Barcombe Tithe apportionment: the preamble.

TD/E134 Barcombe Tithe – preamble
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Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Townsend having been duly appointed and sworn as an Assistant Tithe Commisioner according to the provisions of the act…

Award as follows…

Whereas I have held diverse meetings in the said parish and in the town of Lewes touching all the matters aforesaid of which meetings due notice was given for the information of the land-owners and tithe-owners of the said parish.

And whereas I have duly considered all the allegations and proofs tendered to me by all parties interested and have myself made all enquiries touching the promised subject which appeared to be necessary.

And whereas I find that all the woodlands of the said parish containing 1,144 acres 3 roods and 27 perches are by the prescriptive custom of the Weald of Sussex in which the said parish is situate absolutely exempt from the payment of all tithes both great and small while used and occupied as woodlands.

And whereas I find…that all that farm called Camois or Camois Court Farm containing 70 acres 1 rood and 9 perches of which 43 acres are arable and 27 acres 1 rood and 9 perches meadow pasture and homestead of which lands William Lucas Shadwell esq is owner and Thomas Starnes is the present occupier are by reason of their having been formerly part of the possessions of the Priory of Lewes absolutely exempt from the payment of great tithes of corn grain and pulse.

And whereas I find… all those lands formerly known as Knowland Farm but now designated as Knowland Farm and part of Balneath Farm containing 334 acres 1 rood of which 169 acres 1 Rood are arable and 165 acres meadow and pasture of which lands Sir Charles Forster Goring Baronet is owner and the said Sir GFG and James Brook respectively are the present occupiers are covered from render of great tithes in kind by a prescriptive or customary payment of the annual sum of £1 14s to Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson Earl of Liverpool and from render of small tithes in kind by a prescriptive or customary payment of the annual sum of £4 to the Rector of Barcombe.

And whereas I find… all that part of Court Lodge Farm containing 23 acres 1 rood and 13 perches of which 14 acres and 24 perches called Oxen Wish are arable and 9 acres 29 perches part of Bear Brookes are pasture of which lands Nathaniel Garland is owner and Richard Knight is the present occupier are covered from render of all tithes both great and small in kind by a prescriptive or customary payment of the annual sum of 14s to the said Earl of Liverpool

And whereas I find… all that part of Hayes Farm containing 17 acres 2 roods and 26 perches known as Camois Court Shaw and field of which 15 acres 2 roods are arable and 2 acres 26 perches are wood of which lands the said Earl of Liverpool is owner and William Reed is the present occupier are covered from render of all tithes both great and small in kind by prescriptive or customary payment of £1 4s to the said Earl.

And whereas I find that the estimated quantity in statute measure of all the lands of the said parish which are subject to payment of tithe amounts to 3,106 acres and 10 perches (exclusive of the Glebe Lands of the Rector) which are cultivated as follows – that is to say:
1,313 acres and 14 perches of arable land
1452 acres 1 rood and 11 perches as meadow or pasture land
305 acres and 34 perches as rough and waste land
12 acres and 16 perches as hop land and
23 acres 1 rood 15 perches as garden land.

And whereas I find that all such last mentioned lands are subject to the payment of all manner of tithes in kind to the Rector of the Parish for the time being.

And whereas I also find that the Rector of the Parish for the time being is also entitled to the small tithes of the 70 acres 1 rood 9 perches herein before described as Camois Court Farm

And whereas I have estimated the clear annual value of the said tithes in the manner directed by the said Act of Parliament and have also taken into account the Rates and Assessments paid in respect of such tithes during the seven years of average prescribed by the said act.

And whereas I find that the estimated quantities in statute measure of the Glebe Lands of the said parish which are subject to payment of tithes when not in the manurance or occupation of the said Rector amounts to 45 acres which are cultivated as follows (that is to say) 15 acres as arable land and 30 acres as meadow or pasture land.

And whereas due notice was given to me in the manner prescribed by the said act that the clear average of the Tithes of the said parish during the 7 years preceding Christmas in the year 1835 would not fairly represent the sum which ought to be the basis of a permanent commutation of the said tithes.

And whereas I have taken into consideration all the allegations and proofs tendered to me touching the matter of the said notices before awarding the rent-charges hereinafter mentioned

And whereas I find that the said Earl of Liverpool is entitled to the several prescriptive payments hereinbefore mentioned and respectively due from the said lands of the said Sir George Forster Goring Baronet, the said Nathaniel Garland and the said Earl of Liverpool respectively.

Now know ye that I the said Joseph Townsend do hereby award that the annual sum of £960. 4s. 3d. by way of rent charge subject to the provisions of the said act shall from the first day of January next following the confirmation of the apportionment of the said rent charge be paid to the Rector of the said Parish for the time being in lieu of all the tithes arising from all the lands of the said parish (except the Glebe to which the said Rector is entitled) as aforesaid in which said sum of £960. 4s.3d. is included the said prescriptive or customary payment of £4. to which the said Rector for the time-being is entitled in lieu of the small tithes of the lands of the said Sir George Forster Goring hereinbefore in that behalf mentioned.

And that the further sum of 10s. per acre and a proportionate sum for any quantity less than an acre shall be paid to the rector for the time being by way of rent-charge subject to the provisions aforesaid in lieu of the Tithes of the Glebe Lands of the said parish or of any part thereof when and so often as the same shall not be in the occupation of the Rector himself.

And I the said JT do hereby further award that the annual sum of £3. 12s. by way of rent charge subject to the said act shall from the 1st day of January next following the confirmation of the apportionment of the said rent charges shall be paid to the said Earl of Liverpool his heirs and assigns in lieu and satisfaction of the said several prescriptive or customary payments to which the said Earl is entitled in lieu of certain tithes as hereinbefore specified arising from the several lands of the said Sir GFG, the said NG and the said Earl of L hereinbefore in that behalf described.

In testimony whereof I the said JT have hereunto set my hand the 26th day of April AD 1839

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And whereas a separate award by way of supplement to the foregoing award was on the 7th day of July 1841 confirmed by the said Tithe Commissioners of which separate award the following is a copy.

Whereas an award commuting the tithes of the parish of Barcombe in the county of Sussex for the rent - charge in the said award specified has been duly made and the said award has been confirmed by the tithe commissioners for England and Wales but the apportionment of the said rent charge has not been confirmed.

And whereas the compositions at present subsisting in lieu of the tithe of the said parish accrue and become payable on or about the first day of the month of October in each year.

And whereas it was the desire of both the landowners and tithe owners of the said parish and the intention of the said Tithe Commissioners that the said rent-charge should commence and become payable from the first day of October preceding the confirmation of the apportionment of the said rent – charge but by mistake the said rent-charge is made to commence from the first day of January next following the apportionment.

Now know ye all men by these presents I George Hammond Whalley having been duly appointed and sworn an assistant of the Tithe Commissioners according to the provisions of the Act for the commutation of the tithe in England and Wales and having held a meeting in the town of Lewes touching the matter aforesaid of which meeting due notice was given for information of the landowners and tithe owners of the said parish Do hereby award that the annual sum specified in the said award by way of rent-charge shall commence and become payable from the first day of October next preceding the confirmation of the apportionment of the said rent – charge.
2nd July signed GH W

Now I James Hodson of Falmer in the county of Sussex Gentleman, having been appointed valuer to apportion the total sum awarded to be paid by way of rent charge in lieu of tithes amonst the several lands of the said parish of Barcombe
Do hereby apportion the rent – change as follows
Gross rent charge payable to the tithe owners in lieu of tithes for the parish of Barcombe in the county of Sussex including the tithe of glebe

Nine hundred and eighty seven pounds, nineteen shillings.


To the Rector

£984

7s

0d

To The Earl of Liverpool as improprietor

 £3

12s

0d

Total

£987

19s

0d


Value in Imperial bushels and decimal parts of an imperial bushel of Wheat, Barley and Oats


 

Price per bushel

Bushels and decimal part

Wheat

7s 0 ¼d

938.11277

Barley

3s 11 ½d

1663.91580

Oats

2s 9d

2395.03030







Barcombe Tithe Map

Tithe maps and apportionments see part 1
The apportionment in Barcombe see part 2
Introduction to the complex Barcombe
tithe apportionment part 3
For a brief introduction to tithe maps
by Professor Brian Short see part 4
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redrawn Barcombe Tithe Map
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