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A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 5, Bledisloe Hundred, St. Briavels Hundred, the Forest of Dean. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1996.

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Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.) Placitorum Abbreviatio, Ric. I-Edw. II, ed. G. Rose and W. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1811)
Acreage Returns, 1905 Board of Agriculture Acreage Returns of 1905, from a MS. copy in possession of the editor, V.C.H. Glos.
Acts of P.C. Acts of the Privy Council of England (H.M.S.O. 1890-1964)
Agric. Returns 1988 Agricultural Returns, Parish Summaries 1988 at Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Divisional Office, Elmbridge Court, Gloucester
Atkinson, Map of Dean Forest (1847) J. Atkinson, Plan of Her Majesty's Forest of Dean with High Meadow and Great Doward Woods (1847)
Atkyns, Glos. R. Atkyns, Ancient and Present State of Glouceshire (1712)
Award of Dean Forest Mining Com. (1841) T. Sopwith, Award of the Dean Forest Mining Commissioners as to the Coal and Iron Mines in Her Majesty's Forest of Dean (London, 1841)
B. & G. Par. Rec. Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and County of Gloucester, ed. I. Gray and E. Ralph (B.G.A.S. 1963)
B.G.A.S. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
B.L. British Library (used in references to documents transferred from the British Museum)
Badminton Mun. Records at Badminton House
Berkeley Cast. Mun. Records at Berkeley Castle
Berkeley MSS. John Smith, Berkeley Manuscripts: Lives of the Berkeleys with a Description of the Hundred of Berkeley, ed. J. Maclean (3 vols. Gloucester, 1883-5)
Bibliotheca Glos. Bibliotheca Gloucestrensis: Collections of Scarce and Curious Tracts Illustrative of and Published during the Civil War (2 vols. Gloucester, priv. print. 1825)
Bigland, Glos. Historical, Monumental, and Genealogical Collections Relative to the County of Gloucester, Printed from the Original Papers of Ralph Bigland (3 vols. 1791-1889, issued in parts; vol. iii is unpaginated)
Bk. of Fees Book of Fees (3 vols. H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Bright, Nonconf. in Dean T. Bright, Rise of Nonconformity in the Forest of Dean (Forest of Dean Local History Soc. 1953)
Bryant, Map of Glos. (1824) A. Bryant, Map of the County of Gloucester in the years 1823 & 1824 (1824)
Cal. Chart. R. Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1903-27)
Cal. Close Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1892-1963)
Cal. Cttee. for Compounding Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents, etc. (H.M.S.O. 1889-92)
Cal. D.L. Pleadings (Rec. Com.) Ducatus Lancastriae Calendarium Inquisitiones post mortem, etc. Edw. I-Car. I, ed. R. J. Harper, J. Caley, and W. Minchin (3 vols. Record Commission, 1823-34)
Cal. Doc. France Calendar of Documents preserved in France illustrative of the history of Great Britain and Ireland, ed. J. H. Round (H.M.S.O. 1899)
Cal. H.O. Papers Calendar of Home Office Papers (H.M.S.O. 1878-99)
Cal. Fine R. Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1911-62)
Cal. Inq. Misc. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1916-68)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1904-92)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898-1955)
Cal. Lib. Calendar of the Liberate Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1917-64)
Cal. Mem. R. Calendar of the Memoranda Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1969)
Cal. Papal Reg. Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland (H.M.S.O. 1893-1961)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1891-1986)
Cal. Proc. in Chanc. Eliz. I (Rec. Com.) Calendar of Proceedings in Chancery in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I, with examples of proceedings from Richard II, ed. J. Caley and J. Bayley (3 vols. Record Commission, 1827-32)
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O. 1856-1972)
Cal. Treas. Bks. Calendar of Treasury Books (H.M.S.O. 1904-69)
Cal. Treas. Bks. & Papers Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers (H.M.S.O. 1898-1903)
Cal. Treas. Papers Calendar of Treasury Papers (H.M.S.O. 1868-89)
Camd. Misc. xxii Camden Miscellany, xxii (Camden 4th ser. i), including 'Charters of the Earldom of Hereford, 1095-1201', ed. D. Walker
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Cat. of Glos. Colln. Catalogue of the Gloucestershire Collection in the Gloucester Public Library, compiled by R. Austin (Gloucester, 1928)
Close R. Close Rolls of the reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1902-75)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[ockayne] and others, Complete Peerage...(2nd edn., 13 vols. 1910-59)
Compton Census, ed. Whiteman Compton Census of 1676: a critical edition, ed. A. Whiteman (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, new ser. x, London, 1986)
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls (H.M.S.O. 1923-72)
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Dean Forest Select Cttee. (1874) Report from the Select Committee on Dean Forest, H.C. 272 (1874), vii
Delineations of Glos. J. and H. S. Storer and J. N. Brewer, Delineations of Gloucestershire, being views of the Principal Seats of Nobility and Gentry (London, 1825-7)
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (6 vols. 1817-30)
E.H.R. English Historical Review
Eccl. Misc. Ecclesiastical Miscellany (B.G.A.S. Records Section, xi, 1976), including 'Survey of Diocese of Gloucester, 1603', ed. A. C. Percival and W. J. Sheils
Econ. H.R. Economic History Review
Educ. Enq. Abstract Education Enquiry Abstract, H.C. 62 (1835), xli
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (1)
Ex. e Rot. Fin. (Rec. Com.) Excerpta e Rotulis Finium in Turri Londinensi asservatis, Henry III, 1216-72, ed. C. Roberts (2 vols. Record Commission, 1835-6)
Farr, Chepstow Ships G. E. Farr, Chepstow Ships (Chepstow, 1954)
Flaxley Cart. Cartulary and Historical Notes of the Cistercian Abbey of Flaxley, ed. A. W. Crawley-Boevey (Exeter, priv. print. 1887)
Feud Aids Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1899-1920)
Finberg, Early Charters of W. Midlands H. P. R. Finberg, Early Charters of the W. Midlands (Leicester, 1961)
Finberg, Glos. Studies Gloucestershire Studies, ed. H. P. R. Finberg (1957)
Fisher, Custom and Capitalism C. Fisher, Custom, Work and Market Capitalism: The Forest of Dean Colliers, 1788-1888 (London, 1981)
Fosbrooke, Glos. T. D. Fosbrooke, Abstracts of Records and Manuscripts Respecting the County of Gloucester, Formed into a History (2 vols. Gloucester, 1807)
G.B.R. Gloucester Borough Records (in Glos. R.O.)
G.D.R. Gloucester Diocesan Records (see above, Glos. R.O. accumulations)
G.R.O. General Register Office
Gent. Mag. Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1867)
Glos. Ch. Bells M. Bliss and F. Sharpe, Church Bells of Gloucestershire (Gloucester, 1986)
Glos. Ch. Notes Gloucestershire Church Notes, by S. R. Glynne, ed. W. P. W. Phillimore and J. Melland Hall (1902)
Glos. Ch. Plate Church Plate of Gloucestershire, ed. J. T. Evans (B.G.A.S. 1906)
Glos. Colln. The Gloucestershire Collection, in Gloucester Library, comprising printed works, manuscripts, prints and drawings, etc.
Glos. N. & Q. Gloucestershire Notes and Queries (10 vols. 1881-1914)
Glos. R.O. Gloucestershire Record Office (see above, Glos. R.O. accumulations)
Glos. Q.S. Archives Gloucestershire Quarter Sessions Archives: A Descriptive Catalogue, compiled by I. E. Gray and A. T. Gaydon (Glos. County Council, 1958)
Glos. Subsidy Roll, 1327 Gloucestershire Subsidy Roll I Edw. III, 1327 (priv. print. by Sir Thos. Phillipps [? 1856])
Glouc. Cath. Libr. Gloucester Cathedral Library
Glouc. Corp. Rec. Calendar of the Records of the Corporation of Gloucester, ed. W. H. Stevenson (Gloucester, 1893)
Glouc. Jnl. Gloucester Journal (established 1722)
Greenwood, Map of Glos. (1824) C. & J. Greenwood, Map of the County of Gloucester in the year 1823 (1824)
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
Harris, 'Wye Valley Ind. Hist.' P. G. Harris, 'Wye Valley Industrial History' (c. 1976, copy in Glos. R.O. libr.)
Hart, Free Miners C. E. Hart, Free Miners of the Royal Forest of Dean and Hundred of St. Briavels (Gloucester, 1953)
Hart, Ind. Hist. of Dean C. E. Hart, Industrial History of Dean (Newton Abbot, 1971)
Hart, Royal Forest C. E. Hart, Royal Forest: A History of Dean's Woods as Producers of Timber (Oxford, 1966)
Hart, Verderers C. E. Hart, Verderers and Forest Laws of Dean (Newton Abbot, 1971)
Heref. R.O. Hereford Record Office
Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. (Rolls Ser.) Historia et Cartularium Monasterii Sancti Petri Gloucestriae, ed. W. H. Hart (Rolls Series, no. 33, 3 vols. 1863-87)
Hist. MSS. Com. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Hockaday Abs. The 'Hockaday Abstracts', being abstracts of ecclesiastical records relating to Gloucestershire, compiled by F. S. Hockaday mainly from diocesan records, in Gloucester Library
Inq. Non. (Rec. Com.) Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii, ed. G. Vandersee (Record Commission, 1807)
Inq. p.m. Glos. Abstracts of Inquisitiones post mortem for Gloucestershire, 1236-1413, 1625-42 (6 vols. issued jointly by the British Record Soc., Index Library vols. xxx, xl, xlviii, and ix, xxi, xlvii, and the B.G.A.S. 1893-1914)
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Manual of Glos. Lit. Bibliographer's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, ed. F. A. Hyett and W. Bazeley (3 vols. Gloucester, priv. print. 1895-7)
Mountjoy, Dean Collier T. Mountjoy, Life, Labours, and Deliverances of a Forest of Dean Collier (1887)
Mullin, Forest in Old Photog. D. Mullin, The Forest in Old Photographs from the Dean Heritage Museum Collection (Gloucester, 1988)
N.L.W. National Library of Wales
N.M.R. National Monuments Record, of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England)
Nat. Soc. files Schools files of the National Society, Church of England Record Centre, South Bermondsey, London
Nat. Soc. Inquiry, 1846-7 Result of the Returns to the General Inquiry made by the National Society (1849)
Nicholls, Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls, The Forest of Dean; an Historical and Descriptive Account (1858)
Nicholls, Iron Making H. G. Nicholls, Iron Making in the Olden Times: as instanced in the ancient mines, forges, and furnaces of the Forest of Dean (1866)
Nicholls, Personalities of Dean H. G. Nicholls, Personalities of the Forest of Dean (1863)
P.N. Glos. (E.P.N.S.) Place-Names of Gloucestershire (English Place-Name Soc. vols. xxxviii-xli, 1964-5)
P.R.O. Public Record Office (see above, P.R.O. classes of documents)
Paar, G.W.R. in Dean H. W. Paar, Great Western Railway in Dean (Dawlish, 1965)
Paar, Severn and Wye Railway H. W. Paar, Severn & Wye Railway (Dawlish, 1963)
Pat. R. Patent Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1901-3)
Payne, Glos. Survey G. E. Payne, Gloucestershire: a Survey (Gloucester [? 1946])
Pearce, 'Water Supply in Dean' D. A. Pearce, 'History of Water Supply in Forest of Dean' (1983, TS. in Glos. R.O., D 2826)
Phelps, Forest in Old Photog. (1983) H. Phelps, The Forest in Old Photographs (Gloucester, 1983)
Phelps, Forest in Old Photog. (1984) H. Phelps, The Forest in Old Photographs. A Second Selection (Gloucester, 1984)
Pipe R. Pipe Roll
Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.) Placita de Quo Curia Receptae Scaccarii Westm. asservata, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1818)
Pleas of the Crown for Glos. ed. Maitland Pleas of the Crown for the County of Gloucester, 1221, ed. F. W. Maitland (1884)
Pooley, Glos. Crosses C. Pooley, Notes on the Old Crosses of Gloucestershire (1868)
Poor Law Abstract, 1804 Abstract of Returns Relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor (printed by order of the House of Commons, 1804)
Poor Law Abstract, 1818 Abstract of Returns to Orders of the House of Commons Relative to Assessments for Relief of the Poor, H.C. 294 (1820), xii
Poor Law Com. 2nd Rep. Second Report of the Poor Law Commission, H.C. 595 (1836), xxxix (1)
Poor Law Returns (1830-1) Account of the Money Expended for the Maintenance and Relief of the Poor for the five years ending 25th March 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, and 1829, H.C. 83 (1830-1), xi
Poor Law Returns (1835) Accounts of the Money Expended 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833 and 1834, H.C. 444 (1835), xlvii
Proc. C.N.F.C. Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club
Public Elem. Schs. 1906 List of Public Elementary Schools in England and Wales on 1 Jan. 1906 [Cd. 3182], H.C. (1906), lxxxvi
Reg. Bothe Registrum Caroli Bothe, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1516-35, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Soc. 1921)
Reg. Bransford Calendar of the Register of Wolstan de Bransford, Bishop of Worcester 1333-49, ed. R. M. Haines (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1966)
Reg. Cantilupe Registrum Thome de Cantilupo, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1275-82, ed. W. W. Capes (Cant. & York Soc. 1907)
Reg. Gilbert Registrum Johannis Gilbert, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1375-89, ed. J. H. Parry (Cant. & York Soc. 1915)
Reg. Lacy Registrum Edmundi Lacy, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1417-20, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. and York Soc. 1918)
Reg. Mascall Registrum Roberti Mascall, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1404-16, ed. J. H. Parry (Cant. & York Soc. 1917)
Reg. Mayew Registrum Ricardi Mayew, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1504-16, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Soc. 1921)
Reg. Myllyng Registrum Thome Myllyng, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1474-92, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Soc. 1920)
Reg. Orleton Registrum Ade de Orleton, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1317-27, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Soc. 1908)
Reg. Spofford Registrum Thome Spofford, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1422-48, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Soc. 1919)
Reg. Stanbury Registrum Johannis Stanbury, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1453-74, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Soc. 1919)
Reg. Swinfield Registrum Ricardi de Swinfield, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1283-1317, ed. W. W. Capes (Cant. & York Soc. 1909)
Reg. T. de Charlton Registrum Thome de Charlton, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1327-44, ed. W. W. Capes (Cant. & York Soc. 1913)
Reg. Trefnant Registrum Johannis Trefnant, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1389-1404, ed. W. W. Capes (Cant. & York Soc. 1916)
Reg. Trillek Registrum Johannis de Trillek, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1344-61, ed. J. H. Parry (Cant. & York Soc. 1912)
19th Rep. Com. Char. 19th Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Concerning Charities (Lord Brougham's Commission), H.C. 374 (1828), xi (1)
3rd Rep. Com. Woods (1788) Third Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown (1788, ordered to be printed 1792)
3rd Rep. Com. Woods (1819) Third Report of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, H.C. 474 (1819), xix
4th Rep. Com. Woods (1823) Fourth Report...Land Revenues, H.C. 110 (1823), xi
5th Rep. Com. Woods (1826) Fifth Report...Land Revenues, H.C. 368 (1826), xiv
1st Rep. Dean Forest Com. First Report of the Dean Forest Commissioners to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, H.C. 283 (1835), xxxvi
2nd Rep. Dean Forest Com. Second Report...Treasury (bound in one volume with First Report)
3rd Rep. Dean Forest Com. Third Report...Treasury, H.C. 515 (1835), xxxvi
4th Rep. Dean Forest Com. Fourth Report...Treasury, H.C. 610 (1835) xxxvi
5th Rep. Dean Forest Com. Fifth Report...Treasury (bound in one volume with Fourth Report)
Rep. Dean Forest Cttee. (1958) Report of the Forest of Dean Committee 1958 [Cmnd. 686], H.C. (1958-9), xiii
Richardson, Wells and Springs of Glos. L. Richardson, Wells and Springs of Gloucestershire (H.M.S.O. 1930)
Roper, Glos. Effigies I. M. Roper, Monumental Effigies of Gloucestershire and Bristol (Gloucester, 1931)
Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1199-1216, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Hund. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III & Edw. I in Turri Londinensi et in Curia Receptae Scaccarii Westm. asservati, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (2 vols. Record Commission, 1812-18)
Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1204-27, ed. T. D. Hardy (2 vols. Record Commission, 1833-44)
Rot. Litt. Pat. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1201-16, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Parl. Rotuli Parliamentorum (6 vols. [1783])
Rudder, Glos. S. Rudder, New History of Gloucestershire (Cirencester, 1779)
Rudge, Agric. of Glos. T. Rudge, General View of the Agriculture of the County of Gloucester (Gloucester, 1807)
Rudge, Hist. of Glos. T. Rudge, History of the County of Gloucester (2 vols. Gloucester, 1803)
Select Cttee. on Crown Forests (1854) Report from the Select Committee on Crown Forests, H.C. 377 (1854), x
Select Cttee. on Woods (1849) First Report from the Select Committee on the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, H.C. 513 (1849), xx
Select Cttee. on Woods (1889) Report from the Select Committee on Woods and Forests and Land Revenues of the Crown, H.C. 284 (1889), xvi
Smith, Men and Armour Names and Surnames of All the Able and Sufficient Men in Body Fit for His Majesty's Service in the Wars, within the County of Gloucester, Compiled by John Smith, 1608 (1902)
Som. R.O. Somerset Record Office
Sopwith, Map of Dean Forest (1835) T. Sopwith, Plan of Coal and Iron Mine Districts in the Forest of Dean (1835)
Suff. R.O. Suffolk Record Office
Taylor, Dom. Glos. C. S. Taylor, Analysis of the Domesday Survey of Gloucestershire (B.G.A.S. 1887-9, issued in parts)
Taylor, Map of Glos. (1777) I. Taylor, Map of the County of Gloucester (1777), republished in Gloucestershire and Bristol Atlas (B.G.A.S. 1961)
Tax. Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa A.D. 1291, ed. S. Ayscough and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1802)
Trans. B.G.A.S. Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Univ. Brit. Dir. Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, ed. P. Barfoot and J. Wilkes (5 vols. 1791-8)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Valor Ecclesiasticus temp. Hen. VIII auctoritate regia institutus, ed. J. Caley and J. Hunter (6 vols. Record Commission, 1810-34)
Verey, Glos. D. C. W. Verey, Gloucestershire: vol. i, The Cotswolds; vol. ii, The Vale and the Forest of Dean (The Buildings of England, ed. N. Pevsner, 1970)
Visit. Glos. 1623 Visitation of the County of Gloucester, 1623, ed. J. Maclean and W. C. Heane (Harleian Soc. xxi, 1885)
Visit. Glos. 1682-3 Visitation of the County of Gloucester, 1682, 1683, ed. T. FitzRoy Fenwick and W. C. Metcalfe (Exeter, priv. print. 1884)
Williams, Parl. Hist. of Glos. W. R. Williams, Parliamentary History of the County of Gloucester (Hereford, priv. print. 1898)