Tithe Records: A brief description.Following the enclosure acts of the late 18th and early 19th centurys, the age old method of tithing
(ie paying one tenth of all harvested produce to the church) had become unworkable.
This gave rise to the tithe commutation act of 1836 whereby land owners would henceforth pay an
The information gathered was subsequently written into a book (the apportionment). Meanwhile a detailed drawing was produced showing the location of all individual properties within the parish.
Tenents names, field names, details of dwellings etc were hand written into the book together with
For todays family historian the English tithe awards can provide an exellent resource as they contain
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