Hide Advanced Show Advanced

Search

Name

Use default settings
Use default settings

Lived In

Use default settings

Any Event

Use default settings

More

e.g. teacher or "Tower of London"

Get Better Matches

You can search for:

  • Status
  • Lot Number
Use default settings

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Dorset, England, Tithe Apportion and Maps, 1835-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Dorset Tithe Apportion and Maps 1835–1850. Dorchester, England: Dorset History Centre.

About Dorset, England, Tithe Apportion and Maps, 1835-1850

This database contains tithe apportion maps listing land owners and occupiers in Dorset, England.

Historical Background

The local parish and church were supported through a tax called a tithe, which amounted to one-tenth of the local produce. These tithes were typically paid in kind until the Tithe Commutation Commission was established in 1836 to set up the process of paying tithes in money. Determining the amount owed by each landowner required accurate maps. These maps and the apportionment list that names the landowner or occupier make up the records in this database.

What You Can Find in the Records

These records typically provide the names of land owners and occupiers, as well as a brief description of the land. They’re particularly valuable because they can show you exactly where an ancestor lived.

Note: When viewing the image, the index panel displays approximately 250 records, whereas some maps represent several hundred of records.

© 2002-2014 AncestryPrivacyCookiesNew Terms and ConditionsOperated by Ancestry.com Europe S.à r.l.