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.
THE next hundred south-westward is that of Maidstone, which contains within its bounds the parishes of
5. EAST FARLEY; and
6. EAST and WEST BARMING.
With the churches of the same: And part of the parishes of BERSTED, HUNTON, MARDEN, and STAPLEHURST.
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.