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Eubank's Brighton Lordship title is up for sale

The Argus: Eubank's Brighton Lordship title is up for sale Eubank's Brighton Lordship title is up for sale

Chris Eubank’s title is back on the market after the former boxing champ was declared bankrupt.

Eccentric celebrity Eubank bought the moniker Lordship of the Manor of Brighton for £45,000, in 1996 six years after he made millions as the former World Boxing Council's International Middleweight champion.

But the title was just one of the assets stipped from the 42-year-old who is said to still owe £1.3 million in taxes.

Manorial Auctioneers are now inviting private bidders to go to toe-to-toe to buy the Lordship for around £35,000.

Director, Robert Smith, said buying the title was similar to 'buying a house' and would not require the new holder to do anything special in the community.

Mr Smith said: “There are no conditions that go with the Lordship, there's nothing you have to attend and women are as welcome to bid for it as men.

“It is simply a money based bidding war, much like buying a house – you don't have to have any special standing in society.”

The manor was originally part of the great feudal Lordship of Lewes and was held by the half brother of William the Conqueror.

The holder enjoyed the right to take 4000 eels a year from fishing boats.

For centuries it was held by the Sackville family, who were dukes of Dorset, but in 1987 Lord Sackville sold it to the London Evening Standard as a prize in a competition, the winner put it to auction in 1996.

While Eubank held the Lordship he made a point of appearing around the city wearing regal throw-backs including a monocle and a gold top cane.

Before he bought the Lordship he won the Menswear Association of Great Britain's Best Dressed Man Award in 1991 and 1993.

Mr Eubank was yesterday unavailable for comment about the end of his reign as Lordship of the Manor of Brighton.

No date has been set for the auction.

For more information call 0207 582 1588 or visit www.msgb.co.uk

The title will go to whoever pays the highest for it. But if you could choose who becomes Lord of Brighton, who would you pick?

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10:19am Wed 29 Jul 09

smalltowngirl says...

Bit sad when someone feels the need to buy a title.
Even sadder when they think it changes them into someone special.
Bit sad when someone feels the need to buy a title. Even sadder when they think it changes them into someone special. smalltowngirl
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10:25am Wed 29 Jul 09

HolyTony says...

I think that some facts should have been checked here before printing this story. Whilst the title may well be up for sale, public records show Mr Eubank was discharged from his bankruptcy nigh on 3 years ago in November 2006 so is therefore no longer bankrupt so is highly unlikeley to still owe the £1.3m. Also The Argus seems to have missed last weeks stories about Eubanks £30k of dentistry work in Ireland - hardly sounds like someone short of cash. Please check your facts before printing misleading stories!
I think that some facts should have been checked here before printing this story. Whilst the title may well be up for sale, public records show Mr Eubank was discharged from his bankruptcy nigh on 3 years ago in November 2006 so is therefore no longer bankrupt so is highly unlikeley to still owe the £1.3m. Also The Argus seems to have missed last weeks stories about Eubanks £30k of dentistry work in Ireland - hardly sounds like someone short of cash. Please check your facts before printing misleading stories! HolyTony
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11:00am Wed 29 Jul 09

cheezburger says...

Unavailable for comment? there's a first!
Unavailable for comment? there's a first! cheezburger
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12:05pm Wed 29 Jul 09

Colin Houlson says...

It has to be Nick Cave. Lord Lazarus of Hove.
It has to be Nick Cave. Lord Lazarus of Hove. Colin Houlson
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12:20pm Wed 29 Jul 09

kfirette says...

How broke Lord Plonker must be!!!! What happened to the millions he got for his 3 houses in hove which have since been turned into ugly little boxes on the hillside!!!!!!
How broke Lord Plonker must be!!!! What happened to the millions he got for his 3 houses in hove which have since been turned into ugly little boxes on the hillside!!!!!! kfirette
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12:22pm Wed 29 Jul 09

Colin Houlson says...

smalltowngirl wrote:
Bit sad when someone feels the need to buy a title.
Even sadder when they think it changes them into someone special.
Every title is effectively bought, though. Some poor **** was ground underfoot by a landowner at some point in history for them to secure their foothold on power. You're right, it doesn't make them special.
[quote][p][bold]smalltowngirl[/bold] wrote: Bit sad when someone feels the need to buy a title. Even sadder when they think it changes them into someone special.[/p][/quote]Every title is effectively bought, though. Some poor **** was ground underfoot by a landowner at some point in history for them to secure their foothold on power. You're right, it doesn't make them special. Colin Houlson
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12:52pm Wed 29 Jul 09

HolyTony says...

kfirette wrote:
How broke Lord Plonker must be!!!! What happened to the millions he got for his 3 houses in hove which have since been turned into ugly little boxes on the hillside!!!!!!
He aint Broke! He spent 30 grand on some new teeth last week and lives in a £150 a night hotel! If thats broke I'll have a some of it. His ex wife is seriously loaded as well - with his money :)
[quote][p][bold]kfirette[/bold] wrote: How broke Lord Plonker must be!!!! What happened to the millions he got for his 3 houses in hove which have since been turned into ugly little boxes on the hillside!!!!!![/p][/quote]He aint Broke! He spent 30 grand on some new teeth last week and lives in a £150 a night hotel! If thats broke I'll have a some of it. His ex wife is seriously loaded as well - with his money :) HolyTony
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1:03pm Wed 29 Jul 09

Granny says...

His ex-wife deserves to be loaded with his money after putting up with him!!!!!!!! Also HolyTony must have missed the edition of the Argus reporting on his expensive teeth. I read it in there and the commenths were hilariouth.
His ex-wife deserves to be loaded with his money after putting up with him!!!!!!!! Also HolyTony must have missed the edition of the Argus reporting on his expensive teeth. I read it in there and the commenths were hilariouth. Granny
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6:44pm Wed 29 Jul 09

Voice of the silent Majority says...

Who gives thuck what this self obsessed individual is doing except all the people who fell fowl of his failue to pay his debts
Who gives thuck what this self obsessed individual is doing except all the people who fell fowl of his failue to pay his debts Voice of the silent Majority
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8:23pm Wed 29 Jul 09

Donkey OT says...

I might bid for that.Donkey OT Lord of the Manor of Brighton.It does have a ring to it.
Donations please.
I won't let you down.
I might bid for that.Donkey OT Lord of the Manor of Brighton.It does have a ring to it. Donations please. I won't let you down. Donkey OT
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9:10pm Wed 29 Jul 09

Hove Stalker says...

Security word - Topp-tw@t
Security word - Topp-tw@t Hove Stalker
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11:55pm Wed 29 Jul 09

horace morris says...

His lordship? I would never tug my forelock as he passed by, but I WOULD touch the side of my head in a 'he's lost the plot'gesture! The man is an out and out plonker!
His lordship? I would never tug my forelock as he passed by, but I WOULD touch the side of my head in a 'he's lost the plot'gesture! The man is an out and out plonker! horace morris
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7:26am Thu 30 Jul 09

Tye says...

Was it a silly tabloid story or did he give his kids to some weirdo in the US to look after?
Was it a silly tabloid story or did he give his kids to some weirdo in the US to look after? Tye
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9:02am Thu 30 Jul 09

willowgirl says...

I moved away from Brighton in '84,but chris eubank was a twit back then & still is now!! I could never stand his false mannerisms. He is nothing but a jumped-up twit with a MASSIVE ego,who should be cut down to size.After all,he's looked down on us for long enough!
I moved away from Brighton in '84,but chris eubank was a twit back then & still is now!! I could never stand his false mannerisms. He is nothing but a jumped-up twit with a MASSIVE ego,who should be cut down to size.After all,he's looked down on us for long enough! willowgirl
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