Medieval moated site.
Held by Goodwin, Earl of Kent.
Held by King Harold.
Held by the Abbey of Boxley.
1066 After: Held by Odo, Bishop of Bayeux
1189-1199 Between: Market granted by Richard I to Hugh Bardolf in exchange for the Manor of Bampton in Devon.
1216 Granted by King John to Hubert de Burgh, Chief Justice of England, 1st Earl of Kent. Later the lands were confiscated and granted to Henry Grey and Hugh Poinz.
1244 Lands inherited by Henry grey’s son, Sir Richard Grey.
1250 Sir Richard Grey, Lord Grey died.
1347 Held by John, Lord Grey of Codnor.
1360 c: Edward III granted free warren to the Abbot and convent.
1392 John, Lord Grey of Codnor died, and the manor was inherited by his grandson, Richard.
1418 Richard, Lord Grey, died and the manor passed to Henry, Lord Grey.
1496 Henry, Lord Grey died without issue and the manor was held by Lady Catherine Grey.
1521 Lady Catherine Grey died, and the manor went to Sir John Zouche.
1529 Sir John Zouche died, and it passed to Thomas Cornewall
1538 Dissolved as part of the Reformation.
Thomas Cornewall died, and it passed to Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle.
1541 Henry VIII granted the site to Sir Thomas Wyatt for a yearly rent of 48s 2d.
1543 Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle conveyed the manor and Boxley Abbey to the Crown.
1552 Edward VI granted it to Sir George Brook, Lord Cobham.
1606 Henry, Lord Cobham was convicted of High Treason and his lands went to the Crown.
1606 After: The lands were granted to Sir Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, later Lord Treasurer of England.
1612 Sir Robert Cecil died and was succeed by his son William, Earl of Salisbury.
1629 William, Earl of Salisbury granted the lands to Sir Edward Hales.
1654 Sir Edward Hales died and his son, Sir Edward Hales inherited.
1663 Sir Edward Hales, who was deeply in debt due to fighting for Charles I, left the country and his lands were held in trust by Sir John Tufton and Edward Hales, esq. They conveyed them to the 4th son of Sir Edward, Edward Villers.
1692 Edward was created Viscount Villers of Dartford and Baron of Hoo.
1697 Edward was created Earl of Jersey.
1711 Edward died and his son William inherited the lands and titles.
1790 Held by the Right Honourable George, Earl of Jersey.