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Counties surrounding London, England, consisting of Hertfordshire, Surrey, Essex, Kent, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire.

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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15 words

... Counties Counties surrounding London, England, consisting of Hertfordshire , Surrey , Essex , Kent , Berkshire , and Buckinghamshire...

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...Home Counties , England/UK The counties surrounding London, in particular, Essex, Kent, Surrey, and the former county of...

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Howard Sargeant

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
25 words

...Home Counties The English counties that surround London. This somewhat fluid label is generally applied to Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. Howard...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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8 words
Home Counties

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
8 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
8 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
34 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
23 words
Home Counties

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Counties surrounding London, England, consisting of Hertfordshire, Surrey, Essex, Kent, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire.
The Antiquarian Tradition

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,750 words
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Oxford University Press

...than to the new natural histories. The finest included John Hutchins , The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset ( 1774 ), Edward Hasted , The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent ( 1778–99 ), John Nichols , History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester ( 1795–1815 ), Sir Richard Colt Hoare , The Ancient History of South Wiltshire ( 1812 ), Robert Surtees , The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham ( 1816–40 ), and Joseph Hunter , South Yorkshire (2 vols, 1828 , 1831 ). These should be...

Welsh Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,123 words
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Oxford University Press

...have supported ambitious ventures to publish official county histories. The publication of Glamorgan County History , vi: Glamorgan Society, 1780–1980 , ed. Prys Morgan ( 1988 ), completed an enterprise launched in 1930 to publish a six‐volume history of the county. Joseph Bradney had published his four‐volume A History of Monmouthshire ( 1904–33 ). Miranda Aldhouse‐Green and Ray Howell (eds), Gwent in Prehistory and Early History , the first of the proposed five‐volume Gwent County History , ed. Ralph A. Griffiths , was published in 2004 ....

Policing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,788 words
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Oxford University Press

...based on the legendary tyranny of the late Stuart monarchs bolstered such resistance. The ‘new police’ idea only began to be translated into practical politics by Robert *Peel . As *Tory Home Secretary in the 1820s Peel had learned his policing ideas as Chief Secretary for Ireland, when he was responsible for the first Irish county forces in 1814 . As Home Secretary, he began with criminal law reform, abolishing many of the capital offences of the old ‘bloody code’, and moved on to police reform, succeeding in establishing the Metropolitan Police in...

The Twentieth Century

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,075 words
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Oxford University Press

...county and county borough councils—each have a file dating from 1902 through to reorganization of the archive after the 1944 Education Act (ED 53). Much of the education material is arranged at The National Archives by Local Education Authority and is thus relatively easily accessible, although that for Wales is disappointing, owing to floods in Cardiff in 1960 that destroyed many of the records of the Welsh Department, which had been established in 1907 . Education records kept at the local level mostly relate to the activities of the county and...

Surnames

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,615 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...have died out. As long ago as 1890 , H. B. Guppy , Homes of Family Names in Great Britain , stressed the importance of studying the geographical patterns of surnames in explaining their origins, but for a long time this approach was ignored (mainly because his samples of names were largely restricted to those of farmers named in directories ). Then, from the 1970s, the English Surnames Survey at the Department (now Centre) for English Local History, Leicester University , published a number of county studies which were concerned not only with etymologies...

Britain and America: A Common Heritage

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,840 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...settled in Rowley, Massachusetts, in c. 1645 . He bore a distinctive surname: in 1881 there were just 1 158 people so called in Britain and of these all but 78 were living in adjoining parts of the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire. The map for the Poor Law unions shows that most of the families had their homes in a triangle of land that straddles the county boundary, from Skipton and Bradford in the east to Burnley in the west. The furthest distance between these places is about 20 miles. We already know from George Redmonds , Yorkshire: The West...

Phrasal Adjectives

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,154 words
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Oxford University Press

...a noun; then over appears, unsettling the reader for a moment; then, in two milliseconds, the reader adjusts to see that much-argued-over is a phrasal adjective modifying issue .) • “O’Neill is serving a 20- to 40-year state prison sentence in Dallas, Luzerne County, for a Northampton County conviction in 1994 on statutory rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corruption of minors charges .” Bob Laylo , “Children Testify on Sex Ring Abuse,” Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), 20 Sept. 1996 , at B1. (Read either statutory-rape,...

Women Local and Family Historians

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,407 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... How to Compile a History and Present Day Record of Village Life ( 1924 , repr. 1925 , 1935 ) was written for the Northamptonshire Federation of Women's Institutes. Then, in the 1930s, local history committees were set up under their county's Council of Social Service (that for Kent was formed in 1935 , and the county archivist, Irene Churchill, was a prime mover). Finally, the National Council for Social Service in London set up a Standing Conference for Local History (SCLH) in 1948 , thus indirectly associating and formalizing the connection of...

Tracing a Family Tree: Getting Started

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
3,636 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the most comprehensive collection of online information about family history for the British Isles. It provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions and devotes pages to topics such as military records. These are followed by county pages, which provide links to the web sites of county record offices, local family history societies, county surname interest links, etc., and information about national genealogical organizations and all relevant mailing lists. Genuki also acts as the main newsletter for British family historians. For those whose family history...

Mondegreens

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
872 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...“Olive, the other reindeer” (for “All of the other reindeer”). Many mondegreens occur in transcribed speech. A secretary or court reporter doesn't quite hear the words and comes up with a plausible guess. “Attorney and notary public” becomes “attorney and not a republic.” “County surveyor” becomes “Countess of Ayr.” “Juxtaposition” becomes “jock strap position.” Perhaps the most interesting of all, though, are those that result from listening to songs. Often the lyrics aren't readily available to listeners, and often the lyrics are sung a little...

Domestic Buildings

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,979 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Beginning with Kent and Cambridgeshire in 2000 , the British Record Society is in the process of publishing the hearth tax returns for each county, but it will take a long time to complete the series. In the meantime, P. S. Barnwell and Malcolm Airs (eds), Houses and the Hearth Tax ( 2006 ), provides a helpful introduction to the challenges and the potential of this source. N. W. Alcock , People at Home ( 1993 ), demonstrates how documentary evidence can be used in conjunction with the surviving buildings to re‐create a plausible picture of...

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