Grant of Barony and Seignory of
Dossier of the Grant of Longford
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.
FEUDAL TITLE BARONY AND SEIGNORY
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.
According to O'Dugan, William Nugent or Baron Delvin is the fifth in descent from Connor O'Connor King of
Meath who was brother of Cathal or Chalreas Craobhdearg who was the 51st King for Cannaught and No 112 on the
O'Connor Connaught pedigree. This Connor O'Connor was the brother of Roderick O'Connor the 183rd King of Ireland
who died in Ad 1198.
Suzerain and Grants Direct from King to Nugents of Delvin
Direct from the Crown
In medieval Europe, a fief was a piece of land that was granted to a person in exchange for their loyalty and
service to a lord or monarch. A feudal barony was a specific type of fief that was granted to a person who held a
high-ranking position in the feudal hierarchy, such as a baron. While the terms "fief" and "feudal barony" are
often used interchangeably, there are some differences between the two.
A grant or fief could be granted directly from the king or from another lord, such as a duke or a count. If a
person owned a fief that was directly granted from the king, they would typically have a higher level of authority
and independence than someone who owned a fief that was granted by a lower-ranking lord. The owner of a fief
granted by the king would have a direct relationship with the monarch and would owe their loyalty and service
primarily to the king.
In contrast, a feudal barony was typically granted by a higher-ranking lord, such as a king or a duke, to a person
who held a high-ranking position in the feudal hierarchy, such as a baron. The owner of a feudal barony would owe
their loyalty and service primarily to their overlord, who would in turn owe loyalty and service to their own
overlord. Feudal barons had specific legal and political rights and responsibilities, such as the right to hold
court and the responsibility to provide military service.
So, in summary, a fief directly granted from the king would typically confer a higher level of authority and
independence than a feudal barony, but the owner of a feudal barony would have specific legal and political rights
and responsibilities that were associated with their rank in the feudal hierarchy.