Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16, Kinwardstone Hundred. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1999.

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A P Baggs. J Freeman. C Smith. J H Stevenson. E Williamson, 'Note on abbreviations', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16, Kinwardstone Hundred, (London, 1999), pp. xvii-xxi. British History Online [accessed 23 June 2024].

A P Baggs. J Freeman. C Smith. J H Stevenson. E Williamson. "Note on abbreviations", in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16, Kinwardstone Hundred, (London, 1999) xvii-xxi. British History Online, accessed June 23, 2024,

Baggs, A P. Freeman, J. Smith, C. Stevenson, J H. Williamson, E. "Note on abbreviations", A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16, Kinwardstone Hundred, (London, 1999). xvii-xxi. British History Online. Web. 23 June 2024,


Among the abbreviations and short titles used are the following:
Abbrev. Rot. Orig. Rotulorum Originalium in Curia Scaccarii Abbreviatio (Record Commission, 1805)
Acct. of Wilts. Schs. An Account of Schools for the Children of the Labouring Classes in the County of Wiltshire, H.C. 27 (1859 Sess. 1), xxi (2)
Acts & Ords. of Interr. ed. Firth & Rait Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, ed. C. H. Firth and R. S. Rait
Alnwick Castle Mun. Muniments at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Alum. Cantab. Alumni Cantabrigienses, ed. J. and J. A. Venn
Alum. Oxon. Alumni Oxonienses, ed. J. Foster
Arch. Jnl. Archaeological Journal
archd. Wilts. archidiaconal court of Wiltshire
Aubrey, Topog. Colln. ed. Jackson The Topographical Collections of John Aubrey, ed. J. E. Jackson (Devizes, 1862)
B.L. British Library
Add. Ch. Additional Charter
Add. MS. Additional Manuscript
Add. Roll Additional Roll
Harl. Ch. Harleian Charter
Harl. MS. Harleian Manuscript
Harl. Roll Harleian Roll
Maps Map Library
Stowe MS. Stowe Manuscript
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Burke, Commoners J. Burke and others, A History of the Commoners (London, 1833-8)
Burke, Ext. & Dorm. Baronetcies J. Burke and others, Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies
Burke, Land. Gent. J. Burke and others, Landed Gentry
Burke, Peerage J. Burke and others, A Dictionary of the Peerage
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. 1643-1660 (H.M.S.O. 1889-92)
Cal. Cttee. for Money Calendar of the Proceedings of the Committee for the Advance of Money, 1642-1646 (H.M.S.O. 1888)
Cal. Doc. France, ed. Round Calendar of Documents preserved in France, illustrative of the History of Great Britain, 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. Lib. Calendar of the Liberate Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1916-64)
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, 1893-1994)
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, by A. G. Matthews (1934)
Camd., Camd. Soc. Camden Series, Camden Society
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Cat. of Drawings Colln. of R.I.B.A. Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: a Cumulative Index, ed. J. Bettley
Cath. Rec. Soc. Catholic Record Society
Ch. Com. Church Commissioners
Char. Com. Charity Commission
Chron. Mon. Abingdon Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon, ed. J. Stevenson (Rolls Series, 1858)
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1902-75)
Colln. Topog. et Geneal. Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica (London, 1834-43)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[ockayne] and others, The Complete Peerage (2nd edn. 1910-59)
Compton Census The Compton Census of 1676: a critical edition, ed. A. Whiteman (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, N.S. x)
cons. Sar. consistory court of Salisbury
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. Windsor Mun. Muniments of the dean and canons of St. George's chapel, Windsor
D. & C. Winton. Mun. Muniments of the dean and chapter of Winchester
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (1817-30)
Educ. Enq. Abstract Abstract of Returns relative to the State of Education in England, H.C. 62 (1835), xliii
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on the Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (2)
Endowed Char. Wilts. Endowed Charities of Wiltshire, H.C. 273 (1908), lxxx (northern division); H.C. 273-i (1908), lxxxi (southern division)
Ex. e Rot. Fin. Excerpta e Rotulis Finium in Turri Londinensi asservatis, 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)
Finberg, Early Wessex Chart. H. P. R. Finberg, Early Charters of Wessex (Leicester, 1964)
First Pembroke Survey, ed. Straton Survey of the Lands of William, First Earl of Pembroke, ed. C. R. Straton (Roxburghe Club, 1909)
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[ockayne], Complete Baronetage (1900-9)
Gent. Mag. Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1867)
Geol. Surv. Geological Survey
H.C. House of Commons
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society
Hist. MSS. Com. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Hist. Parl. The History of Parliament
Hoare, Mod. Wilts. Sir Richard Colt Hoare and others, The History of Modern Wiltshire (London, 1822-44)
Inq. Non. Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii, ed. G. Vandersee (Record Commission, 1807)
L.J. Journals of the House of Lords
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
Land Util. Surv. Land Utilisation Survey
Le Neve, Fasti J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae (revised edition issued by the Institute of Historical Research)
Leland, Itin. ed. Toulmin Smith Itinerary of John Leland, ed. L. Toulmin Smith (1907-10)
Lewis, Topog. Dict. Eng. S. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Lond. Metro. Archives Corporation of London, London Metropolitan Archives
Longleat Mun. Longleat House Muniments
Misc. Geneal. et Her. Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica (London, 1866-1938)
N.S. New Series
Nat. Soc. Inquiry, 1846-7 Result of the Returns made to the General Inquiry made by the National Society, 1846-7 (1849)
Nightingale, Wilts. Plate J. E. Nightingale, The Church Plate of Wiltshire (Salisbury, 1891)
O.S. Ordnance Survey
Orig. Rec. ed. G. L. Turner Original Records of Early Nonconformity under Persecution and Indulgence, ed. G. L. Turner (1911-14)
P.N. Berks. (E.P.N.S.) M. Gelling, Place-Names of Berkshire (English Place-Name Society, xlix-li)
P.N. Wilts. (E.P.N.S.) J. E. B. Gover, A. Mawer, and F. M. Stenton, Place-Names of Wiltshire (English Place-Name Society, xvi)
P.R.O. Public Record Office (see above, pp. xv-xvi)
P.R.S. Pipe Roll Society
Pat. R. Patent Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1901-3)
Pevsner, Lond. NW. B. Cherry and N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: London 3, North West
Pevsner, Wilts. (2nd edn.) N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, revised by B. Cherry (1975)
Phillipps, Wilts. Inst. Institutiones Clericorum in Comitatu Wiltoniae, ed. Sir Thomas Phillipps (priv. print. 1825)
Plac. de Quo Warr. Placita de Quo Warranto, ed. W. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1818)
Poor Law Abstract, 1804; 1818 Abstract of Answers and Returns relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor, H.C. 175 (1804), i; H.C. 82 (1818), xix
Poor Law Com. 1st Rep. First Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales, H.C. 500 (1835), xxxv
Poor Law Com. 2nd Rep. Second Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales, H.C. 595 (1836), xxix (1)
Poor Rate Returns, 1816-21 Poor Rate Returns, 1816-21, H.C. 556, Supplementary Appendix (1822), v
Poor Rate Returns, 1822-4 Poor Rate Returns, 1822-4, H.C. 334, Supplementary Appendix (1825), iv
Poor Rate Returns, 1825-9 Poor Rate Returns, 1825-9, H.C. 83 (1830-1), xi
Poor Rate Returns, 1830-4 Poor Rate Returns, 1830-4, H.C. 444 (1835), xlvii
Princ. Regy. Fam. Div. Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice
R.O. Record Office
Rec. Com. Record Commission
Red. Bk. Exch. The Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (Rolls Series, 1896)
Reg. Ghent Registrum Simonis de Gandavo, Diocesis Saresbiriensis, ed. C. T. Flower and M. C. B. Dawes (Canterbury and York Society, 1934)
Reg. Hallum The Register of Robert Hallum, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. J. Horn (Canterbury and York Society, 1982)
Reg. Langham Registrum Simonis Langham, Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi, ed. A. C. Wood (Canterbury and York Society, 1952-6)
Reg. Langton The Register of Thomas Langton, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. D. P. Wright (Canterbury and York Society, 1985)
Reg. Martival The Register of Roger Martival, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. K. Edwards and others (Canterbury and York Society, 1959-75)
Reg. Pontoise Registrum Johannis de Pontissara, Diocesis Wyntoniensis, ed. C. Deedes (Canterbury and York Society, 1913-24)
Reg. Regum Anglo-Norm. Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1066-1154, ed. H. W. C. Davis and others (1913-69)
Reg. St. Osmund Vetus Registrum Sarisberiense alias Dictum Registrum Sancti Osmund Episcopi, ed. W. H. R. Jones (Rolls Series, 1883-4)
Reg. Waltham The Register of John Waltham, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. T. C. B. Timmins (Canterbury and York Society, 1994)
Rep. Com. Eccl. Revenues Report of the Commissioners appointed to Inquire into the Ecclesiastical Revenues of England and Wales [67], H.C. (1835), xxii
Return of Non-Provided Schs. Return of Schools Recognised as Voluntary Public Elementary Schools, H.C. 178-xxxi (1906), lxxxviii
Returns relating to Elem. Educ. Returns relating to Elementary Education, H.C. 201 (1871), lv
Rot. Chart. Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Cur. Reg. Rotuli Curiae Regis, 6 Richard I to 1 John, ed. F. Palgrave (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Hund. Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III & Edw. I, ed. W. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1812-18)
Rot. Litt. Claus. Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1833-44)
Rot. Litt. Pat. Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1835)
Rot. Parl. Rotuli Parliamentorum [1783]
Sar. Almanack The Sarum Almanack and Diocesan Kalendar
Sar. Chart. and Doc. Charters and Documents illustrating the History of the Cathedral, City, and Diocese of Salisbury, in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, etc. ed. W. Dunn Macray (Rolls Series, 1891)
Sar. Dioc. Dir. The Sarum Diocesan Directory
Sar. Jnl. Salisbury Journal
Soane Mus. Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
Tax. Eccl. Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa A.D. 1291, ed. T. Astle, S. Ayscough, and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1802)
Topog. and Geneal. The Topographer and Genealogist (London, 1846-58)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
val. valuation
Valor Eccl. Valor Ecclesiasticus temp. Hen. VIII, ed. J. Caley and J. Hunter (Record Commission, 1810-34)
W.A.M. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
W.A.S. (Libr.) Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (Library in the Museum, Long Street, Devizes)
W.N. & Q. Wiltshire Notes and Queries (Devizes, 1896-1917)
W.R.O. Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office
Principal classes used:
A Quarter Sessions records
D Salisbury Diocesan records
EA Enclosure Awards
F County Council records
G Records of Rural District, Borough, and other councils
J Hospital records
L Delegated and presented public records
W.R.S. Wiltshire Record Society (formerly Records Branch of W.A.S.)
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
Walters, Wilts. Bells H. B. Walters, The Church Bells of Wiltshire (Devizes, 1927-9)
Williams, Cath. Recusancy J. A. Williams, Catholic Recusancy in Wiltshire, 1660-1791 (Catholic Record Society, 1968)
Wilts. Cuttings Volumes of newspaper and other cuttings in W.A.S. Libr.
Wilts. Gaz. Wiltshire Gazette
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1242-1326 Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem in the reigns of Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II, 1242-1326, ed. E. A. Fry (Index Library, xxxvii)
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1327-77 Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem in the reign of Edward III, 1327-77, ed. Ethel Stokes (Index Library, xlviii)
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1625-49 Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem in the reign of Charles I, 1625-49, ed. G. S. and E. A. Fry (Index Library, xxiii)
Wilts. Q. Sess. Rec. ed. Cunnington Records of the County of Wiltshire from the Quarter Sessions Rolls of the 17th Century, ed. B. H. Cunnington (Devizes, 1932)
Winch. Coll. Mun. Muniments of Winchester College, Hampshire