Bentley            E W Bentley, Oakford: the history of a Devon parish,  Tiverton, 1982.

BIOS              British Institute of Organ Studies.

BL                  British Library, London.

Bodl.               Bodleian Library, Oxford.

C Cl R             Calendar of Close Rolls preserved in the PRO, London, (q.v.), 1892–.

C Clar SP        Calendar of Clarendon State Papers.

CIPM              Calendar of Inquisitiones post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the PRO, London.

CPR                Calendar of Patent rolls preserved in the PRO, 1891–.

CSPD             Calendar of State Papers Domestic, HMSO (q.v.), London.

CU Arch         Cambridge University Archives, preserved in CUL (q.v.).

CUL               Cambridge University Library.

CUP               Cambridge University Press.

D & C Exeter  Archives of the Dean & Chapter, Exeter Cathedral, MSS.

DCNQ            Devon Notes and Queries.

DCRS             Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 7 The Close, Exeter; their collections are deposited with the WCSL (q.v.).

DNB               Dictionary of National Biography, OUP (q.v.).

DRO               Devon Record Office, Castle Street, Exeter.

EcHR              Economic History Review.

EHR               English Historical Review.

EPNS              English Place Name Society.

Fees                H C Maxwell-Lyte, ed., The Book of Fees, 3 vols., HMSO 1920–1931.

Feudal Aids     Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids; with other analogous documents preserved in the PRO, AD1284–1431, 6 vols., HMSO 1898–1931.

FRC                Family Records Centre, Myddleton St, Islington, London.

GLRO             Greater London Record Office, 40 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HB.

Harding           Lt. Col. W Harding, The History of Tiverton, 2 vols., 1845–7.

Harl. Soc.        Harleian Society publications.

Harrison          J F C Harrison, The Common People, Fontana, p/b, 1984.

Hingeston-R    F C Hingeston-Randolph, ed., The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese of Exeter, 10 vols., Exeter, 1886–1915.

HMC              Historical Manuscripts Commission, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London.

HMSO            His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Hoskins           W G Hoskins, Devon, New Edition, Newton Abbot, 1972.

IGI                  International Geological Index, see page 2 of main text.

Ipm                 Inquisition post mortem.

L & P             Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, preserved in the PRO, BL, and elsewhere etc., 21 vols., 1864–1929.

New Grove      A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S Sadie, 20 vols., 1981.

OUP               Oxford University Press.

PCC                Prerogative Court of Canterbury.  Wills proved there are deposited at the FRC, London.

Polwhele         R Polwhele, The History of Devonshire, 3 vols., 1793–1806.

PRO               Public Record Office, main building at Ruskin Avenue, Kew, London.

PRS                Publications of the Pipe Roll Society.

RBOB             A Freeman, Records of British Organ-Builders 940–1660, pub. in Dictionary of Organs and Organists, London, 1921.

Spurway List   Deeds listed in a notebook belonging to Charles Spurway, lord of the manors of Oakford and Spurway, Devon, in the late 19th century.

Statutes           Statutes of the Realm (from Magna Carta to the end of the reign of Queen Anne) and a chronological Index, Record Commission, 10 vols., London 1810–1828.

TDA               Transactions of the Devon Association.

VCH               Victoria County History of the appropriate county.

Venn               J & J A Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Pt I, to 1751, 4 vols., CUP, 1922–1927.

WANHM        Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine.

WANHS         Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society.

WCSL             West Country Studies Library, Castle Street, Exeter.