Towns & Parishes
"MATHERNE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 2 miles S. of Chepstow, its post town, and 14 from Newport. It is situated on Matherne Pill, at which place the river Wye joins the Severn. A house called Monks Court is partly of the 15th century, and was inhabited by the bishops of Llandaff until 1706, but it is now converted into a farmhouse."
[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 established after 1851.
Matherne Parish; Statistics; Area 3281 acres; Population 238 male, 213 female, total 451
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Matharn / Mathern, St Theodoric's Church - records with the NLW|
|1576-1630, 1656, 1661, 1663-4, 1669-1739, 1742-92||1565-1632, 1644-7, 1651, 1676, 1680, 1684-1739, 1754-1835||1819-35||1565-1645, 1664-7, 1676, 1679-80, 1684-1739, 1742-92|
|Bishops Transcripts||1696, 1725-34, 1736-43, 1745-9, 1751-2, 1754-1826, 1828-76 - records with the NLW|
The transcription of the section for Matherne from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 1 March 2012)
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