The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4. Originally published by W Bristow, Canterbury, 1798.
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THE HUNDRED OF MAIDSTONE.
IT formerly contained likewise, within its bounds, the town and parish of Maidstone, which has long since been made a separate jurisdiction, having a constable of its own, the liberty of the corporation claiming over it. This hundred is written, in the book of Domesday, Meddestan, and in other records, Maydestane. In the 8th year of king Edward II. the archbishop was lord of this hundred; the Right Hon. lord Romney is the present owner of it.