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A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Denmark, South Australia and some parts of the USA, Germany, Sweden (and today's Finland) and Norway, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. Alternative names include wapentake, Herred (Danish, Norwegian), Härad (Swedish) and Kihlakunta (Finnish) For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ...


The name is derived from the number one hundred and it may in some areas once have referred to a hundred men under arms—in England, specifically, it has been suggested that it referred to the amount of land sufficient to sustain one hundred families defined as the land covered by one hundred "hides", the smallest land unit defined by the Anglo-Saxons for taxation purposes. 100 (the Roman numeral is C for centum) is the natural number following 99 and preceding 101. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The hide was a variable unit of land area used in medieval England, defined according to its arable yield and taxable potential rather than its exact dimensions. ...


It was a traditional Germanic system described as early as AD 98 by Tacitus (the centeni). Similar systems were used in the traditional administrative regimes of China and Japan. Events Roman emperor Nerva succeeded by Trajan Tacitus finished his Germania (approximate date) Births Deaths January 27: Nerva, Roman emperor Apollonius of Tyana, Greek/Roman philosopher and mathematician (b. ... For other uses, see Tacitus (disambiguation). ...

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England

In England an hundred was the division of a shire for administrative, military and judicial purposes under the common law[1]. Originally, when introduced by the Saxons between 613 and 1017, a hundred had enough land to sustain approximately one hundred households headed by a hundred-man or hundred eolder. He was responsible for administration, justice, and supplying military troops, as well as leading its forces. The office was not hereditary, but by the 10th century the office was selected from among a few outstanding families. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain and Australia. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Saxon (disambiguation). ... Events Clotaire II reunites the Frankish kingdoms by ordering the murder of Sigebert II. Saint Columbanus founds the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy. ... Events Canute the Great is acclaimed king of England. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ...

Hundreds of Cornwall in the early 19th century.

Hundreds were further divided. Larger or more populous hundreds were split into divisions (or in Sussex, half hundreds). All hundreds were divided into tithings, which contained ten households. Below that, the basic unit of land was called the hide, which was enough land to support one family and varied in size from 60 to 120 old acres, or 15 to 30 modern acres (6 to 12 ha) depending on the quality and fertility of the land. Compare with township. Image File history File links Kernow_Hundreds. ... Image File history File links Kernow_Hundreds. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The land division called the tithing was one tenth of a hundred, or equal to ten hides. ... The hide was a variable unit of land area used in medieval England, defined according to its arable yield and taxable potential rather than its exact dimensions. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Fertility is the natural capability of giving life. ... The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ...


Above the hundred was the shire under the control of a shire-reeve (or sheriff). Hundred boundaries were independent of both parish and county boundaries, although often aligned, meaning that a hundred could be split between counties (usually only a fraction), or a parish could be split between hundreds. A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain and Australia. ... In England, a reeve was an official appointed to supervise lands for a lord. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The system of hundreds was not as stable as the system of counties being established at the time, and lists frequently differ on how many hundreds a county has. The Domesday Book contained a radically different set of hundreds than that which would later become established, in many parts of the country. The number of hundreds in each county varied wildly. Leicestershire had six (up from four at Domesday), whereas Devon, nearly three times larger, had thirty-two. A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... Part of the seafront of Torquay, south Devon, at high tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordered by Cornwall to the west, and Dorset and Somerset to the east. ...


Over time the principal functions of the hundred became the administration of law and the keeping of the peace. By the twelfth century the hundred court was held twelve times a year. This was later increased to being held fortnightly, although an ordinance of 1234 reduced the frequency to once every three weeks. In some hundreds, courts were held at a fixed place; while in others, courts moved with each sitting to a different location. The main duties of the hundred court were the maintenance of the frankpledge system. Where the hundred was under the jurisdiction of the crown, the chief magistrate was a sheriff. However, many hundreds were in private hands, with the lordship of the hundred being attached to the principal manor of the area and becoming hereditary. Where a hundred was under a lord, a steward was appointed in place of a sheriff.[1] (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... An Anglo Saxon law in which units (often referred to as a tithing) of ten households were bound together and held responsible for one anothers conduct. ... Look up manor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The terms steward or stewardess can refer to a number of different professional roles. ...


The importance of the hundred courts declined from the seventeenth century, and most of the powers were extinguished with the establishment of county courts in 1867.[2] The remaining duty of the inhabitants of a hundred to make good damages caused by riot was ended in 1886, when the cost was transferred to the county police rate.[3] Although hundreds had no administrative or legal role after this date, they have never been formally abolished. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Crown Court and County Court in Oxford. ... Teamsters, armed with pipes, riot in a clash with riot police in the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934. ...


Groupings of hundreds were used to define parliamentary constituencies from 1832 to 1885. On the redistribution of seats in 1885 a different county subdivision, the petty sessional division was used. A County constituency is a constituency in the United Kingdom that covers a predominantly rural area. ... A magistrates court or petty sessions is the lowest kind of court in England and Wales and other common law jurisdictions. ...


By the 19th century several different single-purpose subdivisions of counties, such as poor law unions, sanitary districts, and highway districts sprung up, filling the administrative role previously played by hundreds. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Poor Law Union was a unit used for local government in the United Kingdom from the 19th century. ... Sanitary Districts were established in England and Wales in 1875 and in Ireland in 1878. ... Highway Districts were areas in England and Wales united for the maintenance and repair of highways. ...


Several ancient hundred names give their name to modern local government districts. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ...


The Chiltern Hundreds are notable as a legal fiction, owing to a quirk of British Parliamentary law. A Crown Steward was appointed to maintain law and order in the area, but the position's duties ceased to be required in the 16th century, and the holder ceased to gain any benefits during the 17th century. The position has since been used as a procedural device to allow resignation from the House of Commons. The Chiltern Hundreds date back to the 13th century. ... In the common law tradition, legal fictions are suppositions of fact taken to be true by the courts of law, but which are not necessarily true. ... This is a list of the names and constituencies of Members of Parliament appointed as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, a notional office of profit under the crown which is used to resign from the House of Commons. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Members of Parliament of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom are technically forbidden to resign. ...


Other terms

A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse vápnatak [2], the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. The word denotes an administrative meeting place, typically a crossroads or a ford in a river where attendance or voting would be denoted or conducted by the show of weapons. Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... For other uses, see Anglo-Saxon. ... For other uses, see Weapon (disambiguation). ...


The Danelaw counties of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire were divided into wapentakes, just as most of the remainder of England was divided into hundreds. Green: Danelaw The Danelaw (from the Old English Dena lagu, Danish: Danelagen ) is an 11th century name for an area of northern and eastern England under the administrative control of the Vikings (or Danes, or Norsemen) from the late 9th century. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


In Yorkshire, a Norse wapentake usually replaced several Anglo-Saxon hundreds. This process was complete by 1086 in the North and West Ridings, but continued in the East Riding until the mid 12th century. For the song by Chamillionaire, see Ridin. In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county[1]. The term has similar or analogous meanings in other countries. ...


In some counties, such as Leicestershire, the wapentakes recorded at the time of the Domesday Book evolved into hundreds later on. In others, such as Lincolnshire, the term remained in use. A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ...


The term ward was used in a similar manner in the four northern counties of Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Westmorland. A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. ... Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland, an even older spelling is Westmerland) is an area of north west England and one of the 39 historic counties of England. ...


Lathes in Kent and rapes in Sussex consisted of several hundreds, and filled some roles usually associated with hundreds. A lathe formed an administrative country subdivision of the county of Kent, in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ...


In Wales the hundred replaced traditional units such as the cantref (or cantred) or commote. Irish counties were divided into baronies. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Scandinavia

Map of medieval Denmark, showing herreder and sysler. Note that Zealand's four ecclesiastic sysler are not included.

The term hundare (hundred) was used in Svealand (the core region of early Sweden) and present-day Finland. Eventually that division was superseded by introducing the härad, which was the name in the rest of Scandinavia (also Herred). This word was either derived from Proto-Germanic *harja-raiðō (warband) or Proto-Norse *harja-raiða (war equipment, cf. Wapentake)[3]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 583 pixelsFull resolution (5952 × 4336 pixel, file size: 16. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 583 pixelsFull resolution (5952 × 4336 pixel, file size: 16. ... A sýsla is a police district in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. ... Svealand Swedens historical four lands. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Proto-Norse, Proto-Nordic, Ancient Nordic or Proto-North Germanic was an Indo-European language spoken in Scandinavia that is thought to have evolved from Proto-Germanic between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century, and was spoken until ca 800, when it evolved into the Old Norse language. ...


Hundreds were not organized in Norrland, the northern sparsely populated part of Sweden-Finland. Norrland is a name for the northernmost part of Sweden, historically one of the four lands of Sweden. ... The traditional lands of Sweden. ...


It is not entirely clear when hundreds were organised in the western part of Finland. The name of the province of Satakunta, roughly meaning hundred, hints at influences from the times before the Northern Crusades, Christianization, and incorporation into Sweden. Map highlighting the location of the Region of Satakunta Satakunta (Swedish: , Latin: ) is a region (maakunta / landskap) and a historical province of Finland. ... The Teutonic knights in Pskov in 1240. ... St Francis Xavier converting the Paravas: a 19th-century image of the docile heathen The historical phenomenon of Christianization, the conversion of individuals to Christianity or the conversion of entire peoples at once, also includes the practice of converting pagan practices, pagan religious imagery, pagan sites and the pagan calendar...


United States

Counties in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were divided into hundreds in the seventeenth century, in imitation of the British system. They survive in Delaware (see List of Delaware Counties and Hundreds), and were used as tax reporting and voting districts until the 1960s, but now serve no administrative role, their only current official legal use being in real-estate title descriptions.[4] This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... // Counties in Delaware Hoornkill District was created in 1664 and divided into Deale County and St. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


The hundred was also used as a division of the county in Maryland. Carroll County, Maryland, was composed in 1836 by taking the following hundreds from Baltimore County: North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred, Delaware Lower Hundred and from Frederick County: Pipe Creek Hundred, Westminster Hundred, Unity Hundred, Burnt House Hundred, Piney Creek Hundred, and Taneytown Hundred. Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ...


Some plantations in early colonial Virginia used the term hundred in their names, such as Martin's Hundred, and Flowerdew Hundred. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Martins Hundred was an early 17th century plantation located along about ten miles of the north shore of the James River in the Virginia Colony east of Jamestown in present-day James City County, Virginia. ...


Australia

In South Australia land titles still record which hundred a parcel of land is located in. Similar to the notion of the South Australian counties listed on the system of titles, hundreds are not generally used when referring to a district and are little known by the general population. Cumberland County (Sydney) was also divided into hundreds in the nineteenth century, although these were later repealed. A hundred is traditionally one hundred square miles. [5] Most of the Western and Central parts of Australia were never divided into counties;  No counties  Has been subdivided into counties Cadastral divisions of Australia refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units of counties, parishes, hundreds, and other divisions for the purposes of land... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... The 37 counties of South Australia in 1886; later 12 more were proclaimed The 45 counties of South Australia in 1893; 4 more would later be proclaimed. ... Cumberland County is a county in the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


See also

This is a list of hundreds of England and Wales. ... The Hundred Rolls are a census of England and parts of what is now Wales taken in the late thirteenth century. ... Albo Hundred Ale Hundred Algutsrum Hundred Allbo Hundred Aska Hundred Asker Hundred Askim Hundred Aspeland Hundred Bankekind Hundred Bara Hundred Barne Hundred Bjäre Hundred Bjärke Hundred Boberg Hundred Bollebygd Hundred Bro Hundred Bräkne Hundred BrÃ¥bo Hundred Bullaren Hundred Bälinge Hundred Daga Hundred Dal Hundred Eastern... A moot hall is meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues. ... Attundaland or the land of the eight hundreds is since 1296 a part of the province of Uppland. ... The Chiltern Hundreds date back to the 13th century. ... Fjärdhundraland or the land of the four hundreds is since 1296 a part of the province of Uppland. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Roslagen is the name of the coastal areas of Uplandia in Sweden, which also constitutes the northern part of the Stockholm Archipelago. ... Tiundaland is a historic region, Folkland, and since 1296 part of the modern province of Uppland. ... A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and the West, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Feudal measurement is the name for a system of measurements which evolved during the Dark and Middle Ages due to the agriculture-intensive way of life. ... Country subdivision can be any type of subdividing the territory of a country. ... A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... An Amt is a name for subnational administrative units used in some northern European countries. ... An arrondissement is an administrative division in some French or Dutch-speaking countries: // Main article: Municipal arrondissement in France Main article: Arrondissements of Paris Paris, capital city of France, is divided into 20 arrondissements. ... A bailiwick is the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff. ... A bakhsh is an administrative subdivision in Iran, translated as county, but in many ways similar to a township in the United States or a district of England. ... Baladiyah is an arab subdivision term that can be translated as municipality. ... Banner is a type of administrative division. ... A banner (Mongolian: khoshuu, Chinese: 旗, pinyin: qí) is an administrative division of Inner Mongolia. ... 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Cadastre (a French word from the Late Latin capitastrum, a register of the poll-tax) is a register of the real property of a country, with details of the area, the owners and the value. ... Most of the Western and Central parts of Australia were never divided into counties;  No counties  Has been subdivided into counties Cadastral divisions of Australia refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units of counties, parishes, hundreds, and other divisions for the purposes of land... Not to be confused with capitol. ... ... A canton is a territorial subdivision of a country, e. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... The census geographic units of Canada are the country subdivisions defined and used by Canadas federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada[1] to conduct the countrys five-yearly census. ... 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References

  1. ^ Hundred in 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, accessed October 9, 2007
  2. ^ County Courts Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict. c. 142) s.28
  3. ^ Riot (Damages) Act 1886 (49 & 50 Vict. c. 38), s.2

 
 

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