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MOUNTJOY : A name adopted probably by one of the crusaders, from a place near Jerusalem, which, according to Sir John Mandeville, men clepen Mount-Joye, for it gevethe joye to pilgrymes hertes, be cause that there men seen first Jerusalem a full fair place, and a delicyous. Lower says, Some religious houses in England had their Mountjoys, a name given to eminences where the first view of the sacred edifice was to be obtained. This name is still retained in a division of the hundred of Battel, not far from the remains of the majestic pile reared by William the Conqueror. Boyer defines 'Mont-joie' as a heap of stones made by a French army, as a monument of victory. View the DIVISION results.

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