ABBREVIATIONS USED IN REFERENCES TO LOCAL MATERIAL
B.R.L. = MSS. in Birmingham Reference Library.
Coughton MSS. = MSS. at Coughton Court.
Ragley MSS. = MSS. at Ragley Hall. The Ragley documents now deposited at the Shire Hall,
Warwick, are calendared there under the heading RAG.
Warwick MSS. = MSS. at Warwick Castle.
S.-on-A. = MSS. at the Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.
App. = Deeds Appendix.
Ct. R. = Court Rolls.
Saunders MSS. = 'Saunders' Warwickshire Collections'; 8 vols. of transcripts, largely of deeds once
in Sir Simon Archer's collection, made by Captain James Saunders of Stratford, who died 1830.
Top. A. = Many of the topographical MSS., including the Plans and Conditions of Sale, have
recently been rearranged by parishes under this heading by the late J. Harvey Bloom. Where
it has not been possible to make the necessary alterations in our footnotes the old classification will
be found a sufficient reference.
Dugd. = Sir William Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire (ed. 1730).