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KINGSDOWN, 2 miles N.E. from Sevenoats. Popula. 438.

KINGSDOWN, 3 miles S. from Milton. Popula. 75.

KINGSTONE, 3} miles S.E. from Canterbury. Popula. 301.

KINGSNORTH, 2 miles S. from Ashford. Popula. 372.

KNOWLTON, 3 miles N.VV. from Deal. Popula. 34.

LANGDON (East), 2 miles N. from Dorer. Popula. S47.

LANGDON (West), Í miles N.E. from Dover. Popula. 86. Here there was a Premonstratensian Abbey, founded, 1194, by William de Aubervill; yearly value 56/.6s. 9d., now worth 1126/. 15s.; granted, 30 Hen. VIII., lo the Archbishop of Canterbury.

LANGLEY, 2 miles S.E. from Maidstone. Popula. 263.

LAWRENCE (St.-in-Thanet), 1 mile N.E. from Ramsgate. Popula. 1,601. Fair, Aug. 10, toys.

LEAVELAND, 4 miles S.W. from Faversham. Popula. 69.

LEE, 1 mile S. from Deptford. Popula. 737.

LEEDS, 3 miles S.E. from Maidstone. Popula. 515. Here there was un Au(rustine Priory, built, 1119, by Robert Croucheart, Knt.; yearly value 362/. 7s.7d., now 7,247/. lis. 8c/.; granted, 4 Edw. VI., to Sir Antony St. Leger.

LEIGH, 3 miles W. from Tonbridge. Popula. 876. Fair, June 16, toys.

LENHAM, 7 miles S.E. from Maidstone. Populn. 1,959. Market, Tues., June 6, cattle and horses; Oct. 43, horses, Sec.

LEWISHAM, 5 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 8,185.

LEYBOURN, 3 miles N.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 300.

LEYSDOWN, 5 miles S.E. from Queenborougb. Popula. 132.

LIDSING or LIDGEN, 3§ miles S.S.E. from Chatham. Popula. 42.

LINSTEAD, 1 mile S.E. from Milton. Popula. 890.

LINTON and CROCKHURST, 3 miles S. from Maidstone. Popula. 686.

LITTLEBOURN, 3 miles E. from Can

terbury. Popula. 698. Fair, July 6, toys.

LONGFIELD, 4 miles S.E. from Dartford. Popula: 113.

LOOSE, 2§ miles S. from Maidstone. Popula. 822.

LUDDENHAM, Ц mile N.W. from Faversham. Popula. 173.

LUDDESDOWN, 4 miles S.W. from Rochester. Popula. 235.

LULL1NGSTONE, 4 miles S. from Dartford. Popula. 41.

LYDD, 72 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 1,437. Fair, last Mon. in July, cattle.

LYDDEN, 3 miles N.W. from Dover. Popula. 149.

LYMINGE, Ц miles N.W. from Folkestone. Popula. 649. Fair, July 6, pedlary.

LYMINGE (Extra Par.) Popula.69. Part of the above.

LYMPE, 1 mile W. from Hythe. Popula. 467.

MAIDSTONE, 3-1 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 12,508. Market, Thurs., tollfree, hops and corn; fairs, first Tues, in every month, cattle, &c.; Feb. 18, May 12, June 20, Oct. 17 (great market), horses, bullocks, and all sorts of goods. Sends two members to parliament; the right of voting being in the freemen, about 800 in number. Here there was a College or Hospital, founded, 1260, by Boniface, Archbishop of Canterbury; valuation 159/. 7s. 10</. yearlv, now worth 3.187Í. 18s. 4rf.; granted,'з Edw. VI., to Lord Cobham.

MALLIXG (East), 2 miles N.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 1,403. Fair, Aug. (>. Itere there was a Benedictine Nunnery, founded, in the reign of William Rufus, by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester; yearly value 245Í. 10s. 2Jrf., nowworth 4,910/. 4s. 3d.; granted, 12 Elis, to Henry Cobham, alias Brook.

MALLING (West), 3 miles N.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 1,205. Market, Sat.; fairs, Aug. 12, Oct. 2, Nov. 17, bullocks, horses, and toys.

MARDEN, 5 miles N.W.from Cranbrook.

Popula. 2,051. Fuir, Oct. 11, pedlars*

ware. MARGATE, 71 miles S.E. from London.

Popula. 7,843.

MARGARET (St., at Cliffe), 4
N.E. from Dover. Popula. 613.

MARY'S (St.). 2 miles N. from New-
Romney. Popula. 103. Fairs, Feb. 2,
Sept. 10.

MARY'S (St.-Hoo), 5 mile» N.E. from Chatham. Popula. 286.

MEOPHAM, 5 miles S.W. from Rochester. Popula. 833. Fair, July 10.

MEREWORTH, 6 miles S.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 711.

MERSHAM, 3i miles S.E. from Ashford. Popula. 776. Fair, Fri. in Whitsunweek, horses, cattle, and pedlary.

MERSTON.—See Shorne. Ц miles N.W. from Rochester.

MIDLEY, 2 miles S.W. from New-Romney. Popula. 33.

MILSTEAD, 2 miles S. from Milton. Popula. 191.

MILTON, next Gravesend, J mile S.E. from Gravesend. Popula. 2,769. Here there was an Hospital, granted to Sir Henry Wyat.

MILTON, next Sittingbonrn, 40 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 2,012. Market, Sat.; fair, July 24, toys, cattle, Sec.

MILTON, in Thannington parish, and popula, included therein. 4 mile distant S.W.

MINSTER, 5 miles W. from Ramsgate. Popula. 920. Fair, Palm-Mon., toys, cattle. Sec.

MINSTEH-IN.SHEPPEY, Ц miles N.E. from Queenborough. Popula. 8,414. Here there was a Benedictine Nunnery, founded, in the year 675, by Sexburg, widow of Ercombert, King of Kent; yearly value 122/. 14s. 6$rf., now worth 2.454Í. 10s. 10<i.; granted, 29 Hen. VIII., to Sir Thomas Cheiney.

MOLDASH, 6 miles S.W. from Canterbury. Popula. 378.

MONGEHAM (Great), 14. mile W. from Deal. Popula. 281. Fair, Oct. 29, cattle and pedlary.

MONGEHAM (Little), 1 mile W. from Deal. Popula. 113.

MONKS-HORTON, 3 miles N. from Hythe. Popula. 186. Here was a Cluniac Cell, founded, in the reign of Hen. II., by Robert de Veré; yearly value

miles

111/. 16s. 11},/., now worth 9.2S61. 19s. 2rf.; granted, 30 Hen. VIII., to

Richard Tate, and after to Maa

tell.

MONKTON, 5i miles W. from RamsgaU. Popula. 348. Fairs, July 22, hogs, ice.; Oct. 11, toys.

MOTTINGHAM, partly in Chisleliurst, and partly in Eltham parishes. ÏJ miles N. from Bromley.

MURSTON, § mile N. from Milton. Popula. 141.

NACKINGTON, 5 miles S. from Canterbury. Popula. 165.

NETTLESTEAD, 4 miles S.W. from Maidstone. Popula. Î55.

NEW-CHURCH, 4 miles S.W. from Hythe. Popula. 281.

NEWENDEN.LIBERTY, 3 milesS. from Tenterden. Popula. 151. Fair, July 1,

pedlars' ware.

NEVVINGTON, 2j miles N.W. froa Milton. Popula. 629.

NEWI^GTON-NEXT-HYTHE, If mi> N.W. from Folkestone. Popula. 498.

NEWNHAM, 4 miles S.W. from Faversham. Popula. 366. Fair, July S6, linen and toys.

NICHOLAS (St.), at Wade, 6 mile» N.W. from Margate. Popula. 590.

NOCKHOLT, 14 mile N. from Westerham. Popula. 407.

NONINGTON, 4 miles S.E. from Canterbury. Popula. 730.

NORTHBOURNE, 2 miles W. fren Deal. Popula. 757.

NORTHFLEET, i mile W. from Gruvesend. Popula. 1,964. Fair, KasterTues.

NORTON, 2 miles S.W. from Faversnam. Popula. 98.

NURSTED, 3 miles W. from Rochester. Popula. 33.

OARE, 1 mile N. from Faversbam. Po pula. 197.

OFFHAM, 4 miles N.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 274.

ORGARSWICK, 3 miles S.W. from Hythe. Popula. 10.

ORLESTONE, 4 miles S. from Aahforf. Popula. 453.

ORPINGTON, 2§ miles S.E. from Bromley. Popula. 754.

OSPRING, 1} mile S.W. from Faversham.

Popula. 912. Fair, May 25, toys, .\r.

Here there was a Hospital, founded,

1235, by King Henry III.; granted by

Hen. VIII. OTTERDEN, 5 miles S. from Wilton.

Popula. 173. OTHAM, 2 miles S.E. from Maidstone.

Popula. 387. OTFORD, 3 miles N.E. from Seren Oaks.

Popula. 630. Fair, Aug. 24, pedlary. OXENHEATH, in West-1'eckham parish,

and popula, included therein. 1¿ mile

distant S.W. OXXEY, 5 mües S.E. from Tenterden.

Popula. 11. PADDLESWORTH. Ц mile» N.W.from

Folkestone. Popula. 44. PADDLESWORTH.—See Snodland. PATR1XBOURNE, 2 miles S.E. from

Canterbury. Popula. 268. At this

place there was an Alien Priory, founded 1200; granted, 4 Edw. VI., to Sir

Thomas Cheiney. PECKHAM (East), 4 miles S.W. from

Maidstone. Popula. 1,724. Fair, May

29, and Whit.-Thurs.

PECKHAM (West), 5 miles S.W. from Maidstone. Populo. 498. Here there was an Hospital of Hospitalers; yearly value 6.5/. 6s. 8d., now worth Í.266Í. ISs. 1,1. ; granted, 35 Hen.VIII., to Sir Robert Southwell.

PEMBURY, 2} miles S.E. from Tonbridge. Popula. 891. Fair, Whit.Tues., cattle and pedlary.

PENSHURST, 34 miles S.W. from Tonbridge. Popula. 1,592. Fair, June 26, pedlary.

PETHAM, 3¿ miles S. from Canterbury. Popula. 536.

PETER (St.), 2 miles S.E. from Margate. Popula. 2,101. Fairs, April 5, July 10, toys.

PEVINGTONr—See Pluckley.

PLUCKLEY with PEVINGTON, 5 miles N.W. from Ashford. Popula. 663. Fair, Nov. 4, pedlary.

PLUMSTEAD, 1 mile S.E. from Woolwich. Popula. 2,386.

POSTHING, 2 miles N. from Hythe.

Popula. 175. POULTON, 4 miles W. from Deal. Po

pull. 30. PRESTON-NEXT-FAVERSHAM, lmile

S. from Faversham. Popula. 351. Fair,

Iloly-lliurs., pedlary.

PRESTON-BY.WINGHAM,5milesN.E. from Canterbury. Popula. 504.

QUEENBOROUGH, 45 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 881. Fair, Aug. 5, toys. A corporate town, having a mayor, 4 jurats, 2 bailiffs, a constable, a town-sergeant, and a water-bailiff. Sends 2 members to parliament. Right of election is in the mayor, jurats, bailiffs, and burgesses. Number of voters, 131.

RAINHAM, 54 miles N.W. from Milton. Popula. 1,030. Fuir, Aug. 15.

RAMSGATE, 72 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 6,031.

RECULVER, 7 miles W. from Margate. Popula. 266.

RIDLEY. 5 miles S.E. from Dartford. Popula. 74.

R1NGSWOULD, 3 miles S. from Deal. Popula. 495.

RIPPLE, 2 miles S.W. from Deal. Po. pula. 171.

RIVER, 1 mile N.W. from Dover. Po. pula. 701.

RIVER-HEAD, § mile N. from SevenOaks. Popula. 1,216.

ROCHESTER, is a very ancient city, situated on the banks of the Medway, 84 miles North from Maidstone, und 29 East by South from London. Its name is supposed to have been originally Hrnf-ctaslre, from a Saxon chief named llrof, and thence Rochutir. At the conversion of Ethelbert, king of the Saxons, in 600, he caused a church to be built here and dedicated to Saint Andrew, and he raised it to a bishop's (ее. It 1ms, in all times since, been principally a military station. It was sacked by the Danes in 839. In 885 the inhabitants withstood them till Alfred drove them away; in 986, King Ethelred having quarrelled with its bishop, "he- besieged Rochester, but, being unable to reduce it, wasted the lands of the see. In 12 years after that, the Danes again besieged it, took it and pillaged it. William I. granted Rochester to his half brother, Odo, bishop of Baieux, and on his disgrace, it fell to the crown, in which it long remained; so long that the church became neglected and almost in ruina; and in the time of Hen. I., he farmed it out to the citizens for 20J. a year. But Gundulph being made bishop, by the aid of his friend Lnnfranc, archbishop of Canterbury, he obtained possession of the temporalities of the see, and began rebuilding the church, or Cathedral; a part of which building forms some part of the present cathedral. It presents specimens of the architecture of four distinct epochs; the nave and west front, and the massive bell-tower between the transepts on the North side, are of Gundulph's construction. The North side of the West transept was built by the monks, Richard de Eastgate, and Thomas de Mapham, about 1180. The South side, by the monk liichard de Waledene, about the beginning of the 12th century; and the choir and upper transept in the reigns of King .lohn and King Henry III., by William de Hoo. This city formerly had 4 churches, besides the cathedral. It has now but 2. The castle is a ponderous ruin, standing in the SouthW est angle of the city, on ao abrupt eminence rising up from the Medwav which guards it on that side; and having on the South, East and North sides of it a deep ditch. It is, by some, stated to have been bnilt by Ciesar. That it was the work of the Romans there is little doubt from the great number of Roman coins found at different times within the walls. William 1. repairi-d :md garrisoned it; sis did many of his successors, and it has stood several sieges. 'The keep which is now standing is said to have been built by Gutidulph, the bishop; and other parts of the ruin are clearly of Norman architecture. On account of ita loyalty displayed several times, Rochester hasbeen chartered by several of the kings of England; but it is now governed under that of Charles the First, by virtue of which the corporation consists of a mayor, 12 aldermen (ofwhich the mavor is one), 12 assistants or common council, a recorder, a town-clerk, 2 chamberlains, a principal sergeant-atmace, a water-bailiff, and other inferior officers. The citizens are principally engaged in boat-building, or other maritime affairs, and in the oyster fisheries ofthe Medwav. The city is represented hi parliament by 2 members, who are elected by the freemen, about <i30 in number. It contains the parishes of St. Margaret,St. Nicholas, Stroud within, and part of Chatham. The whole popula. is 24,063. This town is illpared, its streets are narrow, dark, and disagreeable. There is a market on Friday, and the fairs are on May 30,

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Dec. 11, horses, bullocks, and variou* commodities; and fourth Tues. in every month, cattle. At Rochester, a cathedral and Benedictine Priory, founded, in the year (500, by King Etuelbert; yearly value 4807. lis. 5d., now worth 9.73H. 8*. 4rf. This is the cathedral which is mentioned abovo. RODMERSHAM, 1 mile S. from Milton. Popula. 307.

ROLYENDEN, 3 miles S.E. from Cranbrook. Popula. 1,403.

ROMNEY (New), 71 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 962. Market, Thurs.; fair, 26 Aug., pedlars' ware. A corporate town, having a mayor, 12 jurats, and 26 common-councilmen. Sends 2 members to parliament. Right of election in the mavor, jurats, and commonalty. Number of voters, 8.

ROMNEY (Old), 70 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 153.

RUCK1NGE, 7 miles W. from Hythe. Popula. 331.

RYARSH, 4 miles N.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 350.

SANDGATE, in Folkestone parish, 2J miles E. from Hythe. Fair, July '.'3.

SANDHURST, 3J miles S.W. from Tenterden. Popula. 1,182. Fair, May 35, cattle and pedlary.

SANDWICH, 68 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 2,912. Market, Wed.and Sat.; fairs, Dee. 4, drapery, haberdashery, shoes and hardware. A corporate town, hiving a mayor, recorder, 12 jurats anil 24 common-councilmen. Sends 2 members to parliamant. Right of election in the freemen resident and non-resident. Number of voters, about 500.

SARR, 5 miles W. from Ramsgate. Popula. 191. Fair, Oct. 14, toys.

SALT WOOD, 1 mile N. from Hythe. Popula. 570.

SEAL, 2J miles N.E. from Sevenoaks. Popula. 1,320. Fair, June 6, toys.

SEASALTER, 3 miles N.W. from Canterbury. Popula. 654.

SELLING, 3 miles S. from Canterbury. Popula. 57.L Fair, May 11.

SELLINGE, 4 miles N.W. from Hvthe. Popula. 469. Fairs, .May 21, Oct. 12, horses, cattle, and pedlary,

SEYENOAKS, 23 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 3,944. Market, Sat.. fairs, July 10, Oct. 12, hogs aud toys; third Tues. in every month, cattle. Here there were two Hospitals, one founded in the year 1418, for twenty men and women, by William Sevenoke; another in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; both granted, 31 Hen. VIII., to Archbishop Cranmer.

SEYINGTON, 2 miles S.E. from Ashford. Popula. 86.

SHADOXHURST, 7 miles N.E. from Tenterden. Popula. 244.

SHEERNESS, in Minster-in-Sheppey parish, and popula. (8,814) included therein. 46£ miles E. from London, and 2 miles N". from Queenborough.

SHELDWICK, 2 miles S.W. from Faversham. Populn. 545.

SHOREHAM, 2J miles N. from Sevenoaks. Popula. 891. Fair, May 1, toys.

SHORNE and MERSTON, 2 miles N.W. from Rochester. Popula. 776.

SHOULDEN, 1 mile W. from Deal., Popula. 285.

SHIPBORNE, 4 miles S.E. from Sevenoaks. Popula. 402. Fair, June 18.

SIBBERTSWOLD, 4 miles N.W. from Dover. Popula. 299.

SITTINGBOURN, § mile S. from Milton. Popula. 1,537. Fairs, Whit-Mon., Tues., and Wed., linen and toys; Oct. 11, linen, woollen-drupery, and hardware.

SMARDEN, 36 miles S.E. from London. Popula. 1,038. Market, Fri.; fairs, Oct. 11, pedlars' ware.

SMEETH, 3 miles S.E. from Ashford. Popula. 393. Fair, May 15, Sept. 29, horses, cattle, and pedlary.

SXARGATE, 5 miles N.W. from Romney. Popula. 93.

SNAYE,Smiles N.W.from New-Romney. Popula. 108.

SNODLAND with PADDLESWORTH, 4 miles N.W. from Maidstone. Popula. 438.

SOUTHFLEET, 4 miles S.E. from Dartford. Popula. 577.

SPELDHURST, 3 miles S.W. from Tonbridge. Popula. 2,297.

STALISFIELD, 6J miles S.W. from Faversham. Popula. 340.

STANSTEAD, 5 miles N.E. from Sevenoaks. Popula. 292. .

STANDFORD, 2 miles N. from Hythe. Popula. 229.

STAPLEGATE (Extra Par.), near Canterbury. Popula. 257.

STAPLEHURST, 3 miles N. from Cranbrook. Popula. 1,513.

STAPLE, next Wingham, 1\ miles W. from Sandwich. Popula. 467. Fair, July

25, edge-tools.

STELLING, 4 miles S. "from Canterbury. Popula. 295. Fair, Ascension-day, horses, cattle, and pedlary.

STOCKBURY, 4 miles S.E. from Milton. Popula. 594. Fair, Aug. 2, toys.

STODMARSH, 3 miles E. from Canterbury. Popula. 122.

STOKE, 4 miles N.E. from Chatham. Popula. 350.

STONAR, near Sandwich, on the road from Ramsgate. Popula. 44.

STONE, 5 miles S.E. from Tenterden. Popula. 425. Fair, July 10, pedlars' wure.

STONE, next Faversham, \ mile S. from Faversham. Popula. 75.

STONE, near Dartford, 1 mile N.E. from Dartford. Popula. 514.

STOURMOUTH, 6 miles S.W. from Ramsgate. Popula. 257.

STOUTING, 5 miles N. from Hythe. Popula. 236.

STROUD-EXTRA, J mile S.W. from Rochester. Popula. 1,461. Fair, Aug.

26, toys. Here there was an Hospital, founded, in the year 1194, by Bishop Glunville, of Rochester, for the reception of poor travellers, and other indigent persons; granted, 33 Hen. VIII.

STL'RRY, 2J miles N.E. from Canterbury. Popula. 878. Fair, Whit-Mon.

SUNDRIDGE, 1 mile N.W. from Sevenoaks. Popula. 1,129.

SUTTON (East), 5 miles S.E. from Maidstone. Popula. 312.

SUTTON-BY-DOVER, 4 miles N. from Dover. Popula. 151.

SUTTON-AT-HONE, \\ mile S. from Dartford. Popula. 863.

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