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."
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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