Note on abbreviations

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A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6, Andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and Neighbouring Parishes). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1992.

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

A.O.N.B. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A.-S. Anglo-Saxon
A.-S. Chron. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, ed. D. Whitelock and others (1931)
Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.) Placitorum Abbreviatio, ed. W. J. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1811)
Abbrev. Rot. Orig. (Rec. Com.) Rotulorum Originalium in Curia Scaccarii Abbreviatio, Henry III-Edward III (Record Commission, 1805-10)
Abs. Abstract
Acct. Account
Acts of P.C. Acts of the Privy Council of England (H.M.S.O. 1890-1964)
Agric. Agriculture; Agricultural
Alum. Cantab. Alumni Cantabrigienses, ed. J. and J. A. Venn
Alum. Oxon. Alumni Oxonienses, ed. J. Foster
Ann. Rep. Annual Report
Ann. Rep. B. & W. Dioc. Assoc. S.P.C.K. Annual Report of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge
Arch. Archaeology
Archit. Hist. Architectural History
B.L. British Library
Bapt. Baptist
Bd. Board
Bd. of Educ., List 21 Board of Education, List 21 (H.M.S.O.)
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Bodl. Bodleian Library, Oxford
Bull. Inst. Hist. Res. Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Burke, Commoners J. Burke and others, A History of the Commoners (London, 1833-8)
Burke, Extinct Peerages J. Burke and others, Extinct, Dormant, and Abeyant Peerages
Burke, Land. Gent. J. Burke and others, Landed Gentry
Burke, Peerage J. Burke and others, A Dictionary of the Peerage
Cal. Chanc. Wts. Calendar of Chancery Warrants preserved in the Public Record Office, 1244-1326 (H.M.S.O. 1927)
Cal. Chart. R. Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1903-27)
Cal. Close Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (1892-1963)
Cal. Cttee. for Compounding Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for Compounding etc. (H.M.S.O. 1911-62)
Cal. Cttee. for Money Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for the Advance of Money, 1642-6 (H.M.S.O. 1888)
Cal. Fine R. Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1911-62)
Cal. Inq. Misc. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1916-68)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1904-88)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898-1955)
Cal. Lib. Calendar of the Liberate Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office 1226-67 (H.M.S.O. 1917-64)
Cal. Mem. R. Calendar of the Memoranda Rolls (Exchequer) preserved in the Public Record Office, 1326-7 (H.M.S.O. 1968)
Cal. Papal Pets. Calendar of Papal Registers: Petitions to the Pope (H.M.S.O. 1896)
Cal. Papal Reg. Calendar of Papal Registers: Papal Letters (H.M.S.O. and Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1893-1986)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1891-1986)
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O. 1856-1972)
Cal. Treas. Bks. Calendar of Treasury Books, preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1897-1955)
Calamy Revised, ed. Matthews Calamy Revised: being a Revision of Edmund Calamy's Account of the Ministers and others Ejected and Silenced, 1660-2, by A. G. Matthews (1934)
Camd. Soc. Camden Society
Cart. Cartulary
Cat. Catalogue
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Cath. Cathedral, Catholic
Cath. Rec. Soc. Catholic Record Society
Cath. Rel. in Som. Catholic Religion in Somerset (1826)
Ch. Church
Ch. Comm. Church Commissioners
Chadwyck Healey, Hist. W. Som. C. E. H. Chadwyck Healey, The History of the part of West Somerset comprising the parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy, Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone and Oare (1901)
Char. Com. Charity Commission
Char. Dig. Digest of Endowed Charities (1869-71)
Char. Don. Abstract of Returns of Charitable Donations made in 1787-8, H.C. 511 (1816), xvi
Char(s). Charities
Chyd. Churchyard
Clifford MSS. Clifford MSS. at Ugbrooke House, Devon, in 1983
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1902-15)
Cncl. Council
Co. Company, County
Co. Lic. Cttee. County Licensing Committee
Collinson, Hist. Som. J. Collinson, History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset (1791)
Colln. Collection
Com. Commission
Complete Peerage G. E. C[ockayne] and others, Complete Peerage (1910-59)
Corp. Corporation
Crockford Crockford's Clerical Directory
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1922-79)
D.C. District Council
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Dept. Department
Dict. Dictionary
Dioc. Diocesan
Dioc. Dir. Bath and Wells Diocesan Directory (and Almanack) (1928- ; Almanack discontinued 1948)
Dir. Directory
Dist. District
Docs. Documents
Dom. Bk. ed. Thorn Domesday Book, Somerset, ed. C. and F. Thorn (1980)
Dom. Geog. SW. Eng. Domesday Geography of South-West England, ed. H. C. Darby and R. Welldon Finn (1967)
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (London, 1817-30)
Dwelly, Hearth Tax Dwelly's National Records (i) Hearth Tax for Somerset, 1664-5, ed. R. Holworthy (1916); (ii) Directory for Somerset (1929-32)
Dwelly, Par. Rec. E. Dwelly, Parish Records (priv. print 1913- )
E.H.D. English Historical Documents, ed. D. C. Douglas and others (1953- )
Econ. Economic
Educ. Education
Educ. Enq. Abstract Abstract of Educational Returns, H.C. 62 (1835), xlii
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on the Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (2)
Ekwall, Eng. Place-Names E. Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1960)
Elect. Reg. The Register of Persons Entitled to Vote (the Electoral Register)
Emden, Biog. Reg. Univ. Cantab. A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Cambridge (1963)
Emden, Biog. Reg. Univ. Oxf. A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford (1957-74)
Employment of Women and Children in Agric. Report of the Assistant Poor Law Commissioners on Employment of Women and Children in Agriculture [510], H. C. (1843), xii
Eng. England, English
Eton Coll. Recs. Records of Eton College, Bucks.
Ex. e Rot. Fin. (Rec. Com.) Excerpta e Rotulis Finium in Turri Londinensi asservati, Henry III, 1216-72 (Record Commission, 1835-6)
Feud. Aids Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1899-1920)
Fines Imposed in 1497, ed. A. J. Howard Fines Imposed on Persons who assisted the Rebels during the Cornish Rebellion and the Insurrection of Perkin Warbeck in 1497, ed. A. J. Howard (1986)
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[ockayne], Complete Baronetage (1900-9)
G.R.O. General Register Office
Gent. Mag. Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1867)
Geol. Surv. Geological Survey
Govt. Government
H.C. House of Commons
H.L. House of Lords
H.M.C. Wells Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Series 12, Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells (1907-14)
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
Hamilton and Lawrence, Men and Mining in the Quantocks J. Hamilton and J. Lawrence, Men and Mining in the Quantocks (1970)
Handbk. Brit. Chron. Handbook of British Chronology (Royal Historical Society, 1986)
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society
Hist. History
Hist. MSS. Com. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Hist. Parl. The History of Parliament (History of Parliament Trust, 1964- )
Ho. House
Hutchins, Hist. Dors. J. Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset (1861-70)
Ind. Independent
Inf. Information
Inscr. Inscription
Intro. Introduction
Jnl. Journal
Jnl. Som. Ind. Arch. Soc. Journal of the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society
Kelly's Dir. Som. Kelly's Post Office Directory of Somerset
Knowles and Hadcock, Med. Religious Hos. D. Knowles and R. N. Hadcock, Medieval Religious Houses of England and Wales (1971)
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
L.J. Journals of the House of Lords
Lamb. Pal. Libr. Lambeth Palace Library
Leland, Itin. ed. Toulmin Smith Itinerary of John Leland, ed. L. Toulmin Smith (1907-10)
Libr Library
Lics. Licences
List of Sch. Boards List of School Boards and School Attendance Committees, H.C. (1880-1902)
Local Hist. Libr. Local History Library, Taunton
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Lond. Chron. London Chronicle
M.I. in ch. Monumental Inscription in church
M.V.R.G. Medieval Village Research Group
Macdermot, Hist. G.W.R. E. T. Macdermot, History of the Great Western Railway, revised by C. R. Clinker (1964)
Mag. Magazine
Med. Medieval
Min. Ministry; Minutes
Mun. Municipal
N.R.A. National Register of Archives
N.S. New Series
Nat. National
Nat. Soc. Inquiry 1846-7 Results of the Returns made to the General Inquiry made by the National Society, 1846-7 (1849)
Nat. Trust National Trust
Nonconf. Nonconformity
O.S. Ordnance Survey (arch. rec. cards: archaeological record cards)
Orig. Rec. of Early Nonconf. ed. G. L. Turner Original Records of Early Nonconformity, ed. G. L. Turner (1911-14)
P.C.C. Prerogative Court of Canterbury
P.O. Dir. Som. Post Office Directory of Somerset
P.R.O. Public Record Office
P.R.S. Pipe Roll Society
Par. rec. Parish records
Pet. Petition
Pevsner, S. & W. Som. N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: South and West Somerset (1958)
Pigot, Nat. Com. Dir. Pigot's National Commercial Directory
Plac. Coram Rege, 1297 Placita Coram Rege apud Westmonasterium, 1297 (Index Libr. 1898)
Plac. de Quo Warr. Placita de Quo Warranto (Record Commission, 1818)
Pole MS. Photocopy and Transcript of the Collections of Sir William Pole, V.C.H. Office, Taunton
Proc. Arch. Inst. Proceedings of the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Proc. before J.P.s, ed. B. Putnam Proceedings before the Justices of the Peace in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II, ed. B. Putnam (1938)
Proc. Dors. Arch. Soc. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Proc. Som. Arch. Soc. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (from 1968 Somerset Archaeology and Natural History)
Public Elem. Schs. Return of Public Elementary Schools, H.C. 133 (1875), lix
R. Roll
R.D.C. Rural District Council
R.O. Record Office
R.S., Rec. Soc. Record Society
Red Bk. Exch. (Rolls Ser.) Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (Rolls Series, 1896)
Ref. Reformed
Reg. Register
Reg. Regum Anglo-Norm. Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1066-1154, ed. H. W. C. Davis and others (1913-69)
15th Rep. Com. Char. 15th Report of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, H.C. 383 (1826), xiii
Rep. Com. Dep. Cond. of Agric. Interests Report of the Royal Commission on Depressed Condition of the Agricultural Interests [C. 3309], H. C. (1882), xiv
Rep. Com. Eccl. Revenues Report of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Revenues [67], H.C. (1835), xxii
Rep. Com. Employment in Agric. Report of the Royal Commission on Children, Young Persons, and Women in Agriculture [4202 and 4202-I], H.C. (1868-9), xiii
Rep. Com. Mun. Corp. Report of the Royal Commission on Municipal Corporations, H.C. 116 (1835), xxiii
Rep. Com. Poor Law Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Law, H.C. 44 (1834), xxvii-xxxviii
Rep. Com. Roads Report of the Royal Commission on Roads [256, 280], H.C. (1840), xxvii
Rep. Sel. Cttee. on Poor Law Report of the Select Committee on the Poor Law, H.L. (1837-8), xix (i-ii)
Rep. Som. Cong. Union (1896) Annual Report of the Somerset Congregational Union and of the Evangelist Society presented at the One-Hundredth Anniversary (1896)
Return of M.P.s Return of Every Member of the House of Commons, 1213-1874, H.C. 69-I and II (1878), lxii
Rev. Review, Revised
Rly. Railway
Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Chartarum, 1199-1216 (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Cur. Reg. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Curiae Regis, 6 Richard I to 1 John (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. de Ob. et Fin. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus in Turri Londinensi asservati, temp. Regis Johannis (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Hund. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III & Edw. I (Record Commission, 1812-18)
Rot. Lib. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli de Liberate ac de Misis et Praestitis, regnante Johanne (Record Commission, 1844)
Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum, 1204-27 (Record Commission, 1833-44)
Rot. Litt. Pat. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Patentium, 1201-16 (Record Commission, 1835)
S.D.N.Q. Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries
Sanders, Eng. Baronies I. J. Sanders, English Baronies, 1086-1327 (1960)
Sch. School
Sel. Select
Sel. Cases Eccl. Ct. Cant. Select Cases from the Ecclesiastical Courts of the Province of Canterbury, c. 1200-1301 (Selden Society, 1981)
Ser. Series
Soc. Social, Society
Som. C.C. Somerset County Council (Sites and Mons. Rec.: Sites and Monuments Record)
Som. Co. Gaz. Somerset County Gazette
Som. Co. Herald, N. & Q. Somerset County Herald, Notes and Queries
Som. Incumbents, ed. Weaver Somerset Incumbents, ed. F. W. Weaver (1889)
Som. Protestation Returns, ed. Howard and Stoate Somerset Protestation Returns and Subsidy Rolls, ed. A. J. Howard and T. L. Stoate (1975)
Som. Wills, ed. Brown Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills etc., copied from the Manuscript Collections of the late Revd. F. Brown (priv. print. 1887-90)
Squibbs, Bridgwater P. J. Squibbs, Squibbs' History of Bridgwater, rev. J. F. Lawrence (1982)
S.R.O. Somerset Record Office (cf. above, page xiv)
S.R.S. Somerset Record Society (cf. below, page xxiii)
Tax. Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Anglie et Wallie auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa 1291 (Record Commission, 1801)
Trans. Transactions, Transcripts
Trans. Anct. Mon. Soc. Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society
Trans. R. Hist. S. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Uncat. Uncatalogued
Univ. Brit. Dir. Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture (1791-8)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Valor Ecclesiasticus, temp. Hen. VIII (Record Commission, 1810-34)
Visit. Visitation
W. Som. Free Press West Somerset Free Press
Walker Revised, ed. Matthews Walker Revised; being a Revision of John Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy during the Grand Rebellion, 1642-60, ed. A. G. Matthews
Wells Wills, ed. Weaver Wells Wills, ed. F. W. Weaver (1890)
Youngs, Local Admin. Units F. A. Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, i: Southern England (1979)