Note on abbreviations

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A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 7, Bruton, Horethorne and Norton Ferris Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1999.

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Among the abbreviations and short titles the following require elucidation:

Abs. Abstract
A.-S. Chron. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, ed. D. Whitelock and others (1931)
Abbrev. Plac. Placitorum Abbreviatio, ed. W. J. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1811)
Abbrev. Rot. Orig. Rotulorum Originalium in Curia Scaccarii Abbreviatio, Henry III-Edward III, ed. H. Playford (Record Commission, 1805-10)
Acct. Account
Agric. Agriculture; Agricultural
Alum. Cantab. Alumni Cantabrigienses, ed. J. and J. A. Venn
Alum. Oxon. Alumni Oxonienses, ed. J. Foster
Ann. Rep. B. and 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
B.L. British Library
Bapt. Baptist
Bd. Board
Bd. of Educ., List 21 Board of Education, List 21
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Blk. Prince's Reg. Register of Edward the Black Prince (H.M.S.O. 1930-33)
Burke, Land. Gent. J. Burke and others, Landed Gentry
Burke, Peerage J. Burke and others, A Dictionary of the Peerage
C.J. Journals of the House of Commons
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 (H.M.S.O 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. Doc. France Documents preserved in France, illustrative of the history of Great Britain and Ireland, ed. J. H. Round (H.M.S.O. 1899)
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. 1904-95)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898-1955)
Cal. Mem. R. Calendar of the Memoranda Rolls (Exchequer) preserved in the Public Record Office, Michaelmas 1326-Michaelmas 1327 (H.M.S.O. 1968)
Cal. Papal Reg. Calendar of Papal Registers: Papal Letters (H.M.S.O. and Irish Manuscript Commission, 1893-1994)
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)
Calamy Revised, ed. Matthews Calamy Revised: being a Revision of Edmund Calamy's Account of the Ministers and others Ejected and Silenced, 1660-2, ed. A. G. Matthews (1934)
Camd. Soc. Camden Society
Cart. Cartulary
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Cath. Rec. Soc. Catholic Record Society
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
Chars. Charities
Chyd. Churchyard
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
Coll. College
Collinson, Hist Som. J. Collinson, History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset (3 vols., 1791)
Colln. Collection
Com. Commission
Complete Peerage G. E. C[ockayne] and others, Complete Peerage (2nd. edn. 1910-59)
cr. created
Crockford Crockford's Clerical Directory
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1922-91)
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)
Econ. Economic
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 (4th edn. 1960)
Emden, Biog. Reg. Univ. Oxf. A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford (Oxford University Press, 1957-74)
Eng. England, English
Eng. Episcopal Acta Eng. Episcopal Acta, x. Bath and Wells 1061-1205, ed. F. R. Ramsey (British Academy, 1995)
Ex. e Rot. Fin (Rec Com.) Excerpta e Rotulis Finium in Turri Londinensi asservatis, Henry III, 1216-72, ed. C. Roberts (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)
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 (2 vols. 1907, 1914)
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society
Hist. History
Hist. MSS. Com. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Hist. Parl The History of Parliament
Ho. House
Hutchins, Hist. Dors J. Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset (London, 1861-70)
Ind. Independent
Inf. Information
Inscr. Inscription
Jnl. Journal
Kelly's Dir. Som. Kelly's Post Office Directory of Somerset
L. and P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
Leland, Itin. ed Toulmin Smith Itinerary of John Leland, ed. L. Toulmin Smith (1907-10)
Libr. Library
Lics. Licences
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
M.I. in ch. Monumental Inscription in church
Mag. Magazine
Med. Medieval
Min. Ministry; Minutes
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)
O.P.C.S. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (now Office of National Statistics)
O.S. Ordnance Survey
Orig. Rec. of Early Nonconf. ed G. L. Turner Original Records of Early Nonconformity, ed. G. L. Turner (1911-14)
P.O. Dir. Som. Post Office Directory of Somerset
P.R.O. Public Record Office
P.R.S. Pipe Roll Society
Par. Parish
Pevsner, S. and W. Som. N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: South and West Somerset (1958)
Phelps, Hist. Som W. Phelps, History and Antiquities of Somerset i. (1836).
Pigot, Nat. Com. Dir Pigot's National Commercial Directory
Plac. de Quo Warr. Placita de Quo Warranto, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1818)
Proc. Som. Arch. Soc. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (from 1968 Somerset Archaeology and Natural History)
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)
Rec. Record(s)
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. Eccl. Revenues Report of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Revenues [67], H.C. (1835), xxii
Rep. Com. Children and Women 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. Poor Law Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Law, H.C. 44 (1834), xxvii- xxxviii
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 Annual Report of the Somerset (1896) Congregational Union and of the Evangelist Society presented at the One-Hundredth Anniversary (1896).
Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Chartarum, 1199-1216, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Cur. Reg. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Curiae Regis, 6 Richard I to 1 John, ed. F. Palgrave (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. de Ob. et Fin. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus in Turri Londinensi asservati, temp. Regis Johannis, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Hund. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III and Edw. I (Record Commission, 1812-18)
Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com) Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum, 1204-27, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1833-44)
Rot. Norm. (Rec. Com) Rotuli Normanniae in Turri Londiniensis asservati, 1201-16, ed. T. Hardy (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Parl. Rotuli Parliamentorum (1783)
S.D.N.Q. Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries
Sanders, Eng. Baronies I. J. Sanders, English Baronies, 1086-1327 (Oxford, 1960)
Sch. School
Ser Series
Soc. Society
Som. C.C. Somerset County Council
Som. C.C., Sites and Mons. Rec. Somerset County Council, Sites and Monuments Record
Som. Co. Gaz. Somerset County Gazette
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. Studies Libr. Somerset Studies Library, Taunton
Som. Wills, ed. Brown Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills etc., copied from the Manuscript Collections of the late Revd. F. Brown (6 vols., priv. print. 1887-90)
S.R.O. Somerset Record Office (above, page xiii, select list)
S.R.S. Somerset Record Society (below, page xxii, list)
Tax. Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Anglie et Wallie auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa 1291 (Record Commission, 1801)
Trans. Anct. Mon. Soc. Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society
Uncat. Uncatalogued
Univ. Brit. Dir. Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, ed. P.Barfoot and J. Wilkes (1791-8)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Valor Ecclesiasticus, temp. Hen. VIII (Record Commission, 1810-34)
Visit. Visitation
Walker Revised, ed. A. G. Matthews Walker Revised; being a Revision of John Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy during the Grand Rebellion, 1642-60, ed. A. G. Matthews
Youngs, Local Admin. Units F. A. Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, i: Southern England (1979)