New tithe maps added to TheGenealogist

By Jon Bauckham, 7 January 2016 - 5:37pm

Family history subscription site TheGenealogist has completed its tithe maps collection, providing details of land ownership in more than 40 counties across England and Wales

Harvest tithe maps Victorian farming Mary Evans

The maps cover most of England and Wales, depicting land ownership in historic counties as far apart as Anglesey, Westmorland and Sussex 

TheGenealogist has added thousands of new tithe maps to its online collections.

Digitised from microfilm records held at The National Archives, the black and white images complement the website’s 14 million tithe apportionment records, which were first added to the site in 2014.

Originally created following the Tithe Commutation Act in 1836, the apportionment schedules show researchers value of each plot and how much in tax – or ‘tithes’ – its landowners were required to pay the Church.

Crucially, users can search the apportionment collection by name, locate the relevant entry and click through to view the corresponding plot on the map.

Although a tranche of 11,000 tithe maps were added to TheGenealogist in February last year, the new additions mean the collection is now complete, providing coverage of more than 40 counties across England and Wales.

Explore the tithe maps here (requires a Diamond subscription to TheGenealogist).

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