The Manor of
and its Lords
I have little information
to the present
ownership of the Manor of Goostrey and would very much like to know who
the present Lord of the Manor is.
The most recent information I hold is as follows:
White's History and Gazetteer of Cheshire, 1860 states that "Harry
Mainwaring is Lord of the Manor and owner". This would indicate that
Mainwaring family were the owners at least in the mid nineteenth
The 1906 edition of Kelly's
Directory of Cheshire
mentions that Egerton
Leigh of Joderell Hall (Leigh of West Hall, High Leigh) and John
of Withington Hall are joint Lords of the Manor. Both of these families
are listed in the 1937 edition of Burke's Landed Gentry.
Quite rightly, the Manorial
of Great Britain
does not publish
details of their Membership (the present owner may or may not be a
of the Society) and there is no public register of Manorial Lords so
is no "easy route" to finding out who the present Lord of the Manor is.
If anyone has any public information (we must of course respect the
of any existing individual), perhaps from the Wills etc. of the two
last known to be in possession, I would be most appreciative.