1835: 5 & 6 William 4 c.75: The Tithing of Turnips

1835: 5 & 6 William 4 c.75: An Act for the Amendment of the Law as to the tithing of Turnips in certain Cases.

[9th September 1835.]

WHEREAS it is frequently convenient and necessary, in the Agistment of Turnips by Sheep or Cattle, to sever the Turnips from the Ground, in order that they may be the more easily and completely consumed, and thereby to prevent Waste, and it is not reasonable that such Severance should vary or affect the Payment of Tithe: Be it therefore enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, in all Cases where Turnips shall be severed in the Manner and for the Purpose aforesaid, and shall be eaten on the Ground by Sheep or Cattle, and not otherwise removed, the same shall be subject to the Payment of Tithe in the same Manner and to the same Extent as if they had been eaten by such Sheep or Cattle without having been so severed as aforesaid, and no farther or otherwise.

Source:  The Statutes of the United Kingdom, 1835.