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Cemais Comawndwr / Kemeys Commander

"KEMEYS-COMMANDER, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 3 miles N.W. of Usk, its post town, and 5 N.W. of Pont-y-Pool. The parish is intersected by the river Usk. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £84. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £53. The church is a small structure dedicated to All Saints."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Church History

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 established after 1851.

Kemeys Commander Parish; Statistics; Area 500 acres; Population 43 males, 42 females, total 85      

  • Kemeys Commander Parish Church    Attendance - morning 12 - 25, afternoon  16 - 30          1 service in English                J P R Shepard, Minister

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Cemais Comawndwr / Kemeys Commander, All Saints Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages
    1813-1973 1813-1970
    Burials 1813+ - records with the incumbent
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1726-57, 1759-60, 1762-1811, 1813-65, 1867-75, 1877-8 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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Historical Geography

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  • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
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