Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1987.

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'Note on abbreviations', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town, (London, 1987) pp. xix-xxiii. British History Online [accessed 19 April 2024]


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

Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.) Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi asservatorum Abbreviatio, ed. G. Rose and W. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1811)
Acts & Ords. of Interr. ed. Firth & Rait Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed. C. H. Firth and R. S. Rait (3 vols., 1911)
Acts of P.C. Acts of the Privy Council of England (H.M.S.O., 1890-1964)
Add. Ch., MS. Additional Charter, Manuscript
Albery, Hist. Horsham W. Albery, A Millennium of Facts in the History of Horsham and Sussex, 947-1947 (Horsham, 1947)
Albery, Parl. Hist. W. Albery, A Parliamentary History of the Ancient Borough of Horsham, 1295-1885 (1927)
Albery, Souvenir Guide Albery & Son's Souvenir Guide to Horsham and its Surroundings (Horsham, 1888)
Alum. Cantab. to 1751; 1752-1900 Alumni Cantabrigienses, a Biographical List . . . to 1900, comp. J. Venn and J. A. Venn, Part 1, to 1751; Part 2, 1752-1900 (10 vols., Cambridge, 1922-54)
Alum. Oxon. 1500-1714 Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714, ed. J. Foster (4 vols., Oxford, 1891-2)
Ann. Annual
Antiq. Antiquities, Antiquaries
Arch. Archaeological, Archaeology
B.L. British Library (used in references to documents transferred from the British Museum). Add. MSS. 5670-5711 and 39326-39546 are notes and transcripts made by or for, respectively, Sir William Burrell (d. 1796) and E. H. W. Dunkin (d. 1915)
Bastable, Crawley R. Bastable, Crawley, a Pictorial History (Chichester, 1983)
Beauties of Eng. and Wales, Suss. The Beauties of England and Wales, vol. xiv, by F. Shoberl, [part 3], Sussex (1813)
Berry, Suss. Geneal. annot. Comber W. Berry, Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex (1830; copy in W.S.R.O., annotated by J. Comber)
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees (3 vols., H.M.S.O., 1920-31)
bp(ric). bishop(ric)
Budgen, Suss. Map (1724) R. Budgen, An Actual Survey of the County of Sussex (1724)
Burke, Land. Gent. J. Burke and others, Landed Gentry
Burstow, Horsham Reminiscences of Horsham, being Recollections of Henry Burstow (Horsham, 1911)
C.J. Journals of the House of Commons
Cal. Assize Rec. Suss. Eliz. I; Jas. I Calendar of Assize Records, Sussex Indictments, Elizabeth I; James I, ed. J. S. Cockburn (H.M.S.O., 1975)
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., 1889-92)
Cal. Doc. France, ed. Round Calendar of 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., 1904-74)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (1898-1955)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O., 1891-1982)
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O., 1856-1972)
Cal. Treas. Bks. Calendar of Treasury Books (H.M.S.O., 1904-69)
Camd. Soc. Camden Society
Camden, Brit. W. Camden, Britannia, with additions by R. Gough (4 vols., 1806)
Cant. & York Soc. Canterbury and York Society
Caplan, 'Outline of Nonconf. in Suss.' N. Caplan, 'An Outline of the Origins and Development of Nonconformity in Sussex 1603-1803' (TS. in Dr. Williams's Library, London, and in S.A.S. library)
Carman, 'Crawley' H. C. Carman, 'Crawley as the Old Ones knew it' (TS. in Crawley Reference Library; photocopy in W.S.R.O., MP 2511)
Cat. Anct. D. A 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. Don. Charitable Donations
Chich. Acta (Cant. & York Soc.) The Acta of the Bishops of Chichester, 1075-1207, ed. H. Mayr-Harting (Canterbury and York Society, 1964)
Chich. Dioc. Dir. Chichester Diocesan Directory
Chich. Dioc. Kal. Chichester Diocesan Kalendar
Chich. Dioc. Regy. Chichester Diocesan Registry
Chron. Chronicle(s)
chwdn. churchwarden
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O., 1902-75)
Clough and Butler Archives The Clough and Butler Archives, a Catalogue, ed. J. M. L. Booker (Chichester, 1965)
Colvin, Biog. Diet. Brit. Architects H. M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 (1978)
Com. Commission, common
Comber, Suss. Geneal. Horsham Sussex Genealogies, comp. J. Comber, Horsham Centre (Cambridge, 1931)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[okayne] and others, The Complete Peerage . . . (2nd edn., 13 vols., 1910-59)
Cong. Yr. Bk. Congregational Year Book
Corp. Corporation
Crawley, ed. Gray Crawley: Old Town, New Town, ed. F. Gray (Brighton, 1983)
Crawley, ed. Lowerson Crawley: Victorian New Town, ed. J. Lowerson (Brighton, 1980)
Crockford Crockford's Clerical Directory
ct. court
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O., 1922-79)
D. & C. Dean and Chapter
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Dallaway & Cartwright, Hist. W. Suss. J. Dallaway and E. Cartwright, A History of the Western Division of the County of Sussex (2 vols., 1815-32)
De Candole, Henfield H. de Candole, The Story of Henfield (Hove, 1947)
Dir. Directory
dist. district
Dudley, Horsham [H. Dudley], The History and Antiquities of Horsham (1836)
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (6 vols., 1817-30)
E.H.R. English Historical Review
E.S.R.O. East Sussex Record Office
Educ. Enq. Abstract Education Enquiry Abstract, H.C. 62 (1835), xli
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on the Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (2)
Edwards, Brighton Rd. J. Edwards, A Companion from London to Brighthelmston . . . (1801)
Elphick, Bells G. P. Elphick, Sussex Bells and Belfries (1970)
Elwes & Robinson, W. Suss. D. G. C. Elwes and C. J. Robinson, A History of the Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex (1876)
Emden, Biog. Reg. Univ. Camb. to 1500 A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Cambridge to 1500 (Cambridge, 1963)
Emden, Biog. Reg. Univ. Oxf. to 1500 A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A.D. 1500 (3 vols., Oxford, 1957-9)
Eng. P.N. Elements (E.P.N.S.) A. H. Smith, English Place-Name Elements (English Place-Name Society, vols. xxv-xxvi, 1956)
Excursions through Suss. (1822) Excursions through Sussex, illustrated with Engravings (publ. Longman & Co., 1822)
Feud. Aids Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O., 1899-1920)
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[okayne], Complete Baronetage (6 vols., 1900-9)
G.R.O. General Register Office
Gardner, Suss. Map (1778-83) T. Yeakell and W. Gardner, An Actual Topographical Survey of the County of Sussex (1778-83)
Gardner, Suss. Map (1795) W. Gardner, T. Yeakell, and T. Gream, A Topographical Map of the County of Sussex . . . (1795)
Gent. Mag. The Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1867)
Geog. Geographical, Geography
Geol. Surv. Geological Survey
Greenwood, Suss. Map (1825) C. and J. Greenwood, Map of the County of Sussex . . . (1825)
H.C. House of Commons
H.L. House of Lords
H.L.R.O. House of Lords Record Office
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
Hist. Historical, History
Hist. MSS. Com. Historical Manuscripts Commission
Hobley, Crawley and Dist. E. F. Hobley, A Guide to Crawley and District (Crawley, 1922)
Horsfield, Hist. Suss. T. W. Horsfield, The History, Antiquities, and Topography of the County of Sussex (2 vols., Lewes, 1835)
hosp. hospital
hund. hundred
Hurst, Horsham (1868) [D. E. Hurst], Horsham: its History and Antiquities (1868)
Hurst, Horsham (1889) D. E. Hurst, The History and Antiquities of Horsham (Lewes, 1889)
Ind. Industry
Inq. Non. (Rec. Com.) Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii, ed. G. Vanderzee (Record Commission, 1807)
Jesse, Agric. of Suss. R. H. B. Jesse, A Survey of the Agriculture of Sussex (Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1960)
Jnl. Journal
K.A.O. Kent Archives Office
Kelly's Dir. Suss. The Post Office Directory of the Six Home Counties; The Post Office Directory of Sussex; Kelly's Directory of Sussex
L. & I. Soc. List and Index Society series
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O., 1864-1932)
L.G.B. Prov. Order(s) Conf. Act Local Government Board Provisional Order(s) Confirmation Act
L.J. Journals of the House of Lords
Lamb. Pal. Libr. Lambeth Palace Library
Le Neve, Fasti, . . . Chich. J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, . . . Chichester Diocese, ed. J. M. Horn
Lewis, Topog. Dict. Eng. S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Lower, Hist. Suss. M. A. Lower, A Compendious History of Sussex (2 vols., Lewes, 1870)
Lytton MSS. The Lytton Manuscripts, a Catalogue, ed. N. H. Osborne (Chichester, 1967)
M.A.F.F., agric. statistics, 1975 Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, parish summaries of statistics for 1975
Magd. Coll. Oxf. Mun. Magdalen College, Oxford, Muniments
Magna Britannia [T. Cox], Magna Britannia Antiqua & Nova (6 vols., 1730)
man. manor, manorial
Marsh, Early Friends Some Records of the Early Friends in Surrey and Sussex . . ., ed. T. W. Marsh (1886)
Mon. Monumental
MS., MSS. Manuscript, Manuscripts
Mus. Museum
N.M.R. National Monuments Record
N.R.A., Man. Doc. Reg. National Register of Archives, Manorial Documents Register
Nairn & Pevsner, Suss. I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex (1965)
Nat. Soc. Inquiry, 1846-7, Suss. Result of the Returns to the General Inquiry made by the National Society . . . 1846-7 (1849)
Norden, Suss. Map (1595) J. Norden, Map of Sussex (1595)
O.E.D. Oxford English Dictionary
O.S. (Nat. Grid) Ordnance Survey (National Grid)
Oxf. Oxford
P.N. Suss. (E.P.N.S.) The Place-Names of Sussex, ed. A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton (English Place-Name Society, vols. vi-vii, 1929-30)
P.R.O. Public Record Office
Parl. Parliament(ary)
Pat. R. Patent Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O., 1901-3)
Pigot, Nat. Com. Dir. (1832-4) Pigot and Co.'s National London and Provincial Commercial Directory for 1832-3-4
Pipe R. Pipe Rolls
Pla. Place
Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.) Placita de Quo Warranto . . . in Curia Receptae Scaccarii Westm. asservata, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1818)
Poor Law Abstract, 1804 Abstract of Returns relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor (printed by order of the House of Commons, 1804)
Poor Law Abstract, 1818 Abstract of Returns to Orders of the House of Commons relative to Assessments for the Relief of the Poor, H.C. 82 (1818), xix
Poor Rate Returns, 1816-21; 1822-4; 1825-9; 1830-4 Poor Rate Returns, 1816-21, H.C. 556, App. (1822), v; 1822-4, H.C. 334, Suppl. App. (1825), iv; 1825-9, H.C. 83 (1830-1), xi; 1830-4, H.C. 444 (1835), xlvii
Priv. Act Private Act
Proc. Proceedings
Rec. Record
Red Bk. Exch. (Rolls Ser.) The Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (3 vols., Rolls Series, 1896)
Reg. Register
Reg. Regum Anglo-Norm. Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum 1066-1154, ed. H. W. C. Davis and others (4 vols., 1913-69)
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. Com. on Children and Women in Agric. First Report of the Commissioners on the Employment of Children, Young Persons, and Women in Agriculture, Appendix part II [4068-1], H.C. (1867-8), xvii
Res. Research
Rev. Review, Revue
Rom. Roman
Rot. Cur. Reg. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Curiae Regis. Rolls and Records of the Court held before the King's Justiciars or Justices, 6 Richard I-1 John, ed. F. Palgrave (2 vols., Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Hund. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III & Edw. I in Turri Londinensi, et in Curia Receptae Scaccarii Westm. asservati, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (2 vols., Record Commission, 1812-18)
Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1204-27, ed. T. D. Hardy (2 vols., Record Commission, 1833-44)
Rot. Litt. Pat. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1201-16, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Parl. Rotuli Parliamentorum . . . (6 vols., [1783])
S.A.C. Sussex Archaeological Collections (1848- )
S.A.S. Sussex Archaeological Society
S.C.M. Sussex County Magazine (1926-56)
S.N.Q. Sussex Notes and Queries (1926-71)
S.R.S. Sussex Record Society series (1902- )
Sele Chartulary The Chartulary of the Priory of St. Peter at Sele, ed. L. F. Salzman (Cambridge, 1923)
ser. series
Soc. Society
Spec. Special
Surr. Surrey
Surv. Survey
Suss. Fam. Historian Sussex Family Historian (1973- )
Suss. in 20th Cent. Sussex in the 20th Century (publ. W. T. Pike & Co., Brighton, 1910)
Suss. Ind. Hist. Sussex Industrial History (Journal of the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Study Group, later Society, 1970/1- )
Suss. Poor Law Rec. Sussex Poor Law Records, ed. J. M. Coleman (Chichester, 1960)
Tax. Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa A.D. 1291, ed. S. Ayscough and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1802)
TS. Typescript
Univ. Brit. Dir. The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, ed. P. Barfoot and J. Wilkes (5 vols., 1791-8)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Valor Eccl. (Rec. Com.) Valor Ecclesiasticus temp. Henr. VIII auctoritate regia institutus, ed. J. Caley and J. Hunter (Record Commission, 1810-34)
Visit. Visitation
W.S.R.O. West Sussex Record Office
W. Suss. C.C. West Sussex County Council
W. Suss. Co. Times West Sussex County Times
W. Suss. Gaz. West Sussex Gazette
Westm. Abbey Mun. Westminster Abbey Muniments
White, Geol. of Brighton and Worthing H. J. O. White, Memoirs of the Geological Survey. The Geology of the Country near Brighton and Worthing (H.M.S.O., 1924)
Winch. Winchester
Wiston Archives, i-ii The Wiston Archives, a Catalogue, ed. J. M. L. Booker (Chichester, 1975); The Wiston Archives, Vol. II, a Catalogue, ed. S. Freeth (Chichester, 1982).
Woodmancote Reg. The Registers of the Parish of Woodmancote in the County of Sussex, 1582-1812, ed. H. Sykes-Maclean (Brighton, 1932)
Young, Agric. of Suss. A. Young, General View of the Agriculture of the County of Sussex (1813, reprinted 1970)