abolition of the tithes in 1838.?
I have copies from a Tithe Book dated 1846 and it was in this I found both
the Irish acre and English acre were used.
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From: "Sean Rooney" <ssr(a)turner-bianca.com>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Townland Areas
7. Tithe Applotment Assessment Books
The Composition Act of 1823 specified that Tithes (a form of tax) due to
Established Church, the Church of Ireland, which had hitherto been
payable in kind, should now be paid in money. As a result it was necessary
to carry out a valuation of the entire county to determine the sum to be
paid by each landholder. This was done over the ensuing 15 years, up to the
abolition of the tithes in 1838. It is hardly surprisingly that those who
were not members of the Church of Ireland fiercely resented the payment of
tithes. The Assessment was not applicable to town or city dwellers, or on
certain types of land, e.g. tillage in some diocese. This meant that the
burden of tithe payments was not distributed evenly, adding to the general
resentment felt by the majority of Ireland's population.
The information recorded in the Tithe Applotment Books is quite basic.
they record the name of the townland, the landholder's name, the
area of land in acres, the amount of tithes payable and in some cases the
name of the landlord.
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