CP.G.1775
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Reference:CP.G.1775
Repository:Borthwick Institute GB 193


Court:Consistory
Case:Tithe (wheat, hay, herbage, sheep, wool, barley, horses, peas, oats,)
Details:24 Pieces; Has deposition; Has libel; Has sentence
Outcome:plaintiffs won
Date: 13/11/1573 — 16/12/1575


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People & Places
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Participant:John   May [May;  Mey; Meye; Maye]
Role:plaintiff
Details:male; clerk, professor of theology
Employment:rector of half the rectory of Darfield
Location:Darfield (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Darfield (Darfeld, Darfeild, Darfelde, Darffeild) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Cudworth [Cudworthe]
Role:plaintiff
Details:male
Employment:farmer of tithes of the other half of the rectory of Darfield
Location:Darfield (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Darfield (Darfeld) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Brian   Wilkinson [Wilkinson;  Wilkynson; Wylkinson]
Role:defendant
Details:male
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Royston (Ruyston, Royston, Ruston, Roiston, Rowston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Standeven [Standeven]
Role:prosecution proctor
Details:male
Employment:Notary Public



Participant:John   Brocket [Broket]
Role:defence proctor
Details:male
Employment:Notary Public



Participant:Christopher   Harding [Hardinge]
Role:witness
Details:male; 60; clerk
Employment:vicar of Darton
Location:Darton (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Darton (Darton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Denton [Denton]
Role:witness
Details:male; 60
Location:Silkstone (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Barnsley (Barnsley) : undefined



Participant:George   Wilson [Wilson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 80; yeoman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Royston (Ruston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Cusworth [Cuswoorthe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 60; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Royston (Ruiston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Cutt [Cutt]
Role:witness
Details:male; 66
Employment:nailer
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Royston (Ruiston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Cawthorn [Cawthorne]
Role:witness
Details:male; 80; husbandman
Location:Silkstone (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Silkstone (Silkeston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Bawlton [Bawlton]
Role:witness
Details:male; 80; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Carlton (Carleton) : undefined
Notes:Cannot identify the surname 'Bawlton'



Participant:John   Fox [Foxe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 60; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Monk Bretton (Munckburton) : township



Participant:William   Fox [Foxe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 60; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Monk Bretton (Munckburton) : township



Participant:Thomas   Calley [Calley]
Role:witness
Details:male; 52; yeoman
Location:Darfield (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Ardsley  (Ardesley) : undefined
Darfield (Darfelde) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Aubray [Abrey]
Role:witness
Details:male; 64; husbandman
Location:Darfield (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Ardsley (Ardesley) : undefined
Darfield (Darfelde) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Robert   Bingley [Bingley]
Role:witness
Details:male; 76; husbandman
Location:Wragby (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Wragby (Wagby) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Bingley [Bingley]
Role:witness
Details:male; 60; husbandman
Location:Bolton Upon Dearne (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Bolton Upon Dearne (Boulton super Derne) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Robert   Scholey [Scolay]
Role:witness
Details:male; 78; clerk
Employment:vicar of Brodsworth
Location:Brodsworth (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Brodsworth (Bradswoorth) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Slack [Slacke]
Role:witness
Details:male; 78; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Royston (Ruyston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Fletcher [Fletcher]
Role:witness
Details:male; 80; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Monk Bretton (Monkebretton) : township
Royston (Ruyston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Ayer [Ayre]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40
Employment:webster
Location:Darfield (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Ardsley (Ardesley) : undefined
Darfield (Darfeild) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Robert   Lister [Lyster]
Role:witness
Details:male; 88; husbandman
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Royston (Ruyston) : ecclesiastical parish



Associated Places
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Location:Rolaye Close (Rolaye Close, Rohlaghe Close, Rughey Close, Roohay Close, Rohayghe Close, Rohaye, Rohaighe, Roehay, Roehaghe, Rughaighe, Rughaie, Rughaye, Rohaghe, Rohawe, Rughey, Rohay, Roehaye, Roe Haughe) : fieldname
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Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Priory of Monk Bretton (Monke Bretton, Munckeburton, Monckeburton, Munkeburton, Monkeburton, Monkburton, Monkebreton, Monkebretton) : religious house
Location:Darfield (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Ardsley  (Ardesleye, Ardesley) : manor
Location:Yorkshire, West Riding

Place(s): River Dearne (Derne, Dern) : waterways
Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Monk Bretton (Burton, Monkebretton) : township
Location:Peese Rode (Peese Rode) : fieldname
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Location:Eshetofte (Eshetofte) : fieldname
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Location:Lamb Croft (Lambecrofte, Lambecroft) : fieldname
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Location:Little Leghe (Litle Leghe) : fieldname
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Location:The Leighe (The Leighe) : fieldname
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Location:Great New Close (Greate Newe Close) : fieldname
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Location:The Hagg (The Hagge, The Hagg) : fieldname
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Location:Ling Hill (Lingehill, Ling Hill) : fieldname
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Location:Fewell Flat (Fewell Flatt) : fieldname
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Location:The Myne Land (The Myne Lande, The Nyne Landes) : fieldname
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Location:The Shawe Flat (the Shawe Flatt, Shawflatt) : fieldname
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Location:Goodmarthe Brook (Goodmarthe Broke, Godwarthbrok, Codworthe, Cudworth) : undefined
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Location:The Old Flat (The Olde Flatt) : fieldname
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Location:The Old Field Knoll (The Olde Fielde Knoll) : ecclesiastical parish
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Location:Essett (Essett) : fieldname
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Location:Dodrode (Dodrode, Dodrodinge, Dodrodde) : fieldname
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Location:Grass Croft (Grescrofte, Grascrofte) : fieldname
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Location:Hasinge Mire (Hasinge Mere) : fieldname
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Location:Habotte (Habotte) : fieldname
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Location:Cutteyarde (Cutteyarde) : fieldname
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Location:Coleyarde (Coleyarde) : fieldname
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Location:Heywood (Heywood) : fieldname
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Location:Little Ing Close (Litle Ynge Close) : fieldname
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Location:Old Field (Oldefeld) : fieldname
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Location:The Over Gadding Wood (The Over Gaddinge Wood) : fieldname
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Location:The Nether Gadding Wood (The Nether Gaddinge Wood, Nether Gaddinge Woodde) : fieldname
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Location:Darnerode Pasture (Darnerode Mede, Darnerode Pasture) : fieldname
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Location:The Town Field (The Towne Feilde) : undefined
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Location:The Four Flat (The Foure Flatte) : fieldname
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Location:Thorp Pasture (Thorpe Pasture) : fieldname
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Location:Grasseley (Grasseley) : fieldname
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Location:Royston (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Bretton Shepecotte (Bretton Shepecotte) : fieldname
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Location:Hougrye Hill (Hougrye Hill) : fieldname
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Location:The High Lound (The Highe Lound) : fieldname
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Location:Cliff Wood (Cliffe Wood, Cliff Wodd) : undefined
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Location:Thorp Underwood (Thorpe Underwood, Thorpe Underwodd) : undefined
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Location:Ripon (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Abbey of Fountains (Fontibus, Fountaines) : religious house
Location:Yorkshire, North Riding

Place(s): Richmond (Richmond) : archdeaconry
Location:St Elms Chapel (St Elms Chappell) : undefined
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Location:Carleton Shathe (Carleton Shathe) : undefined
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Location:The Fourth Ing (The Forthe Ynge) : fieldname
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Location:Segett Field (Segettfeld) : fieldname
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Location:Elnewicke Close (Elnewicke Close) : fieldname
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Location:Coney Garth (Coneygarthe) : fieldname
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Location:Nether Cudworth (Nethercudworth) : township
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Location:The Toft (The Tofte) : fieldname
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Location:Grass Lea (Grassley) : fieldname
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Location:Ingle (Ingle) : fieldname
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Location:West Yard (West Yarde, Westyarde) : fieldname
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Location:New Laths (Newlathes) : fieldname
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Location:Carr Ing (Carre Ynge) : fieldname
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Location:Wheterode (Wheterode) : fieldname
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Location:The Spring Pasture (The Spring Pasture) : fieldname
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Abstract

John and Thomas sued Brian for non-payment of his tithes. John and Thomas also produced further articles giving details of the ownership of the lands in question, and which parish(es) it was located within. They referred to previous ownership of the lands by Monk Bretton priory, and claimed that tithes had previously been paid on produce from the land. Brian claimed that the lands his crops had grown on had belonged to the priory and were thus exempt from payment of tithes. He disputed which parish some of the lands belonged to. Brian produced counter articles in which he stated his belief that his lands were ex-monastic and exempt from tithe by act of parliament, and gave details of the descent of the lands after the dissolution. Thomas and John responded to these by reiterating the position put forward in their articles against Brian. Both parties issued interrogatory questions to be put to the other’s witnesses. Both parties also produced witnesses who testified on land ownership and location, and customs of tithe payment. The court found for John and Thomas. The case contains copies of land grants.

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