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Repository:Borthwick Institute GB 193

Case:Tithe (sheep, wool)
Details:3 Pieces; No deposition; No libel; No sentence
Date: 22/4/1570 — 22/4/1570

People & Places
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Participant:Henry   Vavasour [Vavasour]

Participant:Thomas   Postgate [Posegat;  Posgat; Posgate]

Associated Places
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Location:Whitby (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Abbey of Whitby (Whitbye, Whitby) : religious house
Location:Whitby (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Fyling (Fyling, Fylinge, Filinge) : manor
Location:Blalkey Moor (Blalkey More, Blakeholme Moore, Blakeymoore, Blackholme Moore, Blackthone More) : undefined
Cannot identify - spelling modernised
Location:Coxwold (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Coxwold (Cokewold) : undefined
Location:Whitby (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Whitby (Whitbie, Whitby) : ecclesiastical parish
Location:Steeton (Steaton) : undefined
Cannot identify which 'Steeton' is meant.
Location:Col Croft (Colcroft) : fieldname
Cannot identify - spelling modernised.
Location:Parkewiese (Parkewiese) : fieldname
Cannot identify
Location:Yorkshire, West Riding

Place(s): Hampole (Hampall) : undefined

Henry accused Thomas of not paying his tithes. Thomas produced articles to counter the original libel (which is not in these documents) in which he detailed the descent of the manor of Fyling after the dissolution of Whitby Abbey, and his lease of fields in the manor. Thomas further claimed that an act of Parliament after the dissolution meant that he was not liable to pay tithes on his wool. Henry largely agreed with the descent of the manor, but claimed that the abbot and convent of Whitby had paid tithes on their sheep and wool, and thus the current tenants of the land should also.

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