Lordship Title of Chalgrave ID14039

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There is another property known as CHALGRAVE MANOR which appears for the first time in the 17th century, when it was held of Lord Berkeley as of his manor of Melton Mowbray, attached to the honour of Bedford, so that its origin is doubtless to be found in the manor held by Albert of Lorraine in 1086, of which it was an offshoot. In 1625 Sir John Crofts and Mary his wife and Samuel Crofts alienated this manor to Anthony Crofts, from whom it was purchased in 1629 by the Mercers' Company of London, the prohibition imposed by the Statute of Mortmain being overcome by an alienation from Crofts to the king and a grant from the king to the Mercers' Company. In 1632 Edward Crofts, doubtless a son, surrendered his right in the manor to the Company, who have continued to hold it to the present day.
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