Newham in the Hundred of Becontree.
The Saxons had administrative districts called a Hundred. So today's Newham was in the Hundred of Becontree. This also comprised much of modern-day Barking, Dagenham, Ilford, Walthamstow, Wanstead and Woodford. The hundred would hold its own court, which met monthly, to handle civil and criminal law. It has been said that it was an area the could raise 100 men in case of war. The very last vestige of this was seen in thenow demolished old Magistrate's Court in Salway Place, Stratford, which was "in the Becontree Division"
John Oliver's Map of Essex has a number of familiar Newham place-names but the spellings vary: Plastow (without the "i"); Wainstead; Ilford Parva (i.e. Little Ilford in Manor Park, with its church of St Mary, which still stands); Ilford Mag. or Great Ilford, just over River Roding. For the first time Maryland Point appears on a map.