Towns & Parishes
"BETTWS, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 3 miles to the N.W. of Newport, its post and union town. Its name, common to several parishes in Wales, signifies a pleasant place among the hills. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage of Woollas, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St. David."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants. Check with Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.
Bettws parish; Statistics; Area 1132 acres, Population 52 males, 35 females, total 87
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Betws, Y / Bettws, St David's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1696-1757, 1813-1969||1696-1752, 1834-1971||1826-1977||1696-1759, 1823-1977|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725-75, 1777-1834, 1836, 1838-40, 1844, 1847, 1849-50, 1852, 1856-7, 1860-4, 1867-9, 1871-2 - records with the NLW|
Bettws photographs - on geograph.org.uk
Bettws - on wikipedia
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 9 March 2011)
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