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Tithe Apportionment for Draycott Moor (aka Southmoor)

From the Anglo Saxon period, the local church was entitled to one tenth of the local produce, known as the tithe. The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 provided a general framework under which tithes that had been paid in kind could be converted to cash payments. The process of determining the amount of tithe payable by each landowner produced a series of documents - particularly large scale maps and lists of local land owners and occupiers.

These are excellent for charting and comparing with the 1841 census.

The tithe apportionment was the main record of how tithes were to be commuted, showing how the overall rent charge for the district was apportioned to individual landowners on the basis of identifiable pieces of land, and how much tithe had to be paid for each plot of land. Details include names of owners and occupiers, size and use of plots of land.

Please note that only the Landowners and Occupiers names are shown below.

Transcribed Tithe Apportionment for Draycott Moor (Southmoor) taken on the 7th April 1842.

Dates: 1839-1935 Held by: Berkshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives

Landowner

Occupier

Blandy John

Himself

Blandy John

KIMBER

BLANDY John

THATCHER

+ others

BLANDY John

BLANDY John

Himself

BLANDY John

KIMBER, John

BLANDY

SHEPHERD, John

+ others

BOWLES, Thomas

Himself

BROWN, Thomas

BROOKS, Isaac

CHURCH, Richard

Himself

CHURCH, Richard

SHUREY, John

+ others

CHURCH, Richard

Himself

CHURCH, Richard

COMLEY, Philip

+ another

CLARKE, Thomas

WEAVER, Thomas

+ another

CLARKE, Thomas

Himself

CLARKE, Henry

Himself

EATON John

Himself

GILES, Richard

Himself

HERBERT, James

Himself

HINTON, William

Himself

HISSEY, John

Himself

HISSEY, John

TRUMAN, Joseph

KING, Charles

Himself

KING, William

Himself

LITCHFIELD, Thomas

Himself

LITCHFIELD, Thomas

DEAN John

+ another

PRIOR, Elizabeth

CLARK, Thomas

SEXTON, John

Himself

SHEPHERD, George

Himself

SHEPHERD, George

JOWETT, Rev.

+ others

STONE, George

Himself

WESLYAN CHAPEL

10 perches

PARISH POUND

8 perches

PUBLIC ROADS in the TOWNSHIP.

The actual tithe apportionment books, are very large and wide.