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Fief Rights to Land Foreshore and other Treasure

There are many Rights that a Fief Seigneur owns as a result of being the Lord of the Fief.

Other Customs: The Prior of Lihou owes a Dinner Each Year to the tenants of the Fief Thomas Blondel. Reference: https://archive.org/stream/reporttransa619091912guer/reporttransa619091912guer_djvu.txt


  1. Private Courts www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-27962557 
  2. Land https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jul/26/ground-rents-aristocrats-shell-firms-among-those-making-millions 
  3. Wind Farms and Bays https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/06/04/ancient-property-laws-must-be-respected-despite-foreshore-gift/ 
  4. Coinage www.coinsweekly.com/en/Archive/The-coins-of-the-Channel-Island-of-Guernsey/8?&id=743&type=a 
  5. Foreshore - High and Low Tide Lands - https://www.jerseylaw.je/publications/jglr/PDF%20Documents/JLR1006_Falle.pdf 
  6. Seaweed www.bahs.org.uk/AGHR/ARTICLES/14n2a4.pdf 
  7. SeaSted SeaBed - Shoreline Disputes https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/05/28/queens-foreshore-gift-could-cost-islanders-millions-warns-advocate/ 
  8. Fishing "droits de pecherie" - On Shorlines and inside territory.
  9. Common Areas and Underground: https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2016/04/25/car-park-drains-work-needs-permission-of-the-seigneur/ 
  10. Droits de Chasse (Hunting Rights) Reference 
  11. Water and Streams
  12. Emoluments
  13. Annuities or revenues
  14. Dignities
  15. Homage
  16. Colombier or Dovecote Rights - Fief Blondel has the Famous Colombier House in its district.
  17. Air & Cellular Rights - Based on Devecote Rights of Air and Sky.
  18. Flattery
  19. Soil https://www.jerseylaw.je/publications/jglr/Pages/JLR0806_Falle.aspx 
  20. Champarts of wheat
  21. Bows
  22. Suit to the royal court - Some Seigneurs participate each year.
  23. Treasure - See Law Review Article from Plymouth - See: General rights to Wreck and Treasure 
  24. The lord is further entitled to the Escheat of the real estate of tenants dying without heirs, or convicted of crimes involving death or banishment, and in some instances - by special grant from the Crown - to the goods and chattels of convicts.
  25. and all other rights and seigneurial uses belonging to or belonging to the said Fief, without exception or reservation whatsoever.
  26. Seigneurial Rights Jersey & Guernsey Law Review – June 2008 - THE CUSTOMARY LAW IN RELATION TO THE FORESHORE (1) - Richard Falle & John Kelleher https://www.jerseylaw.je/publications/jglr/Pages/JLR0806_Falle.aspx 
  27. Jersey & Guernsey Law Review – June 2010 - THE CUSTOMARY LAW IN RELATION TO THE FORESHORE (2) - Richard Falle and John https://www.jerseylaw.je/publications/jglr/Pages/JLR1006_Falle.aspx 
  28. Some Fiefs have rights can sell for up to 64,000 dollars in 1987 - https://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/10/25/Lordships-at-bargain-basement-prices/1943562132800/ 
  29. Advice on Owning a Lordship: https://jvbq.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/advice-on-buying-manorial-lordships/ 
  30. Manorial Rights Registration www.mondaq.com/uk/x/300978/agriculture+land+law/Mind+your+manors+registration+of+manorial+rights+over+your+land