A man from Jersey sells feudal title to raise money for Ukraine
Sam Le Quesne from Bailiwick of Jersey is auctioning off his family’s ancient feudal title to raise money for Ukraine, ITV reports.
Sam Le Quesne is the 19th generation of his family to hold the title of “Seigneur of the Fief ès Poingdestre,” but has now decided to give up the title to help Ukraine.
“To me, in the 21st Century, my own personal values, that kind of unearned privilege, is not something I aspire to have anymore,” he told ITV.
The role of a Seigneur in present days is much different to when it was first introduced and is now considered a ceremonial title, media reports.
According to ITV, Sam Le Quesne is looking for the right person to pass the title on to — for the right price. He’s auctioning the title off with bids starting at £25,000 for the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal.