Saturday, 31 January 2009

31st: Tiends

Now I've always thought of tithes etc as divvied up after a harvest. This entry however implies that said one tenth was taken, literally, at harvest time!
" ... this means the vicarage teinds payable from the produce of the lands and
These two men had so artfully arranged their stooks of corn that every
tenth stook would contain the thinnest and poorest corn, to the prejudice of the
laird or the minister when drawing their teinds."
This from the Records of the Baron Court of Stitchill 1685-1807

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