Eastling (St. Mary)
EASTLING (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Faversham, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E. division of Kent, 5 miles (S. W.) from Faversham; containing 437 inhabitants. It comprises 1915 acres: the surface is hilly; the greater portion arable, and the remainder woodland and pasture, the wood covering 428 acres. A fair is held on the 14th of September. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16, and in the patronage of the Earl of Winchilsea: the tithes have been commuted for £500, and there are 36 acres of glebe.