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tithings

tithings Sentence Examples

  • Dunster was only represented in parliament in conjunction with Minehead, one of its tithings being part of that borough.

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  • This is the one grain of truth in the legend that Alfred was the inventor of shires, hundreds and tithings.

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  • In some districts the men who were bound to be in frankpledge were grouped in associations of ten, twelve or more individuals called tithings.

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  • South of the Thames the tithings were districts normally identical with the township which discharged the duties of the frankpledge.

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  • If, as seems likely, the territorial tithing is older than the personal, each territorial hundred (q.v.) was probably divided into ten tithings.

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  • The parish had two churchwardens from the 15th century 22 and they represented the same tithings as the constables.

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