Catalogue description Tithe Commission and successors: Tithes and Tithe Rentcharge: Declarations of Merger

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Reference: TITH 3
Title: Tithe Commission and successors: Tithes and Tithe Rentcharge: Declarations of Merger

In many districts, no tithe apportionment was made even though the tithes were commuted under the provisions of the Tithe Commutation Act 1836. In cases where the landowners were themselves the tithe-owners, an agreement or award of gross tithe rentcharge was often followed by the redemption or merger of the tithe rentcharge. The Tithe Acts provided for mergers to be confirmed under the seal of the Tithe Commissioners. Merger, either of tithes or of tithe rentcharge, might take place before apportionment: in such cases, the merger may have been effected by the original Agreement or Award and not by a separate deed. The Tithe Act 1936 provided for all tithe rentcharges to be extinguished. The instrument under which merger was effected may sometimes be important to establish liability for chancel repairs.

Date: 1837-1937
Related material:

For City of London Tithe Rates see MAF 8

For Awards of Exchange of Glebe Lands see MAF 14

For certificates of the Vicar's Rate in Halifax Act 1877 see MAF 16

For files regarding the custody of tithe documents see also HMC 4

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 290 boxes and volumes
Unpublished finding aids:

Indexes and registers are in TITH 3/278-290. An alphabetical key to parish names is with the paper copy of the list in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

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