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CEMAIS COMAWNDWR / KEMEYS COMMANDER, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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      

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks -16 March 2011)

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