The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8. Originally published by W Bristow, Canterbury, 1799.
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THE HUNDRED OF HAM
LIES the next north-westward from that of Newchurch, being written in the survey of Domesday, Hame. In the 7th year of king Edward I. it belonged to the king and the archbishop.
IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS PART OF THE
1. ORLESTONE, and
And the churches of those parishes, and likewise part of the parishes of KENNARDINGTON, RUCKING, SHADOXHURST, and SNAVE, the churches of which are in other hundreds. One constable has jurisdiction over it.
There is a court leet held for this hundred, being one of the five, which are appendant to the manor of Aldington. It is held alternately at Warehorne and Hamstreet.