Note on abbreviations

Pages xviii-xx

A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 7, Leek and the Moorlands. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1996.

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Among the abbreviations and short titles used, the following may require elucidation. The place of publication of printed works is London, unless otherwise stated. Local pamphlets cited are either in Leek Library or the William Salt Library, Stafford.

Alstonefield, ed. Edwards Alstonefield, ed. J. Edwards (Alstonefield Local History Society, 1985)
Alstonfield Deanery Mag. Alstonfield Deanery Magazine (from 1900 to 1905 Our Parish Magazine for the Rural Deanery of Alstonfield); incomplete set at the William Salt Library, 150/85
Alstonfield Par. Reg. Alstonfield Parish Register (Staffordshire Parish Register Society, 1902)
Anderton, Edwardian Leek P. Anderton, Images of Edwardian Leek (Keele, 1984)
B.L. British Library, London
B.R.L. Birmingham Central Library, Reference Library
Beresford, Beresford of Beresford, i W. Beresford and S. B. Beresford, Beresford of Beresford, pt. i (Leek, n.d., intro. dated 1908)
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees commonly called Testa de Nevill (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Bowyer and Poole, Staffs. Moorlands G. Bowyer and R. Poole, The Staffordshire Moorlands, Volume 2 (Loggerheads, near Market Drayton, 1989)
C.J. Commons' Journals
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. Fine R. Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1911-62)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1904-92)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898-1955)
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. 1856-1992)
Camd. (Soc.) Camden (Society)
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Census Census Report (s)
Challinor, Lectures W. Challinor, Lectures, Verses, Speeches, Reminiscences, etc. (Leek and London, 1891)
Char. Com. Charity Commission
Char. Dons. Abstract of the Returns of Charitable Donations for the Benefit of Poor Persons 1786-1788, H.C. 511 (1816), xvi (2)
Charters of Earls of Chester Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester, c. 1071-1237, ed. G. Barraclough (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches. cxxvi)
Chronicles Chronicles (Journal of Leek and District Historical Society)
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1902-75)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[okayne] and others, The Complete Peerage (1910-59)
Cath. Rec. Soc. Catholic Record Society
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1922-91)
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
D.R.O. Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock
Dodd, Peakland Roads A. E. Dodd and E. M. Dodd, Peakland Roads and Trackways (second edition, Ashbourne, 1980)
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (1846)
Dyson, Wesleyan Methodism J. B. Dyson, Brief History of the Rise and Progress of Wesleyan Methodism in the Leek Circuit (n.d., preface dated 1853)
E.H.R. English Historical Review
E.P.N.S. English Place-Name Society
Educ. Enq. Abstract Education Enquiry Abstract, 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)
Eng. P.N. Elements A. H. Smith, English Place-Name Elements (English Place-Name Society, vols. xxv-xxvi, 1956)
Erdeswick, Staffs. S. Erdeswick, A Survey of Staffordshire, ed. T. Harwood (1844)
G.R.O. General Register Office, Southport
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[okayne], Complete Baronetage (1900-9)
Gent. Mag. The Gentleman's Magazine
H.C. House of Commons
Heywood, Cotton and his River G. G. P. Heywood, Charles Cotton and his River (Manchester, 1925)
Hist. MSS. Com. Historical Manuscripts Commission
Hist. Parl., Commons History of Parliament, The House of Commons
Hodgson, Bounty of Queen Anne C. Hodgson, An Account of the Augmentation of Small Livings by the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne (second edition, 1845, with supplement, 1864)
inq. p.m. inquisition post mortem
Inst. Bk. Exchequer, First Fruits and Tenths Office, Register of Institutions to Benefices
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
L.J. Lords' Journals
L.J.R.O. Lichfield Joint Record Office
Leek Improvement Com. Reps. (1894) Leek Improvement Commissioners, Reports by Various Committees on the Origin and Progress of the Public Works belonging to the Town and the Vital Experience resulting from the Administration of the Sanitary Acts in Leek from the year 1855 to 1894 (1894)
Leek Par. Reg. Leek Parish Register, part 1 (Staffordshire Parish Registers Society, 1919)
Lich. Dioc. Regy. Lichfield Diocesan Registry
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Miller, Leek M. H. Miller, Leek: Fifty Years Ago (Leek, 1887)
N.R.A. National Register of Archives
N.S.J.F.S. North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies
Nat. Soc. Inquiry, 1846-7 Result of the Returns to the General Inquiry made by the National Society, 1846-7 (1849)
Nicoll, Sheen A. C. F. Nicoll, St. Luke's Church and Parish, Sheen (priv. print. 1984)
O.S. Ordnance Survey
Olde Leeke Olde Leeke, ed. M. H. Miller (2 vols., Leek, 1891, 1900)
P.R.O. Public Record Office, London
P.R.S. Pipe Roll Society
Pevsner, Staffs. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire (Harmondsworth, 1974)
Pitt, Staffs. W. Pitt, A Topographical History of Staffordshire (Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1817)
Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.) Placita de Quo Warranto (Record Commission, 1818)
Plan of Leek 1838 Plan of Leek 1838 (Turner & Co., Edinburgh; copy in Staffordshire Record Office, D. 3359)
Plot, Staffs. R. Plot, A Natural History of Staffordshire (Oxford, 1686)
Poole, Leek R, Poole, Yesterday's Town: Leek (Buckingham, 1988)
13th Rep. Com. Char. Thirteenth Report of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, H.C. 349 (1825), xi
Rep. Com. Eccl. Revenues Report of the Commissioners appointed to Inquire into the Ecclesiastical Revenues of England and Wales [67], H.C. (1835), xxii
Rep. Cttee. Town Lands 1849 Report of the Committee appointed by the Freeholders of Leek and Lowe, to Inquire into the Estate and Management of the Town Lands; etc. etc. 1849
Return of Glebe Lands Return of Glebe Lands, H.C. 307 (1887), lxiv
Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1204-27, ed. T. D. Hardy (2 vols., Record Commission, 1833, 1844)
Rot. Litt. Pat. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Patentium (Record Commission, 1835)
S.H.C. Staffordshire Record Society (formerly William Salt Archaeological Society), Collections for a History of Staffordshire
S.R.O. Staffordshire Record Office, Stafford
Sheen par. accts. Sheen parish accounts, in the possession of the vicar of Sheen 1994
Sherlock, Ind. Arch. Staffs. R. Sherlock, The Industrial Archaeology of Staffordshire (1976)
Sleigh, Leek J. Sleigh, A History of the Ancient Parish of Leek in Staffordshire (second edition, dedication dated 1883)
Sleigh, Leek (1862) J. Sleigh, A History of the Ancient Parish of Leek in Staffordshire (1862)
Staffs. Cath. Hist. Staffordshire Catholic History (Journal of the Staffordshire Catholic History Society)
Staffs. Endowed Chars. Report on Charitable Endowments appropriated to purposes of Elementary Education in the County of Stafford [Cd. 2129], H.C. (1906), xc
Staffs. Hist. Staffordshire History (Stafford, 1984 onwards)
Staffs. Studies Staffordshire Studies (University of Keele, 1988 onwards)
T.B.A.S. Birmingham and Midland Institute: Birmingham Archaeological Society, Transactions and Proceedings
T.N.S.F.C. North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club (from 1877 the North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club and Archaeological Society, and from 1897 the North Staffordshire Field Club), Transactions (until 1892 Annual Report; thereafter Annual Report and Transactions; Transactions and Annual Report; and Transactions)
T.S.S.A.H.S. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Tax. Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae (Record Commission, 1802)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Valor Ecclesiasticus (Record Commission, 1810-34)
Wardle, Methodist Hist. J. W. Wardle, Sketches of Methodist History in Leek and the Moorlands 1753 to 1943 (n.d., preface dated 1943)
White, Dir. Staffs. (1834, 1851) W. White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire (Sheffield, 1834, 1851)
W.S.L. William Salt Library, Stafford
W.S.L., Sleigh William Salt Library, grangerized copies of J. Sleigh, A History of the Ancient Parish of Leek in Staffordshire (first and second editions, 1862 and 1883)