Types of Cause: Tithes – wheat

Tithes of wheat 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’).

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).


EDC 5/3/2 – Sir Richard Brereton contra Thomas Valentine – exceptions against the witnesses for the plaintiff

Corn and wheat

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