The Research Archive of COLIN FLIGHT
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                Colin FlightColin Flight was born in London (1943) but grew up in Rochester and Chatham (1951–65, not counting a number of brief visits to Cambridge in 1961–4). He joined the KAS in 1960. Apart from some
bare mentions of his name in excavation reports by Peter Tester (1962, 1966), his first appearance in 'Archaeologia Cantiana' was as the nominal co-author of an article published in volume 83 (1969). Some sections of that paper were indeed drafted by him; but most of the writing plus all of the work of assembling the paper was done by Arthur Harrison – a good teacher who became a good friend of his. Peter Tester (1921–1994) and Arthur Harrison (1912–1998) were, both then and later, the people in Kent to whose encouragement and to whose example he owed the most. 

He is the author of four book-length publications. 'The bishops and monks of Rochester' was published by the KAS in 1997, as the sixth (and seemingly the final) volume in their Monograph Series. A short book about the early history of Rochester bridge was published, also in 1997, by British Archaeological Reports. 'The survey of the whole of England' (BAR, British Series 405, 2006) is a study of the documentation ('Domesday Book' and the rest) resulting from the survey of the kingdom conducted in 1086.VIEW    His latest book – not a sequel so much as a complement to the third one – has just been published. Its contents should be clear from its title, 'The survey of Kent: documents relating to the survey of the county conducted in 1086' (BAR, British Series 506, 2010). VIEW

Some of the files which have helped in the writing of these books are made available below, in the hope that they may prove useful to other people. Anyone who wishes to is welcome to download them, or to copy any parts of them; but it needs to be understood that they are roughwork, not finished pieces. Let the user beware.

Corrections, additions, and other comments would always be gratefully received and properly acknowledged.

Colin Flight's e-mail address is colinflight@gmail.com.


First posted Jan 2010, revised Mar 2010

Hasted's History of Kent (second edition) : the twelve indexes
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Hasted's History of Kent (second edition) : index of parishes
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The great rolls of the exchequer : published rolls
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The great rolls of the exchequer : images of the unpublished rolls
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The great rolls of the exchequer : transcript of the account for Kent in the exchequer roll for 1130 (E 372/1, rot 7)
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Itinerant justices in Kent : Introduction
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Itinerant justices in Kent : 1219 : Eyre of Benedict bishop of Rochester and others
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Itinerant justices in Kent : 1227 : Eyre of Martin de Pateshulle and others
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Itinerant justices in Kent : 1227 : Eyre of Martin de Pateshulle and 
others : Plans for a session at Shepway
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Itinerant justices in Kent : 1241 : Eyre of Willelm of York and others
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Itinerant justices in Kent : 1255 : Eyre of Gilbert of Preston and others
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List of the sheriffs of Kent from c.1050 till 1227
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Honours and baronies  :  Barony of fiz Bernard  :  Radulf Picot and the barony of Tonge
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Honours and baronies  :  Barony of Crevequer  :  The fall of the house of Crevequer
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Honours and baronies : the barony of Port in Kent : the lordship of Newnham
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Dover castle  :  Knight's fees owing castle-guard service at Dover  :  Introduction
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Dover castle  :  Knight's fees owing castle-guard service at Dover  :  Text  --  version A
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Dover castle  :  Knight's fees owing castle-guard service at Dover  :  Text  --  version B
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Dover castle  :  Knight's fees owing castle-guard service at Dover  :  Text  --  version C
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Dover castle  :  Knight's fees owing castle-guard service at Dover  :  Text  --  version D
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Dover castle  :  Knight's fees owing castle-guard service at Dover  :  An eighteenth century list
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Not the hereditary constables of Dover castle

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Dover castle : The act of 32 Henry VIII
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Rochester castle : Baronies and knight's fees owing castle-guard service to Rochester
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent  :  1166  :  Certificates submitted by the  king's tenants in chief  :  Introduction
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent  :  1166  :  Certificates submitted by the  king's tenants in chief  :  Text
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent  :  1242--3  :  Aid for the king's crossing the sea to Gascony  :  Introduction
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent  :  1242--3  :  Aid for the king's crossing the sea to Gascony  :  Text  -- version A
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent  :  1242--3  :  Aid for the king's crossing the sea to Gascony  :  Text  -- version B
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent  :  1242--3  :  Aid for the king's crossing the sea to Gascony  :  Text  -- version C
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent : 1253--5 : Copy of a lost report : 
Introduction
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent : 1253--5 : Copy of a lost report : 
Text – strand 1
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Lists of knight's fees in Kent : 1253--5 : Copy of a lost report : 
Text – strand 2
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List of knight's fees in Kent  :  1284--5  :  Extracts from the report submitted by Roger de Northwode and others  :  Introduction
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List of knight's fees in Kent  :  1284--5  :  Extracts from the report submitted by Roger de Northwode and others  :   Text
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Aids and scutages  :  1235-6  :  Aid for getting the king's sister married  :  Introduction
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Aids and scutages  :  1235-6  :  Aid for getting the king's sister married  :  Exchequer account
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Aids and scutages : 1245-6 : Aid for getting the king's oldest 
daughter married
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Aids and scutages : 1253-4 : Aid for getting the king's oldest son 
made a knight
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Aids and scutages:  1302-3  :  Aid for getting the king's eldest daughter married  :  Introduction
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Aids and scutages:  1302-3  :  Aid for getting the king's eldest daughter married  :  Collectors' account
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Aids and scutages:  1346-7  :  Aid for getting the king's eldest son made a knight  :  Introduction
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Aids and scutages:  1346-7  :  Aid for getting the king's eldest son made a knight  :  Collectors' account
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Aids and scutages:  1346-7  :  Aid for getting the king's eldest son made a knight  :  Exchequer audit
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Aids and scutages:  1346-7  :  Aid for getting the king's eldest son made a knight  :  Notes by Ciriac Petit
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Religious houses : The foundation of Davington priory
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Parishes and parish churches in Kent at the time of the valuation made in 1291  :  Introduction
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Parishes and parish churches in Kent at the time of the valuation made in 1291  :  Canterbury diocese
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Parishes and parish churches in Kent at the time of the valuation made in 1291  :  Rochester diocese
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Parishes and parish churches in Kent at the time of the valuation made in 1291  :  Rochester diocese
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Parishes and parish churches in Kent  :  The lost church of Pett
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The Bishops and monks of Rochester  :  The making of the Textus Roffensis
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"Quaedam instituta de legibus regum Anglorum"
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"Privilegia aecclesiae sancti Andreae Hrofensis 
concessa" (main scribe)
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"Privilegia aecclesiae sancti Andreae Hrofensis 
concessa" (later scribes)
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The bishops and monks of Rochester  :  Five years on
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The bishops and monks of Rochester  :  Appendix 3 revised
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Early printed maps of Kent
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Thomas  Southouse, not Thomas Southland, the author of Love a la mode  (1663). DOWNLOAD PDF (47.4 Kb)
The Rood of Grace
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