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Cheshire Hundreds

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When the "Doomsday Book" was written there were twelve hundreds in Cheshire:

  • Atticros;
  • Erestan;
  • Chester;
  • Wilaweston;
  • Dudestan;
  • Warmundestreau;
  • Riseton;
  • Roelay;
  • Mildestric or Mildest-vich;
  • Hamastan;
  • Bucklow or Bochelau; and
  • Tunendon.

These were later reduced to seven:

  • Bucklow (East Division) which included Tunendon (West Division);
  • Maxfield was Hamastan;
  • Northwich was Mildestric or Mildest-vich;
  • Nantwich was Warmundestreau;
  • Broxton was Dudestan;
  • Edesbury was Riseton and Roelay; and
  • Wirrhall was Wilaweston.

In 21 Henry VII [1506] the City of Chester became a distinct Hundred.

In 33 Henry VIII, the towns of Attiscross and Erestan hundreds, apart from Dodleston in Broxton Hundred, were annexed to Flintshire.

Sources: Ormerod, George, eds. Containing the Introduction and Prolegomena, the county of the city of Chester and Bucklow Hundred", The history of the county palatine and city of Chester compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county; incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal, and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. Vol. I. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, 1819. pp.308. link

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