Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


The Tithe records

If you have discovered that your ancestor either owned or occupied the land on which he or she lived then you should also examine the Tithe records held at the Public Record Office at Kew.

The tithe was a tax of a tenth on all produce payable to the local clergy by their parishioners. The maps and apportionments created by the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 supply the names of landowners and occupiers for a large number of parishes throughout the country.

They are incomplete but still a very useful source of information to supplement what you already have. Copies of these records are also held at all local Record Offices. for more click here

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