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 Suffolk Tithe Index series

This is a series of finding aids for the genealogist and local historian. Each volume contains an index to the people listed as owners or occupiers of land in the tithe apportionments, which were drawn up in the early 1840’s. The apportionments, and the maps that they accompany, detail every field, barn and dwelling in the parish which were liable to tithe rent charges. In some parishes, the lists also include properties that were exempt from tithes. The publications in this series provide a pointer to the parishes where individuals owned or occupied property.

Tithes were applicable to all classes of people, so that the names included in the index cover all types - agricultural labourers, artisans, farmers, professional people and landed gentry. Because of this broad coverage, the tithes are a very useful way to locate families in the early part of the 1840’s. The earliest of the apportionments were drawn up in 1839, the latest in about 1846. Since such a wide range of people are covered, from the agricultural labourer in his tiny tenement cottage to the local lord of the manor with hundreds of acres of land, a letter code has been put against each name to help identify the type of property.

A > 20 acres mainly significant farms
B 1 to 20 acres smallholdings or larger houses
C < 1 acre cottages, shops, gardens etc.

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The five volumes that have now been completed cover the whole of the Dunwich, Orford and Lothingland Deaneries in east Suffolk. (Dunwich covers approximately the same area as the Blything registration district and has been split into 3 volumes). Volumes 1 to 4 are A5 soft cover booklets , approximately 36 pages long.

Volume 5 (covering Lothingland Deanery) is on a CD-ROM (as an Adobe PDF file with 67 pages) - this volume includes the large populations in the fishing ports of Lowestoft and Gorleston.

 

Vol.1: Dunwich (south) - covering Aldringham, Carlton, Darsham, Dunwich, Fordley, Kelsale, Knodishall, Leiston, Middleton, Theberton, Thorpe, Westleton and Yoxford

3.00 + P&P (book)

Add to basket (UK) - cost with P&P: 3.90
Add to basket (Overseas) - cost with P&P: 6.50

Vol.2: Dunwich (north) - covering Benacre, Blyford, Blythburgh, Brampton, Bulcamp, Covehithe, Easton Bavents, Frostenden, Henstead, Reydon, Sotherton, South Cove, Southwold, Stoven, Uggeshall, Walberswick, Wangford, Westhall and Wrentham

3.00 + P&P (book)

Add to basket (UK) - cost with P&P: 3.90
Add to basket (Overseas) - cost with P&P: 6.50

Vol.3: Dunwich (west) - covering Bramfield, Chediston, Cookley, Cratfield, Halesworth, Heveningham, Holton St. Peter, Huntingfield, Linstead Magna, Linstead Parva, Peasenhall, Rumburgh, Sibton, Spexhall, Thorington, Ubbeston, Walpole, Wenhaston & Melles, and Wissett

3.00 + P&P (book)

Add to basket (UK) - cost with P&P: 3.90
Add to basket (Overseas) - cost with P&P: 6.50

Vol.4: Orford  - covering Aldeburgh, Benhall, Blaxhall, Bruisyard, Chillesford, Cransford, Farnham, Friston, Great Glemham, Little Glemham, Iken, Orford, Rendham, Snape, Sternfield, Stratford St. Andrew, Sudbourne, Swefling, Tunstall and Wantisden

3.00 + P&P (book)

Add to basket (UK) - cost with P&P: 3.90
Add to basket (Overseas) - cost with P&P: 6.50

Vol.5: Lothingland - covering  Ashby, Barnby, Belton, Blundeston, Bradwell, Burgh Castle, Carlton Colville, Corton, Flixton, Fritton, Gisleham, Gorleston, Gunton, Herringfleet, Hopton, Kessingland, Kirkley, Lound, Lowestoft, Mutford, Oulton, Pakefield, Rushmere and Somerleyton

5.00 + P&P (CD-ROM)

Add to basket (UK) - cost with P&P: 5.90
Add to basket (Overseas) - cost with P&P: 8.50

 

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