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From: David Peate <>
Subject: Montgomeryshire Enquiries, etc.
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 12:01:03 +0100
Re: HUGHES from Llanrhaiadr
I am taking it that the parish where the HUGHES children were born is
Llanrhaiadr-ym-Mochnant which is partly in Montgomeryshire and partly in
Denbighshire. Garth Isaf was divided into two labourers cottages and Garth
Uchaf was a farm. There were many places with Bryn in the name but not one
like Brynalis. The nearest that I can find is Brynglas which was a
labourer's cottage and was not in the same township as Garth. However, I
suggest that you may more properly be looking for these places in
Llanrhaiadr-yng-Nghinmeirch in Denbighshire which is only a couple of miles
from the border with Flintshire. There are only about four or fice
parishes in Flintshire commencing with Llan.
Re: Mary Jane DAVIS, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Dear Lisa Judd
I hope to be able to come back to you on Mary Jane DAVIS later in the week.
Re: WATKIN residences in Montgomeryshire
Joyce Watkins Rowley
I have not sighted these premises but have consulted modern maps. The four
places are marked so they should all still be standing.
Gwernypwll, Llanwnog, is about one and a half miles north and marginally
east of Llanwnog village.
Hendre-fach is less than a mile north of Carno parish church.
Croesdy, Carno, is in the same direction as Hendre-fach and about two and a
quarter miles distant from the church.
New House, Llandinam, is almost in the parish of Llanwnog being a third of
a mile south-east of Caersws.
Re: Non-Conformist Marriages post July 1837
Dear Jean Spence
The introduction of civil registration for marriages on 1st July 1837 by
the Marriage Act (1836) allowed marriages to be performed in other than
Anglican (and Jewish and Quaker) churches. This came as a great relief to
and even victory for dissenting communities. However, a civil registrar
had to be in attendance at a ceremony in a non-Anglican place of worship
except, I think, where a licence to perform marriages had been obtained by
the chapel. Many such chapels did not avail themselves of this facility
and, rather than marrying in an Episcopal church, brides and grooms sought
the legal alternative of a civil ceremony. Even today, you will find a
civil registrar present at marriages in many Non-conformist chapels. I
doubt very much that dissenters would have undergone two ceremonies.
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