Re: Hebburn Map
Posted by Norman on September 15, 2023, 11:38:19, in reply to "Hebburn Map"
Thanks for your post Ian. |
I have a copy of that 'Tithe Map' from 1850.
Here is why it was created. (I googled it)
Tithe maps and schedules were created by the government in a massive survey of all of the parishes of England and Wales that were still subject to tithes between 1836 and the early 1850s. The records were originally collected so that an end could be made to an outdated tax on agricultural produce that had required a tenth of any profit made from crops, livestock, eggs and milk being payable to the established church and also to some lay people who had obtained the rights to the tithes which had previously been payable to the monasteries dissolved in the reformation. While in 1836 not all the country was subject to paying tithes, the majority of England and Wales still was at this time.