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A Montgomeryshire Bibliography

Books of General Interest for Family Historians

It is acknowledged that the principal source of the details of books etc included  on these pages is the online catalogues of the National Library of Wales

 

 Biography

  • JDN. John Wilkes Poundley, 1807-1872 : county surveyor of Montgomeryshire. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 76 (1988), p. 130-1
  • Williams, Richard. Montgomeryshire worthies. Newtown : Phillips & Son, [1894]

Cemeteries

  • Jones, S W. Early transcripts of Montgomeryshire MIs at the NLW.  Cronicl Powys. No. 31 (1994), p. 17-21
  • Morris, S T. An early 20th century transcript of Montgomeryshire monymental inscriptions. Cronicl Powys, No. 30 (December 1993), 32-33
  • Petley-Jones, David. Unusual memorials of Montgomeryshire. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. 20 (2001), p. 34-35

Census

  • Gibson, J.S.W. and Medlycott, M.T. Local Census Listings 1522-1930 (2nd ed.), Birmingham, Fed. of Fam. Hist. Soc. (1994) 52 pp. [ISBN 1-872094-75-9]. Extracted  are details of local censuses in Wales, listed by county
  • Jones, Stephen W. The 1841 census of Montgomeryshire (and what it tells us) : part II . Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. 18 (2000), p. 24-30

Church History

  • Brown, Roger L. The effects of Queen Anne's bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commission on some Montgomeryshire parishes . Montgomeryshire Collections 86 (1998), p. 97-122
  • Eisel, John C. The church bells of Montgomeryshire, Powys. Archaeologia Cambrensis 135 (1986), p. 163-96
  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru  (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The MGY section of these books (in Welsh) has being extracted - some with translations
  • Summers, H H C      The ancient fonts of Powysland            Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire  Vol 32  1902   Welsh Journals Online
  • Terrier of the Archdeaconry of Montgomery. [Welshpool : Privately print.], 1908. 115p. Reprinted from the " Montgomeryshire Collections," 1908.
  • Thomas, Archdeacon       Montgomeryshire screens and roodlofts    Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire  Vol 32  1902   Welsh Journals Online
  • Thomas, Archdeacon           Some Montgomeryshire Reredoses          Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire   Vol 33  1904   Welsh Journals Online

Church Records

  • Ifans, Dafydd [ed]. Cofrestri Anghydfurol Cymru/ Nonconformist Registers of Wales. Aberystwyth, 1994. This book includes Ordnance Survey references for listed chapels.
  • MacDonald, R W. The Parish Registers of Wales, National Library of Wales journal. 1976, Winter. Volume XIX/4
  • McInnes, Sally. The Montgomeryshire parochial records. (Part 1). Cronicl Powys, No. 36 (December 1995), 35-36. Part 2 in Cronicl Powys, No. 37 (April 1996), 21-24. Part 3 in Cronicl Powys, No. 38 (August 1996), 17-20.
  • Parochial Records for Montgomeryshire parishes at the National Library of Wales - to 1834. Cronicl Powys. No. 24 (1991), p. 46-50
  • Williams, C.J. and Watts-Williams, J. Cofrestri Plwyf Cymru: Parish Registers of Wales (National Index of Parish Registers, Vol. 13).Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, Second edition, 2000.

Civil Registration

  • Ellis, Bryn. Civil registration in Montgomeryshire and the 'North Wales BMD Project'. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. No. 26 (Summer 2003), p. 14-20

Court Records

  • Chapman, Murray L. A sixteenth-century trial for felony in the Court of Great Sessions for Montgomeryshire. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 78 (1990), p. 167-70
  • Chapman, Murray L. Montgomeryshire Court of Great Sessions records and genealogy. Cronicl Powys. No. 19 (1988), p. 36-38
  • Criminal proceedings in the Montgomeryshire Court of Great Sessions : transcript of commonwealth goal files 1650-1660. Aberystwyth : [S.l.] : National Library of Wales ; Powysland, 1996. 357p
  • Davies, J W. Montgomeryshire pleadings in the Court of Chancery 1558-1714 : a list. Aberystwyth : [S.l.] : National Library of Wales ; Powysland Club, 1991. 182p
  • Jones, S W. An introduction to Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions Records. Part 1. : The order books. Cronicl Powys. No. 17 (1987), p. 16-19
  • Jones, S W. An introduction to Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions Records. Part 2. : The Sessions Rolls. Cronicl Powys. No. 21 (1989), p. 28-38
  • Montgomeryshire cases extracted from the Court of Requests (P. R. O. Ref. Req. 2). Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 73 (1985), p. 125-32

Description and Travel

  • Arnold, Harry. The Montgomery Canal. Stroud : Tempus, 2003.128p
  • Ball, Sue. The Montgomery Canal : its history and restoration. Telford : Shropshire Union Canal Society Ltd, 1992. 37p
  • Barfoot, James. An investigation of an eighteenth-century Montgomeryshire turnpike and its origins [Pont Gelli-goch causeway]. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 77 (1989), p. 73-80
  • Burgess, John. Radnorshire, Montgomeryshire and Breconshire : a guide. Carlisle : John Burgess, 2000. 57p
  • Evans, John. The beauties of England and Wales : or original delineations topographical, historical and descriptive, of each county, embellished with engravings. Vol. 17 part 1, [Cambria, Anglesea or Mona, Arfon or Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Montgomeryshire, Meirionethshire,]. London : printed for J. Harris, 1812. 959p
  • Hughes, Stephen. The archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal : a guide and study in waterways archaeology. Aberystwyth : Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, 1989. 168p
  • Jadis, Henry F. Journal of a pedestrian tour in North Wales : through the counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, Caernarvon, and part of Denbigh. London : W. Glindon, pr., 1826. 172p
  • Llangollen Canal (including the Montgomery Canal). Burton-on-Trent : Waterway Productions Ltd., 1986. 38p
  • Lloyd, John D K. The official county handbook of Montgomeryshire. Cheltenham : Burrow, [1972] 80p
  • Montgomeryshire. Stroud : Chalford, 1998. 128p. Archive photographic series
  • Montgomeryshire : a country lover's paradise = Maldwyn : paradwys carwyr cefn gwlad. [Welshpool] : Montgomeryshire County Council, [1992] 48p
  • Montgomeryshire Federation of Women's Institutes. Glimpses of Montgomeryshire in the early 70's : project 1970. 1972. 84p
  • Official handbook, 1907. Montgomeryshire County Council. Welshpool : David Rowlands, Printer, [1907?] 73p
  • Powys Montgomeryshire Federation of Women's Institutes. Powys Montgomeryshire village book. Newbury : Montgomery : Countryside Books ; P-MFWI, 1989. 192p
  • Tonks, Eric S. The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. [Crewe] : Industrial Railway Society, 1972. 102p
  • Turner, Keith. The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire light railway. Newton Abbott : David & Charles, c1982. 48p
  • Victorian and Edwardian Wales from old photographs. Introduction and commentary by E D Jones. Batsford 1972. Here is a brief introduction and an index of the 154 photographs
  • Willans, John B. The byways of Montgomeryshire. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1905. 215p

Directories

  • Park's handbook for Montgomeryshire : with map. Newtown : Park and Son, 1888. 166p
  • The Montgomeryshire almanac and official directory for 1908. Welshpool : County Times Office, 1908. 165p
  • Pigot's Directories 1822-3 of North Wales, South Wales and Monmouthshire
  • Pigot's Directory 1828/29 of North Wales
  • Pigot's Directory 1835 of North Wales
  • Pigot's Directory 1844 of North Wales
  • Slater's Directory 1895 of North & Mid Wales
  • Slaters Directory 1858-1859 of North and South Wales

Emigration and Immigration

  • Crump, Geoffrey. Montgomeryshire to America : dodging the press gangs. Cronicl Powys. No. 51 (2000), p. 26-27
  • Morris, E Ronald. Montgomeryshire Chartist prisoners transported to Australia, 1839. Cronicl Powys. No. 19 (1988), p. 51-8
  • Morris, E Ronald. Benjamin Brunt : a Montgomeryshire emigrant to Patagonia. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. 16 (2000), p. 15-18
  • Owen, Brian. Transportation by Montgomeryshire courts 1788-1868 : [for the most part to Australia]. Montgomery : Powysland Club, 2003. 245p

Genealogy

  • Gethin, Joyce. The Gethins of Montgomeryshire. Cronicl Powys. No. 25 (1991/92), p. 59-60
  • Jones, Stephen W. Montgomeryshire people. No 10,; Evan Jones, Telynor y Waen Oer. Record: Journal of the Montgomery Genealogical Society. No. 25 (Spring 2003), p. 21-25
  • Jones, S W. Some Montgomeryshire Gethins. Cronicl Powys, No. 30 (December 1993), 14-18
  • Jones, Vera. A Holmes family in Montgomeryshire. Cronicl Powys. No. 25 (1991/92), p. 43-46
  • Peate, David. Genealogical alphabet : marriage - a survey of marriages in Montgomeryshire. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. 19 (2001), p. 24-27
  • Pedigrees of Montgomeryshire families. London : Whiting, 1888. 167p

History

  • Arnold, C J. The archaeology of Montgomeryshire : to A.D. 1300. Welshpool : [C.J. Arnold] : Powysland Club, 1990. 104p
  • Cathrall, W. The history of North Wales : comprising a topographical description of the several counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery. Manchester : Gleave, 1828. 3v
  • Chapman, Murray L. An English settlement in western Montgomeryshire during the Tudor period. Montgomeryshire Collections. 87. 1999
  • Humphreys, Melvin. The crisis of community : Montgomeryshire, 1680-1815. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1996. 293p
  • Jenkins, David. The demography of late Stuart Montgomeryshire, c.1660-1720. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 78 (1990), p. 73-113
  • Montgomeryshire Field Society : 1947-1987 : forty years on. 1987. 26p
  • Powys-land Club (Montgomeryshire Collections)       Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire and its borders   Vol 32  1902   Welsh Journals Online
  • Roberts, J E. The story of Montgomeryshire : a school history and geography of Montgomeryshire. Cardiff : Educational Publishing Co., [1916]
  • Shaw, Joan. Mostly Montgomeryshire : a county scrapbook. Studley : K.A.F. Brewin Books, 1992. 88p

Land and Property

  • Davies, E H C. Causes célèbres relating to property in Montgomeryshire (No.3). Montgomeryshire Collections 85 (1997), p. 111-25
  • Haslam, Richard. Powys : (Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, Breconshire). The Buildings of Wales series. Harmondsworth : Cardiff : Penguin ; University of Wales Press, 1979. 436p
  • Jones, Ieuan E. The Arwystli (Montgomeryshire) enclosures 1816-1828. [Birmingham] : Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, 1985. 74p
  • Lightman, E A. The Vane Tempest Estate in Montgomeryshire. Cronicl Powys. No. 55 (Apr. 2002), p. 32-35
  • Peate, Iorwerth C. Abernodwydd : a Montgomeryshire timber-framed house. Cardiff : National Museum of Wales, 1955. Reprinted from ' The Montgomeryshire Collections,' Vol. LIII, Part I
  • Peate, Iorwerth C. The Welsh House A Study in Folk Culture  First published in 1940, reprinted by Llanerch Publishers, Felinfach in 2000. ISBN 1 86143 112 0. Here is a review and  listing of Contents, Illustrations, Figures and houses/sites mentioned, from the 1940 edition.

Language and languages

  • Jones, David L. The Welsh language in Montgomeryshire c. 1800-1914. Language and community in the nineteenth century p. 63-99

Maps

  • Jones, Ieuan E. Montgomeryshire on old maps. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 75 (1987), p. 9-28
  • The historical atlas of Montgomeryshire : (combining a history of the county with maps, diagrams and photographs). Welshpool : Powysland Club, 1999. 140p

Military History

  • Brook, Colin L. A potted history - the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry and Walter Brook DCM. (Part 1). Cronicl Powys, No. 42 (December 1997), 38-41.
  • Brook, Colin L. A potted history - the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry and Walter Brook DCM. (Part 2). Cronicl Powys, No. 43 (April 1998), 38-41.
  • Crocker, Peter. The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, 1803-1920. Cronicl Powys. No. 60 (Dec. 2003), p. 17-24
  • Jones, Ivor Wynne. The Royal Welch Fusiliers in Merioneth and Montgomery. Blaenau Ffestiniog : Llechwedd Slate Caverns, 1994. 8p
  • Jones, James G. Montgomeryshire records : war diary (1914-18). Welshpool : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 1998. 17p
  • Jones, Stephen W. Montgomeryshire men in the British army. Record : Journal of the Montgomery Genealogical Society. No. 22 (spring 2002), p. 16-22
  • Jones, Stephen W. Montgomeryshire men in the British army : part 2. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. No. 23 (Summer 2002), p. 18-24
  • Jones, Stephen W. Montgomeryshire men in the British army : part 3. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. No. 27 (Winter 2003), p. 22-27
  • Owen, Bryn. History of the Welsh Militia and Volunteer Corps 1757-1908 : Montgomeryshire Regiments of Militia, Volunteers & Yeomanry Cavalry. Wrexham : Bridge Books, 2000. 174p
  • Retallack, John . The Welsh Guards. Foreword by H R H The Prince if Wales. Published (1981) by Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd. London. Here is an index by Allen Powell
  • Wynn, Robert W W. The historical records of the Yeomanry and Volunteers of Montgomeryshire. Oswestry : Woodall, Minshall, Thomas & Co., 1909-26. 2v

Names, Geographical

  • Evans, Geraint G. Lake names in Montgomeryshire. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 69 1981, p. 57-72
  • Evans, Geraint G. Stream names of Montgomeryshire. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 75 (1987), p. 29-49

Occupations

  • Barton, P G. The millers of Montgomeryshire. Cronicl Powys. No. 46 (1999), p. 25-31
  • Barton, P G. Medieval windmills in Montgomeryshire and the Marches. Montgomeryshire Collections 85 (1997), p. 51-61
  • Barton, P G. A history and conspectus of Montgomeryshire water corn mills. Montgomeryshire Collections. 87 (1999), p. 1-90
  • Bick, David E. Old metal mines of Mid-Wales : West Montgomeryshire, Aberdovey, Dinas Mawddwy and Llangynog. Newent, Glos. : Pound House, 1990. 52p
  • Burt, Roger. The mines of Shropshire & Montgomeryshire with Cheshire & Staffordshire : metalliferous and associated minerals, 1845-1913. Exeter : University of Exeter Press in association with The Northern Mine Research Society, 1990. 104p
  • Colyer, Richard. The Welsh Cattle Drovers (1976). Here is a contents listing/introduction and  an index by Catherine Davies-Shiel. Re-issued in 2002 by Landmark Publishing Co, with  revisions, now p192.
  • Colyer, Richard. Welsh Cattle Drovers in the Nineteenth Century - 1/2/3   National Library of Wales journal. 1972, Winter Volume XVII/4 & 1974 Volume XVIII/3 & 1975 Volume XIX/1
    Colyer, R. J. Moore. Further References to the Welsh Cattle Trade. National Library of Wales journal. Volume XXV/3 Summer, 1988.
  • Davies, J Iorwerth. The history of printing in Montgomeryshire, 1789-1960 : the printers of Llanidloes, 1827-1960. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 73 (1985), p. 38-53
  • Jenkins, David. Shipbuilding and shipowning in Montgomeryshire : the Evans family of Morben Isaf, Derwenlas. Montgomeryshire Collections 88 (2000), p. 63-86
  • Jones, Owen T. Lead and zinc : The mining district of North Cardiganshire and West Montgomeryshire. Sheffield : Mining Facsimiles, 1986. 207p. Facsimile reprint of Memoir originally published: London: H.M.S.O., 1922.
  • Liscombe & Co. Mines of Cardiganshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. Talybont : Simon Hughes, 1989. 46p

Politics and Government

  • A list of the gentlemen, clergy, and freeholders, of Montgomeryshire; who polled for a knight to represent them in Parliament at Montgomery, the 14th, 15th, and 17th, of October 1774. Candidates. W. Mostyn Owen Esq; Watkin Williams Esq; . Shrewsbury : printed by W. Williams, 1775.
  • History of the Chartists, and the bloodless wars of Montgomeryshire...Welsh-Pool : Printed...by S. Salter, [1840] 31p
  • Jones, John G. Montgomeryshire politics : Clement Davies and the national government. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 73 (1985), p. 96-115
  • Jones, J Graham. Emlyn Hooson's parliamentary debut : the Montgomeryshire by-election of 1962. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 81 (1993), p. 121-9
  • Lloyd, William V. The sheriffs of Montgomeryshire : with their armorial bearings, and notices, genealogical & biographical, of their families, from 1540 to 1639. London : T. Richards, 1876. 546p
  • Morgan, Kenneth O. Montgomeryshire's Liberal century:  Rendel to Hooson, 1880-1979     (NLW's site)   Welsh History Review 16
  • Rendel, Stuart R. Speeches in Montgomeryshire. Oswestry : Woodall and Venables, 1880. 142p

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Owen, Brian. An introduction to Poor Law Unions in Montgomeryshire. Cronicl Powys. No. 18 (1988), p. 33-5

Religion and Religious Life

  • Clwyd Record Office D/HE/488 (Rhual Additional Manuscripts) : a list of Montgomeryshire Dissenters 1678. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 74 (1986), p.101-5
  • Fenn, Roy W D. The Christian origins of Montgomeryshire : an interpretation. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 78 (1990), p. 47-64
  • Holt, T G. Jesuits in Montgomeryshire, 1670-1873. Journal of Welsh Religious History 1 (1993), p. 66-80
  • Jenkins, Geraint H. The Friends of Montgomeryshire in the 'heroic age'. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 76 (1988), p. 17-30
  • The first annual report of the Montgomeryshire Auxiliary British and Foreign Bible Society: established the 15th of October, 1817. Llanfyllin : Printed by Richard Pugh, 1818. 86p

Schools

  • Davies, J A. Education in a Welsh Rural County, 1870-1973   [Montgomeryshire]  UWP 1974
  • Egerton, Pat. List of log books, etc., of closed schools in the Montgomeryshire area. Cronicl Powys. No. 10 (1985), p. 16-17
  • Humphreys, Melvin. A conspectus of schools in eighteenth-century Montgomeryshire. Montgomeryshire Collections 83 (1995), p. 91-114
  • Jones, Gareth Elwyn. The 'Welsh Revolt' revisited: Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire in default.    (NLW's site)  Welsh History Review 14

Social Life and Customs

  • Davies, A Stanley. The ballads of Montgomeryshire : life in the 18th century. Welshpool : A. Stanley Davies, 1938.
  • Evans, D E. "Colder in them days" : a nostalgic glimpse of winter life on the Shropshire/Montgomery borderland. 1985?, 120p
  • Ifor ap Gwilym. The musicians of Montgomeryshire continued. Part 1. Cronicl Powys. No. 48 (1999), p. 26-30. Also Part 2 in Cronicl Powys. No. 49 (2000), p. 30-31
  • Jenkins, David. An introduction to Montgomeryshire. Folk Life 32 (1993-94), p. 46-57
  • Jones, C Ivor. A Montgomeryshire policeman. The Newtonian, 16 (Spring 2004), 8-15
  • Jones, G Penrhyn. Cholera in Wales. National Library of Wales journal Vol X/3 Summer 1958
  • Lancashire Journalist (pseudonym). "My reminiscences of Wales" : being a sketch of the public life of the County of Montgomeryshire, with a few hints on Radnorshire Rebeccaism. Part 1,; "My journey to Newtown, and the people I met in the train". 1885 ?. 23p
  • Montgomeryshire memories 1900-1960. Welshpool : Powys Montgomeryshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1994. 95p
  • Montgomeryshire Infirmary, Annual report of the. [Newtown] : Phillips and Son, Printers, 1868-
  • Oliver, H Nixon. The Montgomeryshire County Infirmary. The Newtonian, 6 (Autumn 2001), 9-18.
  • Owen, Brian. Ishmael Jones : a Montgomeryshire murderer. Cronicl Powys. No. 23 (1990), p. 40-50
  • Owen, Brian. Montgomeryshire Ambulance Service 1948-1970. Montgomeryshire Collections 86 (1998), p. 145-64
  • Scourfield , Elfyn . Welsh Rural Life in Photographs. Barry, 1979. Here is an index by Jill Smith

Taxation

  • Jones, Stephen W. The hearth tax in Montgomeryshire : a seventeenth century census. Record: Journal of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society. No. 21 (winter 2001), p. 14-16
  • Sheringham, J G T. Montgomeryshire land tax commissioners, 1791-5. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 74 (1986), p. 93-6

 

 

(Gareth Hicks - 29 Jan 2013)