Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 7. Originally published by Oxford University Press for Victoria County History, Oxford, 1981.

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Note on Abbreviations

Among the abbreviations and short titles used the following, in addition to those listed in the Victoria History's Handbook for Editors and Authors, may require elucidation:

Acreage Returns, 1801 Home Office Acreage Returns of 1801, printed in Trans. B.G.A.S. lxviii. 174–83
Acreage Returns, 1901 Board of Agriculture Acreage Returns of 1901, from a MS. copy penes the Editor, Victoria History of Gloucestershire
Agric. Returns 1976 Agricultural Returns, Parish Summaries 1976 penes Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Divisional Office, Elmbridge Court, Gloucester
Atkyns, Glos. R. Atkyns, Ancient and Present State of Glostershire (1712)
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)
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: Collection 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 unpaginated)
Bryant, Map of Glos. (1824) A. Bryant, Map of the County of Gloucester in the years 1823 & 1824 (1824)
Cat. of Glos. Colln. Catalogue of the Gloucestershire Collection in the Gloucester Public Library, compiled by R. Austin (Gloucester, 1928)
Church School Inquiry, 1846–7 Result of the Returns to the General Inquiry made by the National Society (1849)
Ciren. Cart. Cartulary of Cirencester Abbey, ed. C. D. Ross and M. Devine (3 vols. 1964, 1977)
Compton Census Bishop Compton's Census, 1676, William Salt Library, Stafford
Davis, Glos. Brasses C. T. Davis, Monumental Brasses of Gloucestershire (1899)
Eccl. Misc. Ecclesiastical Miscellany (B.G.A.S. Rec. Section, xi, 1976), including a survey of Gloucester diocese, 1603
Educ. Enquiry 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)
Finberg, Early Charters of W. Midlands H. P. R. Finberg, Early Charters of the West Midlands (Leicester, 1961)
Finberg, Glos. Studies Gloucestershire Studies, ed. H.P.R. Finberg (1957)
Fosbrooke, Glos. T. D. Fosbrooke, Abstracts of Records and Manuscripts Respecting the County of Gloucester, Formed into a History (2 vols. Gloucester, 1807)
G.D.R. Gloucester Diocesan Records (see p. xvi)
Glos. Ch. Bells H. T. Ellacombe, Church Bells of Gloucestershire (Exeter, 1881)
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. Q.S. Archives Gloucestershire Quarter Sessions Archives 1660–89: A Descriptive Catalogue, compiled by I. E. Gray and A. T. Gaydon (Glos. County Council, 1958)
Glos. R.O. Gloucestershire Record Office (see p. xvi)
Glos. Subsidy Roll, 1327 Gloucestershire Subsidy Roll. I Ed. III, 1327 (priv. print. by Sir Thos. Phillipps, n.d. [?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)
Grundy, Saxon Charters G. B. Grundy, Saxon Charters and Field Names of Gloucestershire (B.G.A.S. 1935)
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)
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
Household, Thames and Severn Canal H. Household, Thames and Severn Canal (Newton Abbot, 1969)
Inq. p.m. Glos. Abstracts of Inquisitiones post mortem for Gloucestershire, 1236–1413, 1625–1642 (6 vols. issued jointly by the British Record Society, Index Library vols. xxx, xl, xlviii, and ix, xxi, xlvii, and the B.G.A.S., 1893–1914)
Kirby, Cat. of Glouc. Dioc. Rec. Diocese of Gloucester: vol. i, Catalogue of the Records of the Bishop and Archdeacons (Gloucester Corporation, 1968); vol. ii, Catalogue of the Records of the Dean and Chapter (Glos. County Council, 1967); compiled by I.M. Kirby
Langston, 'Cath. Missions' J. N. Langston, 'Catholic Post-Reformation Missions in Gloucestershire', typescript, Glos. Colln. 31840 (6 vols. revised 1957)
Manual of Glos. Lit. Bibliographer's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature . . ., ed. F. A. Hyett and W. Bazeley (3 vols. Gloucester, priv. print. 1895–7)
Margary, Rom. Roads I. D. Margary, Roman Roads in Britain (2 vols. 1955)
P.N. Glos. (E.P.N.S.) Place-Names of Gloucestershire (4 vols. English Place-Name Society vols. xxxviii–xli, 1964–5)
Payne, Glos. Survey G. E. Payne, Gloucestershire: a Survey (Gloucester, n.d. [1946])
Pleas of the Crown for Glos. ed. Maitland Pleas of the Crown for the County of Gloucester, 1221, ed. F. W. Maitland (1884)
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), xxix (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) Account 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
Red Bk. of Worc. Red Book of Worcester, ed. Marjory Rollings (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1934–9)
R.C.H.M. Glos. i Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), County of Gloucester: vol. i, Iron Age and Romano-British Monuments in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds (1976)
Reg. Bransford Calendar of the Register of Wolstan de Bransford, Bishop of Worcester 1339–49, ed. R. M. Haines (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1966)
Reg. Cobham Register of Bishop Thomas de Cobham, 1317–27, ed. E. H. Pearce (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1930)
Reg. Giffard Register of Bishop Godfrey Giffard, 1268–1302, ed. J. W. W. Bund (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1902)
Reg. Ginsborough Register of Bishop William Ginsborough, 1303–7, ed. J. W. W. Bund (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1907)
Reg. Mon. Winch. Landboc, sive Registrum Monasterii de Winchelcumba, ed. D. Royce (2 vols. Exeter, 1892–1903)
Reg. Reynolds Register of Bishop Walter Reynolds, 1308–13, ed. R. A. Wilson (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1927)
Reg. Sede Vacante Register of the Diocese of Worcester during the Vacancy of the See, ed. J. W. W. Bund (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1893–7)
Reg. Wakefeld Calendar of the Register of Henry Wakefeld, Bishop of Worcester 1375–95, ed. W. P. Marett (Worcs. Hist. Soc. 1972)
Rep. Com. Agric. Employment First Report of the Commissioners on the Employment of Children, Young Persons, and Women in Agriculture, App. II [C. 4068–1], H.C. (1867–8), xvii
20th Rep. Com. Char. 20th Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Concerning Charities (Lord Brougham's Commission), H.C. 19 (1829), vii (1)
21st Rep. Com. Char. 21 st Report . . . Concerning Charities, H.C. 349 (1829), viii (1)
Richardson, Wells and Springs of Glos. L. Richardson, Wells and Springs of Gloucestershire (H.M.S.O. 1930)
Roper, Glos. Effigies Ida M. Roper, Monumental Effigies of Gloucestershire and Bristol (Gloucester, 1931)
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)
Sherborne Mun. Calendar of Charters, Rolls, and Other Documents at Sherborne House (priv. print. 1900)
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)
Taylor, Map of Glos. (1777) I. Taylor, Map of the County of Gloucester (1777)
Trans. B.G.A.S. Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
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 Society 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)
Worc. Episc. Reg. Worcester Episcopal Registers