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Hastingleigh, a parish in the franchise and barony of Bircholt, lathe of Shepway, county of Kent, 4.73 mi. northeast of Willesborough; 6½ miles northeast of Ashford in the archdeaconry and diocese of Canterbury, rated in the king's books and in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury ... 1.24 miles west of Elmsted, 1.96 mi. northwest of Brabourne; 6.86 miles southwest of Chartham. (Lewis, 1831 and map)
The Visitations of Kent, 1619, include:
HastingleighNo IGI entries found for this parish.
Sciant p'sentes et fut. qd. ego Johannes de COMBE de Hastinglegh concessi &c. Joh'i Recti et alijs Maneria de Southlegh et Hugha. que Stephanus de COMBE Richardus de COMBE et ego p'dictus Joh'es nuper H'u'im's ex dono et feoffamento Willi'mi TAPELINE et Alior. et que ferunt Matildis filiae et haeredis Waresij de Valoyns Milit. data apud Hastinglegh 4o die Mensis Novembris 10 Regis Ric'di 2di Hijs testibus Willi'mo LOTERICHE Joh'e ALKHAM Hamone EDINGE Willi'mo BREWER et Alijs.
Roughly and partially translated as:
"[ca] 1387...I Johannes de COMBE of Hastingleigh, concede to Joh'i ... and others of the manor of Southleigh and Hugha. that Stephanus de COMBE, Richardus de COMBE and myself by order of of Joh'es... give and grant to Wiliam TAPELINE et Alior. et que ferunt Matilda daughter and heir of Waresij de Valoyns Milit ... Hastinglegh 4th day of the ninth month 10 Richard II [4 Sep 1386]. His witnesses William LOTERICHE Joh'e ALKHAM, Hamone EDINGE, William BREWER and others."
22 Jun 1377 - 17 Nov 1558 [at some time between these dates] Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary. C 1/28/398. "Thomas, son of Richard COMBE, esq., late of Canterbury [Kent]. v. John HALLE, gent., and Reynold KNYGHT, feoffees.: Manors of Southleigh, Combe, and Dean, and a messuage, &c. in Hastingleigh, Wye, Crundell (Crowndale), Waltham, Elmstead, Stouting (Stountyng), Se..." (ibid.)
22 Jun 1377 - 17 Nov 1558 [at some time between these dates] Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary. C 1/68/23. John BURGEYS, citizen and stockfishmonger of London, and Margaret, his wife, previously the wife of Stephen, son of John COMBE. v. Thomas COMBE, William BARTON, of Canterbury, and Thomas IKAM, feoffees to uses.: Manors of Hugham and Southlye, and lands in... [Hastingleigh, Kent]" (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, C Series - record not yet acquired)
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