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A History of the County of Chester: Volume 5 Part 1, the City of Chester: General History and Topography. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2003.

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A.-S. Anglo-Saxon
Acct(s). Account(s)
Acts of P.C. Acts of the Privy Council of England (H.M.S.O.)
Add. Ch. Additional Charter(s)
Add. MS. Additional Manuscript(s)
Alum. Cantab. to 1751 Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part 1, to 1751, comp. J. Venn and J. A. Venn
Alum. Cantab. 1752-1900 Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part 2, 1752-1900, comp. J. Venn and J. A. Venn
Alum. Oxon. 1500-1714 Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714, ed. J. Foster
Ann. Cest. Annales Cestrienses, ed. R. C. Christie (R.S.L.C. xiv)
Ann. Rep. Annual Report
App. Appendix
Arch. Archaeology, -ical
Archit. Architecture, -al
Archives and Records, ed. Kennett Archives and Records of the City of Chester, ed. A. M. Kennett
B.L. British Library
Bk(s). Book(s)
Bldg(s). Building(s)
Blk. Prince's Reg. Register of Edward the Black Prince (H.M.S.O.)
Bodl. Bodleian Library, Oxford
Boro. Borough
Brit. Britain, British
Bull. John Rylands Libr. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (formerly Bulletin of the John Rylands Library)
Burne, Chester Cath. R. V. H. Burne, Chester Cathedral from its Founding by Henry VIII to the Accession of Queen Victoria
Burne, Monks R. V. H. Burne, The Monks of Chester
C.C.A.L.S. Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies (formerly Cheshire Record Office), Duke Street, Chester
C.H.H. Chester History and Heritage (formerly part of Chester City Record Office), St. Michael's church, Bridge Street Row, Chester
C.J. Journals of the House of Commons
Cal. Calendar
Cal. Chanc. R. Var. Calendar of Chancery Rolls, Various, 1277-1326 (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Chart. R. Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Ches. Ct. R. Calendar of County Court, City Court, and Eyre Rolls of Chester, 1259-97, with an Inquest of Military Service, 1288, ed. R. Stewart-Brown (Chetham Soc. 2nd ser. lxxxiv)
Cal. Chester City Cl. Mins. 1603-42 Calendar of Chester City Council Minutes, 1603-42, ed. M. J. Groombridge (R.S.L.C. cvi)
Cal. Close Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Doc. Irel. Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Fine R. Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Inq. Misc. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Justiciary R. of Irel. Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls of Ireland preserved in the Public Record Office of Ireland (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Lib. Calendar of the Liberate Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. Papal Reg. Calendar of Papal Registers: Papal Letters (H.M.S.O. and Irish MSS. Com.)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. S.P. Irel. Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cal. S.P. Venice Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice and Northern Italy
Camd. Camden
Cart. Chester Abbey The Chartulary or Register of St. Werburgh's Abbey, Chester, ed. J. Tait (2 vols., Chetham Soc. 2nd ser. lxxix, lxxxii)
Cat. Catalogue
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Cath. Cathedral
Census printed reports of the decennial Census of Population
Cent. Century, -ies
Ch. Charter(s) or Church
Charters of A.-N. Earls The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester, c. 1071-1237, ed. G. Barraclough (R.S.L.C. cxxvi)
Ches. Chamb. Accts. Accounts of the Chamberlains and other Officers of the County of Chester, 1301-60, ed. R. Stewart-Brown (R.S.L.C. lix)
Ches. Hist. Cheshire History
Ches. in Pipe R. Cheshire in the Pipe Rolls, 1158-1301, ed. R. Stewart-Brown and M. H. Mills (R.S.L.C. xcii)
Chester Chron. Chester Chronicle [newspaper]
Chester City Cl. Mins. Chester City Council Minutes [printed and bound volumes from 1896]
Chester Customs Accts. Chester Customs Accounts, 1301-1566, ed. K. P. Wilson (R.S.L.C. cxi)
Chrons. Chronicles
Cl. Council
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O.)
Colln. Collection
Collns. Hist. Staffs. Collections for a History of Staffordshire [published by the Staffordshire Record Society, formerly called the William Salt Archaeological Society]
Complete Peerage G. E. C[okayne] and others, The Complete Peerage (2nd edn. 1910-98)
Ct. R. Court Roll
Cttee. Committee
D.K.R. Reports of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Diary of Henry Prescott The Diary of Henry Prescott, LL.B., Deputy Registrar of Chester Diocese, ed. J. Addy and P. McNiven (3 vols., R.S.L.C., cxxvii, cxxxii, cxxxiii)
Dir. Directory
Domesday Surv. Ches. Domesday Survey of Cheshire, ed. J. Tait (Chetham Soc. N.S. lxxv)
E.E.T.S. Early English Text Society
E.H.R. English Historical Review
Eccl. Ecclesiastical
Econ. H.R. Economic History Review
Eg. Egerton
Eng. England, English
Eng. Hist. Doc. English Historical Documents
Ex. e Rot. Fin. Excerpta e Rotulis Finium, Hen. III (Record Commission)
f./ff. folio, -s
Fam. Family
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[okayne], Complete Baronetage
Gastrell, Not. Cest. Notitia Cestriensis, or Historical Notices of the Diocese of Chester, by [Francis] Gastrell [Bishop of Chester], ed. F. R. Raines, i (Chetham Soc. [1st ser.] viii)
Gent. Mag. Gentleman's Magazine
H.C. House of Commons
H.L. House of Lords
Harl. Harleian
Harris, Chester B. E. Harris, Chester (Bartholomew City Guides, 1979)
Hemingway, Hist. Chester J. Hemingway, History of the City of Chester (2 vols., 1831)
Hewitt, Med. Ches. H. J. Hewitt, Medieval Cheshire: A Social and Economic History of Cheshire in the Reigns of the Three Edwards (Chetham Soc. 2nd ser. lxxxviii)
Hist. History, Historical
Hist. MSS. Com. Historical Manuscripts Commission
Hist. Parl. History of Parliament
Hist. Soc. Historical Society
Hughes, Stranger's Handbk. (1856) T. Hughes, The Stranger's Handbook to Chester ([1st edn.] 1856)
Ind. Industry, -ies, -ial
Irel. Ireland
J.C.A.S. Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society (formerly called Journal of the Chester and North Wales Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society, and variants)
J.R.U.L.M. John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Jnl. Journal
Johnson, 'Aspects' A. M. Johnson, 'Some Aspects of the Political, Constitutional, Social, and Economic History of the City of Chester, 1550-1662 (Oxf. Univ. D.Phil. thesis, 1971)
Jones, Ch. in Chester D. Jones, The Church in Chester, 1300-1540 (Chetham Soc. 3rd ser. vii)
King's Vale Royal The Vale-Royall of England, or, The County Palatine of Chester Illustrated (publ. D. King, 1656; facsimile reprint 1972)
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters & Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O.)
L.J. Journals of the House of Lords
Lavaux, Plan of Chester A. de Lavaux, Plan of the City and Castle of Chester [1745]
Leic. Leicester
Leland, Itin. ed. Toulmin Smith Itinerary of John Leland, ed. L. Toulmin Smith
Letter Books of Brereton The Letter Books of Sir William Brereton, ed. R. N. Dore (R.S.L.C. cxxiii, cxxviii)
Lich. Lichfield
List of Clergy, 1541-2 A List of Clergy for Eleven Deaneries of the Diocese of Chester, 1541-2, ed. W. F. Irvine (R.S.L.C. xxxiii)
Lond. London
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Lucian, De Laude Cestrie Liber Luciani de Laude Cestrie, ed. M. V. Taylor (R.S.L.C. lxiv)
m./mm. membrane, -s
Mins. Minutes
Morris, Chester R. H. Morris, Chester in the Plantagenet and Tudor Reigns
Morris, Siege of Chester R. H. Morris, The Siege of Chester, 1643-6, ed. P. H. Lawson [also published in J.C.A.S. xxv]
MS. Manuscript
n.s. new series
O.E.D. Oxford English Dictionary
O.S. Ordnance Survey
o.s. old series
orig. ser. original series
Ormerod, Hist. Ches. G. Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, revised and enlarged edn. by T. Helsby (1882)
Oxf. Oxford
P. & G. Dir. Chester Phillipson and Golder, Directory for Chester and its Immediate Neighbourhood [various edns.]
P.N. Ches. The Place-Names of Cheshire, ed. J. McN. Dodgson (English Place-Name Society)
Par. Parish
Parl. Parliament, -ary
Parl. Deb. Parliamentary Debates [i.e. 'Hansard']
pers. comm. personal comment
Pevsner, Ches. N. Pevsner and E. Hubbard, The Buildings of England: Cheshire
P.R.O. Public Record Office, Kew
Proc. Proceedings
Q. Sess. Quarter Sessions
R.O. Record Office
R.S.L.C. Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
Rec. Ser. Record Series
Red Bk. Exch. Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (Rolls Ser.)
REED: Chester Records of Early English Drama: Chester, ed. L. M. Clopper
Reg. Register(s)
Rep. Report
31st Rep. Com. Char. Thirty-first Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Concerning Charities, H.C. 103 (1837-8), xxiv
Rep. Com. Mun. Corp. Report of the Commission on Municipal Corporations, H.C. 116 (1835), xxiii
Rev. Review
Rolls Ser. Rolls Series [officially called Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores]
rot./rott. rotulet, -s
s.n. under the name (sub nomine)
s.v./s.vv. under the word/words (sub verbo/verbis)
Sel. Cases concerning Law Merchant Select Cases concerning the Law Merchant, ed. C. Gross and H. Hall (3 vols., Selden Soc.)
Sel. Cases in K.B. Select Cases in the Court of King's Bench, ed. G. O. Sayles (7 vols., Selden Soc.)
Sel. R. Chester City Cts. Selected Rolls of the Chester City Courts, Late 13th and Early 14th Centuries, ed. A. Hopkins (Chetham Soc. 3rd ser. ii)
ser. series
Sheaf The Cheshire Sheaf [preceded by series number, followed by volume number within the series]
Soc. Society
sqq. and following pages (sequentia)
T.H.S.L.C. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
T.L.C.A.S. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
Trans. R.H.S. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Trans. Salop. Arch. Soc. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society
TS. Typescript
Univ. University
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. Valor Ecclesiasticus, temp. Hen. VIII (Record Commission)
Wilson, 'Port of Chester' K. P. Wilson, 'The Port of Chester in the Later Middle Ages' (Liverpool Univ. Ph.D. thesis, 1965)