Place:Eyhorne Hundred, Kent, England

NameEyhorne Hundred
Alt namesEyhorne (hundred)source: name variation
Located inKent, England
See alsoAylesford Lathe, Kent, Englandlathe or administrative division of which the hundred was a part

Wikipedia has very few articles on the hundreds of Aylesford Lathe, but the map on the Aylesford Lathe page should at least allow the reader to get an idea of the location of the individual hundreds. The Ordnance Survey maps referenced below are helpful, particularly the one from 1900.

Eyhorne is the easternmost hundred in Aylesford Lathe and also the largest by area. It is in the centre of Kent on a north to south axis and close to being the same on a east to west axis. The village of Eythorne was not in the hundred, but further east closer to the coast near Deal.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eyhorne Hundred from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EYHORNE, a hundred in Kent; in the lathe of Aylesford, containing Bearstead parish and twenty-three other parishes. Acres: 53,549. Population: 13,953. Houses: 2,659."


Bearstead parish (ancient), civil parish
Bicknor parish (ancient), civil parish
Boughton Malherbe parish (ancient), civil parish
Boughton Monchelsea parish (ancient), civil parish
Bredhurst chapelry, civil parish
Broomfield chapelry, civil parish
Chart Sutton parish (ancient), civil parish
East Sutton chapelry, civil parish
Frinsted parish (ancient), civil parish
Harrietsham parish (ancient), civil parish
Headcorn parish (ancient), civil parish
Hollingbourne parish (ancient), civil parish
Hucking chapelry, civil parish
Langley parish (ancient), civil parish
Leeds parish (ancient), civil parish
Lenham parish (ancient), civil parish
Marden parish (ancient), civil parish
Otham parish (ancient), civil parish
Otterden parish (ancient), civil parish
Staplehurst parish (ancient), civil parish
Stockbury parish (ancient), civil parish
Sutton Valence parish (ancient), civil parish
Thurnham parish (ancient), civil parish
Ulcombe parish (ancient), civil parish
Wichling parish (ancient), civil parish
Wormshill parish (ancient), civil parish

Research tips

  • Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
  • For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
  • Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
  • England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
  • Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
  • Volume 2 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1926) is available online through the auspices of British History Online. It includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.
  • Volume 3 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1932) This includes the text of, and the index to, the Kent Domesday survey. It has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Society.
  • In place of the other volumes of the Victoria County History, British History Online has transcriptions of the numerous volumes of The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent by Edward Hasted (originally published 1797)
  • English Jurisdictions 1851, a parish finding aid provided by FamilySearch, is particularly helpful in locating parishes in large ancient towns and cities like Canterbury.
  • Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson
  • GENUKI lists other possible sources, however, it does not serve Kent so well as it does some other counties.