Cornhill, Soke of

Cornhill, Soke of
   A piece of land in the soke of the bishop "apud Cornhillam" given by Giraldus de Stratford to the Canons of St. Paul, 1125-30 (H. MSS. Com. 9th Rep. p. 61).
   Martin, the priest in the soke of Cornhulle is mentioned 28 H. III.; Lib. Albus I. 85 ; and Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 141. Possibly the soke and the ward were identical.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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