Huntingdonshire lordships are put up for sale
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Two lordships based in Huntingdonshire – Covington and Holme – have been put up for sale, with an asking price of £6,750 each.
The titles, which will appear on the new owners’ passports, cheques and credit cards, are being sold by Manorial Auctioneers and one even features in the Domesday Book from 1086.
Belonging to William the Conqueror, Covington was included in the historical inventory and was held by Roger of Ivry, with David King of Scots taking over in the early 12th century.
The Domesday Book notes the village has land for 13 ploughs, a meadow of 48 acres, with a value of £10.
Covington was also later granted to Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and second son of King John, in 1231.
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In recent times, the lordship fell among co-heirs, one of whom was the Earl of Manchester of Kimbolton Castle and sold in 1918 to Benjamin Measures JP.
Although not mentioned in the Domesday Book, Holme has roots dating back to Edward the Confessor.
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In 1086, the village, along with Glatton, was attached to the Overlordship of Eustace II, before falling into the hands of the Rivers family, and then King Edward II himself in 1314.
By the 13th Century, a family of de Holme is noted as having lands in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire.
As well as new titles, the owners of the lordships will also be eligible for membership at the Manorial Society of Great Britain, founded in 1906.
For more information about the sale, call 020 7582 1588 or visit msgb.co.uk.