List of Abbreviations

Pages 271-276

A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 17. Originally published by Boydell & Brewer for the Institute of Historical Research, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2012.

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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)
Alumni Cantab. 1752–1900 J. A. Venn (ed.), Alumni Cantabrigienses, 1752–1900 (Cambridge, 1940–54)
Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714; 1715–1886 J. Foster (ed.), Alumni Oxonienses, 1500–1714; 1715–1886 (Oxford, 1888–92)
Antiq. Jnl Antiquaries Journal
Arch. Archive(s)
Arch. Queen's Coll. Calendar of the archives of The Queen's College, Oxford: typescript copies in the Bodleian Library and The Queen's College, Oxford
archaeol. archaeology, archaeological
Archaeol. Jnl Archaeological Journal
archit. architecture, architectural
BAR British Archaeological Reports
BL British Library
Bampton Hund. E. Stone and P. Hyde (eds), Oxfordshire Hundred Rolls of 1279 (Bampton Hundred, Witney Borough) (ORS 46, 1968)
Banting, 'Reminiscences' Thomas Banting, 'Reminiscences of Filkins [c. 1846–80]' (typescript in OHC, P 920 BANT)
Beaulieu Cart. S. F. Hockey (ed.), The Beaulieu Cartulary (Southampton Rec. Ser. 17, 1974)
Benson and Miles, Upper Thames D. Benson and D. Miles, The Upper Thames Valley: an Archaeological Survey of the River Gravels (Oxford, 1974)
Blair, A-S Oxon. J. Blair, Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire (1994)
bldg(s) building(s)
Bldgs List English Heritage Listed Buildings descriptions (
Bodl. Bodleian Library
Book of Fees The Book of Fees (HMSO, 1920–31)
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; Landed Gentry J. Burke and others, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage; A Dictionary of the Landed Gentry
Bryant, Oxon. Map (1824) A. Bryant, Map of the County of Oxford (1824)
CBA Group 9 Council for British Archaeology, Regional Group 9
CERC Church of England Record Centre, London
CJ Journals of the House of Commons
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. Doc. France J. H. Round (ed.), Calendar of Documents preserved in France illustrative of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, 918–1206 (London, 1899)
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, 1916–2003)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1904–2010)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquistions post mortem, Henry VII (HMSO, 1898–1955)
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 Record Office (HMSO, 1891–1986)
Cal. Proc. in Chanc. Eliz. Calendar of the Proceedings in Chancery in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (Record Commission, 1827–30)
Cal. QS W. J. Oldfield, 'Calendar of quarter sessions records in Oxfordshire Record Office'
Cal. SP Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (HMSO, 1856–2006)
Camden Camden Series
Cant. & York Soc. Canterbury and York Society
Cat. Catalogue
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
Chanc. R Chancellor's Roll for ... Michaelmas 1196 (PRS n.s. 7, 1930)
Chant. Cert. R. Graham (ed.), Chantry Certificates and Edwardian Inventories of Church Goods (ORS 1, 1919)
Char. Don. Abstract of Returns relative to Charitable Donations for the Benefit of Poor Persons (Parl. Papers 1816 (511), xvi)
Cirencester Cart. C. D. Ross (ed.), The Cartulary of Cirencester Abbey (London, 1964–77)
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 (British Academy Records of Social and Economic Hist. n.s. 10, 1986)
Crossley et al., Kelmscott A. Crossley, T. Hassall, and P. Salway (eds), William Morris's Kelmscott: Landscape and History (2007)
cttee committee
Cur. Reg. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1922–2006)
D&C Dean & Chapter
Davis, Oxon. Map (1797) R. Davis, A New Map of the County of Oxford (1797)
Dict. Dictionary
Dir. Directory
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (1817–30)
EPNS English Place-Name Society
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)
EHR English Historical Review
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)
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, 1907–8)
Farrer, Honors W. Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees (3 vols, London, 1923–5)
Fasti 1066–1300; 1300–1541 John le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1066–1300, III, Lincoln, ed. D. E. Greenway (London, 1977); 1300–1541, I, Lincoln, ed. H. P. F. King (London, 1962)
Feudal Aids Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (HMSO, 1899–1920)
Fisher, Broadwell A. S. T. Fisher, History of Broadwell, Oxfordshire, with Filkins, Kelmscott and Holwell (priv. printed 1968)
Foster, 'Filkins' E. P. Foster, 'Some Historical Notes on Filkins and Broughton Poggs' (unpubl. typescript, 1981): copy in OHC, P FILK 944
Gaz. Gazette
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 (ed.), Subsidy 1334 R. E. Glasscock (ed.), The Lay Subsidy of 1334 (British Academy Records of Social and Economic Hist. n.s. 2, 1975)
Godstow Eng. Reg. A. Clark (ed.), The English Register of Godstow Nunnery, near Oxford, written about 1450 (Early English Text Soc. 129–30, 142, 1905–11)
HER; PRN Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record (formerly Sites and Monuments Record); Primary Record Number
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)
Hist. Parl. Commons R. Sedgwick (ed.), The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1715–54 (London, 1970)
Hodgson, QAB C. Hodgson, Account of the Augmentation of Small Livings by the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne (2nd edn, London, 1845)
Hollands, Kelmscott V. J. Hollands, Kelmscott: A Village History (priv. printed 1990)
ibid. ibidem (as above)
IoE Images of England (
inclo. inclosure
James, Recollections N. G. James, Recollections of Bradwell Grove, Holwell, and Burford, 1907–87, ed. A. S. Till (priv. printed 1987)
Jefferys, Oxon. Map (1767) T. Jefferys, The County of Oxford (1767)
Kelmscott inclo. award Kelmscott inclosure award in TNA, CP 43/866 Mich. 40 Geo. III, ff. 69–76v.
Kelmscott inclo. map Kelmscott inclosure map: photograph in Bodl. (E) C17:49 (294) (from an original in private possession)
Kelmscott par. mtg mins Kelmscott parish meeting minute book, 1894–1999 (in parish custody 2001); consulted in a transcript prepared by Jake Nelson for the Kelmscott Landscape Project
Kelvin (ed.), Morris Letters N. Kelvin (ed.), Collected Letters of William Morris (4 vols in 5, 1984–96)
King's Works H. M. Colvin (ed.), The History of the King's Works (1963–82)
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)
Lees (ed.), Templar Recs. B.A. Lees (ed.), Records of the Templars in England in the Twelfth Century: the Inquest of 1185 (British Academy Records of Social and Economic Hist. 1st ser. 9, 1935)
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)
Linc. Dioc. Docs. A. Clark (ed.), Lincoln Diocesan Documents, 1450–1544 (Early English Text Soc. 149, 1914)
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Lunt (ed.), Val. Norw. W. E. Lunt (ed.), Valuation of Norwich (Oxford, 1926)
MERL Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading
Misc. Gen. et Her. J. J. Howard and W. B. Bannerman (eds), Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica (London, 1868–1938)
N&Q Notes and Queries
NMR English Heritage, National Monuments Record, Swindon
n.s. new series
New DNB H. C. G. Matthew and B. Harrison (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004); available online
Newton, Oxon. Glass P. A. Newton, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi I, County of Oxford: a Catalogue of Medieval Stained Glass (1979)
Nonarum Inquisitiones Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii (Record Commission, 1807)
OAS Rep. Reports and Transactions of the North Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 1853–86, and of the Oxfordshire Archaeological Society 1887–1949
OBR Oxfordshire Buildings Record
OCC Oxfordshire County Council
OHC Oxfordshire History Centre (formerly Oxfordshire Record Office and Oxfordshire Studies)
OHS Oxford Historical Society
OPA Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive (in OHC)
ORCC Oxfordshire Rural Community Council
ORS Oxfordshire Record Society
OS Ordnance Survey
Oldfield, 'Clerus Oxf. Dioc.' MS index to clergy of Oxford diocese by W. J. Oldfield: copies in Oxfordshire History Centre and Bodleian Library
Orr, Oxon. Agric. J. Orr, Agriculture in Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1916)
Oxf. Ch. Ct Deposns J. Howard-Drake (ed.), Oxford Church Courts: Depositions, 1542–1639 (Oxford, 1991–2008)
Oxf. Chron. Oxford Chronicle
Oxf. Dioc. Calendar Oxford Diocesan Calendar and Clergy List (Oxford, 1858–1956)
Oxf. Dioc. Year Book Oxford Diocesan Year Book (Oxford, 1956–)
Oxf. Jnl Jackson's Oxford Journal
Oxf. Jnl Syn. 'Chronological Synopsis and Index to Oxfordshire Items in Jackson's Oxford Journal 1753–80', ed. E. C. Davies; '1781–90', ed. E. H. Cordeaux (typescripts 1967, 1976: copies in OHC and the Bodleian Library)
Oxford Univ. Arch. Oxford University Archive
Oxon. Atlas K. Tiller and G. Darkes (eds), An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire (ORS 67, 2010).
Oxon. Eyre, 1241 J. Cooper (ed.), The Oxfordshire Eyre, 1241 (ORS 56, 1989)
Oxon. FS S. Morley (ed.), Oxfordshire Friendly Societies, 1750–1918 (ORS 68, 2011)
Oxon. Fines H. E. Salter (ed.), Feet of Fines for Oxfordshire, 1195–1291 (ORS 12, 1930)
Oxon. Inventories M. A. Havinden (ed.), Household and Farm Inventories in Oxfordshire, 1550–1590 (ORS 44, 1965)
Oxon. Muster Rolls P. C. Beauchamp (ed.), The Oxfordshire Muster Rolls 1539, 1542, 1569 (ORS 60, 1996)
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, 1871)
Oxon. Visit. 1669–75 G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Oxfordshire 1669 and 1675 (Harl. Soc. n.s. 12, 1993)
Oxon. Wills J. R. H. Weaver and A. Beardwood (eds), Some Oxfordshire Wills (ORS 39, 1958)
PN Berks. Margaret Gelling, Place-Names of Berkshire (English Place-Name Soc. 49–51, 1973–6)
PN Oxon. Margaret Gelling, Place-Names of Oxfordshire (English Place-Name Soc. 23–4, 1953–4)
PO Dir. Oxon. Post Office Directory of Oxfordshire (1847–77)
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)
par. reg. parish register
Parl. Papers Parliamentary Papers
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
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 1 (British Academy Records of Social and Economic Hist. n.s. 27, 1998); pt 2 (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)
Proc. Soc. Antiq. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries
Prot. Retns 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
RO Record Office
Rec. Com. Record Commission
Reg. Antiquiss. C. W. Foster and K. Major (eds), The Registrum Antiquissimum of the Cathedral Church of Lincoln (LRS 27–9, 32, 34, 41–2, 46, 51, 62, 67–8, 1931–73)
Reg. Burghersh N. Bennett (ed.), The Registers of Bishop Henry Burghersh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1320–1342 (LRS 87, 90, 1999–2003)
Reg. H. Chichele E. F. Jacobs (ed.), The Register of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1414–1443 (Cant. & York Soc. 42, 45–7, 1937–47)
Reg. Parker W. H. Frere and E. M. Thompson (eds), Registrum Matthei Parker, Diocesis Cantuarensis, AD 1559–1575 (Cant. & York Soc. 35–6, 39, 1928)
Reg. Regum Anglo-Norm. H. W. C. Davis and others (eds), Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum 1066–1154 (Oxford, 1913–69)
Reg. Sutton R. M. T. Hill (ed.), The Rolls and Register of Bishop Oliver Sutton, 1280–1299 (LRS 39, 43, 48, 52, 60, 64, 69, 76, 1948–86)
Rep. Com. Char. Reports of the Commissioners for Charities (1819–40), indexed in Parl. Papers 1840 (279), xix (2)
Return of Papists 1767 E. S. Worrall (ed.), Return of Papists 1767 (Cath. Rec. Soc. 1989)
Rocque, Berks. Map (1761) J. Rocque, Survey of Berkshire (1761)
Rot. Chart. Rotuli Chartarum, 1199–1216 (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Gravesend F. N. Davis (ed.), Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend Episcopi Lincolniensis AD MCCLVIII–MCCLXXIX (LRS 20, 1925)
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]
Rot. Welles W. P. W. Phillimore and F. N. Davis (eds), Rotuli Hugonis de Welles Episcopi Lincolniensis AD MCCIX–MCCXXXV (LRS 3, 6, 9, 1912–14)
s.a. sub anno (under the year)
Salter, 'Visit. Oxon. 1540' H. Salter, 'A Visitation of Oxfordshire in 1540', OAS Rep. (1930), 289–307
Sanders, Eng. Baronies I. J. Sanders, English Baronies, 1086–1327 (Oxford, 1960)
sch. 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
Sherwood, Oxon. Churches J. Sherwood, A Guide to the Churches of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1989)
Skelton, Antiq. Oxon. J. Skelton, Illustrations of the Principal Antiquities of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1823)
Soc. Antiq. Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London
sqq and pages (or folios) following
Subsidy 1526 H. E. Salter (ed.), Subsidy Collected in the Diocese of Lincoln in 1526 (OHS 63, 1909)
Summers, Cong. Ch. W. H. Summers, History of the Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire Congregational Churches (1905)
Swinford, Jubilee Boy G. Swinford, The Jubilee Boy: the Life and Recollections of George Swinford of Filkins, ed. J. Fay and R. Martin (priv. printed 1987)
TNA The National Archives, London (Public Record Office)
Tax. Eccl. Taxatio Ecclesiastica Anglie et Wallie ... circa AD 1291 (Record Commission, 1801)
Trans. Transactions
Trinity Coll. Arch. Archives of Trinity College, Oxford
VAG Vernacular Architecture Group
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. Dioc. Bks R. and M. Pugh (eds), The Diocese Books of Samuel Wilberforce (ORS 66, 2008)
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)
Youngs, Admin. Units F. A. Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England (Royal Historical Soc. 1979–91)