THE HUNDRED OF WACHLINGSTONE.
THE hundred of Wachlingstone encompasses the
lowy of Tunbridge on the east, west, and south sides
of it. It is written in the survey of Domesday,
The king and the archbishop of Canterbury were
lords of this hundred in the beginning of king Ed
ward II's reign. How the latter came to be divested
of his property in it, I have not found; but in the
15th year of that reign, the king was possessed of the
intire fee of it, for he then granted it, by the consent
of parliament, among other estates of greater value,
to Edmund, of Woodstock, his half-brother, whom
he at the same time made earl of Kent, and he died
possessed of it in the 4th year of king Edward III.
After which it passed in like manner as the hundred
of Littlefield, described before, till on the attaint of
Henry, lord Cobham, in the first year of James I.
they became forfeited to the crown, and were confirmed to it by an act passed specially for that purpose,
two years afterwards; since which, these hundreds.
have continued among the possessions of the crown,
where they remain at present.
THIS HUNDRED CONTAINS THE PARISHES OF
1.TUDELEY in part;
2. PEMBURY in part;
3. BIDBOROUGH; and
And the churches of those parishes; and also part of the parishes of CAPEL, PENSHURST, LYGHE, SPELDHURST, and
so much of FANT as lies within this county, the churches of
which parishes are not within this hundred.