A History of the Weald of Kent, with an Outline of the Early History of the County Volume 1

A History of the Weald of Kent, with an Outline of the Early History of the County Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...to the reign of Edward the First (which was never finished), and he thus comments on Lambarde's conjecture: --" The peculiar hundred of Vye comprehended seven distinct manors or places. But as there is an uncommon entry in Domesday relative to the jurisdiction of this district, we cannot with propriety omit noticing it, though not certain whether our interpretation will be admitted. It is stated, that 'of the twenty-two hundreds belonging to this manor, sac and soc, and all fines justly appertain to the monarch.' Lambarde reports, in his Perambulation, that the Chronicle of Battle Abbey contains asimilar Register. He endeavours to overcome the difiiculty by a suggestion that the Lath of Sherwinhope contains an equal number of hundreds, and therefore Vye must have included the whole of that division of East Kent. This solution cannot be admitted, because he includes Boughton, situated in the Borough-lath, Blackburn, Rovinden, and Tenterden, in Liming-Lath; Milton, itself a lath at this aera; and numerates Barkley, Branfield, and Cranbrook in his catalogue, names totally unknown at that period. Yet, with such inadmissible additions, he only reckons nineteen hundreds in the lath, which by such wellauthorised deductions are reduced to eleven. This extension also would totally destroy the oval form of Vye (Vi, an egg), from which probably it obtained the name. Vith submission, then, we suggest the following illustration: --" Manor, in common acceptation, is a less general term than hundred, consequently in this passage must be used in an extraordinary sensc. Manor, in its original signification, comprehended the resident inhabitants of a district, subjected to the control of a particular court. But as there were...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751078
  • 9781236751072