THE HUNDRED OF KINGSTON
CONTAINING THE PARISHES OF
|KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES||MALDEN||RICHMOND (fn. 1) |
In the Domesday Survey Kingston, Petersham, Long Ditton, Thames
Ditton, and Malden are entered under Kingston Hundred, (fn. 2) Richmond and Kew
then forming part of Kingston. Southwark (fn. 3) and West Horsley (fn. 4) are also
entered under it, evidently by an error. Chessington, which was a member
of Malden, occurs under the hundreds of Kingston and Wallington (fn. 5) and
was reckoned in Kingston Hundred in 1428 (fn. 6) ; it was in Copthorne Hundred
in 1610 (fn. 7) and afterwards. In a Subsidy Roll of 1333 the vills assessed in
this hundred were Sheen, Ham and Petersham, Hartington and Combe,
Malden and Talworth, Thames Ditton and
Long Ditton. (fn. 8) Part of Thames Ditton is still
in Kingston Hundred.
In 1199 the hundred of Kingston was
said to pertain, and always to have pertained,
to the lordship and vill of Kingston. (fn. 9) Probably
a court of ancient demesne, (fn. 10) originally held for
the manor of Kingston, had gradually extended
its jurisdiction over the neighbouring vills. (fn. 11)
The hundred court was held before the bailiffs
on Saturday once every three weeks. In 1628
the manors of Richmond, Petersham, and Ham
were removed from the jurisdiction of this
court, and separate courts leet constituted for
them. According to the Municipal Corporations Report of 1835 the hundred court had then fallen into disuse. A
recovery had been suffered in it as late as 1609, and a fine levied in 1611.
INDEX MAP TO THE HUNDRED OF KINGSTON.
Population Ret. 1831.
V.C.H. Surr. i, 297a, 305a, 306a, 308b, 317a, 319a, 323a.
||Ibid. 323a, 325b.
Feudal Aids, v, 132.
V.C.H. Surr. i, map facing p. 444.
||Subs. R. (6 Edw. III), bdle. 184, no. 4.
Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 25, see also 29.
||See Municipal Corp. Rep. 1835, p. 2900.
||The court was called in old court books 'curia cum hundredo.'