talbots by Henry VIII in 1513.
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