List of abbreviations

A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 10, Banbury Hundred. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1972.

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Christina Colvin. Janet Cooper. N H Cooper. P D A Harvey. Marjory Hollings. Judith Hook. Mary Jessup. Mary D Lobel. J F A Mason. B S Trinder. Hilary Turner, 'List of abbreviations', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 10, Banbury Hundred, (London, 1972), pp. xxi-xxiii. British History Online [accessed 23 June 2024].

Christina Colvin. Janet Cooper. N H Cooper. P D A Harvey. Marjory Hollings. Judith Hook. Mary Jessup. Mary D Lobel. J F A Mason. B S Trinder. Hilary Turner. "List of abbreviations", in A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 10, Banbury Hundred, (London, 1972) xxi-xxiii. British History Online, accessed June 23, 2024,

Colvin, Christina. Cooper, Janet. Cooper, N H. Harvey, P D A. Hollings, Marjory. Hook, Judith. Jessup, Mary. Lobel, Mary D. Mason, J F A. Trinder, B S. Turner, Hilary. "List of abbreviations", A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 10, Banbury Hundred, (London, 1972). xxi-xxiii. British History Online. Web. 23 June 2024,


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

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Banbury Borough Recs. Banbury borough records preserved in the Municipal Offices, Marlborough Road, Banbury
Banbury Cong. Recs. Records of the Banbury Congregational Church, preserved in South Bar Congregational Church, Banbury
Banbury Meth. Recs. Records of the Methodist Church in Banbury, preserved at 44 South Bar, Banbury
B.N.C. Mun. Muniments of Brasenose College, Oxford
Cal. Corpn. Accts. Calendar by E. R. C. Brinkworth of miscellaneous corporation accounts &c. formerly among the Banbury borough records. The original volumes have not been traced; the calendar, in three MS. volumes, is in the possession of Dr. E. R. C. Brinkworth of Banbury. A copy is in the Bodleian Library.
Ch. Ch. Arch. Archives of Christ Church, Oxford
Ch. Com. MSS. Records of the Church Commissioners
Compton Census William Salt Library, Stafford, MS. 33: census (1676) of papists and other dissenters in the province of Canterbury.
Dunkin MSS. Collections of John Dunkin (London Guildhall MSS. temporarily deposited in the Bodleian Library)
Linc. Reg. Lincoln Diocesan Record Office, episcopal registers
Loveday MSS. Records of the Loveday family at Williamscot House, Cropredy; acquired by the Bodleian Library in 1971
MS. Oxf. Archd. Oxon. Bodleian Library, Oxfordshire Archdeaconry Papers
MS. Oxf. Dioc. Bodleian Library, Oxford Diocesan Papers
Oldfield, 'Clerus Oxf. Dioc.' Bodleian Library, MS. index to clergy by W. J. Oldfield, 'Clerus Diocesis Oxoniensis, 1542–1908'
O.R.O. Oxfordshire County Record Office, Oxford
Par. Rec. Parish records preserved locally
S. & F. colln. Records of Messrs. Stockton Sons and Fortescue, in O.R.O.; the collection was uncatalogued when part of the present volume was written
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Hearth Tax Oxon. Hearth Tax Returns for Oxfordshire, 1665, ed. Maureen Weinstock (O.R.S. xxi, 1940)
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L.R.S. Lincoln Record Society
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O.A.S. Rep., Trans. Reports and Transactions of the North Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 1853–86, and of the Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 1887–1949
O.H.S. Oxford Historical Society
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O.R.S. Oxfordshire Record Society
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Oxf. Jnl. Jackson's Oxford Journal
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12th Rep. Com. Char. 12th Report of the Commissioners for Charities, H.C. 348 (1825), x
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Royce, Cropredy D. Royce, 'Historical notices of the Parish of Cropredy', O.A.S. Trans. 1879
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Sandford Cart. The Sandford Cartulary, ed. Agnes M. Leys (O.R.S. xix, xxii, 1938–41)
Secker's Visit. Articles of Enquiry Addressed to the Clergy of the Diocese of Oxford at the Primary Visitation of Dr. Thomas Secker, 1738, ed. H. A. Lloyd Jukes (O.R.S. xxxviii, 1957)
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Thame Cart. The Thame Cartulary, ed. H. E. Salter (O.R.S. xxv, xxvi, 1947–8)
Top. & Gen. The Topographer and Genealogist, ed. J. G. Nichols (3 vols. London, 1846–58)
Walker Revised A. G. Matthews, Walker Revised (Oxford, 1948)
Wilb. Visit. Bishop Wilberforce's Visitation Returns for the Archdeaconry of Oxford, 1854, ed. E. P. Baker (O.R.S. xxxv, 1954)
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