The hundred of Little and Lesnes
Introduction

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Institute of Historical Research

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Edward Hasted

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1797

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184

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'The hundred of Little and Lesnes: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 184. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62810 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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THE HUNDRED OF LITTLE AND LESNES

LIES next northward from that of Ruxley. In the general survey of Domesday it is called the hundred of Litelai; which name it retained in the reign of king Edward I. the king being then lord of it.

In the 20th year of king Edward III. on levying forty shillings on every knights fee, this hundred of Litley answered for one knight's fee and a half.

In the reign of king Henry IV. I find it called by its present name, of Little and Lesnes; the latter being, in fact, no more than the name of one of the two half hundreds into which it was divided. Two constables have jurisdiction over it.

IT CONTAINS THE PARISHES OF
1. EAST WICKHAM.
2. PLUMSTED.
3. ERITH.
4. CRAYFORD.

And the churches of those parishes.