Types of Cause: Tithes – milk

Types of Cause: Tithes – geese

Types of Cause: Tithes – flax

Types of Cause: Tithes – eggs

Types of Cause: Tithes – lambs

Tithes of lambs were mixed or small/minute tithes as they arose from livestock production and so were normally payable to the vicar or his farmer (see ‘Tithes – modus’ under ‘Subjects’).

EDC 5/1566/5 – William Farington, esquire, farmer of the rectory of Blackburn contra John Harwood.

Lambs and wool

EDC 5/1/8 – Ralph Done, vicar of Over, contra Robert Young, Edward Harrison and Benedict Barker

Foals, lambs and wool

EDC 5/1/10 – George Cotton, esquire, contra Margery Holford

Types of Cause: Tithes – hemp

Types of Cause: Tithes – hay

Tithes of hay were great or predial tithes as they arose from crop husbandry and so were normally payable to the rector or his farmer (see ‘Tithes – modus’ under ‘Subjects’).

Hay

EDC 5/1566/15 – William Charlton, rector of Bangor-on-Dee, contra Edward ap Ellis and Reginald ap David

Barley, oats and hay

EDC 5/1566/3 – William Farington, esquire, farmer of the rectory of Blackburn contra Thomas Ireland, senior
EDC 5/1566/6 – John Leigh, esquire, farmer of the hamlets of Sutton and Wincle contra William Sutton and Ralph Gardner

Barley and hay

EDC 5/1566/8 – Edward, earl of Derby, farmer of the tithes of the hamlet of Much Hoole contra Thomas Hunt

Grain and hay

EDC 5/2/1 – Sir Richard Brereton contra William Hilton, Thomas Lee, Hugh Forstar and Peter Bradshaw

Oats and hay

EDC 5/1566/4 – William Farington, esquire, farmer of the rectory of Blackburn contra Robert Ratcliffe

Types of Cause: Tithes – corn

Tithes of corn were great or predial tithes as they arose from crop husbandry and so were payable to the rector or his farmer (see ‘Tithes – modus’ under ‘Subjects’).

Corn and wheat were sometimes described generally as ‘grain’.

This type of produce was usually measured in ‘thraves’ at this time in Cheshire and parts of Lancashire. A ‘thrave’ comprised twenty-four sheaves.

Robert Holland, A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester, (1885).

Corn and wheat

EDC 5/1575/3 – John Vawdrey and Richard Vawdrey contra Ralph Calveley.

Types of Cause: Tithes – cows

Tithes of cows were mixed or small/minute tithes as they arose from livestock and so were normally payable to the vicar or his farmer (see ‘Tithes – modus’ under ‘Subjects’).

Calves, cows, gardens, lambs, sheep, wool

EDC 5/1566/12 – Hugh Dodd, rector of Coddington, contra Richard Allen

Types of Cause: Tithes – foals

Tithes of foals were mixed or small/minute tithes as they arose from livestock and so were normally payable to the vicar or his farmer (see ‘Tithes – modus’ under ‘Subjects’).

Foals, lambs and wool

EDC 5/1/10 – George Cotton, esquire, contra Margery Holford