[i] S.A.H.Burne (ed.) An accountt who hath enjoyed the severall estates in the parish of Audley and hamlett of Talk in the county of Stafford for 200 years last past. Richard Parrott, 1733, Staffordshire Historical Collections, 1944 edition.
[ii] Named, according to Parrott, after a Thomas Mee who was the major tenant there in the early 1500s.
[iii] Dave Dyble has researched the Wood Lane area extensively and has generously donated this material to the writer.
[iv] Audley Parish Council chose the names here, and several of its members from that era have assisted in supplying the origins for many of these names.
[v] From Charles Wilbraham's Personal Diary 1847-74.
[vi] Biographical information from Roy Turner of Whitmore.
[vii] Biographical information from his daughter, Mrs. A.Hughes.
[viii] Biographical information from his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beryl Riley. Hicken was followed by his curate Thomas Garrett. His nine years come to notice for his outspoken disputes with the larger local landowners.