Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Tithe Records

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

The tithe system, which originally earmarked one-tenth of the produce of the land (and subsequently one-tenth of income in cash) for the upkeep of the anglican clergy, was introduced into Ireland under English law. The system was unpopular and regarded as unfair and unjust as the majority of the population was Roman Catholic and a high proportion of Protestants were Presbyterian and did not confor ...