The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2. Originally published by W Bristow, Canterbury, 1797.
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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.
And the churches of those parishes.