Baron Longford Baron Annaly - Feudal Barons

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Dossier of the Grant of Longford Seignory :

The GRANT to George Mentz, Seigneur of Blondel of: All and Singular*/Each and Every, The Ancient Barony, Honours, Lordship, Seignory, of the Administrative County Longford together with: (ALL Rights, Privileges, & Perquisites) are granted and conveyed to Dr/Jur. George Mentz, Seigneur of Fief Blondel in Aug 2018, transferred from the: Original sale of rights by The Earl of Westmeath William Anthony Nugent Feb. 7th, 1996.


The Purchase of said rights to "County Longford's" Honours Rights Lordships, Seignorys,  and Perquisites in Fee Simple by George Mentz Esq. includes the right to the Seignory/Barony by any name it may be called or known. The Feudal Lordships & Seignory of Co. Longord may be one of the most interesting ancient principalities and baronies in Irish-Anglo-Norman History. 

The Barony of Longford below is about 60,000 Acres, but the Seignory of Longford is the entire County or Country of Annaly.

Longford 59000 acres


Historically the Longford County Honours May Include the Following:

  1. Seignory of the Kingdom of Teffia - TEABHTHA or Teamhfna – LATIN TEFFIA IS THE TERRITORY OF COUNTY LONGFORD - south Tethba—Tethbae Deiscirt— Centered around its Capital Ardagh.[2] It was divided into two distinct kingdoms, north Tethba, ruled by the Cenél Coirpri, and south Tethba, ruled by the Cenél Maini  
  2. Seignory of the Principality de Anghaile OR Feudal Principality of Annaly - Princes of Anghaile , Annaly or Annalie or Chieftain and Princes of Annaly (    (also known as Conmaicne Maigh Rein)  
  3. Baron Delvin of Longford or Baron of Longphort - Leinster PROVINCE (Baron of Longfoirt is an Irish Spelling)  The Longford/Annalie Feudal Barony, Market and Fair were controlled by the Baron Delvin and Lords of Westmeah. 
  4. Seignory of the Western Kingdom of Meath - Longford was the Western portion of the Kingdom.  
  5. Longford Market and Fair - Grant from the King to Baron Delvin - Longford County. Licence to hold a Thursday market and a fair on the 1st of August, and two days at Longford, with the usual courts and fees  
  6. Seignory of Kingdom of Breifne - Longford a  province.  
  7. Seignory of and Lord Baron of Cairpre Gabra - Cairpre Gabra lay between the tuaths of Luigne-Gailenga to the east,and the Conmaicne Rein to the north-west.  Centred near Granard, Cairpre Gabra lay along the northern border of the ancient Kingdom of Meath, and comprised the barony of Granard, and at  part of the barony of Longford  
  8. Seignory of and the Lord Baron of Upper Conmaicne (which is county Longford) Then the County Longford came to be known as Upper Conmaicne, to distinguish it from Muinntir-Eolais or South Leitrim  
  9. Lord Baron of Brigh Leithe – Ancient Longford Name (      Bri Leith)  A Seignory
  10. Lord or Baron of AbbeyLara or “Abbey Larha” of Annaly & County Longford (To Nugents in Capite forever)  
  11. Last Baron of the Priory of Fore or FOWER – 1539 – The Benedictine Abbey   
  12. Lord Baron of Lisnanagh Castle, Co. Longford (Capite forever). Baron Lissaghanedan/Manor Correboy in Longford Barony.  Near Longford Town and Edgeworthstown. In grants it is spelled: Lissenoannagh Those lands created the manor of Correboymore, with court leet and view of frank-pledge and court baron ; with power to appoint seneschals and other officers, with jurisdiction in all actions for covenant and tres- pass where the damages Lios na nUamhanach or Lisnanagh |      See Map of Where Lisnanagh Is  
  13. Lord or Prince of East Connaught Kingdom 1014  
  14. Baron of Westmeath of the Priory of Fore - 1541 - grant of the manors of Belgard and Fore, Co. Longford-Westmeath to Nugents.  
  15.  Tuite, Feudal Baron of Moyashell – Westmeath or barony of Moyashell or Magheradernon in Westmeath. The Marward family rights may have been transferred over to Nugent   
  16. Lord Barons of Manors/Castles of Monilagan, Liserdawle, Killenlassaragh, Moate, Grant of 1609 from King James I  - Lord Delvin owned essentially 1/2 of Longford County which was Later Surrendered for payments of 100 Pounds Sterling. 
  17. Baron of Abbey & Priory of Inchmore or Inishmor in the Annalie (Co Longford) Priory, Island in Lough Gowna – Grant forever.  Augustinian Priory called Inch Mór Monastery. Forever  in capite. Also, a Papal Grant of Inchmore to Baron Delvin of Longford-Westmeath/Nugents for as long as there is a schism in the church.  
  18. Baron of Skryne - Skrine Skreen Ancient Skryne -    Skryine is a Feudal Barony inherited by Delvin Nugents by Marriage from to the last titular Baroness of the Marward Clan.  
  19. Feudal Lord of Balrath & Lord of Bracklyn or Brackloom  
  20. Priory and Manor of Foure. Jan. 2nd 1612 – in Capite for Knights Service.  
  21. Count Nugent of Killasona Longford Co - & Freiherr von Nugent  - Graf Nugent of Longford County
  22. Feudal Baron of Rathline Cashell or Ratheline & Cashell . 
  23. Lord Baron Lisardowlin   Lisserdowle ( Castle and Lands) Original Seat of the Princes and Cheifs of Annaly which is a Feudal 'Fons Honorum'  Titled Seat.
  24. Lord Baron of Belgarde & Foure & Kilthorne Manors.  
  25. Pope’s Grant of of Inchmore  1635
    Despite the twenty year grant the island obviously remained with the family for considerably longer. A further grant recorded in the Calendar of Papal Documents relates that in 1635 the Pope permitted the Earl of Westmeath to retain the property during the schism. The Papal grant was made on condition that if the schism should come to an end that the earl would restore the abbeys to whatever orders had previously held them. The Nugent estates were very considerable and quite apart from Inchmore they also held the lands of Fore which had a very large monastic site.
  26. Lord of Coolamber Castle - 
  27. Feudal Lord Palatine of Meath - The Longford-Westmeath area was a grant in 1171 by King Henry the Second of the entire Kingdom of Meath to DeLacy and his Barons. 

 * Mentz, Seigneur of Blondel,  is a descendant of the McConnell or Mac Domnaill, McMechan McMahon, and Fleming Clans, and this ancient land and central Irish region is part of his ancestry of which immigrated from Ireland to the USA.

* ALL AND SINGULAR Definition: A comprehensive; term often employed in conveyances, wills, and the like, which includes the aggregate or whole and also each of the separate items or components. McClaskoy v. Ilarr (C. C.) 54 Fed. 798.  * All and singular is a legal phrase meaning "each and every". It is an antiquated term that was commonly used in making bequests under a will, and other contexts. All and Singular Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc.