Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9, Bradley Hundred. The Northleach Area of the Cotswolds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2001.

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Carol Davidson Cragoe. A R J Jurica. Elizabeth Williamson, 'Note on abbreviations', in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9, Bradley Hundred. The Northleach Area of the Cotswolds, (London, 2001) pp. xix-xxiii. British History Online [accessed 26 May 2024].

Carol Davidson Cragoe. A R J Jurica. Elizabeth Williamson. "Note on abbreviations", in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9, Bradley Hundred. The Northleach Area of the Cotswolds, (London, 2001) xix-xxiii. British History Online, accessed May 26, 2024,

Cragoe, Carol Davidson. Jurica, A R J. Williamson, Elizabeth. "Note on abbreviations", A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9, Bradley Hundred. The Northleach Area of the Cotswolds, (London, 2001). xix-xxiii. British History Online. Web. 26 May 2024,


Among the abbreviations and short titles used the following may require elucidation:

Acreage Returns, 1905 Board of Agriculture Acreage Returns of 1905, from a MS. copy in possession of the editor, V.C.H. Glos.
Alum. Cantab. Alumni Cantabrigienses 1752–1900, ed. J.A. Venn (6 vols. 1940–54)
Alum. Oxon. Alumni Oxonienses 1500–1714, ed. J. Foster (4 vols. 1891–2); 1715–1886, ed. J. Foster (4 vols. 1887–8)
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)
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)
Bristol R.O. Bristol Record Office
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. 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. 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. 1904–1995)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898–1955)
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. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O. 1856–1972)
Camd. Misc. xxii Camden Miscellany, xxii (Camden 4th series i), including 'Charters of the Earldom of Hereford, 1095–1201', ed. D. Walker
Cart. Sax. ed. Birch Cartularium Saxonicum, ed. W. de Gray Birch (3 vols. 1885–93)
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890–1915)
Ciren. Cart. Cartulary of Cirencester Abbey, ed. C. D. Ross and M. Devine (3 vols. 1964, 1977)
Cod. Dipl. ed. Kemble Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici, ed. J. M. Kemble (6 vols. 1839–48)
Colvin, Biog. Dict. Brit. Architects H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600–1840 (1978)
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 series x, Oxford, 1986)
1801 Crop Returns Eng. i 1801 Crop Returns for England, i, ed. M. Turner (List and Index Society, clxxxix, 1978)
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls (H.M.S.O. 1923–72)
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Davis, Glos. Brasses C. T. Davis, Monumental Brasses of Gloucestershire (1899)
Devon R.O. Devon Record Office, Exeter
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
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)
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)
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 above, Glos. R.O. accumulations)
Glos. C. C. Mins. Gloucestershire County Council...Minutes of Proceedings and Reports of Committees, etc.
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. 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. Fnl. Gloucester Journal (established 1722)
Greenwood, Map of Glos. (1824) C. & J. Greenwood, Map of the County of Gloucester in the year 1823 (1824)
Grundy, Saxon Charters G. B. Grundy, Saxon Charters and Field Names of Gloucestershire (B.G.A.S. 1935)
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery 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 Glos. R.O. (transferred from 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 Society, 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)
Lincs. Archives Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Military Surv. of Glos. 1522 Military Survey of Gloucestershire, 1522, ed. R. W. Hoyle (Gloucestershire Record Series vi, B.G.A.S. 1993)
N.M.R. National Monuments Record, Swindon (English Heritage)
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)
P.N. Glos. (E.P.N.S.) Place-Names of Gloucestershire (English Place-Name Society, vols. xxxviii–xli, 1964–5)
P.R.O. Public Record Office (see above, P.R.O. classes of documents)
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)
Poll Taxes, ed. Fenwick Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381: Part 1 Bedfordshire- Leicestershire, ed. C. C. Fenwick (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, new series xxvii, Oxford, 1998)
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
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)
Red Bk. Exch. (Rolls Ser.) Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (Rolls Series, no. 99, 3 vols. 1896)
Red Bk. of Worc. Red Book of Worcester, ed. M. Hollings (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1934–50)
Reg. Bothe Registrum Caroli Bothe, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1516–35, ed. A. T. Bannister (Cant. & York Society, 1921)
Reg. Bransford Calendar of the Register of Wolstan de Bransford, Bishop of Worcester 1333–49, ed. R. M. Haines (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1966)
Reg. Cantilupe Registrum Thome de Cantilupo, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1275–82, ed. W. W. Capes (Cant. & York Society, 1907)
Reg. Cobham Register of Bishop Thomas de Cobham, 1317–27, ed. E. H. Pearce (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1930)
Reg. Giffard Register of Bishop Godfrey Giffard, 1268–1302, ed. J. W. W. Bund (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1902)
Reg. Ginsborough Register of Bishop William Ginsborough, 1303–7, ed. J. W. W. Bund (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1907)
Reg. Montacute Calendar of the Register of Simon de Montacute, Bishop of Worcester, 1334–1337, ed. R. M. Haines (Worcs. Hist. Society, new series xv, 1996)
Reg. Mon. Winch. Landboc, sive Registrum Monasterii de Winchelcumba, ed. D. Royce (2 vols. Exeter, 1892–1903)
Reg. Orleton Calendar of the Register of Adam de Orleton, Bishop of Worcester, 1327–33, ed. R. M. Haines (Worcs. Hist. Society, new series x, 1979)
Reg. Reynolds Register of Bishop Walter Reynolds, 1308–13, ed. R. A. Wilson (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1927)
Reg. Sede Vacante Register of the Diocese of Worcester during the Vacancy of the See, ed. J. W. W. Bund (Worcs. Hist. Society, 1893–7)
Reg. Swinfield Registrum Ricardi de Swinfield, Episcopi Herefordensis, 1283–1317, ed. W. W. Capes (Cant. & York Society, 1909)
Reg. Wakefeld Calendar of the Register of Henry Wakefeld, Bishop of Worcester, 1375–95, ed. W. P. Marett (Worcs. Hist. Society, new series vii, 1972)
12th Rep. Com. Char. 12th Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Concerning Charities (Lord Brougham's Commission), H. C. 348 (1825), x
21st Rep. Com. Char. 21st Report...Concerning Charities, H.C. 349 (1829), viii
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. Cur. Reg. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Curiae Regis, ed. Sir F. Palgrave (2 vols., Record Commission, 1835)
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)
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)
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)
Surr. Hist. Centre Surrey History Centre, Woking
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 and Brooks, Glos. i D. Verey and A. Brooks, Gloucestershire: vol. i, The Cotswolds (The Buildings of England, 1999)
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)
Williams, Parl. Hist. of Glos. W. R. Williams, Parliamentary History of the County of Gloucester (Hereford, priv. print. 1898)
Wilts. R.O. Wiltshire Record Office, Trowbridge
Worc. Episc. Reg. Worcester Episcopal Registers (in Worcs. R.O.)
Worcs. R.O. Worcestershire Record Office, Worcester