Towns & Parishes
"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 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
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Whitson, St Mary's Church- records with the Gwent RO|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725-52, 1754, 1758-1825, 1827-68, 1870, 1872, 1875-80, 1882-9, 1891-2 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 19 April 2011)
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