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'''Breconshire''', formerly ''Brecknockshire'', (Welsh: '''Sir Frycheiniog''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.  
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'''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]].  
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 county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England.  
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The '''administrative county of Breconshire''', with an elected county council, was created in '''1889''' by the Local Government Act 1888. 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''').  
 
The '''administrative county of Breconshire''', with an elected county council, was created in '''1889''' by the Local Government Act 1888. 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''').  
  
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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 '''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 '''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==
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== Topics ==
*[[Breconshire Nonconformist Records]]
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*[[Breconshire Nonconformist Records]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions]]
 
*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions]]
  
==Jurisdictions==
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== Jurisdictions ==
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*Hamlet  
 
*Hamlet  
 
*[[Breconshire Parishes|'''Parish:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales  
 
*[[Breconshire Parishes|'''Parish:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales  
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*County
 
*County
  
==Useful websites==
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== Useful websites ==
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*[http://mysite.freeserve.com/BreconSurnames/ Breconshire Marriages 1754-1812]
 
*[http://mysite.freeserve.com/BreconSurnames/ Breconshire Marriages 1754-1812]
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;[[Breconshire Websites|more Breconshire websites ...]]
 
;[[Breconshire Websites|more Breconshire websites ...]]
  
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[[Category:Breconshire]]
 
[[Category:Breconshire]]

Revision as of 15:26, 8 September 2010

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Breconshire, formerly Brecknockshire, (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog) was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was bounded to the north by Radnorshire, Wales Genealogy, to the east by Herefordshire, England Genealogy (in England), to the south-east by Monmouthshire, Wales Genealogy and Glamorgan, Wales Genealogy, and to the west by Carmarthenshire, Wales Genealogy and Cardiganshire, Wales Genealogy.

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 1888. 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).

Chapman Code: BRE

WalesPowys1974.png

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.

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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.

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

Useful websites[edit | edit source]

more Breconshire websites ...