feudal rightsFeudal rights

Originally, a dutch lordship was the right of a private person (the lord) to exercise government authority within a certain area. The lordship 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 Lordship of Baarsdorp for at least 500 years. This coat of arms was also used for the combined lordship of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp, although Sinoutskerke historically has no arms of its own. The arms are also mentioned in the New Cronical of Zeeland by Mattheus Smallegange (1696). Although the coat of arms is by no means a feudal right, they are mentioned below for completeness.

resterende heerlijke rechtenRemaining manorial rights

grazing rights in the lordship of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp
Grazing rights

The lord or lady has the right to graze cattle (sheep) along all roads within the lordship.

the right to sit in or own a pew
Church rights

The right to own a pew in church.

Planting rights in the lordship of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp
Planting rights

The right to plant on other people's land.

Sheep drifting in the lordship of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp
Sheep drifting

The right to drift sheep on other people's land.

Feudal title of the lordship of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp
Title

Lord (Lady) of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp.

coat of arms of the lordship Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp
Coat of arms

Coat of arms of the lordship of Sinoutskerke and Baarsdorp.