Note on Abbreviations

A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 15, Bampton Hundred (Part Three). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2006.

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Christina Colvin. Carol Cragoe. Veronica Ortenberg. R B Peberdy. Nesta Selwyn. Elizabeth Williamson, 'Note on Abbreviations', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 15, Bampton Hundred (Part Three), (London, 2006), pp. 247-252. British History Online [accessed 25 June 2024].

Christina Colvin. Carol Cragoe. Veronica Ortenberg. R B Peberdy. Nesta Selwyn. Elizabeth Williamson. "Note on Abbreviations", in A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 15, Bampton Hundred (Part Three), (London, 2006) 247-252. British History Online, accessed June 25, 2024,

Colvin, Christina. Cragoe, Carol. Ortenberg, Veronica. Peberdy, R B. Selwyn, Nesta. Williamson, Elizabeth. "Note on Abbreviations", A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 15, Bampton Hundred (Part Three), (London, 2006). 247-252. British History Online. Web. 25 June 2024,


Abbreviations and short titles used include the following:

a. acre(s)
Abbrev. Rot. Orig. Rotulorum Originalium Abbreviatio, temp. Hen. III, Edw. I (Record Commission, 1805)
Acts of PC Acts of the Privy Council of England (HMSO, 1890–1964)
Acts of PC (Rec. Com.) Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council of England, 1386–1542 (Record Commission, 1834–7)
Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714; 1715–1886 J. Foster (ed.), Alumni Oxonienses, 1500–1714; 1715–1886 (Oxford, 1888–92)
Arch. Archive(s)
Arch. Queen's Coll. TS Calendar of the archives of The Queen's College, Oxford: copies in Bodl. and The Queen's College, Oxford
archaeol. archaeology, archaeological
Archaeol. Jnl Archaeological Jnl
archit. architecture, architectural
BL British Library
Bampton Hund. E. Stone and P. Hyde (eds), Oxfordshire Hundred Rolls of 1279 (Bampton Hundred, Witney Borough) (ORS 46, 1968)
Benson and Miles, Upper Thames D. Benson and D. Miles, The Upper Thames Valley: an Archaeological Survey of the River Gravels (Oxford, 1974)
Besse, Sufferings J. Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People called Quakers, from 1650 to 1689 (London, 1753)
bdy; bdies boundary; boundaries
Blair, A-S Oxon. J. Blair, Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire (1994)
Book of Fees The Book of Fees (HMSO, 1920–31)
Blenheim Mun. Muniments of the duke of Marlborough at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon.
bldg(s) building(s)
Bodl. Bodleian Library
bp bishop
Bp Fell and Nonconf. M. Clapinson (ed.), Bishop Fell and Nonconformity: Visitation Documents, 1682–3 (ORS 52, 1980)
Brewer, Oxon. J. N. Brewer, A Topographical and Historic Description of the County of Oxford (London, 1819)
Brit. British
Burke's Peerage; Extinct Baronetcies; Landed Gentry J. Burke and others, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage; A History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies; A Dictionary of the Landed Gentry
CBA Group 9 Council for British Archaeology, Regional Group 9
CCC Mun. Muniments of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
CE Rec. Centre Church of England Record Centre, South Bermondsey, London
CJ Journals of the House of Commons
COS, OPA; PRN; SMR Centre for Oxfordshire Studies, Central Library, Westgate, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Photographic Archive; Primary Record Number (in SMR); Sites and Monuments Record
Cal. Chart. Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1903–27)
Cal. Close Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1892–1963)
Cal. Cttee for Compounding Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for Compounding, etc. (HMSO, 1889–92)
Cal. Cttee for Money Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for Advance of Money, 1642–56 (HMSO, 1888)
Cal. Fine Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1911–62)
Cal. Inq. Misc. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1916–68)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1904–87)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (HMSO, 1898–1955)
Cal. Lib. Calendar of the Liberate Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1917–64)
Cal. Papal Regs. Calendar of Papal Registers: Papal Letters (HMSO and Irish MSS Com. 1893–1986)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Office (HMSO, 1891–1986)
Cal. QS Calendar of quarter sessions records in Oxfordshire Record Office by W. J. Oldfield
Cal. SP Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (HMSO, 1856–1972)
Camden; Camden Soc. Camden Series; Camden Society
Cant. & York Soc. Canterbury and York Society
Carterton Guide Carterton and Black Bourton Official Guide [c. 1973, 1975, 1978, 1981, and 1988 edns]: copies in Bodl. GA Oxon 8° 1601
Cat. Catalogue
Cat. Ancient Deeds Descriptive Catalouge of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1890–1915)
Cath. Rec. Soc. Catholic Record Society
Ch. and Chapel, 1851 K. Tiller (ed.), Church and Chapel in Oxfordshire, 1851: The Return of the Census of Religious Worship (ORS 55, 1987)
Ch. Bells Oxon. F. Sharpe, The Church Bells of Oxfordshire (ORS 28, 30, 32, 34, 1949–53)
Ch. Ch. Arch. Archives of Christ Church, Oxford
Chant. Cert. Rose Graham (ed.), Chantry Certificates and Edwardian Inventories of Church Goods (ORS 1, 1919)
Char. Com. Charity Commission
Char. Don. Abstract of Returns relative to Charitable Donations for the Benefit of Poor Persons (Parl. Papers 1816 (511), xvi)
Close Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1902–15)
Complete Baronetage G. E. C [okayne], Complete Baronetage (Exeter, 1900–9)
Complete Peerage G. E. C [okayne] and others, The Complete Peerage (2nd edn 1910–59)
Compton Census, ed. Whiteman A. Whiteman (ed.), The Compton Census of 1676 (Records of Social and Economic History, n.s. 10, 1986)
Crockford Crockford's Clerical Directory
cttee committee
Cur. Reg. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1922–79)
D&C Dean & Chapter
DNB L. Stephen and others (eds), Dictionary of National Biography (1885–1998 edns)
DoE, Revised Hist. Bldgs List Department of Environment, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: copies in COS
Davis, Oxon. Map (1797) R. Davis, A New Map of the County of Oxford (1797)
Deserted Villages of Oxon. K. J. Allison, M. W. Beresford, and J. G. Hurst, Deserted Villages of Oxfordshire (Leicester Univ. Dept of English Local History Occasional Papers, no. 17, 1965)
Dep. Kpr's Rep. Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records (1840–1958)
Deserted Villages of Oxon. K. J. Allison, M. W. Beresford, and J. G. Hurst, Deserted Villages of Oxfordshire (Leicester Univ. Dept of English Local History, Occasional Papers, no. 17)
Dict. Dictionary
Dir. Directory
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (1817–30)
EETS Early English Text Society
EHR English Historical Review
EPNS English Place-Name Society
Earldom of Cornwall Accts L. M. Midgley (ed.), Ministers' Accts of the Earldom of Cornwall, 1296–7 (Camd. 3rd ser. 66–7, 1942–5)
Edington Cart. J. H. Stevenson (ed.), The Edington Cartulary (Wilts. Rec. Soc. 42, 1987)
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on the Education of the Poor (Parl. Papers 1819 (224), ix B)
Emden, OU Reg. to 1500 A. B. Emden, Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to AD 1500 (Oxford, 1957–9)
Emden, OU Reg. 1501–40 A. B. Emden, Biographical Register of the University of Oxford AD 1501 to 1540 (Oxford, 1974)
Eng. England
Eton Coll. Muniments of Eton College, Windsor
Eton Coll. Recs 'Eton College Records' (TSS Calendars of Eton College Muniments): copies at Eton College, PRO, and NRA
Evans, Ch. Plate J. T. Evans, Church Plate of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1928)
Excerpta e Rot. Finium Excerpta e Rotulis Finium, Hen. III (Record Commission, 1835–6)
Eynsham Cart. H. E. Salter (ed.), Cartulary of Eynsham Abbey (OHS 49, 51)
Farrer, Honors W. Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees (3 vols, London, 1923–5)
Feudal Aids Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1899–1920)
Fisher, Kencot A. S. T. Fisher, The History of Kencot, Oxfordshire (priv. printed 1971)
Gent. Mag. Gentleman's Magazine
Geol. Surv. Geological Survey
Gibbons (ed.), Liber Antiquus A. Gibbons (ed.), Liber Antiquus de Ordinationibus Vicariarum Tempore Hugonis Wells, Lincolniensis Episcopi, 1209–1235 (1888)
Glasscock, Subsidy 1334 R. E. Glasscock, The Lay Subsidy of 1334 (Oxford, 1975)
Grundy, Saxon Oxon. G. B. Grundy, Saxon Oxfordshire (ORS 15, 1933)
HC House of Commons
HL House of Lords
HMC Historical Manuscripts Commission, since 2003 part of The National Archives
HMSO Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
ha. hectare(s)
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society
Hearth Tax Oxon. M. Weinstock (ed.), Hearth Tax Returns for Oxfordshire, 1665 (ORS 21, 1940)
Hodgson, QAB C. Hodgson, Account of the Augmentation of Small Livings by the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne (2nd edn, London, 1845)
Holkham Arch. Archives of the earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall, Norfolk
incl. inclosure
inv. inventory
Jefferys, Oxon. Map (1767) T. Jefferys, The County of Oxford (1767)
Jnl Royal Agric. Soc. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society
L&I Soc. List and Index Society
L&P Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (HMSO, 1864–1932)
LJ Journals of the House of Lords
LRS Lincoln Record Society
Land Util. Surv. Reports of the Land Utilisation Survey of Britain: pt 56, Oxfordshire, by Mary Marshall (1943)
Leland, Itin. (ed. Toulmin Smith) Itinerary of John Leland, ed. L. Toulmin Smith (1906–10)
Lewis, Topog. Dict. Eng. (1840) S. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England (1840)
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Lunt (ed.), Val. Norw. W. E. Lunt (ed.), Valuation of Norwich (Oxford 1926)
Lupton, 'Hist. Black Bourton' M. G. Lupton, 'History of the Parish of Black Bourton, otherwise called Burton Abbots' [ed. W. D. Macray], OAS Transactions, 43 (1903)
Misc. Gen. et Her. J. J. Howard and W. B. Bannerman (eds), Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica (London, 1868–1938)
mkt (s) market(s)
mon. monument(s)
N&Q Notes and Queries
NMR English Heritage, National Monuments Record, Swindon
NRA National Register of Archives
New DNB H.C.G. Matthew and B. Harrison (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004)
Nonarum Inquisitiones Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii (Record Commission, 1807)
nonconf. nonconformity
OAHS Proc. Proceedings of the Oxford Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture, 1839–59; and of the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society, 1860–1900
OAS Rep. Reports and Transactions of the North Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 1853–86, and of the Oxford Archaeological Society 1887–1949
OHS Oxford Historical Society
ORCC Oxfordshire Rural Community Council
ORO Oxfordshire County Record Office
ORS Oxfordshire Record Society
OS Ordnance Survey
Oldfield, 'Clerus Oxf. Dioc.' MS index to clergy of Oxford diocese by W.J. Oldfield in Oxfordshire Record Office
Orr, Oxon. Agric. J. Orr, Agriculture in Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1916)
Oseney Cart. H.E. Salter (ed.), Cartulary of Oseney Abbey (OHS 89–91, 97–8, 101)
Oxf. Chron. Oxford Chronicle
Oxf. Dioc. Yr Bk Oxford Diocesan Year Book (Oxford, 1858–)
Oxf. Jnl Jackson's Oxford Journal
Oxf. Jnl Synopsis 'Chronological Synopsis and Index to Oxon. Items in Jackson's Oxford Journal 1753–80', ed. E.C. Davies; '1781–90', ed. E.H. Cordeaux (Typescripts 1967, 1976: copies in Central Library, Westgate, Oxford and the Bodleian Library)
Oxon. Fines H.E. Salter (ed.), Feet of Fines for Oxfordshire, 1195–1291 (ORS 12, 1930)
Oxon. Poll, 1754 The Poll of the Freeholders of Oxford, taken at Oxford on 17–23 April 1754
Oxon. Visit. W.H. Turner (ed.), Visitations of Oxfordshire in 1566, 1574, and 1634 (Harl. Soc. 5)
Oxon. Wills J.R.H. Weaver and A. Beardwood (eds), Some Oxfordshire Wills (ORS 39, 1958)
PN Oxon. (EPNS) Margaret Gelling, Place-Names of Oxfordshire (English Place-Name Soc. 23–4, 1953–4)
PO Arch. Post Office archives at Mount Pleasant, London
PRO former Public Record Office, since 2003 part of The National Archives
PRS Pipe Roll Society
par. parish; parochial
Par. Colln F.N. Davis (ed.), Parochial Collections by Anthony Wood and Richard Rawlinson (ORS 2, 4, 11, 1920–9)
Pat. Patent Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1900–3)
Pearce, 'Cert. 1593' S. Spencer Pearce, 'A Certificate of the Oxford Clergy, 1593', OAS Rep. (1913),145–70
Pearce, 'Clergy' S. Spencer Pearce, 'Clergy of the Deaneries of Witney and Bicester during the Settlement of 1559 and Afterwards', OAS Rep. (1914), 180–237
Pevsner, Oxon. Jennifer Sherwood and Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England: Oxfordshire (Harmondsworth, 1974)
Pipe R Pipe Roll
Plac. de Quo Warr. Placita de Quo Warranto (Record Commission, 1818)
Placit. in Domo Capit. Abbrev. Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi Asservatorum Abbreviatio (Record Commission, 1811)
Poll Taxes 1377–81, ed. Fenwick C.C. Fenwick (ed.), Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381, pt. 2: Lincs.-Westmorland (British Academy Records in Social and Economic Hist. n.s. 29, 2001)
Poor Abstract, 1777; 1787 Reports of Select Committees on Poor Laws, 1775–7 and 1787 (Parl. Papers, HC Series 1, vol. ix)
Poor Abstract, 1804; 1818 Abstract of Answers and Returns relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor (Parl. Papers 1804 (175), i; 1818 (82), xix)
Prob. Recs. Oxon. 1516–1732 E. Cheyne and D. M. Barratt (eds), Probate Records of the Courts of the Bishop and Archdeacon of Oxford 1516–1732 (British Rec. Soc. 93–4, 1981–85)
Prob. Recs. Oxon. 1733–1857 D.M. Barratt, J. Howard-Drake, and M. Priddey (eds), Index to the Probate Records of the Courts of the Bishop and Archdeacon of Oxford 1733–1857 (ORS 61, 1997)
Protestation Rtns and Tax. Assess. J. Gibson (ed.), Oxfordshire and North Berkshire Protestation Returns and Tax Assessments, 1641–2 (ORS 59, 1994)
Queen's Coll. Mun. Muniments of The Queen's College, Oxford
RCHM Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (since 1999 part of English Heritage)
RO Record Office
RS Rolls Series
Rec. Com. Record Commission
Red Book Exch. (RS) H. Hall (ed.), Red Book of the Exchequer (Rolls Series, 1896)
Reg. Regum Anglo-Norm. H.W.C. Davies and others (eds), Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum 1066–1154 (1913–69)
Rep. Com. Char. Reports of the Commissioners for Charities (1819–40), indexed in Parl. Papers 1840 (279), xix (2)
Rot. Chart. Rotuli Chartarum, 1199–1216 (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Cur. Reg. Rotuli Curiae Regis, 6 Richard I to 1 John (Record Commission, 1812–18)
Rot. de Oblatis et Finibus Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Hund. Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III & Edw. I (Record Commission, 1812–18)
Rot. Lib. Rotuli de Liberate, regnante Johanne (Record Commission, 1844)
Rot. Litt. Claus. Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum, 1204–27 (Record Commission, 1833–44)
Rot. Litt. Pat. Rotuli Litterarum Patentium, 1201–16 (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Parl. Rotuli Parliamentorum [1783]
s.a. sub anno (under the year)
SMR Oxfordshire Sites and Monuments Record, located in COS
Sanders, Eng. Baronies sch. I.J. Sanders, English Baronies, 1086–1327 (Oxford, 1960) school
Secker's Corresp. A.P. Jenkins (ed.), The Correspondence of Thomas Secker, bishop of Oxford 1737–58 (ORS 57, 1991)
Secker's Visit. H.A. Lloyd Jukes (ed.), Articles of Enquiry at the Primary Visitation of Dr Thomas Secker, 1738 (ORS 38, 1957)
ser. series
Schumer, Oxon. Forests B. Schumer (ed.), Oxfordshire Forests 1246–1609 (ORS 64, 2004)
Schumer, Wychwood (1984 edn; 1999 edn) The Evolution of Wychwood to 1400: Pioneers, Frontiers and Forests (University of Leicester, Department of English Local History Occasional Papers 6, 1984; revised edn Wychwood Press, 1999)
Skelton, Antiq. Oxon. J. Skelton, Illustrations of the Principal Antiquities of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1823)
Southwick Cart. sqq K.A. Hanna (ed.), Cartularies of Southwick Priory (Hants Rec. Ser. 9–10, 1988–9) and pages (or folios) following
Subsidy 1526 H.E. Salter (ed.), Subsidy Collected in the Diocese of Lincoln in 1526 (OHS 63)
Tax. Eccl. Taxatio Ecclesiastica Anglie et Wallie . . . circa AD 1291 (Record Commission, 1801)
Thame Cart. H.E. Salter (ed.), The Thame Cartulary (ORS 25–6, 1947–8)
Timms and Hicks, Brize Norton K. Timms and C. Hicks, Old Brize Norton: Through the Eyes of Two Young Girls (n.p., 2002)
Trans. Transactions
Univ. Brit. Dir. Universal British Directory of Trade and Commerce (London, 1790–[1798])
Univ. Coll. University College, Oxford
VCH Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. Valor Ecclesiasticus, temp. Hen. VIII (Record Commission, 1810–34)
Visit. Dioc. Linc. A. Hamilton Thompson (ed.), Visitations in the Diocese of Lincoln 1517–31 (LRS 33, 35, 37, 1940–7)
WODC West Oxfordshire District Council
Wilb. Letter Bks R.K. Pugh (ed.), The Letter Books of Samuel Wilberforce 1843–68 (ORS 47, 1969)
Wilb. Visit. E.P. Baker (ed.), Bishop Wilberforce's Visitation Returns, 1854 (ORS 35, 1954)
Wood's Life A. Clark (ed.), The Life and Times of Anthony Wood, Antiquary, of Oxford 1632–95 (OHS 19, 21, 26, 30, 40, 1891–1900)
Young, Oxon. Agric. A. Young, General View of the Agriculture of Oxfordshire (London, 1813)