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OF

TITHES AND TITHE RENT-CHARGE

BEING A TREATISE ON THE

LAW OF TITHE RENT-CHARGE, WITH A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY AND

LAW OF TITHES PRIOR TO THE COMMUTATION ACTS.

BY

EDWARD FAIRFAX STUDD, M.A., B.C.L. (Oxon.)

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

LONDON:

STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED,

Law Publishers and Booksellers,
119, CHANCERY LANE.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. F. BOWORTH, GREAT NEW STREET, FETTER LANE—E.C.

PREFACE.

At the present time, when the subject of Tithes is attracting a large amount of public attention, and several Bills attempting to deal with it have been before Parliament, there seems to be an astonishing and widespread absence of accurate knowledge of its history and of the working of the Acts relating to it, which has given rise to many fallacious arguments and unsound propositions.

In this unsatisfactory state of knowledge on the subject the Author's main object has been to produce a book which gives an account of the history and present position of the law in a popular form.

While, however, the history and old lawwhich is now practically obsolete—has only been superficially dealt with, so as to enable the general reader to appreciate the subject, an attempt has been made to treat exhaustively

the present law, and to refer in the notes to all reported decisions of any practical value at the present day, and in these respects, therefore, it is hoped that the book may prove useful to the profession as well as the general public.

In the body of the book only one reference has been given for each case cited, but a Table of Cases will be found prefixed giving references to the various other Reports in which the cases

may be found.

It was considered advisable not to print the various Acts in full as an Addendum, as the bulk and cost would thereby be materially increased without any adequate compensating advantage, all the provisions of practical interest being reproduced or carefully analysed in the body of the book.

E. F. S.

11, KING'S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE,

Ja ary, 1889.

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