Originally, a dutch lordship was the right of a private person (the lord) to exercise government authority within a certain area. The seigniory came with various feudal rights, such fishing rights, hunting rights etc. In 1795 the feudal rights were abolished, but later partially restored by King William I of the Netherlands. Still in existence are some of the original feudal rights, as mentioned below.
A coat of arms has been attached to the seigniory of Baarsdorp for at least 500 years. The arms are mentioned in the New Cronical of Zeeland by Mattheus Smallegange (1696). Although the coat of arms is by no means a feudal right, it is mentioned below for completeness.
The lord or lady has the right to graze cattle (sheep) along all roads within the lordship.
The right to own a pew in church.
The right to plant on other people's land.
The right to drift sheep on other people's land.
Lord (Lady) of Baarsdorp.
Coat of arms of the Seigniory of Baarsdorp.