Towns & Parishes
"BISHTON, (or Bishopstone), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, in the county of Monmouth, 6 miles to the E. of Newport. Caerleon is its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £51, in the patronage of the archdeacon. The church is dedicated to St. Cadwalader."
[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.
Bishton parish; Statistics; Area 1211 acres; Population 114 males, 104 females, total 218
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Bishton / Trefesgob, St Cadwalader's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|Bishops Transcripts||1696, 1725-56, 1758-96, 1798-1819, 1823, 1826-43, 1845-57, 1859-68, 1870-1, 1873-7 - records with the NLW|
Note: The above source has a note to the effect that (according to the 1831 survey of parish registers) an earlier parish register was stolen from the church in 1821.
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 10 March 2011)
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