.......Property Portfolio .......
As our FAQs state explicitly, The Baronage Press does not buy or sell titles, not even legitimate ones. However, in response to requests for leads to genuine titles, we decided to publish a Property Portfolio featuring a selection of British manorial titles and Scottish baronies we believe to be of interest. We began with the Manor of Stanbury in Yorkshire in England, the Barony of MacDonald in Skye, the Barony of Coldingknowes in the Borders, and the Lordship of Leslie and Earldom of Rothes. We then added the Barony of Crawfordjohn in the South Highlands, the Barony of Biggar, the Barony of Macduff, the Lordship of the Garioch, and, at the heart of Edinburgh, the Barony of Duddingston. To these have recently been added Cromar and the French Barony of Houdemont. The French barony of Fontet may also come to market, but Houdemont has now been withdrawn.
Readers write to us continually to ask which title sellers we can recommend. We do not recommend any, nor, so long as they sell English and Irish baronies that no longer exist, do we recommend any auction houses. We do, however, introduce potential buyers to those who hold titles and are considering the sale of one or two. In such cases the sellers require discretion and expect us to ensure their titles are destined to families who will treat them with the honour anciently accorded them. We observe discretion and confidentiality also in all communications with potential buyers.
As it is only rarely that the Baronage staff will have access to the documentation of a title available for sale, Baronage gives no guarantee that a title featured here because of its interest is in fact faultless. Baronage insists that all buyers retain appropriately qualified, experienced and independent lawyers.
The French Barony of Fontet (rumoured intention ~ no details yet)
Among the many French titles offered for sale on the Internet there are a few genuine ones, but the sales pitch made by fraudulent merchants can be very persuasive. Any reader offered a French title should write to the Editor before parting with any money. An informative booklet, Notes on French Titles, may be downloaded from here.
Readers interested in acquiring a French or Scottish feudal title or an English, Irish or Welsh manorial lordship are invited to write to the Editor defining their interest. We shall then watch the market on their behalf.
If any property agent or auction house has a property with especially interesting historical or heraldic connections we shall be pleased to consider writing about it in this section.
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