Strange as it seems this is still possible in 2019. However, I am not sure if it relates to why I started looking into this.
The "This is Money" website says:
Lordships had been around for centuries but it wasn't until the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1066 that they became big business.
William handed them out to his followers and by the time the Domesday Book was commissioned in 1086 there were at least 13,000 titles.
The Raymonds of Belchamp Walter
The Lordship of the manor was sold to Thomas Ruggles in 1741 (by John Raymond II?), this did not include the Manor house but presumably included some or all of the surrounding land. The "outlying parts of the Estate" were repurchased in 1865 by the Reverend John Mayne St. Clere Raymond who also in 1871 extended Belchamp Hall with a new wing.
The listing on manorialcounselltd.co.uk
The was a listing for the Lordship of Belchamp Walter Rectory or Rectory of Belchamp Walter when I checked in September 2019. It is now longer to be found. I should have taken a screen-shot.
External Sources - Research - Definition of terms
- Lordship of Belchamp Walter Rectory or Rectory of Belchamp Walter 🔗 - manorialcounselltd.co.uk - Listing is now dead
- This is Money 🔗 - How to