The Editor wishes to express his thanks to Canon the Hon. K. F.
Gibbs, M.A., F.S.A., who has not only read the proofs of the topographical section here printed, but has procured the assistance of the
local clergy and others to do so in order to avoid as far as possible such
errors as can only be detected by those well acquainted with the localities
dealt with. The Editor desires to acknowledge the help rendered in this
way and otherwise by the Earl of Clarendon, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.V.O.;
the Earl of Verulam; the Lord Ebury; the Rt. Hon. T. F. Halsey, P.C.;
the Lady Jane Van Koughnet; the Hon. A. Holland-Hibbert; the Hon.
Herbert C. Gibbs, M.A.; the Very Rev. the Dean of St. Albans, D.D.;
the Rev. Canon Barrett, M.A; the Rev. Canon Owen Davys, M.A.;
the Rev. Canon G. H. P. Glossop, M.A.; the Rev. Canon John D.
Nairne, M.A.; the Rev. Canon A. M. Norman, M.A., D.C.L., LL.D.,
F.R.S.; the Rev. H. R. Anson, M.A.; the Rev. G. S. Batty; the Rev.
C. V. Bicknell; the Rev. G. A. L. Browne; the Rev. J. E. Brown,
B.A.; the Rev. J. V. Bullard, M.A; the Rev. H. J. E. Burrell, M.A.;
the Rev. J. H. Dixson, M.A.; the Rev. W. D. Waddell Dudley, M.A.;
the Rev. A. R. T. Eales, M.A.; the Rev. G. Montague Hall, M.A.;
the Rev. H. E. Jones, M.A.; the Rev. Edward B. B. Kitson, M.A.; the
Rev. C. M. O. Parkinson, M.A.; the Rev. Arthur H. Parnell, M.A.;
the late Rev. Newton Price, B.A.; the Rev. Edward Ryley, M.A.; the
Rev. R. A. Squires, M.A.; the Rev. George Todd, M.A.; the Rev.
H. S. C. Whitehouse, M.A.; Mr. A. Whitford Anderson, A.R.I.B.A.;
Miss Birkett; Mr. Percival C. Blow, A.R.I.B.A.; Mr. P. C. Clutterbuck, J.P.; Mr. A. H. Debenham, Town Clerk of St. Albans; Mr.
Lewis Evans, D.L., J.P., F.S.A.; Mr. A. E. Gibbs, F.L.S., F.E.S.;
Mr. H. R. Wilton Hall; Col. A. Unwin Heathcote, R.E.; Mr.
George Loader; Mr. Henry Lomas, Clerk to the Rickmansworth Urban
District Council; Mr. W. Carey Morgan, B.A.; Mr. H. M. Prescott;
Mr. H. M. Turner, and Mr. E. A. Wix, M.A.
The Editor is particularly indebted to the late Lord Aldenham,
F.S.A., for his interest, help, and sympathy in all that concerned the
history of the county.
Thanks are also due to Miss Monica F. Gray for the copies of the
painting in St. Albans Cathedral here reproduced, and to the late Major-General Cherry-Garrard for the loan of an old sketch of Lamer Park.