Barnburgh Tithe Awards for 1839

The following information is transcribed from the copy of the Barnburgh Tithe Awards for 1839 that are held by Doncaster Archive Services. This consists of a very large map of Barnburgh, showing the location of every house, garden and field, each being numbered and then indexed in a hand-written book giving details about each property and its owner or occupier.

Tithes[1] were a tax of one tenth of the produce of the land, which was originally paid by the parish for the upkeep of the church and its clergy. This situation was complicated by the dissolution of religious houses in the sixteenth century. Many of them had been given the right to collect tithes in particular parishes by benefactors. The right to collect tithes was then sold off along with the monastic lands, and passed out of the hands of religious bodies into the possession of laymen. The tithes of the parish of Doncaster passed into private hands in this way.

The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 resolved disputes over the assessment and collection of tithes, often fuelled by the hostility of Nonconformists to a church tax. This allowed tithes to be changed into a fixed monetary payment, and involved the making of an award that identified the landowners and the property that they owned. The majority of awards were made in the decade after 1836.

I have transcribed here the holdings of every Stables living in Barnburgh at this time, as you will see, our family owned or occupied a significant amount of land around Barnburgh and Harlington, including a Blacksmiths Shop, a Quarry and a Road:

Maps showing the exact locations of all of the properties and fields are available on this web-site.

Landowner:  Charles Eyston Esq.

Occupier:      John Stables Junior

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Swainherds Field

Arable

9

"

23

 

2

16

2

44

Priest Croft

Grass

“

1

10

 

"

2

3

47

Homestead Garden Etc

 

“

1

30

 

2

1

1

57

Garden adjoining Quarry Field

 

“

"

10

 

"

"

3

58

Allotment Quarry Field

Arable

4

1

6

 

1

8

3

77

Quarry Field

“

8

"

"

 

2

7

"

121

Thunder Hole Close

Grass

2

3

24

 

"

18

4

123

Cliff Wood Close

Arable

10

2

2

 

3

4

2

136

St. Helens Field

“

8

"

"

 

2

11

"

411

Common Close

“

5

1

"

 

1

6

10

412

             “

Grass

9

1

"

 

2

7

5

483

West Field

Arable

9

3

11

 

3

7

1

 

 

 

68

"

6

 

20

10

10

 

A copy of an actual lease agreement between Charles Eyston Esq and John Stables still exists and is held at Barnsley Archives. I have transcribed the lease agreement here.

 

Landowner:  William Stables Junior

Occupier:             In Hand

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Swainherds Field

Arable

6

3

10

 

2

6

9

59

Quarry Field

Grass

4

“

“

 

1

6

4

60

            do

Part Grass Part Arable

8

“

32

 

2

12

4

104

Homestead Buildings
Orchard

 

“

2

11

 

“

2

8

110

Hood Croft

Grass

3

“

“

 

1

“

6

156

Ludwell Close and
Common Allotment

do

2

“

8

 

“

12

6

159

Ludwell Field

Arable

5

“

“

 

1

11

10

160

            do

do

3

3

20

 

1

3

7

160a

Quarry in do

 

“

“

35

 

“

“

“

161

Ludwell Field

Arable

3

3

30

 

1

3

“

162

            do

do

3

3

“

 

1

2

10

163

Gorber Close

Grass

3

“

33

 

“

17

11

167

St. Helens Field and
Page hole Close

Arable

4

1

6

 

1

5

2

177

Hobhurst Close and
Allotment adjoining

do

2

2

33

 

“

15

10

266

Carr Close

Arable

3

“

13

 

“

18

1

271

Common Close

do

4

2

20

 

1

7

"

272

            do

Grass

8

3

22

 

1

12

7

271a

Road

 

“

1

11

 

“

“

9

375

Mill Close and Common

adjoining

Grass

1

2

18

 

“

9

9

 

 

 

70

3

22

 

20

9

5

432Low West Moor CloseArable2"35"12"
433Top      doGrass229"112
467Broad IngGrass1138"910
484West FieldArable6"5213
498Brackenvit CloseArable3326159
509Bell Close WoodWood1334"1"
881925105

 

Landowner:  Townson’s Executors

Occupier:      William Stables Senior

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

Quarry Field

Arable

"

2

25

 

"

4

10

239

Common Close

Grass

"

3

20

 

"

5

4

241

Allotment Adjoining

“

"

"

11

 

"

"

5

291

Common Close

Arable

1

1

10

 

"

8

8

 

 

 

2

3

26

 

25

19

3

 

Landowner:  Townson’s Executors

Occupier:      William Stables Senior and Rachel Moor

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

334

Cottages Yard & Garden

 

"

1

6

 

"

1

6

 

Landowner:  John Stables Senior

Occupier:      John Stables Junior and others

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

342

Homestead and Cottages

 

4

1

10

 

1

1

16

 

Landowner: John Stables Senior

Occupier: John Stables Junior

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

292

Common Close

Arable

2

“

37

 

1

14

8

428

Low West Moor Close

Grass

1

“

32

 

1

6

6

429

Top           “

“

1

“

14

 

1

5

3

466

Broad Ing

“

2

1

35

 

1

16

3

477

Church Field

Arable

7

“

2

 

2

6

2

 

 

 

14

1

9

 

4

8

10

 

Landowner:  John Stables Junior

Occupier:      William Stables Junior

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

295

Common Close

Grass

1

2

2

 

4

10

4

 

Landowner:  John Stables Junior

Occupier:      Ephraim Sanderson

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

296

Common Close

Grass

1

"

"

 

"

8

"

297Public House Buildings"130"110

297

Blacksmiths Shop
Garden etc.

 

1

1

30

 

4

1

10

 

Landowner:  John Stables Junior

Occupier:      Joseph Tyson

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

297a

Cottage and Garden

 

"

"

10

 

"

"

3

 

Landowner:  The Reverend John Thomas Becker (Glebe)

Occupier:      Isaac Stables

 

 

 

Size

 

Tithe

Plots

Name

State of Cultivation

a.

r

p

 

£

s

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

353

Garden

 

"

1

"

 

"

1

"

Summary  

At the back of the tithe awards book is a Summary section, listing the names of the landowners in the parish and the names of the people who were occupying their land. I have transcribed here the entries that include the Stableses:

Landowner

Occupier

Quantity

 

Rent Charge Payable to Rector

Charles Eynston

John Stables Senior

68

2

6

 

20

10

10

William Stables Junior

In Hand

88

1

9

 

25

10

5

John Stables Senior

John Stables Junior + Others

4

1

10

 

25

1

6

 

John Stables Junior

14

1

10

 

4

8

10

John Stables Junior

William Stables Junior

1

2

10

 

4

10

4

 

Ephraim Sanderson

1

1

30

 

4

9

10

 

Joseph Tyson

1

1

10

 

4

9

3

Townsons Executors

William Stables Senior

2

3

26

 

4

19

3

 

William Stables Senior & Rachael Moore

2

1

6

 

4

1

6

 


[1] This description of the Tithe Awards is taken from the Doncaster Government Web-Site.

 

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