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Tithe Apportionment Map

Tithes were, in essence, a tax on the parish to support the parish priest. Originally, in the middle ages, they included praedial tithes, calculated on income from produce, such as barley, mixed tithes calculated on a mixture of stock and labour such as wood or pigs and personal tithes assessed on income derived from labour. The tithe was, theoretically a tenth of the income from each source.

If the parish priest was a rector he received all the income from the tithes. Where, however, the rector was actually an institution, such as a monastery, they appointed a vicar as their surrogate. Then the tithes had to be split between the rector and the vicar, the rectorial tithes being called the great tithes and the vicarial tithes the small tithes. Following the Reformation the rectorial tithes of the religious houses often fell into the hands of private individuals, clerical and lay.

In 1836 the Tithe Commutation Act allowed the tithes of a parish to be commuted into a monetary rent charge paid on the value of the individual's land holding. Commissioners were appointed to negotiate fair values for the tithes with the local landowners and a resulting Tithe Apportionment map and award followed. The Tithe Act of 1925 transferred tithe income from the incumbent to Queen Anne's Bounty fund for the upkeep of parsonages and tithes were abolished altogether by the Tithe Act of 1936.

In 1845 Battlesden's tithes were apportioned. The map [MAT3] is below and the accompanying award, the numbers of which tie in to the numbers on the plan, was as follows, each entry consisting of landholding number - landowner - tenant - name of the land - type of cultivation - size (acres/roods/perches) - tithe rentcharge to be paid on it (pounds/shillings/pence):

  • 1 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - hismelf - Spencils Spinney - wood - 1/2/36 - 0/0/10;
  • 2 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas William Paxton - Further Ground - pasture - 18/0/8 - 3/0/1;
  • 3 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - unnamed - wood - 1/1/23 - 0/0/7;
  • 4 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/1/38 - 0/0/2;
  • 5 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas William Paxton - Pound Close - pasture - 47/3/35 - 9/11/10;
  • 6 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - part of Battlesden Pond - water - 3/0/38 - 0/3/2;
  • 7 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Battlesden House and gardens - house and gardens - 6/0/31 - 2/0/0;
  • 8 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Battlesden House kitchen garden - garden - 2/3/3 - 2/15/0
  • 9 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - cottage and garden - cottage and garden - 0/0/19 - nothing;
  • 10 Glebe - 0/2/27 - nothing;
  • 11 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas William Paxton - Church Close - pasture - 1/3/23 - 0/8/5;
  • 12 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/1/35 - 0/0/2;
  • 13 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey - Peartree Piece - pasture - 20/3/2 - 4/3/0;
  • 14 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Englands - pasture - 40/3/21 - 9/10/9;
  • 15 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/2/6 - 0/0/2;
  • 16 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - New Pond - water - 16/0/0 - 0/16/0;
  • 17 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Drovers Leys - pasture - 27/3/3 - 5/11/-
  • 18 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Fogginton Hill - pasture - 45/3/33 - 9/3/9;
  • 19 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Joseph Spewey and others - Cottage and Garden - cottage and garden - 0/0/17 - nothing;
  • 20 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Great Fifteen Yards - pasture - 15/3/12 - 3/13/9;
  • 21 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/1/12 - 0/0/2;
  • 22 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Home Close - pasture - 14/0/8 - 3/10/3;
  • 23 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Pollards Spinney - wood - 2/0/19 - 0/1/6;
  • 24 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey - The Hatch - pasture - 13/0/20 - 2/12/6;
  • 25 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/2/4 - 0/0/4;
  • 26 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/2/19 - 0/0/5;
  • 27 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Buildings and Yard - buildings and yard - 0/1/35 - nothing;
  • 28 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Adjoining Glebe - pasture - 0/3/9 - 0/4/0;
  • 28 - Glebe - meadow - 1/3/39 - nothing;
  • 29 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Homestead - homestead - 1/3/25 - 0/6/0;
  • 31 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Pightle - pasture - 2/1/1 - 0/11/3;
  • 32 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Little Fifteen Yards - pasture - 9/0/19 - 2/2/6;
  • 33 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Meadow - pasture - 25/0/39 - 6/11/2;
  • 34 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Coops Spinney - wood - 2/2/16 - 0/1/8;
  • 35 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Coops - pasture - 4/1/22 - 1/1/11;
  • 36 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - The Cock Ground - pasture - 33/3/1 - 7/17/6
  • 37 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Lane Close - pasture - 11/0/30 - 2/12/2;
  • 38 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Joseph Spewey and others - Garden Allotments - pasture - 3/3/11 - 0/19/1;
  • 39 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Joseph Spewey and others - Cottages and Garden - cottages and gardens - 0/0/35 - nothing;
  • 40 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Joseph Spewey and others - 8 cottages and garden - cottages and gardens - 0/1/4 - nothing;
  • 41 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Joseph Spewey and others - cottages and garden - cottages and gardens - 0/101/ - nothing;
  • 42 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - The Meadow - pasture - 27/0/32 - 5/8/9;
  • 43 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey - Orchard - orchard - 0/2/13 - 0/6/11;
  • 44 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Home Close - pasture - 2/2/1 - 0/12/6;
  • 45 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Homestead - homestead - 1/3/15 - 0/6/6;
  • 46 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Home Close - pasture - 12/2/38 - 3/6/10;
  • 47 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Joseph Spewey and others - Cottages and garden - cottages and garden - 0/1/28 - nothing;
  • 48 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -West Hills - pasture - 17/3/33 - 4/5/1;
  • 49 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Rock Hills - arable - 28/3/6 - 11/0/3;
  • 50 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - himself - Plantation - wood - 0/1/34 - 0/0/1;
  • 51 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Stoney Sands - arable - 25/2/28 - 8/6/5;
  • 52 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Fords - pasture - 3/3/9 - 0/19/0
  • 53 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Pightle - pasture - 0/2/15 - 0/2/11;
  • 54 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Homestead and Orchard - homestead and orchard - 1/2/38 - 0/6/0;
  • 55 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Little Field - pasture 36/3/34 - 8/6/3;
  • 56 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Horse Pasture - pasture - 6/1/11 - 1/9/6
  • 57 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Great Ground - pasture - 58/3/16 - 13/4/9;
  • 58 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - George Armstrong - Newports Piece - arable - 12/1/39 - 4/19/11;
  • 59 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Windmill Hill - arable - 24/3/36 - 9/11/7;
  • 60 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Gravel Pit Close - arable - 5/3/7 - 2/0/6;
  • 61 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Mowing Field - pasture - 11/3/8 - 2/7/2;
  • 62 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Welsh and Harris - Clay Pit Close - pasture and arable - 23/2/26 - 5/18/3;
  • 63 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Thomas Henry Bailey -Mile Stone Clay Pit Close - arable - 13/2/35 - 4/16/0;
  • 64 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Dry Ground - arable - 7/1/13 - 2/7/7;
  • 65 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Battlesden Field - arable - 10/1/23 - 3/7/6;
  • 66 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Four Acres - arable - 4/3/36 - 1/12/3;
  • 67 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Lower Battlesden Field - arable - 11/0/19 - 3/12/5;
  • 68 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Upper Sheep Ground - pasture - 7/1/32 - 1/9/9;
  • 69 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Upper Sheep Ground - pasture - 24/3/17 - 5/16/0;
  • 70 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Eight Acres - arable - 9/1/20 - 3/15/0
  • 71 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Six Acres - arable - 0/0/8 - 2/18/9;
  • 72 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Six Acres - arable - 8/1/35 - 2/15/0;
  • 73 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Great Hill - pasture - 13/1/0 - 3/1/10;
  • 74 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Little Hill - pasture - 9/1/10 - 2/1/10;
  • 75 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Pond Close - pasture - 10/0/2 ; 2/5/0;
  • 76 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Great Thoroughfares - pasture - 20/2/33 - 4/9/7;
  • 77 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Little Thoroughfares - pasture - 2/0/4 - 0/7/1;
  • 78 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Twelve Acres - arable - 12/1/14 - 4/0/1;
  • 79 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Pinnars Leys - pasture - 11/0/38 - 2/12/4;
  • 80 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Higher Leys - pasture - 4/1/9 - 1/1/6;
  • 81 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Clover Close - pasture - 4/2/32 - 1/3/6;
  • 82 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Homestead - homestead - 2/0/38 - 0/7/0;
  • 83 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Lower Sheep Ground - pasture - 2/2/29 - 0/11/6;
  • 84 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Orchard - pasture - 2/0/3 - 0/8/8;
  • 85 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Lower Sheep Ground - pasture - 25/2/23 - 3/16/11;
  • 86 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Ten Acres - arable - 17/1/12 - 5/3/11
  • 87 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Eight Acres - arable - 9/3/12 - 2/13/11;
  • 88 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Great Meadow - pasture - 20/3/32 - 4/3/9;
  • 89 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Home Pightle - pasture - 2/2/17 - 0/12/1;
  • 90 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Homestead - homestead - 1/3/16 - 0/6/0;
  • 91 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Moors - pasture - 11/0/0 - 1/7/6;
  • 92 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Mans Meadow - pasture - 10/0/32 - 2/4/1;
  • 93 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Little Meadow - pasture - 3/0/32 - 0/12/9;
  • 94 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Green - Cow Ground - pasture - 41/1/11 - 8/19/0;
  • 95 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Home Close - pasture - 13/3/37 - 3/9/10;
  • 96 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Moores Close - pasture - 24/0/37 - 4/0/8;
  • 97 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Richard Labrum - Washing Pools Mead - pasture - 29/1/31 - 4/18/0;
  • 98 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Old Road Piece - pasture - 1/3/14 - 0/7/11;
  • 99 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Meadow - pasture - 9/3/12 - 1/19/3;
  • 100 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Pightle - pasture - 0/3/18 - 0/4/3;
  • 101 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Homestead - homestead - 1/0/18 - 0/4/6;
  • 102 Sir Gregory Page-Turner - Ann Parrot - Butchers Close - pasture - 6/2/25 - 1/6/7;
  • 103 Miller Adams - himself - Reynolds - meadow - 1/2/31 - 0/8/5
  • 104 James Roberts - himself - no name - arable - 0/1/3 - 0/1/4

To see a larger version of each map please click on the relevant thumbnail

 MAT3 Tithe Apportionment Map top third
Top third of the map

MAT3 Tithe Apportionment Map the middle third
Middle third of the map

MAT3 Tithe Apportionment Map bottom third
Bottom third of the map