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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858  page 73

Hackington, or St Stephen's’, Canterbury. Collar of SS. 
By Edward Foss, F.S.A.

AMONG the numerous spots in the eastern division of the county that will supply interesting topics to the archaeologist, there are few that revive so many historical reminiscences as the parish of Hackington, or St. Stephen's, closely contiguous to the city of Canterbury. It is in the archdeaconry of that province, which has been presided over by so many eminent ecclesiastics; one of the most celebrated of whom, Thomas Becket, was loath to part with it, even when he became archbishop, and another, Petrus Rogerius, only vacated it when he was elected Pope, under the name of Gregory XI. The rectory belongs to the archdeacon, who has also the patronage of the vicarage; and in the village his residence was established for the three centuries that preceded the Reformation. One of the last residents there was Archdeacon William Warham, and there his kinsman, Archbishop Warham, an early thorn in Wolsey's path, breathed his last.
   The families also that have been settled in this village,—the Bellamonts, the Ropers (memorable for their connection with Sir Thomas More), the Manwoods, the Colepepers, and the Haleses, all names renowned in the annals of the kingdom,—the ancient church in which they worshiped, and the monuments under which they sleep that adorn it,—will yield an ample harvest for

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