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 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...

March 13, 2018

Lands granted or enfeoffed to an individual were usually associated with a parish.  England's parishes, all of the Roman Catholic Church at the time, for the most part had been defined before the advent of William the Conqueror in the 11th century.  Twenty years after...

March 12, 2018

Introducing the fundamentals of manors and a knight's fee.

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