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WHITSON, Monmouthshire

"WHITSON, a parish in the lower division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.E. of Newport. It is situated near the Bristol Channel. The land is partly in common. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff value 180, in the alternate patronage of the Chapter of Llandaff and the Provost of Eton College. The church is said to have belonged to Portown, a place now swallowed up by the sea."

[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 built after 1851.

Witson or Whitson Parish; Statistics; Area 1073 acres; Population 43 males, 33 females, total 76

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