Llanfihangel-Y-Gofion / Llanfihangel Gobion


"LLANVIHANGEL-NIGH-USK, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 4 miles S.E. of Abergavenny. Usk is its post town. The river Usk flows through the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £123. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The bequests for charitable purposes produce about £15 per annum." [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.

Llanvihangel-nigh-Usk Parish;  Statistics; Area 385 acres; Population 71 males, 68 females, total 139

  • Llanvihangel-by-Usk Parish Church      Attendance - afternoon 86    1  service in English    William Price, Minister
  • Moserah Chapel, Cal.Meth.    Erected 1837    Attendance - morning 40 + 27 scholars, evening 85        Robert Thomas, Minister, Longwilim Cottage, Ragland

    Church Records

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    • 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.
      Llanfihangel-Y-Gofion / Llanfihangel Gobion, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      1752-19771755-1811, 1813-36, 1844-19681751-1975
      Bishops Transcripts1696, 1725-32, 1734-47, 1749-54, 1756-1827, 1829-39, 1841-59, 1863-4, 1866-71 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary] selected parish records.

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    • Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
    • 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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