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=== Historic Breconshire =={||-|[[Image:WalesBreconshireTrad.png|thumb|200px|Wales Traditional Breconshire]]| style="vertical-align:top; padding-left:1em"|'''Breconshire''', formerly ''Brecknockshire&nbsp;''(Welsh: '''''Sir&nbsp;'''''[county or shire]&nbsp;'''''Brycheiniog''''') named for the 5th century Celtic king Brychein. &nbsp;One of the original thirteen historic counties of Wales, it was&nbsp;created following the Act of Union of 1535,&nbsp;bounded to the north by [[Radnorshire Genealogy|Radnorshire]], to the east by [[Herefordshire, England Genealogy|Herefordshire]] (England), to the south-east by [[Monmouthshire Genealogy|Monmouthshire]] and [[Glamorgan Genealogy|Glamorgan]], and to the west by [[Carmarthenshire Genealogy|Carmarthenshire]] and [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]]. <br>
[[Image:WalesBreconshireTrad.png|thumb|200px|Historic Breconshire]] '''Breconshire''', formerly ''Brecknockshire'', (Welsh: '''Sir Frycheiniog''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was bounded to the north by [[Radnorshire]], to the east by [[Herefordshire]] (in England), to the south-east by [[Monmouthshire]] and [[Glamorgan]], and to the west by [[Carmarthenshire]] and [[Cardiganshire]].  The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England.  The '''administrative county of Breconshire''', with an elected county council, was created in '''1889''' by the Local Government Act 1888of Wales. The county was governed by an elected county council, who took over the functions of the Quarter Sessions courts. The county town was '''Brecon''' (Welsh: '''''Aberhonddu&nbsp;'''''[mouth of the river ''Honddu'']). &nbsp;Since 1974 Breconshire is an administrative region of &nbsp;the County of Powys.
[[Chapman Code|Chapman Code]]: '''BRE'''
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== 1974-1996 Powys ==
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[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|200px|Powys 1974]]
{{clear}} |style="vertical-align:top; padding-left:1em"|Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Breconshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Most of Breconshire became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]] although some communities in the south of the county became parts of the newly created counties of '''Mid Glamorgan''', and '''Gwent'''.
|}==Modern Powys = 1974={||-1996 | [[Image:WalesPowys.png|thumb|200px|Modern Powys ]] | style==="vertical-align:top; padding-left:1em"|The situation remained mainly unchanged following further local government reorganisation in '''1994'''. However, small parts of the former county of Breconshire joined the newly created counties of '''Rhondda Cynon Taf''' and '''Monmouthshire'''.
[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|200px|Powys 1974-1996]] }
Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Breconshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Most of Breconshire became part of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]] although some communities in the south of the county became parts of the newly created counties of '''Mid Glamorgan''', and '''Gwent'''. == Parishes ==
{{clear}} See a [[Breconshire Parishes|list of the parishes]] in Breconshire with links to their pages.Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Anglesey Parishes].=== Modern Powys =Hundreds==Below is a map of the Hundreds of Breconshire.<br> [[ImageFile:WalesPowysBrecknockshire Hundreds.svg.png|thumb|200px|Modern Powys400px]]
The situation remained mainly unchanged following further local government reorganisation in == Online Records ==*'''19941542-1911'''- {{RecordSearch|2040546|Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911}} at [https://familysearch. Howeverorg/search FamilySearch] — images*'''1650-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|2761121|Wales, Marriage Bonds, small parts of the former county of Breconshire joined the newly created counties of 1650-1900}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''Rhondda Cynon Taf1678-2001''' and - {{RecordSearch|2737047|Wales, Parish Registers, 1678-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''Monmouthshire1930'''- {{RecordSearch|2836130|England and Wales National Register, 1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
== Topics ==
*[[Breconshire Societies]]
== Jurisdictions == *Hamlet *Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales *Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes *Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish *Registration District *[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions|'''Poor Law Union''']] *Archdeaconry *Diocese *County === Parishes === See a [[Breconshire Parishes|list of the parishes]] in Breconshire with links to their pages. == Useful websites Websites ==
;*Breconshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=121.0 RootsChat Breckonshire Resources and Help pages.*[Breconshire Websites|more Breconshire websites http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=647&L=0&lsn/20.html Powys County Archives Office]*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.wales.bre.general/mb.ashx Rootsweb Breconshire board]<br><br>
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