Tithe Applotment Books – their value to Irish family historians
The Tithe Applotment Books record the occupiers of tithe-eligible land, not householders, and you may not find your ancestors listed because the tithe was only paid by those who worked on agricultural land; however, the books represent the earliest records for the poor in Ireland.
Where to view the Tithe Applotment Books
The database was well-received when it first went online in 2012, but most of its flaws are due to mis-transcribed townland and surname names, which, when combined with the website’s lack of surname or townland spelling variant function, renders it unfit for purpose.
The Tithe War, 1830-1838
Following the success of the Catholic emancipation campaign in 1829, there was a widespread belief that protests could achieve desired results. Violent protests occurred in Graiguenamanagh on the River Barrow in 1830, and the yeomanry shot 14 protestors at Newtownbarry in June 1831. The Whiteboys and Rightboys were agrarian protest groups active in the 1760s and 1770s.
How do you read tithe Applotment books?
The Tithe Applotment Books are available for viewing on the National Archives of Ireland’s free, dedicated Genealogy website here for records covering the 26 counties that now make up the Republic of Ireland.
Who paid tithes in Ireland?
Following King Henry VIII’s allocation of the church’s assets to the new established church following the 16th century Reformation in Ireland, the majority of those in Ireland who remained loyal to the old religion were forced to make tithe payments that were directed away from their own church and toward the reformed one.
What means tithe?
1: to pay or give a tenth part of one’s income to a religious establishment or organization; 2: to levy a tithe on. intransitive verb.: to give a tenth part of one’s income as a tithe.
Where is tithe in the Bible?
u201cA tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord: it is holy to the Lord,u201d Leviticus 27:30 says. These gifts were a reminder that everything belonged to God, and a portion was given back to him to thank him for what he had given them.
When did tithes end in Ireland?
When the Tithes (Ireland) Act went into effect in August 1833, the state stopped collecting tithe arrears, and they were abolished in 1838. Tithes became a tax on the landlord, who could then pass it on to his tenants, who could then pass it on to their sub-tenants.
What do tithe maps show?
Tithe maps are usually manuscript and are often older than the earliest Ordnance Survey maps. They may include details such as boundaries, roads, waterways, buildings, and woodlands, as well as hedges, field names, mines, and factories on rare occasions.
What does Jesus say about tithing?
Jesus mentioned tithing in Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42, saying, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spicesu2014mint, dill, and cumminu2014but you have neglected the more important matters of the lawu2014justice, mercy, and faithfulness.”
Where did tithing 10% come from?
In the Old Testament, Jews brought 10% of their harvest to a storehouse as a welfare plan for the needy or in case of famine, as described in the Biblical story of Abraham presenting a tenth of the war spoils to Melchizedek, the king of Salem.
What are the 3 tithes?
There are three different types of tithes.
- Sacred or Levitical tithe
- Feast tithe
- Poor tithe
What was tithes Class 9?
Taille was a direct land tax that was collected by the church. Tithe is one tenth of something paid as a contribution to a religious organization or a compulsory tax to the government.
What is a correct pronunciation?
Pronunciation is the way a word or a language is said; it can refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect (“correct pronunciation”), or it can simply refer to the way a single person speaks a word or language.