List of abbreviations

A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1959.

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

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Cal. Q. Sess. Calendar of Quarter Sessions
Compton Census William Salt Library, Stafford, MS. 33, 'The census taken in 1676 in the province of Canterbury giving an account of inhabitants, papists and other dissenters in the various dioceses'
Dashwood D. Bodleian MS. d.d. Dashwood (Oxon.)
Dunkin MS. Collections of John Dunkin (London Guildhall MSS. temporarily deposited in the Bodleian Library)
E.C.R. Records of Eton College
MS. Top. Oxon. Bodleian Library, MS. Top. Oxon.
Oldfield, Clerus Bodleian Library, MS. index to clergy by W. J. Oldfield, 'Clerus Diocesis Oxoniensis, 1542–1908'
O.R.O. Oxfordshire County Record Office, Oxford
Oxf. Archd. Bodleian Library, Oxfordshire Archdeaconry Papers
Oxf. Dioc. Bodleian Library, Oxfordshire Diocesan Papers
Par. Rec. Parish Records
Val. D. Bodleian Library, MS. d.d. Valentia
W.A.M. Westminster Abbey Muniments
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Arkell, Oxf. Stone W. J. Arkell, Oxford Stone (Oxford, 1947)
Bacon, Lib. Reg. John Bacon, Liber Regis (London, 1786)
Baker, Northants. George Baker, History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (2 vols. London, 1822–41)
Berks. Arch. Jnl. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journals, 1895– 1930, and Berkshire Archaeological Journal, 1930–
J. C. Blomfield, History of the Deanery of Bicester, containing:
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Blo. Cot., Hard., Tus. Part iii, History of Cottisford, Hardwick, and Tusmore (Bristol, 1887)
Blo. Mid., Som. Part iv, History of Middleton and Somerton (Bristol, 1888)
Blo. Fring., Hethe, Mix., Newt., Shel. Part v, History of Fringford, Hethe, Mixbury, Newton Purcell, and Shelswell (London, 1890)
Blo. U. Heyf., L. Heyf. Part vi, History of Upper and Lower Heyford (London, 1892)
Blo. Frit., Sould. Part vii, History of Fritwell and Souldern (London, 1893)
Blo. Ard., Buck., Cav., Stoke Part viii, History of Ardley, Bucknell, Caversfield, and Stoke Lyne (London, 1894)
Blo. Fin. J. C. Blomfield, History of Finmere (Buckingham, 1887)
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Bridges, Northants. John Bridges, History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire, ed. Peter Whalley (2 vols. Oxford, 1791)
C.R.S. Catholic Record Society
Calamy Rev. A. G. Matthews, Calamy Revised (Oxford, 1934)
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Clutterbuck, Herts. Robert Clutterbuck, History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford (3 vols. London, 1815–27)
Davenport, Oxon. Sheriffs J. M. Davenport, Lords Lieutenant and High Sheriffs of Oxfordshire, 1086– 1868 (Oxford, 1868)
Davis, Oxon. Map Richard Davis, Map of the County of Oxford (1797)
Dom. of Incl. The Domesday of Inclosures, 1517–1518, ed. I. S. Leadam (2 vols. London, 1897)
Dunkin, Bic. John Dunkin, History and Antiquities of Bicester (London, 1816)
Dunkin, Oxon. John Dunkin, History and Antiquities of the Hundreds of Bullingdon and Ploughley (2 vols. London, 1823)
E.E.T.S. Early English Text Society
Educ. Enq. Abstract Education Enquiry Abstract, H.C. 62 (1835), xlii
Educ. of Poor Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (B)
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Evans, Ch. Plate J. T. Evans, The Church Plate of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1928)
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Eyton, Salop. R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (12 vols. London, 1854–60)
Farrer, Honors William Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees (3 vols. London, 1923–5)
Fines Oxon. The Feet of Fines for Oxfordshire, 1195–1291, ed. H. E. Salter (O.R.S. xii, 1930)
Fosbrooke, Glos. T. D. Fosbrooke, History of Gloucestershire (2 vols. Gloucester, 1807)
Foss, Judges Edward Foss, The Judges of England (9 vols. London, 1848–64)
Foster, Alumni J. Foster, Alumni Oxonienses, 1500–1886 (8 vols. Oxford, 1887–92)
Gardner, Dir. Oxon. R. Gardner, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Oxfordshire (Peterborough, 1852)
Gen. Digest Char. General Digest of Charities, H.C. 292 (2) (1871), lv
Godstow Reg. The English Register of Godstow Nunnery, ed. A. Clark (E.E.T.S. orig. ser. 129, 130, 142, 1905–11)
Hasted, Kent Edward Hasted, History and Topographical Survey of Kent (4 vols. Canterbury, 1778–99)
Hearne, Remarks Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne, ed. C. E. Doble and others (11 vols. O.H.S. ii, &c. 1884–1918)
Hearth Tax Oxon. Hearth Tax Returns for Oxfordshire, 1665, ed. Maureen Weinstock (O.R.S. xxi, 1940)
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Kennett, Paroch. Antiq. White Kennett, Parochial Antiquities attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester and other adjacent parts in the Counties of Oxford and Bucks. (2 vols. 2nd edn. Oxford, 1818)
L.R.S. Lincoln Record Society
Lamborn, Arm. Glass E. A. Greening Lamborn, Armorial Glass of the Oxford Diocese, 1250– 1850 (London, 1949)
Lipscomb, Bucks. George Lipscomb, History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham (4 vols. London, 1847)
List of Sch. List of Public Elementary Schools, C. 3182, H.C. (1906), lxxxvi
Luke, Jnl. Journal of Sir Samuel Luke, ed. I. G. Philip (O.R.S. xxix, xxxi, xxxiii, 1947–53)
Lunt, Val. Norw. The Valuation of Norwich, ed. W. E. Lunt (Oxford, 1926)
Macray, Magd. Reg. Register of Magdalen College, Oxford, N.S. ed. W. D. Macray (8 vols. London, 1894–1915)
Nichols, Leics. John Nichols, History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester (4 vols. in 8 parts, London, 1795–1811)
O.A.H.S. Proc. Proceedings of the Oxford Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture, 1839–47
Proceedings of the Oxford Architectural Society, 1847–60
Proceedings of the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society, 1860–93
O.A.S. Rep., Trans. Reports and Transactions of the North Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 1853–86, and of the Oxfordshire Archaeological Society, 1887–
O.H.S. Oxford Historical Society
O.R.S. Oxfordshire Record Society
Oseney Cart. The Cartulary of the Abbey of Oseney, ed. H. E. Salter (O.H.S. lxxxix–xci, xcvii, xcviii, ci, 1929–36)
Oxf. Jnl. Jackson's Oxford Journal
Oxon. Chart. Facsimiles of Early Charters in Oxford Muniment Rooms, ed. H. E. Salter (Oxford, 1929)
Oxon. Poll, 1754 Poll of the Freeholders of Oxfordshire taken at Oxford on 17th April, 1754 (Bodl. G.A. Oxon. 4° 346)
Oxon. Visit. The Visitations of the County of Oxfordshire taken in the Years 1566, 1574, and 1634, ed. W. H. Turner (Harl. Soc. v, 1871)
Par. Coll. Parochial Collections made by Anthony Wood and Richard Rawlinson, ed. F. N. Davis (O.R.S. ii, iv, xi, 1920–9)
Parker, Eccles. Top. J. H. Parker, Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England: Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1850)
Parker, Guide J. H. Parker, A Guide to the Architectural Antiquities in the Neighbourhood of Oxford (Oxford, 1846)
Plot, Nat. Hist. Oxon. R. Plot, The Natural History of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1677)
P.N. Oxon. (E.P.N.S.) Margaret Gelling, The Place-Names of Oxfordshire, pt. i (English PlaceName Soc. xxiii, 1953)
Poor Abstract Abstract of the Answers and Returns relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor, H.C. 175 (1804), i
R.C. Families Genealogical Collections Illustrating the History of Roman Catholic Families, ed. J. J. Howard and H. F. Burke (4 parts, priv. printed, 1887–95)
Reg. Antiquiss. The Registrum Antiquissimum of the Cathedral Church of Lincoln, ed. C. W. Foster and Kathleen Major (7 vols. L.R.S. 1931–53)
Reg. Chich. The Register of Henry Chichele, ed. E. F. Jacob (Cant. and York Soc. xlii, xlv, xlvi, xlvii, 1937–47)
Reg. Univ. Register of the University of Oxford, 1449–63, 1505–71, 1571–1622, ed. C. W. Boase and A. Clark (O.H.S. i, x, xi, xii, xiv, 1884–9)
12th Rep. Com. Char. 12th Report of the Commissioners for Charities, H.C. 348 (1825), x
Ret. of Sch. Return for Public Elementary Schools, H.C. 403 (1890), lvi
Rot. Graves. Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend, 1258–79, ed. F. N. Davis (Cant. and York Soc. xxxi, 1925, and L.R.S. xx, 1925)
Rot. Grosse. Rotuli Roberti Grosseteste, 1235–53, ed. F. N. Davis (Cant. and York Soc. x, 1913, and L.R.S. xi, 1914)
Rot. Welles Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, 1209–35, ed. W. P. W. Phillimore (Cant. and York Soc. i, ii, iv, 1905–8, and L.R.S. iii, vi, ix, 1912–14)
St. Frides. Cart. The Cartulary of the Monastery of St. Frideswide at Oxford, ed. S. R. Wigram (O.H.S. xxviii, xxxi, 1895–6)
St. John's Hosp. Cart. A Cartulary of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist, ed. H. E. Salter (O.H.S. lxvi, lxviii, lxix, 1914–16)
Salter, Oxon. Recusants 'Recusants in Oxfordshire, 1602–33', ed. H. E. Salter, O.A.S. Rep. 1924
Sandford Cart. The Sandford Cartulary, ed. Agnes M. Leys (O.R.S. xix, xxii, 1937–41)
Saxon Oxon. G. B. Grundy, Saxon Oxfordshire (O.R.S. xv, 1933)
Schools Enq. Schools Enquiry Commission Reports [3966–XI], H.C. (1867–8), xxviii (10)
Skelton, Oxon. Joseph Skelton, Illustrations of Principal Antiquities of Oxfordshire (Oxford, 1823)
Stapleton, Cath. Miss. Mrs. Bryan Stapleton, Oxfordshire Post-Reformation Catholic Missions (London, 1906)
Subsidy 1526 A Subsidy Collected in the Diocese of Lincoln in 1526, ed. H. E. Salter (O.H.S. lxiii, 1909)
Summers, Congreg. Chs. W. H. Summers, History of the Congregational Churches in the Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and South Buckinghamshire Association (Newbury, 1905)
Thame Cart. The Thame Cartulary, ed. H. E. Salter (O.R.S. xxv, xxvi, 1947–8)
Thoroton, Notts. Robert Thoroton, History of Nottinghamshire, ed. J. Throsby (3 vols. Nottingham, 1790–6)
Venn, Alumni J. and J. A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses (10 vols. Cambridge, 1922–54)
Visit. Dioc. Linc. (1420–49) Visitations of the Religious Houses in the Diocese of Lincoln, ed. A. Hamilton Thompson (L.R.S. vii, xiv, xxi, 1914–29)
Visit. Dioc. Linc. 1517–31 Visitations in the Diocese of Lincoln 1517–31, ed. A. Hamilton Thompson (L.R.S. xxxiii, xxxv, xxxvii, 1940–7)
Vol. Sch. Ret. Voluntary Schools Returns, H.C. 178–xxiv (1906), lxxxviii
Walker Rev. 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)
Wing, Annals William Wing, Brief Annals of Bicester Poor Law Union (5 parts, Bicester, 1877–81)
Wood, Athenae Athenae Oxonienses, to which are added the Fasti, ed. P. Bliss (5 vols. London, 1813–20)
Wood, Life The Life and Times of Anthony Wood, Antiquary, of Oxford, 1632–95, described by Himself, ed. A. Clark (O.H.S. xix, xxi, xxvi, xxx, xl, 1891– 1900)
Woodward's Progress The Progress Notes of Warden Woodward Round the Oxfordshire Estates of New College, Oxford, 1659–75, ed. R. L. Rickard (O.R.S. xxvii, 1945)
Young, Oxon. Agric. Arthur Young, General View of the Agriculture of Oxfordshire (London, 1809 and 1813)