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Tithes Lambourne 1841:   Agreement.

Apportionment of the rent charge in lieu of tithes in the parish of Lambourne in the county of Essex.

Whereas an agreement for the commutation of the tithes in the parish of Lambourne in the County of Essex was, on the twentieth day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty one, confirmed by the tithe commissioners for England and Wales, of which agreement, with the schedule thereunto annexed, the following is a copy:-

      Articles of agreement for the commutation of the tithes of the parish of Lambourne in the County of Essex in pursuance of the act for commutation of tithes in England and Wales made and executed on this seventeenth day of January in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight, by and between the several persons owners of land within the said parish by whom or by whose agents duly authorised in that behalf these presents are executed and the interest of which landowners in the lands of the said parish is not less than two thirds of the lands therin subject to to tithes of the one part and the Reverend Robert Sutcliffe, Rector of the said parish and owner of all the tithes as well great as well small thereof the other part-

It is by these presents witnessed that at a meetng held on the second day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight in the parish church of Lambourne according to the provisions of the said act and regularly adjourned to this day as it was then and now is mutually agreed upon by and between all the said parties to those presents in manner following.
That is to say that the annual sum of six hundred and ten pounds by way of rentcharge subject to variation as in the said act provided and subject to other provisions therin contained shall be payable and paid to the said Robert Sutcliffe as Rector of the said parish and owner of the tithes thereof and to his successors instead of all the tithes as well great as well small of the lands of the said parish including tithes of the glebe the Rent Charged in lieu of which it is hereby agreed shall be fixed at the sum of seven pounds five shillings in respect of the great tithes of all the glebe lands of the said parish and two pounds fifteen shillings in respect of the small tithes of the glebe of the said parish and which items it is hereby agreed shall be apportioned exclusively upon the said glebe lands and instead of all moduses and compositions real or prescriptive or customary payments payable in respect of all the lands of the said parish or the produce thereof a summary description of which lands is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed and it is further agreed that the land included in this agreement shall be discharged from the payment of tithes exept as exepted in the said Act from the first day of October preceeding the confirmation of the apportionment of the rentcharge herein before agreed on and that the first payment of such rentcharge shall be made or be recoverable on the expiration of six calender months from the time from which the said lands are discharged from the payment of tithes in testimony whereof the said parties to these presents or their respective agents thereunto duly authorised in their names and on their behalf have to these presents subscribed and set their respective hands and seals.

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Last Updated: 15th september 2002   Phillip Reeves 2002