This blog is intended to host discussion on knight's fees with their associated manors, as they were in medieval England, and of course the people who inhabited them.


And that may bring forward the manors and/or knight's fee of Watford and those who held them as examples.


The first post, 'The Manors of a Knight's Fee', introduces the fundamentals of landed estates, or manors, and the knight's fees that went with them.  Subsequent posts discuss the subject more widely.

July 29, 2018

From:                                                            18 May 2018

"What a fantastic piece o...

July 4, 2018

Sir Robert Clerke teetered on the brink of losing his Watford estate for decades.  He had inherited the Watford manor and lands after the death of his uncle George Clerke in 1689.  But his financial predicament did not originate by his own doing.

The root of the pr...

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