Catalogue description Tithe Commission and successors: Special Awards

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Details of IR 106
Reference: IR 106
Title: Tithe Commission and successors: Special Awards

This series consists of awards made under the Tithe Act Commutation 1836 by the Assistant Tithe Commissioners in cases where no agreement had been made between the tithe-owners and the landowners. Unlike the awards in TITH 2, they were not followed by an apportionment, because the rentcharge awarded was subsequently extinguished by merger or redemption.

Date: 1836-1886

In award number order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Copyhold, Inclosure and Tithe Commission, 1851-1882

Home Office, Land Commission, 1882-1889

Tithe Commission, 1836-1851

Physical description: 429 papers
Administrative / biographical background:

The first task of the Tithe Commissioners appointed under the Tithe Act 1836 was to ascertain to what extent commutation had already taken place, and enquiries to that end were directed to every parish or township listed in the census returns. The initial process in the commutation of tithes in a parish was an agreement between the tithe-owners and the landowners or, in default of an agreement, an award by the Tithe Commissioners.

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