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A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 8, Lewknor and Pyrton Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1964.

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

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Adwell deeds Deeds belonging to Lt.-Col. H. Birch Reynardson, at Adwell House, Oxfordshire
All Souls Coll. deeds, &c. Archives of All Souls College, Oxford
B.N.C. Mun. Muniments of Brasenose College, Oxford
Cal. Q. Sess. Calendar of Quarter Sessions
Ch. Ch. Arch. Archives of Christ Church, Oxford
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'
d.d. Bodleian Library, MS. d.d.
Dunkin MS. Collections of John Dunkin (London Guildhall MSS. temporarily deposited in the Bodleian Library)
Gamekprs' Deps. Gamekeepers' Deputations
Hants R.O. Hampshire County Record Office, Winchester
M.I. Monumental Inscription
Magd. Coll. Arch. (or Mun.) Archives (or muniments) of Magdalen College, Oxford
Merton Coll. Arch. Archives of Merton College, Oxford
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
Rousham Arch. Archives belonging to Mr. T. Cottrell-Dormer, Rousham Park
Salle Park deeds Muniments of Sir Dymoke White, at Salle Park, Norfolk
Shirburn Mun. Muniments of the Earl of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, Oxfordshire
Stonor Mun. Muniments of Major the Hon. Sherman Stonor, Stonor Park, Oxfordshire
Watlington Park Mun. Muniments of Major the Hon. Lionel Brett
Victlrs' recog. Victuallers' Recognizances
Windsor Mun. Muniments of the Dean and Chapter of Windsor
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Bacon, Lib. Reg. J. Bacon, Liber Regis (London, 1786)
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E.E.T.S. Early English Text Society
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L.R.S. Lincoln Record Society
Lamborn, Arm. Glass E. A. Greening Lamborn, Armorial Glass of the Oxford Diocese, 1250–1850 (London, 1949)
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Lascelles, Dir. Oxon. Lascelles & Co.'s Directory and Gazetteer of the County of Oxford (Birmingham, 1853)
Lee, Thame F. G. Lee, The History . . . of the Prebendal Church of . . . Thame (London, 1883)
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Misc. Gen. et Her. Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, ed. J. J. Howard, W. B. Bannerman (London, 1868–1938)
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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, 1887–1949
O.H.S. Oxford Historical Society
Ormerod, Ches. G. Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (3 vols. London, 1819,)
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O.R.S. Oxfordshire Record Society
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Oxf. Jnl. Jackson's Oxford Journal
Oxon. Chart. Facsimiles of Early Charters in Oxford Muniment Rooms, ed. H. E. Salter (Oxford, 1929)
Oxon. Peculiars The Churchwardens' Presentments in the Oxfordshire Peculiars of Dorchester, Thame, and Banbury, ed. S. A. Peyton (O.R.S. x, 1928)
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Par. Coll. Parochial Collections made by Anthony Wood and Richard Rawlinson, ed. F. N. Davis (O.R.S. ii, iv, xi, 1920–9)
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Wood, Fasti
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