THE HUNDRED OF EASTRY
East end of Boarfriston alias, Barson Church
LIES the next westward to that of Bewsborough
last-described. In the record of Domesday it is almost
throughout it said to lie within the left or lath of the
THIS HUNDRED CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE
4. EVTHORNE, in part.
5. BARFRISTON, alias BARSON.
9. EASTRY, in part.
10. WORTH, alias WORD.
11. WOODNESBOROUGH, in
12. DENTON. (fn. 1)
And the churches of those parishes, and likewise part of the parishes of NONINGTON, WOOTTON, and STAPLE, the churches
of which are in other hundreds. Two constableshave jurisdiction
over this hundred, which is divided into the upper and lower
half hundred of it.
The upper half hundred consists of the parishes of
Eastry, Worth, Tilmanstone, Upper Eythorne, (that
is so much of the parish as lies in this hundred;) as
much of Wootton as lies in this hundred, that is, the
borough of Gedding, not including Wootton church,
and as much of the borough of Barnsole as lies in
The lower half hundred consists of the parishes of
Woodnesborough, Chillenden, Knolton, Ham, Betshanger, Waldershare, Barson, Denton, and part of
Nonington, not including the church.
This arrangement is according to the nomination
and jurisdiction of the constables. That for the upper
half hundred being chosen at Eastry-court. That for
the lower half hundred at the court of quarter sessions.
At Eastry-court are likewise chosen borsholders for
Eastry-street borough; the borough of Felderland in
Worth, which comprehends Statenborough, and some
adjoining lands in Eastry; the borough of Worthstreet comprehending the remainder of the parish, excepting the borough of Hackling; the borough of
Barnsole, in Staple; the borough of Craythorne, in
Tilmanstone, comprehending the lower street there;
Barville, &c. and the borough of Gedding, in Wootton; the borough of Southcourt, comprehending the
remaining part of Tilmanstone, the borsholder for
which is chosen at the manor of Southcourt; all which
are in the upper half hundred of Eastry.
Within the several parishes likewise within this hundred, the following borsholders are chosen for the districts in them, which belong to other hundreds, viz.
one at Adisham-court for the borough of Hardenden,
alias Hernden, comprehending Selstone, being the re
maining part of Eastry, reputed to be in the hundred of
Downhamford; one at the same court for the borough
of South Langdon, in Eythorne, within the same hundred; and one for the borough of Lower Eythorne,
at Wingham court, being reputed to be within that
hundred. Notwithstanding these boroughs are in other
hundreds, yet the constable of the upper half hundred
of Eastry uses jurisdiction over them, and persons residing in them have been indiscrminately appointed to
serve that office.