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Cross Country 1638
« on: July 15, 2023, 10:03:03 am »
Sir Dudley Digges, Knt., by will dated in 1638, left £20 to be run for yearly by two young men and two maids, on the 1st of May, at Old Wives, Chilham, and again by two young men and two maids on the Monday following at Sheldwich Lees, the winners of each sex at the two places to run on the 19th of the same month, for the £ 10, at old Wives Lees (now called Holders Lees). Inhabitants of Preston, Faversham, and Chilham, only allowed to be competitors and by way of encouraging the agility of both Kentish men and maids, no winner is allowed to start a second time.

Monmouthshire Merlin 13 December 1834
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