Authorized Form of NameEngland and Wales; Court of First Fruits and Tenths; 1540-1554
Corporate NameCourt of First Fruits and Tenths
TypeOfEntityCorporate
Dates1540-1554
CodeGB/109/19010
JurisdictionEngland and Wales
ActivityEstablished in 1540 to collect from clerical benefices certain moneys that had previously been sent to Rome. First fruits were the first year's profits owed by the new holder of a benefice; tenths were 10 percent of the annual income, due each year.
RelationshipsIn 1554, the roles of the Courts of Augmentations, General Surveyors, and First Fruits and Tenths were taken over by the Exchequer.

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