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__NOTOC__[[Wales Genealogy|Wales]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Breconshire  
Guide to '''Breconshire, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
 
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=== Historic Breconshire  ===
 
=== Historic Breconshire  ===
 
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'''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 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>
 
'''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 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>
  
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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'''.   
 
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'''.   
 
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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'''.  
 
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'''.  
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== Topics  ==
 
== Topics  ==
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*[[Breconshire Nonconformist Records]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Nonconformist Records]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Societies]]
 
*[[Breconshire Societies]]
  
== Parishes  ==
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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*Hamlet
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*Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
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*Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
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*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
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*Registration District
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*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions|'''Poor Law Union''']]
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*Archdeaconry
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*Diocese
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*County
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=== Parishes  ===
  
*See a Breconshire Parishes list of the parishesin Breconshire with links to their pages.
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See a [[Breconshire Parishes|list of the parishes]] in Breconshire with links to their pages.  
*Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Breconshire Parishes]
 
  
 
==Websites  ==
 
==Websites  ==
  
*Breconshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=121.0 RootsChat Breckonshire Resources and Help pages.]
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*Breconshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=121.0 RootsChat Breckonshire Resources and Help pages.
 
*[http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=647&L=0&lsn/20.html Powys County Archives Office]  
 
*[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]  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.wales.bre.general/mb.ashx Rootsweb Breconshire board]  

Revision as of 10:23, 2 August 2016

WalesGotoarrow.png Breconshire

Historic Breconshire[edit | edit source]

Breconshire, formerly Brecknockshire (Welsh: Sir [county or shire] Brycheiniog) named for the 5th century Celtic king Brychein.  One of the original thirteen historic counties of Wales, it was created following the Act of Union of 1535, bounded to the north by Radnorshire, to the east by Herefordshire (England), to the south-east by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and to the west by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire.

The administrative county of Breconshire, with an elected county council, was created in 1889 by the Local Government Act of Wales. The elected county council took over the functions of the Quarter Sessions courts. The county town was Brecon (Welsh: Aberhonddu [mouth of the river Honddu]).  Since 1974 Breconshire is an administrative region of  the County of Powys.

Chapman Code: BRE

Wales Traditional Breconshire

1974-1996 Powys[edit | edit source]

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 Powys although some communities in the south of the county became parts of the newly created counties of Mid Glamorgan, and Gwent.

Powys 1974

Modern Powys[edit | edit source]

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.

Modern Powys

Topics[edit | edit source]

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Poor Law Union
  • Archdeaconry
  • Diocese
  • County

Parishes[edit | edit source]

See a list of the parishes in Breconshire with links to their pages.

Websites[edit | edit source]