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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Tregare St Mary


The Parish

The parish of Tregare lies in northeastern Monmouthshire not too far from its border with neighbouring Herefordshire. Tregare is located about 6 miles north of the small market town of Usk and a similar distance west of the county town of Monmouth. There is little to modern day Tregare, just a hamlet lying in lanes 2 miles north of the busy A40 road connecting Monmouth with Abergavenny. The area's soil is stiff clay restricting arable work until recent times hence pastoral farming dominates the local economy. Tregare is drained southwards by numerous small becks all merging to form the Olway Brook beyond Raglan, the River Usk is joined at that market town and makes its way to the Bristol Channel through the port of Newport. Tregare is sited at around 90 metres above the sea and sits on something of a hill within this gently rolling countryside, local heights reaching a further 20 metres higher within a mile or so. Parishes in this area of Monmouthshire are rather small on average, Tregare being slightly larger than most, it covered almost 2,400 acres and would have supported a population of close to 300 parishioners. Like most of the country west of Wye Valley Tregare is not mentioned in Domesday Book which did not cover this area.

The Church

St Mary's church sits on the southern side of Tregare's main east to west running lane with a small farmstead for company and with fine views over rolling fields to the north. The church has its origins in the 14th century and shows many details from the Decorated Gothic period of that century. The northern window of the nave is cited as a good example of that dating detail by Pevsner. Other windows date from the 17th century when the chancel fenestration was refreshed. The church received a major restoration at the end of the 19th century masking further evidence. Internally Pevsner is rather taken with the stone mason's work, praising the keeled shafting to that northern nave window as well as the super-arch above the main chancel arch. The church sits behind a mid height local stone wall, roughly topped with roughhewn sandstone blocks, a gated entrance grants access to a fairly cramped site with trees clustered around the western tower, in particular, somewhat restricting photographic angles.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 21st June 1754 - 18th December 1812 Gwent Archives - Reference - D/PA/150.31 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 6th August 1813 - 20th April 1837 Gwent Archives - Reference - D/PA/150.32 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Penrhos St Cadoc
Penrhos St Cadoc
Penrhos St Cadoc
Llangattock Vibon Avel St Cadoc
Bryngwyn St Peter
Dingestow St Dingat
Bryngwyn St Peter
Raglan St Cadoc
Raglan St Cadoc

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
1 21/06/1754 Richard WATKINS     Mary JENKINS Single  
2 24/06/1754 Christopher JONES     Mary BAMFORD Single  
3 22/09/1754 Thomas SEWELL   Monmouth Margarett JAMES Single  
4 10/07/1755 John JONES   Raglan Elizabeth EVANS Single  
5 02/02/1756 Richard ROWLAND   Mitchel Troy Margaret TATHAM Single  
6 23/02/1757 James POWELL     Jane PRITCHARD Widow  
7 16/04/1758 William GUNTER     Sciss WILLIAMS Single  
8 15/05/1758 John DAVID     Ann JAMES Single  
10 15/01/1759 William DAVID     Elizabeth PHILLIP Single  
11 29/05/1759 Francis PRICE   Penrhos Alice ELLIS Widow  
12 01/06/1759 Herbert THOMAS     Ann MORGAN Single  
13 30/11/1759 John MORGAN     Mary JONES Single  
14 05/01/1760 John POWELL     Ann THOMAS Single  
16 15/05/1760 John HERBERT   Llansoy Elizabeth MORGAN Single  
17 21/05/1760 Lewis NICHOLAS   Llanarth Elizabeth ROBERT Single  
18 29/09/1760 Edmond MORRIS     Margarett GRIFFITHS Widow  
19 18/06/1761 Charles ROBERTS     Mary GEORGE Single  
20 30/12/1761 Thomas MATHEWS Single   Susan BULLEN Single  
21 23/02/1762 John ROBERTS     Ann WARGEANT Single  
22 13/03/1762 Thomas WILLIAMS     Mary JONES Single  
23 25/05/1762 William EVANS     Martha LEA Single  
24 05/06/1762 William ROBERTS     Margarett PHILLIPS Single  
25 03/07/1762 James JONES   Bryngwyn Ann MORGAN Widow  
26 09/08/1762 John DAVIES     Ann PHILLIPS Widow  
27 23/07/1763 John JAMES     Ann ROSSER Single  
28 05/11/1763 David PROSSER     Mary APPLETREE Single Dingestow
29 26/02/1764 Thomas TAYLOR     Ann JONES Single  
30 04/11/1764 William GWYNN Widower Penrhos Ann POWELL Single  
31 20/06/1765 Thomas EVANS     Anne WILLIAMS Single  
32 29/08/1765 John WATKINS   Bryngwyn Mary WILLIAMS Single  
33 29/09/1766 Mathew MORRIS     Mary GEORGE Single  
34 01/01/1767 James LEEK     Mary PROSSER Widow  
35 07/05/1767 Hugh EVANS Widower Monmouth Ann COLE Widow  
37 10/12/1767 Matthew MATTHEWS   Dingestow Alice HOWARD Widow  
38 19/05/1768 Thomas JONES   Dixton Newton Mary PRICHARD Single  
39 17/10/1768 Thomas REES     Elizabeth WATKINS    
41 17/10/1768 Thomas REES     Elizabeth WATKINS Single  
42 14/11/1768 John PRICE     Mary PHILIPS Single  
43 22/12/1768 William PROSSER   Bryngwyn Elizabeth RICHARDS    
44 18/04/1769 Walter WILLIAMS Widower Dingestow Ann EVANS Widow  
45 06/05/1770 William WATHAN   Penrhos Anne HIGGS Single  
46 17/05/1771 Henry LEWIS   Bryngwyn Mary JEFFREYS Single  
47 06/06/1771 Anthony WORGAM Single Newland, Gloucestershire Mary EDMUNDS Single  
48 17/02/1772 William JENKINS     Ann PROSSER Single  
49 28/08/1772 John WATKINS Single Raglan Mary JAMES Single  
50 16/11/1772 William JENKINS Single   Margaret LANGFORD Single  
51 08/01/1773 John JONES Single   Margaret BLUNT Single  
52 15/07/1773 James GWATKINS Single Dingestow Elizabeth JONES Single  
53 27/10/1773 Thomas HOWELS Widower Penrhos Elizabeth JONES Single  
54 18/11/1773 Thomas DAVIES     Elizabeth BURNFORD Single  
55 23/05/1774 William JAMES     Ann JONES Single  
56 28/10/1774 Lewis WILLIAMS Single Llangattock Juxta Caerleon Elizabeth JONES Single  
57 13/10/1775 Thomas WEARE Single   Mary WILLIAMS Single  
58 29/06/1776 John GUNTER Single   Mary DAVIES Single  
59 17/02/1777 Thomas DAVIES Single Llanvihangel Gobion Alice MATHEWS Single  
60 20/05/1777 Joseph LEWIS Widower   Mary JONES Single  
61 16/12/1777 John MORGAN Single Llantilio Crossenny Ann RANDAL Single  
62 06/04/1779 William PHILIP Single   Elizabeth DAVIES Widow  
63 05/05/1779 William GRIFFITHS Single   Martha JONES Single  
64 20/07/1780 Philip JAMES Single   Mary ELIAS Single  
65 04/07/1781 Samuel GEORGE Single   Ann AUSTIN Single  
66 21/09/1781 James GWATKIN Widower   Anne NICHOLAS Single  
67 11/02/1782 Phillip MOYL Single   Mary SEWARD Single  
68 16/05/1782 Charles ROBERTS Widower Dingestow Mary DOWELL Single  
69 20/06/1782 John MORGAN Single   Anne PERRY Single  
70 04/11/1782 John WILLIAMS Single   Mary HOWELL Single  
71 24/12/1782 William DAVIES Single   Ann WEAR Single  
72 25/02/1783 John HOWELL   Albrighton Near Tong, Shropshire Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
73 08/06/1783 John SYBONS Single   Ruth MEREDITH Single  
74 09/11/1783 Thomas JONES Single   Ann GRIFFITH Single  
75 21/03/1784 Thomas LEWIS Single Raglan Ann JAMES Widow  
76 20/05/1784 Edward LOYD Single   Jane WILLIAMS Single  
77 25/06/1784 James MORGAN Single Llantilio Crossenny Ann MATHEWS Single  
78 20/12/1784 John DAVIES Single   Ann JONES Single  
79 20/05/1785 John PHILIPS Single Llanarth Susanna JONES Single  
80 15/06/1785 Henry RICHARDS Single   Elizabeth ROSSER Single  
81 13/09/1785 William POWELL Single   Mary BARDEN Single  
82 19/09/1785 Giles MEREDITH Single   Mary JONES Single  
83 09/02/1786 James JAMES Widower Llanarth Martha PACE Single  
84 25/04/1786 James BRAYN Single Dingestow Ann RICKETTS Single  
85 16/05/1786 Matthew GWATKIN Single Bryngwyn Jane POWELL Single  
86 09/07/1786 William MORGAN Single   Mary DAVID Single  
87 04/09/1786 Thomas LEWIS Single Llangattock Vibon Avel Elizabeth SMITH Single  
88 25/09/1786 William WILLIAMS Single   Elizabeth GOODELL Single  
89 20/05/1787 Charles PRICE Single Llanvihangel Gobion Mary WILLIAMS Single  
90 10/02/1789 Thomas MESSER Single   Mary LEWIS Widow  
91 15/05/1789 James BEVAN Single   Elizabeth JENKINS Single  
92 26/05/1789 Philip ADAMS Single   Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
93 07/06/1789 David POWELL Single   Frances JONES Single  
94 04/09/1789 George BARRON Single   Mary WISEHAM Single  
95 17/05/1790 Thomas RANDEL Widower   Ann PRICHARD Single  
96 06/12/1790 William PRICHARD Single   Mary HATCH Single  
97 15/12/1790 William JAMES Single   Elizabeth PRICHARD Single  
98 14/06/1791 James MORGAN Single   Elizabeth MORRIS Single  
99 07/07/1791 Thomas THOMAS   Penrhos Sarah WISHAM    
100 14/08/1791 William HARRIS Widower   Elizabeth DAVID Single  
101 17/12/1791 John JAMES Single Llanvihangel Ystern Llewern Nancy LONG Single  
102 14/05/1792 William JONES Single   Anne ANTHONY Single  
103 26/06/1793 Thomas DAVIES     Elizabeth WARNEY    
104 31/10/1793 James POWELL   Trostrey Elizabeth PRICHARD    
105 26/05/1795 Richard WILLIAMS     Elizabeth POWELL    
106 13/07/1795 William WATKINS     Mary WILLIAMS    
107 13/05/1796 Job WATKINS   Penrhos Martha MORGAN    
108 16/06/1796 Charles MORGAN     Esther ALCOCK    
109 21/05/1797 William JENKINS     Ann CHARLES    
110 08/06/1797 William POWELL   Llangattock Vibon Avel Mary COX    
111 30/07/1797 Thomas WILLIAMS     Elizabeth WATKINS    
112 11/02/1798 Thomas SMITH     Margaret BEAVAN    
113 09/05/1798 William LEWIS     Mary JONES    
114 01/12/1799 Thomas WATKINS   Llanarth Mary MEREDITH    
115 27/04/1800 William MORGAN   Llanvihangel Gobion Mary PRICE    
116 09/06/1800 Thomas HOWELL     Ann WATKINS    
117 24/12/1801 John JAMES     Margaret HIGGINS    
118 14/05/1802 William ROGERS     Mary WILLIAMS    
119 19/05/1802 John DUNN   Llantilio Crossenny Mary CHARLES    
120 30/12/1802 Thomas HIGGINS     Ruth SIBBINS    
121 12/05/1803 Thomas WILLIAMS     Mary GWATKINS    
122 25/09/1804 William WATKINS   Llanvetherine Ann THOMAS    
123 03/01/1805 John MORSE   Llanarth Elizabeth WYSOME    
124 10/04/1805 John WALTERS Single Llanishen Mary HOLMES    
125 06/05/1805 John JENKINS     Sarah GWATKINS    
126 08/05/1805 Robert TOWNSEND Single Avening, Gloucestershire Anne WYSOME Single  
127 21/07/1805 John MORRIS     Gwenny MORRIS    
128 23/09/1806 William JAMES     Rachel PHILIPS    
129 09/05/1807 Henry BALDWIN Single   Hannah SMITH Single  
130 31/05/1807 William JONES Single   Esther HOSKINS Single  
131 13/06/1807 James MATTHEWS Single   Honour WATKINS    
132 16/09/1807 James CONEY Single   Elizabeth PRICE Single  
133 07/06/1808 John JONES     Elizabeth PRICE Single  
134 31/12/1808 William JONES Single   Anne JONES Single  
135 23/04/1810 William DAVIS Single   Frances ENNIS Single  
136 08/07/1810 George EDMONDS Single Llantilio Crossenny Elizabeth CHARLES Single  
137 25/05/1811 Charles BOUCHER   Llanvihangel Ystern Llewern Mary ALCOCK Single  
138 09/06/1812 James WATKIN     Margaret BIGHAM    
139 18/12/1812 William PERROTT     Catherine DAVIES    
1 06/08/1813 David WILLIAMS Single   Margaret PROSSER Widow  
2 14/04/1814 Edward PRICHARD Single Llanarth Ann EVANS Single  
3 17/10/1814 Henry WILLIAMS Single   Susan SMITH Single  
4 28/12/1815 Thomas MATTHEWS Single   Maria SMITH Single  
5 03/09/1816 Edward SMITH Single   Elizabeth MATTHEWS Single  
6 10/02/1817 William JAMES Single   Mary JEFFREYS Single  
7 14/05/1817 William WATKINS Single Penrhos Mary HERBERT Single  
8 16/11/1818 David GILBERT Widower   Mary JONES Single  
9 26/09/1819 Herbert THOMAS Single   Ann PROSSER Single  
10 26/12/1820 Thomas DAVIES Single Llangattock Nigh Usk Elizabeth EVANS Single  
11 02/07/1821 John DAVIES Single   Sarah DAVIS Single  
12 29/09/1821 John JONES Single   Ann HARRIS Single  
13 13/11/1821 James MATTHEWS Widower   Sarah WILLIAMS Single  
14 16/06/1822 Peter GWATKIN Single   Alce HOWELL Single  
15 02/12/1822 Thomas GEORGE Single   Sarah PRICE Single  
16 26/05/1823 Thomas WILLIAMS Single   Esther JONES Single  
17 25/09/1823 John JONES Single Llantilio Crossenny Sarah JONES Single  
18 21/12/1824 William ROSSER Single   Harriet JONES Single  
19 21/07/1825 William EDMUNDS Single Penrhos Maria LEWIS Single  
20 14/03/1826 William MORGAN Single   Leah JASPER Single  
21 05/05/1826 Thomas ROBERTS Single Raglan Ann WATKINS Single  
22 26/12/1826 Benjamin PHILLIPS Single Llanthony Elizabeth JENKINS Single  
23 30/12/1826 Thomas SMITH Single   Elizabeth LEWIS Single  
24 06/05/1827 John PERKINS Single Mitchel Troy Catharine MORGAN Single  
25 30/12/1828 William WALTERS Single   Ann BEVAN Single  
26 05/03/1829 Samuel HAYWARD Single   Ann Maria POWELL Single  
27 21/05/1829 William THOMAS Single Penrhos Mary Anne WYSEHAM Single  
28 30/07/1829 John JONES Single   Charlotte JONES Single  
29 30/08/1829 Thomas REESE Single   Sarah HOWELL Single  
30 14/12/1829 Joseph MORGAN Single   Ann WATKINS Single  
31 29/12/1829 Edmund MORGAN Single   Rachel WALTERS Single  
32 13/04/1830 William JONES Single   Elizabeth HOWELL Single  
33 12/12/1830 Jacob MORRIS Single   Elizabeth JENKINS Single  
34 25/05/1831 John LONG Single Mitchel Troy Elizabeth JONES Single  
35 25/05/1831 Thomas LEWIS Single Dingestow Margaret MORGAN Single  
36 27/10/1831 Thomas HOWELL Single Dingestow Ann JAMES Single  
37 25/03/1833 William COBNER Single   Elizabeth EDWARDS Single  
38 09/05/1833 William POWELL Single   Jemima MORGAN Single  
39 20/04/1837 John JONES Single Raglan Mary HOLMES Single  

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