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Guide to '''Breconshire County, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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=== Historic Breconshire  ===
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== Online Records ==
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*'''1538-1994''' - [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/62099/ Brecknockshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1994] at Ancestry.com, index & images, ($)
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*'''1542-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2040546|Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1650-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|2761121|Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1678-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2737047|Wales, Parish Registers, 1678-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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== 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>
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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, 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>
  
 
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&nbsp;'''''[mouth of the river ''Honddu'']). &nbsp;Since 1974 Breconshire is an administrative region of &nbsp;the County of Powys.  
 
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&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'''  
 
[[Chapman Code|Chapman Code]]: '''BRE'''  
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== 1974-1996 Powys  ==
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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'''.  
  
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== Modern Powys  ==
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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'''.
  
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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== Parishes  ==
  
=== Modern Powys  ===
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See a [[Breconshire Parishes|list of the parishes]] in Breconshire with links to their pages.
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Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Anglesey Parishes].
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==Hundreds==
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Below is a map of the Hundreds of Breconshire.<br>
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[[File:Brecknockshire Hundreds.svg.png|400px]]
  
[[Image:WalesPowys.png|thumb|200px|WalesPowys.png]]
 
 
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  ==
 
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*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Poor Law Unions]]  
 
*[[Breconshire Societies]]
 
*[[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.
 
  
 
==Websites  ==
 
==Websites  ==
  
 
*Breconshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=121.0 RootsChat Breckonshire Resources and Help pages.
 
*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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*[http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=647&L=0&lsn/20.html Powys County Archives Office]
;[[Breconshire Websites|more Breconshire websites ...]]
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.wales.bre.general/mb.ashx Rootsweb Breconshire board]  
  
 
{{Wales historic counties}}  
 
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[[Category:(Historic) Breconshire, Wales]][[Category:Counties of Wales]]
 
[[Category:(Historic) Breconshire, Wales]][[Category:Counties of Wales]]

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Guide to Breconshire County, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Historic Breconshire[edit | edit source]

Wales Traditional Breconshire

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

1974-1996 Powys[edit | edit source]

Powys 1974

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.

Modern Powys[edit | edit source]

Modern Powys

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.

Parishes[edit | edit source]

See a list of the parishes in Breconshire with links to their pages. Interactive map of Anglesey Parishes.

Hundreds[edit | edit source]

Below is a map of the Hundreds of Breconshire.
Brecknockshire Hundreds.svg.png


Topics[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]