The hundred of Downhamford
Introduction

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Institute of Historical Research

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Edward Hasted

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1800

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142

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'The hundred of Downhamford: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 142. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63549 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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THE HUNDRED OF DOWNHAMFORD

LIES the next south-westward from that of Blengate last-described. It is written in Domesday, in different places, Dunehafort, Donamesford, and Dunamesfort; but in king Edward I.'s reign it was spelt as it is at present. This hundred was part of the antient possessions of the abbey of St. Augustine, and continued so till the dissolution of it anno 30 king Henry VIII. when it came into the hands of the crown, where it remains at this time.

IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE PARISHES OF
1. STODMARSH.
2. LITTLEBORNE.
3. WICKHAMBREAUX.
4. ICKHAM.
5. ADISHAM; and
6. STAPLE.

And the churches of those parishes; and likewise the borough of shourt, in the parish of St. Stephen's, which is under the jurisdiction of the court of Littleborne. Two constables have jurisdiction over it.



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