Tithe Commission and successors: Tithe Apportionments
The Tithe Commutation Act 1836 aimed to change payments of tithe (a tax to support the church) from in-kind to money in the form of tithe rentcharge. These tithe apportionments were created to record liability to pay tithe rentcharge. 11,830 tithe districts were apportioned and mapped: 10,871 in England and 959 in Wales. The apportionments generally set out the names of the holders and occupiers of land in each tithe district (usually a parish or township), the acreage and use of each parcel of land, the amount of tithe rentcharge payable and the names of the tithe owners. Until 1936, subsequent altered apportionments were added after the original apportionments.
The tithe apportionments are arranged by counties, firstly for England and then for Wales, named as they were at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign: Hampshire was listed as Southampton; Monmouthshire was at that point counted as an English rather than a Welsh county. Within each county, parishes are listed alphabetically. Parish names are those given on the tithe documents, with a modern place name in square brackets, where the name has changed.
Copyhold, Inclosure and Tithe Commission, 1851-1882
Home Office, Land Commission, 1882-1889
Tithe Commission, 1836-1851
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- IR 29 Tithe Commission and successors: Tithe Apportionments