Place:Newport Hundred, Buckinghamshire, England


NameNewport Hundred
Coordinates52.11°N 0.76°W
Located inBuckinghamshire, England

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Newport Hundred was a hundred in the county of Buckinghamshire, England. It was situated in the north of the county and forming the boundary with the counties of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. It was commonly known as 'the three hundreds of Newport' because it amalgamated three earlier (11C) hundreds: Bonestou, Moulsoe and Siglelai (or Seckley/Seckloe/Secklow). Its modern equivalent is the Borough of Milton Keynes, which covers almost exactly the same area (plus a little of the former Winslow Hundred, itself one of 18 ancient hundreds amalgamated under the administrative control of Cottesloe Hundred).


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Until at least the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086 there were 18 hundreds in Buckinghamshire. It has been suggested however that neighbouring hundreds had already become more closely associated in the 11th century so that by the end of the 14th century the original or ancient hundreds had been consolidated into 8 larger hundreds. Newport became the name of the hundred formed from the combined 11th century hundreds of Bonestou, Moulsoe and Sigelai although these original names still persisted in official records until at least the early part of the 17th century. The court leet for Buckingham hundred was every three weeks near Gayhurst and in 1830 also took place at the Swan Inn Newport Pagnell.[1]

Traces of the moot hill of Sigelai Hundred were discovered by archaeologists working for Milton Keynes Development Corporation, during the construction of Central Milton Keynes; the site is behind the central library and has been reconstructed.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI for Buckinghamshire provides a lot of material on the county history from a variety of aspects. The maps of the hundreds are reproduced from 19th century publications and show the topology as well as the locations of the various parishes. There is also a schematic map covering the whole county. GENUKI does not contain much information about the 20th century and beyond.
  • Local History Online provides a list of local historical organizations. Each of these societies and organizations has its own website.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki on Buckinghamshire explains the jurisdictions relating to civil affairs, parishes and probate (wills and testaments) for each parish in the county and also outlines when these jurisdictions were in existence. The data does not cover the post-1974 period.
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