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What is a TITHE?

Since the 10th century everyone paid a tenth of what they produced to support the church. This was called the Tithe. Originally this was in the form of actual goods – wheat, barley, oats etc. Over time the right to receive the tithes often passed out of the hands of the parish priest to others.

Marriage banns of the Church of England

Banns

Banns of marriage a proclamation of intended marriage , repeated three times at weekly intervals in the parish churches of both the bride and bridegroom. To dispense with banns required a marriage licence.  Both banns …

Divorce records in Genealogy

Divorce

Until the English Reformation in the sixteenth century, divorces were granted by the Pope. Death was otherwise the only agent for the permanent dissolution of a valid marriage. Marriages found on investigation to be invalid …