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'Principal sources used', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 10: Banbury hundred (1972), pp. XVII-XX. URL: Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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C 1Early
C 2Series I
C 3Series II
C 54Close Rolls
C 60Fine Rolls
C 66Patent Rolls
C 78Decree Rolls
Inquisitions post mortem
C 136Series I, Richard II
C 137Henry IV
C 138Henry V
C 139Henry VI
C 140Edward IV
C 142Series II
Court of Common Pleas
Feet of Fines
C.P. 25 (1)Series I
C.P. 25 (2)Series II
C.P. 40Plea Rolls
C.P. 43Recovery Rolls
Exchequer, Treasury of the Receipt
E 40Ancient Deeds, Series A
Exchequer, King's Remembrancer
E 134Depositions taken by Commission
E 164Miscellaneous Books, Series I
E 178Special Commissions of Inquiry
E 179Subsidy Rolls &c.
Ancient Deeds
E 210Series D
E 212Series DS
Exchequer, Augmentation Office
E 315Miscellaneous Books
E 317Parliamentary Surveys
Ancient Deeds
E 326Series B
E 328Series BB
E 329Series BS
Exchequer, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's and Pipe Office
E 372Pipe Rolls
Ministry of Education
Ed. 7Public Elementary Schools, Preliminary Statements
Home Office
H.O. 42George III, Correspondence
H.O. 107Population Returns
H.O. 129Ecclesiastical Returns
Justices Itinerant &c.
J.I. 2Coroners' Rolls
Exchequer, Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue
L.R. 2Miscellaneous Books
L.R. 3Court Rolls
Privy Council
P.C. 2Registers
Court of Requests
Req. 2Proceedings
General Register Office
R.G. 9Census Returns 1861
Special Collections
S.C. 2Court Rolls
S.C. 5Hundred Rolls
S.C. 6Ministers' and Receivers' Accounts
State Paper Office
S.P. 44Entry Books
Court of Star Chamber
Sta. Cha. 2Henry VIII
Sta. Cha. 8James I
War Office
W.O. 40Selected Unnumbered Papers


MS. Ch. Oxon.Oxfordshire charters
MS. Bodley 718Penitential of Pseudo-Egbert
MS. dep. b 7Banbury rental, 1441
MS. dep. c 379Schedule to Charlbury map, 1761
MS. d.d. ArkellDeeds collected by Miss Arkell (d. 1953) in the neighbourhood of Banbury
MS. d.d. Christ ChurchMedieval deeds from Christ Church archives
MS. d.d. Oxon.Oxfordshire deeds from various sources
MS. d.d. Par. Banbury, Cropredy, &c.Records from parish chests
MS. d.d. PettipherDeeds relating to estates of the Pettipher family
MS. d.d. RisleyPapers of the Barber, Cotton, and Risley families
MS. d.d. Wykeham-MusgravePapers relating to estates of the Wykeham-Musgrave family
MS. Douce 98Legal and geographical texts, 14th century
MS. Dugdale 11Church notes by Sir William Dugdale
MS. NorthPapers of the North family from Wroxton Abbey
MS. Oxf. Dioc.
b 6–18Parochial returns to bishop's queries, 1793–1824
b 21–23Oxford diocesan registers, 1737–1868
b 29–32Parochial returns, 1814–15
b 37Visitation returns, 1778–87
b 38Visitation returns, 1831
b 70Returns of church, rectory, and school buildings, 1860
b 101Return of papists, 1767–80
c 21–31Attestations and depositions in ecclesiastical courts, 1570–1694
c 66–77Presentation deeds, 1559–1863
c 93–94Libels and articles, undated
c 327Diocese book, 1778–1808
c 329Churchwardens' presentments, 1823–9
c 335–44Visitation returns, 1866–78
c 430Returns of recusants, 1682–1706
c 433Return of schools, 1815
c 434–6Register of faculties, 1737–41
c 446Papers relating to Queen Anne's Bounty
c 448–9Terriers, early 19th century
c 474–641Transcripts of parish registers
c 643–7Certificates of dissenting meeting-houses, 1731–1852
c 649–64Episcopal correspondence, 1635–1854
c 1692–2086Oxfordshire parish boxes, 19th and 20th centuries
d 14–16Attestations and depositions in ecclesiastical courts, 1543–93
d 178Bishop Wilberforce's diocese book, 1854–64
d 179–80Visitation returns, 1857–60
d 181–489Transcripts of parish registers
d 549Diocese book, 1807–12
d 554–81Visitation returns, 1738–1823
d 701Visitation returns, 1854
d 708Bishop Fell's diocese book, c. 1685
d 796Minutes of the Diocesan Church Building Society, 1862–5
e 9Subscriptions, 1605–35
e 12Subscriptions, 1603–24
MS. Oxf. Archd. Oxon.
b 26Miscellaneous papers concerning Oxfordshire parishes
b 40Terriers, 17th century
b 51Visitation returns, 1821–9
b 52–53Churchwardens' presentments, Oxon. peculiars
b 54–57Marriage bonds, Banbury peculiar
b 59Transcripts of parish registers, Banbury peculiar
b 61Visitation processes, Banbury peculiar
c 28Proceedings of Banbury peculiar court, 1676–1723
c 31–33Allegations, 1645–1791
c 35–44Archdeacons' articles of enquiry, 1837–68
c 46–115Churchwardens' presentments, 1730–1844
c 119Depositions, 1665–72
c 154Visitation book, 1803–11
c 155Liber actorum, Banbury peculiar, 17th century
c 157Miscellaneous papers, Banbury peculiar
d 13Archdeacon's visitation book, 1756–9
MS. Rawl.
B 116Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls
B 283Genealogical notes, 16th century
B 400Parochial collections for Oxfordshire by Richard Rawlinson (1690–1755)
B 420Miscellaneous church notes by Rawlinson
D 892Papers relating to the family of the lords Saye and Sele
MS. Top. Eccles. b 14Collections of sketches of baptismal fonts
MS. Top. Oxon.
a 38Oxfordshire prints and drawings by various hands, 18th and 19th centuries
a 64–69Drawings by J. C. and J. Buckler
c 103–4Papers about Oxfordshire church restorations, mainly 1860–70
c 167Oxfordshire monumental inscriptions and extracts from parish registers by Col. J. L. Chester, c. 1880
c 398Charters of Littlemore, Studley, Clattercote, and Bicester priories
c 413Charlbury court book, 1661–80
c 448Collections for Oxfordshire religious houses by H. E. Salter
c 454Terrier of the Cope estates in Neithrop and Calthorpe, 1573
d 42Papers concerning the building and restoration of churches in Oxfordshire, 1875–93
d 195Notes on Oxfordshire monumental brasses by Percy Manning
d 460List of medieval incumbents and patrons from the Lincoln registers and other sources, prepared by the Oxfordshire V.C.H. staff
MS. Rolls Worcs. 4Accounts of the manor of Fladbury, Worcs., 1246–7
MS. Wills Oxon.Oxfordshire wills, 16th–19th centuries
MS. Wills PeculiarsOxfordshire &c. peculiars, probate records 16th–19th centuries

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