Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 8, the Poldens and the Levels. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2004.

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AMONG the abbreviations and short titles used, the following may require elucidation:
Abbrev. Plac. Placitorum Originalium, 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
Alum. Cantab. Alumni Cantabrigienses, ed. J. and J. A. Venn
Alum. Oxon. Alumni Oxonienses, ed. J. Foster
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
B.L. British Library
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
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. 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 port mortem, Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898-1956)
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 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 1893-1998)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1891-1986)
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of Sate Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O. and Public Record Office Publications 1856-1998)
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)
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Char. Com. Charity Commission
Char. Don. Abstract of Returns of Charitable Donations made in 1787-8, H.C. 511 (1816), xvi
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1902-15)
Collinson, Hist. Som. J. Collinson,History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset (3 vols. 1791)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[ockayne] and others, Complete Peerage (2nd. edn. 1910-98)
Crockford Crockford's Clerical Directory
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. and Boydell Press 1922-99)
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Dioc. Dir. Bath and Wells Diocesan Directory (and Almanack) (1928-) (Almanack discontinued 1948)
Dioc. Kal. (New) Bath and Wells Diocesan Kalendar (1888-1907)
Dom. Bk. ed. Thorn Domesday Book, Somerset ed. C. and F. Thorn (1980)
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)
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)
Emden, Biog. Reg. Univ. Camb. 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)
Eng. Episcopal Acta English Episcopal Acta, x. Bath and Wells 1061-1205, ed. F. R. Ramsey (British Academy 1995)
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)
Geol. Surv. Geological Survey
H.C. House of Commons
H.L. House of Lords
H.M.C. Wells Royal Commission of Historical Manuscripts, Series 12,Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells (1907-14)
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society
Hist. MSS. Com. Royal Commission of Historical Manuscripts
Hist. Parl. History of Parliament
Kelly's Dir. Som. Kelly's Post Office Directory of Somerset
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Nat. Soc., Inquiry, 1846-7 Results of the Returns made to the General Inquiry made by the National Society, 1846-7 (1849)
O.N.S. Office of National Statistics
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
Pigot, Nat. Com. Dir. Pigot'sNational Commercial Directory
Plac. De Quo Warr. Placita de Quo Warranto, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (Record Commission 1818)
Pole MS. Transcript of the Collections of Sir William Pole, V.C.H. Office, Taunton
Proc. Som. Arch. Soc. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (from 1968 Somerset Archaeology and Natural History)
R.E.E.D. Records of Early English Drama
Red Bk. Exch. (Rolls Ser.) Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (Rolls Series 1896)
Reg.-Gen. Registrar-General
Rep. Com. Char. Report of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales
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 4202-1], H.C. (1868-9), xiii
Rep. Som. Cong. Union (1896) Annual Report of the Somerset 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. 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)
S.D.N.Q. Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries
Sanders, Eng. Baronies I. J. Sanders, English Baronies, 1066-1327
Som. C.C. Somerset County Council
Som. C.C. Sites and Mons. Rec. Somerset County Council Sites and Monuments Record
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 (1887-90)
S.R.O. Somerset Record Office, Obridge Road, Taunton
S.R.S. Somerset Record Society (below, p. xvii for complete list)
Surveys of Glastonbury, ed. Stacy Surveys of the Estates of Glastonbury Abbey, ed. N. E. Stacy (2001)
Tax. Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Anglie et Wallie auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa 1291 (Record Commission 1801)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Valor Ecclesiasticus, temp. Hen. VIII (Record Commission 1810-34)
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)