THE HUNDRED OF FOLKESTONE
LIES the next south-eastward to that of Loningborough, written in Domesday, Fulchestan, and in antient deeds and records, universally, Folkestone;
though of late years it has been erroneously written
IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE FOLLOWING
2. LIDDON in part.
6. CHERITON; and
And the churches of those parishes; and likewise part of the
parishes of ACRISE, HOUGHAM, and FOLKESTONE; the town
and liberty of Folkestone, comprehending the church and a part
of that parish, having been long since made a separate jurisdiction from it, and having peace officers of its own. Two
constables have jurisdiction over this hundred.
This hundred, which was appurtenant to the lordship or manor of Folkestone, was, in the reign of the
Conqueror, part of the possessions of the bishop of
Baieux, who being disgraced in the 19th year of it,
all his estates were consiscated to the crown; the
hundred of Folkestone afterwards passed, in the same
succession of ownership as the manors of Folkestone
and Tirlingham did, as may be further seen hereafter,
under the description of them, to the present lord and
owner of it, the right hon, Jacob Pleydel Bouverie,
earl of Radnor.