LORDS OF THE MANORS

 

N.B. The last entry married a Micklethwait daughter.

 

First Name

Middle Name

Last Name

Date of Birth

Date of Death

I D No

Comment

William

 

Micklethwait

1618

1678

63

Lord of half the Manor of Ardsley, Yorkshire (a century later the whole came into the possession of the Micklethwaits by purchase of The Old Hall from Col. Mawhood). 

Benjamin

 

Micklethwait

1706

1782

101

of Birk House, Newlay, Nr Ardsley and of Ingbirchworth. Lord of The Manor of Ardsley, Yorkshire.

John

 

Micklethwait

1795

1861

149

of Ardsley House and of Thornville, Co. York. Lord of the Manor of Ardsley, Yorkshire

Rev Sotherton

Nathaniel

Micklethwait

1823

1889

902

Lord of The Manors of Hickling Overhall; Hickling Netherhall & Hickling Stannow, Norfolk.

Richard

Gerald

Micklethwait

1896

1976

227

The last Lord of The Manor of Ardsley. 

Nathaniel

 

Micklethwait

 

 

860

Lord of The Manor of Taverham, Norfolk.

Arthur

Reginald

Empson

1853

1916

195

Lord of the Manors of Yokefleet and Blacktoft, Yorkshire

The information listed above has been transcribed from old family records. In addition, I have tried to obtain details of any other manorial lordships held by the Micklethwait family. I have learnt that there has never been a requirement for Lords of the Manor to register and as such there is no central record to which one can refer. Further discussions established that tracing manorial lordships is nigh impossible even today, when they can still be bought & sold. Old family records together with the occasional lucky finds amongst manorial documents are the most likely way of tracing manorial lordships.

So far as lucky finds amongst manorial documents are concerned, I have learnt so far that the family were at one time Lords of The Manors of Blythburgh with Walberswick; Blythburgh, late Priory (lands); Thorington Wimples; Westleton; Hinton, late Priory (lands); Mells in Wenhaston; Westleton Cliffes, otherwise Cleaves; Metfield; Withersdale; Chevenhall, otherwise Chepenhall; Rawlings with Elmham; Ilketshall, Ellis & Strattons all in Suffolk. Also Wroxham and Salhouse in Norfolk. Lastly Priors Hall, Birchanger, Essex