Types of Cause: Tithes – oats

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

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.

Oats and hay

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