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=== Historic Radnorshire  ===
 
=== Historic Radnorshire  ===
  
[[Image:WalesRadnorshireTrad.png|thumb|200px]] '''Radnorshire''', (Welsh: '''Sir Faesyfed''' or '''Maesyfed''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.  
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[[Image:WalesRadnorshireTrad.png|thumb|70px]] '''Radnorshire''', (Welsh: '''Sir Faesyfed''' or '''Maesyfed''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.  
  
 
It was bounded to the north by [[Montgomeryshire Genealogy|Montgomeryshire]], to the south by [[Breconshire Genealogy|Breconshire]], to the west by [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]] and to the east by the English counties of [[Shropshire Genealogy|Shropshire]] and [[Herefordshire Genealogy|Herefordshire]]  
 
It was bounded to the north by [[Montgomeryshire Genealogy|Montgomeryshire]], to the south by [[Breconshire Genealogy|Breconshire]], to the west by [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]] and to the east by the English counties of [[Shropshire Genealogy|Shropshire]] and [[Herefordshire Genealogy|Herefordshire]]  
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=== 1974-1996 Powys  ===
 
=== 1974-1996 Powys  ===
  
[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|right|200px]] Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]]. The population at that time was about 19,000.  
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[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|right|70px]] Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]]. The population at that time was about 19,000.  
  
 
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=== Modern Powys  ===
 
=== Modern Powys  ===
  
[[Image:WalesPowys.png|thumb|right|200px]] The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in '''1996'''.  
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[[Image:WalesPowys.png|thumb|right|70px]] The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in '''1996'''.  
  
 
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*'''Court records''' provide an opportunity to learn about people in Wales that may not be found as expected in church records. The Court of Great Sessions produced an extensive series of records. See [[Radnorshire Great Sessions Records]] for details.
 
*'''Court records''' provide an opportunity to learn about people in Wales that may not be found as expected in church records. The Court of Great Sessions produced an extensive series of records. See [[Radnorshire Great Sessions Records]] for details.
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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== Websites ==
  
*Hamlet
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*Radnorshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=132.0 RootsChat Radnorshire Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
*[[Radnorshire 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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*Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
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*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
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*Registration District
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=== Genealogy  ===
*[[Radnorshire Poor Law Unions|'''Poor Law Union''']]  
 
*Archdeaconry
 
*Diocese
 
*County
 
  
== Useful websites  ==
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.wales.rad.general/mb.ashx Rootsweb Radnorshire board]
  
*Radnorshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=132.0 RootsChat Radnorshire Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
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=== Landowners  ===
  
 
*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
 
*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
  
;[[Radnorshire Websites|more Radnorshire websites ...]]<br><br>
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
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*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Knighton/Knighton1881.shtml Knighton Workhouse 1881]
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Revision as of 17:31, 20 July 2016

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Historic Radnorshire[edit | edit source]

Radnorshire, (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed or Maesyfed) was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.

It was bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire, to the south by Breconshire, to the west by Cardiganshire and to the east by the English counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire

The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England. The county town was initially New Radnor (Welsh: Maesyfed) but this was later replaced by Presteigne (Welsh: Llanandras). The administrative county of Radnorshire, 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. Llandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod) became the new county town. The county was mainly rural and agricultural and has always been the poorest in Wales.

Motto: Ewch yn Uwch (English: Higher and Higher)

Chapman Code: RAD

1974-1996 Powys[edit | edit source]

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of Powys. The population at that time was about 19,000.

Modern Powys[edit | edit source]

The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in 1996.

Topics[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Landowners[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]