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Marriages 1754 - 1837
Llancillo St Peter


The Parish

The parish of Llancillo lies in the extreme southwest of the county of Herefordshire, indeed it forms part of the border with neighbouring Monmouthshire. Llancillo is located in the valley of the River Monnow about 7 miles northeast of the Monmouthshire market town of Abergavenny. Llancillo is very rural and does not have public road access, it lies on the northern slopes of the Monnow and is accessed by a bridge and rough track from the A465 road which links Abergavenny with Hereford. There is no village not even a distinct hamlet, the parish being populated by scattered farms and cottages on a rough-grazed hillside. Llancillo is almost totally dependent on pastoral farming for its living, cattle in the Monnow floodplain and sheep on the more upland pastures. The Monnow drains eastwards and then south to reach the Wye and thence the Bristol Channel. Llancillo is sited at around 90 metres above the sea although the land rises to the north to local heights of 300 metres on Mynydd Merddin. Llancillo parish was small, even by Herefordshire standards, it covered just under 1,000 acres and supported a population of fewer than 90 parishioners. There is no specific mention of Llancillo in Domesday Book.

The Church

St Peter's church is rightly described by Pevsner as one of the most secluded and difficult to reach in Herefordshire. It stands in a remote tributary valley of the Monnow and is accessed by a bridge and rough track from the A465, alternatively a rough footpath descends the valley from the narrow lane by Arcadia Farm. The church is deconsecrated and no longer used for worship but is cared for by the friends of Friendless Churches trust. The church is of Norman, probably 12th century, origin and is simple and small as befits its small parish. There were alterations in the 17th century to both nave & chancel and again a restoration in the 1890s to arrive at today's church. Llancillo is difficult to reach and involves crossing the metal bridge (marked private!) and a level crossing of the railway, a walk of over a mile.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 26th January 1756 - 28th November 1799 Herefordshire Archives & Record Centre - Reference - AG42/2 Plain, ruled book containing combined Banns & Marriages Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 15th April 1802 - 9th February 1807 Herefordshire Archives & Record Centre Bishop's Transcripts on loose leaf folios Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number The register covering 1800 to 1812 does not survive, the BTs are adequate but clearly may well have omissions
3 8th August 1815 - 14th May 1836 Herefordshire Archives & Record Centre - Reference - AG42/3 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Clodock St Clydog
Rowlstone St Peter
Rowlstone St Peter
Walterstone St Mary
Llangua St James, Monmouthshire
Walterstone St Mary
Grosmont St Nicholas, Monmouthshire
Grosmont St Nicholas, Monmouthshire

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
26/01/1756 Henry PHILLIPS     Mary NUEL    
28/04/1757 Walter PRICE     Elizabeth WILLIAMS    
22/07/1759 Edward RUSSEL     Anne JONES    
21/06/1765 Richard MORGAN     Anne JONES    
25/11/1765 Roger DENCH     Sarah GRIFFITHS    
18/03/1766 James GILBERT     Mary WATKINS    
13/05/1767 James MORGAN     Hannah PUGH    
23/01/1769 William MAYBURY     Elizabeth WILLIAMS   Grosmont, Monmouthshire
07/05/1770 John PRICHARD   Grosmont, Monmouthshire Elizabeth POWELL    
17/01/1771 David PRICE     Mary PUGH    
30/01/1771 James GILBERT     Jane GEORGE    
06/11/1772 John MORGAN   Walterstone Jane DANIEL    
21/01/1774 John PERRY     Joan PUGH    
28/06/1776 Edmund THOMAS   Walterstone Mary DANIEL    
10/07/1779 Joseph RUSSEL     Elizabeth GILBERT    
20/03/1780 Thomas JONES   Rowlstone Ann GILBERT    
21/02/1781 William JENKINS   Rowlstone Hannah WILLIAMS    
17/04/1781 Michael DUN     Katherine MORRIS    
11/06/1782 William STEVENS   Rowlstone Mary GILBERT    
29/10/1782 John GILBERT     Sarah JAMES    
19/03/1783 William DANIEL     Jane DAVIES    
10/09/1784 David GILBERT     Maria WILLIAMS    
03/04/1785 Thomas JENKINS     Elizabeth EVANS    
23/09/1785 Evan EVANS     Mary POWELL   Llantilio Pertholey, Monmouthshire
09/11/1785 David PHILIPS     Elizabeth KUMMIN    
20/02/1787 John EDWARDS     Mary BOWENS    
03/04/1787 David GILBERT     Jane GILBERT    
26/09/1787 William MORGAN     Mary GILBERT    
14/11/1789 George WALL   Rowlstone Sarah WALL    
21/12/1790 Thomas WILLIAMS     Mary PRICE    
17/01/1791 William HARRIS   Rowlstone Winefred POWELL    
12/05/1791 Stephen WATKINS   Grosmont, Monmouthshire Elizabeth HUSSY    
13/06/1791 William FISHER     Martha RUSSELL    
02/06/1792 John LEWIS     Anne WILLIAMS    
20/05/1796 William GILBERT     Sarah MORGAN   Grosmont, Monmouthshire
31/12/1796 John MORGAN     Elizabeth EVANS    
14/05/1798 James POWELL     Sarah JONES    
28/11/1799 Richard BRASS     Elizabeth RUSSELL    
15/04/1802 Thomas RICHARD     Elizabeth RUSSEL    
24/10/1806 William PRICE     Sarah DAVIS    
09/02/1807 Thomas EVANS     Martha MORGAN    
1 08/08/1815 William JONES     Elizabeth PHILLIPS    
2 01/05/1817 Giles DUKES   Walterstone Jane DAVIES    
3 07/12/1818 James PROBERT     Ann PARRY    
4 06/03/1822 James WILLIAMS   Rowlstone Ann LEWIS    
5 27/05/1824 James DAVIES     Elizabeth SYKES    
6 03/03/1825 John POWEL   Grosmont, Monmouthshire Susan SMITH    
7 30/12/1826 John Aubrey DAVIS     Elizabeth THOMAS    
8 10/05/1827 James PARRY     Mary PREECE   Llangua, Monmouthshire
9 05/12/1830 David POWELL     Mary WILLIAMS    
10 14/03/1831 Thomas WILLIAMS     Rachel PHILLIPS    
11 14/05/1836 William GEORGE     Sarah WATKINS    

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