Yalding and Brenchley, together with the inferior rank of the latter, are clearly established from ancient records. Thus Rich, de Clare, Earl of Hertford, gives the church of Aldinges and chapel of Brenchesleya to the canons of Tonbridge; but the date is not preserved. (Reg. Roff.) Again there is mention of Yalding church, with the chapel of Brenchley, and the churches of Strateshelle and Mereworth, A.D. 1191. (Reg. Roff. 666.) Having met with the name of Strateshell nowhere else, I am unable even to conjecture the locality of the place.
ADDENDA TO KENT.
A charter of 12 of K. Richard II names the churches of Leuche, Gore, and Parroke in Kent. (Monast. V, 717, 719.) What places may be signified I cannot imagine, except that I should conjecture Leuche to mean Lee; and that Parroke possibly refers to some spot in or adjoining the small portion of Kent lying on the Essex side of the Thames.
The rectory of Salmyston in the Isle of Thanet is mentioned as belonging to St. Augustin's, Canterbury, temp. K. Henry VIII. (Monast. I, 149.) This name I am unable to identify.
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