The Editors are indebted to the following, who by reading the proofs
of this volume have added much to the accuracy of the work. They
especially wish to express their thanks to Sir Richard C. Temple, Bart.,
Sir Richard B. Martin, Bart., Mr. John Amphlett, M.A., J.P., the
Rev. E. R. Dowdeswell, M.A., and Mr. R. Vaughan Gower, and also
to Sir Harry F. Vernon, Bart., Mr. T. A. C. Attwood, M.A., F.S.A.,
the Rev. Hugh F. Benneth, B.A., Mr. R. V. Berkeley, F.S.A.,
D.L., J.P., the Rev. J. J. Burton, M.A., Mr. Thomas Cave, the
Rev. W. K. W. Chafy, D.D., F.S.A., the Rev. F. S. Colman, M.A.,
Mr. John H. Crane, J.P., Mrs. Dalgleish, Lt.-Gen. H. F. Davies,
D.L., J.P., Mr. G. H. Simpson-Hayward, the Rev. H. J. Kelsall, M.A.,
the Rev. H. M. Niblett, M.A., the Rev. Gordon H. Poole, B.A.,
Mr. Michael Tomkinson, D.L., J.P., Mr. H. E. Taylor and Mr.
R. Bruce Ward.
They also desire to acknowledge the assistance and information
given by the Rev. G. le Strange Amphlett, M.A., the late Rear-Admiral
R. F. Britten, Mr. John Brinton, D.L., J.P., Mr. B. C. Cobb, Mr.
Bickerton H. Deakin, the Rev. K. A. Deakin, M.A., the Rev. W. A.
Edwards, M.A., the Rev. R. C. Garnett, M.A., the Rev. A. G.
Grisewood, M.A., Mr. Gainsborough Harward, Mr. John Hill,
Messrs. Holloway, Blount and Duke, the late Mr. John H. Hooper
(Chapter Clerk of Worcester), the late Rev. H. Housman, the Rev.
W. Hawker Hughes, M.A. (Bursar of Jesus College, Oxford), Mr. T. W.
Whitmore Jone, Mr. James Morton (formerly Town Clerk of Kidderminster), Mr. L. F. Lambert, J.P., Mr. Arthur E. Lord, Mr. F. A.
Manley and Miss Caroline Staunton.
For illustrations and plans the Editors are indebted to the Society
of Antiquaries, Mr. R. V. Berkeley, F.S.A., D.L., J.P., the Editor and
Proprietors of Country Life (for photographs of Cleeve Prior Manor
and Old Granary, Earl's Croome Court, Hadzor House and Hewell
Grange, Tardebigge),the Countess of Coventry, Miss Lucy C. Davies,
Mr. W. W. Harris, Mr. G. H. Simpson-Hayward and the Royal