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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Mochdre All Saints


The Parish

The parish of Mochdre lies in the extreme south of Montgomeryshire forming part of the border with neighbouring Radnorshire. Mochdre is a rather dispersed upland parish with no real defined village, it sits about 3 miles southwest of the market town of Newtown. The hamlet of Mochdre, which gives the parish its name, lies around 2 miles south of the A489 road which connects Newtown with Caersws and onwards to Llanidloes. Mochdre is very much pastoral farming country in an upland region surrounded by high hills on three sides. Cattle would dominate in the valleys whilst sheep and wasteland dominated the upper regions of the parish. Some manufacture of flannel also occupied some of the residents. Fast flowing hill streams drain the short distance to the River Severn reaching it just west of newtown, the latter then heads on a long journey east then south to reach the sea through the Bristol Channel. The hamlet of Mochdre, in a deeply entrenched valley, is sited between 170 & 200 metres above the sea, land rises dramatically to local heights of over 500 metres on the hills to Mochdre's west, an extensive acreage of wind-farms taking advantage of these heights. Despite being an upland parish and extensive, Mochdre is one of Montgomeryshire's smallest by acreage, it covered just over 5,000 acres and would have supported a population scattered across its reaches of around 500 parishioners. Like most of Wales Mochdre is not recorded in Domesday Book which did not cover this area.

The Church

All Saints' church sits high on the lane which forms the main approach from Newtown, the old village school alongside for company. The main fabric of the church dates from an almost complete rebuild of 1867 and consists of a single combined nave & chancel with a southern porch and topped on the western end by a slender belfry. The renovation did, however, preserve the early 16th century Perpendicular style roof of seven bays and is, perhaps, indicative of the date of the preceding church. Mochdre's lane is narrow but the church has an extensive parking area by the main, northeastern gateway. Metal gates grant access to an open and uncluttered churchyard with no obstacles to photography.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 9th May 1754 - 14th May 1764 Powys Archives - Reference - M/EP/42/R/A/1
Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 4 Register - there are notable quality issues with this register which may have resulted in many misreads Damage to this register is extensive and there is no segregation of marriages from other events. There is a risk of accidental omission and a likelihood of misreads
2 14th May 1754 - 20th January 1783 Powys Archives - Reference - M/EP/42/R/A/2 Plain, unruled book, a further composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
3 13th May 1785 - 13th August 1812 Powys Archives - Reference - M/EP/42/R/A/5 Plain, unruled book containing combined Banns & Marriages Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
4 12th May 1813 - 26th May 1837 Powys Archives - Reference - M/EP/42/R/A/6 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Llandinam St Llonio
Penystrywaid St Gwrhai
Llanllwchaearn St Llwchaiarn
Newtown St Mary
Llandinam St Llonio
Ceri St Michael
Llandinam St Llonio
Llanbadarn-fynydd St Padarn, Radnorshire
Llanbadarn-fynydd St Padarn, Radnorshire

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
09/05/1754 Richard HUGHES     Jane EVANS    
09/08/1754 Matthew JONES     Sarah FROW    
02/03/1756 Lewis HUMPHREY     Mary LEWIS    
06/05/1757 William JAMES   Ceri Catherine EVANS    
12/01/1759 David PROBERTT     Martha BROWN    
09/11/1761 John OLIVER     Mary FROW    
01/09/1762 Matthew JONES     Jane EDWARDS    
20/05/1763 Richard RALFE     Judith PRYCE    
14/05/1764 Edward MEREDITH   Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire Martha JENKINS    
14/05/1764 Richard PRYCE     Elizabeth OWENS    
14/05/1764 Thomas OWEN     Margery FARMER    
15/06/1765 Abraham DAVIES     Anne JONES    
22/11/1765 Evan WOOSNAM   Trefeglwys Margaret PRYCE    
20/12/1765 Evan JONES   Llanerfyl Susan JONES    
24/06/1766 Benjamin MORRIS     Elizabeth MORRIS    
21/09/1766 John HOPE Single Nantmel, Radnorshire Mary EVANS    
11/05/1767 Edward HUMPHREYS Single   Margaret LEWIS Single  
03/09/1767 John JONES Single   Martha JONES Single  
20/06/1768 John WATKINS Widower Ceri Sara MORRIS Single  
19/10/1768 John HOWELS Single   Mary MORRIS Single  
31/10/1768 Richard JONES Single   Margaret LLOYD Single  
17/04/1769 Evan JONES Single   Elizabeth BROWN Single  
23/05/1769 William DAVIES Single   Anne JONES Single  
14/06/1769 John RUFFE Single   Elizabeth DAVIES Single  
06/02/1770 Arthur FRANCIS Single   Margaret PRYCE Single  
22/02/1770 Thomas NEWELL Single   Margaret THOMAS Single  
10/05/1771 William JARMAN Single Newtown Sara JONES Single  
14/06/1771 Thomas EVANS Single   Martha JONES Widow  
20/04/1772 Richard RUFFE Single   Rebekah JONES Single  
03/05/1773 Richard JONES Single   Mary EVANS Single Beguildy, Radnorshire
23/07/1773 Lewis HUMPHREY Widower   Martha MORRIS Single  
24/07/1773 Evan EDWARDS Single   Susanna EVANS Single  
09/01/1775 Abraham GOODWIN Single   Anne DAVIES Widow  
16/05/1775 John BIRD Widower   Sara WOOSNAM Single  
27/12/1775 Richard LEWIS Widower   Sara EVANS Single  
13/05/1776 John MORRIS Single   Elizabeth WOOSNAM Single  
20/05/1776 Ishmael JONES Single   Catherine EDWARDS Single  
27/05/1776 Richard SMOUT Single   Hannah HOWELS Single  
26/11/1776 William EVANS Widower   Elizabeth WOLLEY Single  
16/12/1776 Edward BOWEN Single Llanllwchaearn Elizabeth MEREDITH Single  
12/05/1777 John PRYCE Single   Elizabeth JONES Single  
05/08/1777 Thomas HOWELS Single   Anne DAVIES Single  
23/09/1777 Richard BUNFORD   Aberhafesb Sara WILLIAMS    
15/10/1777 John ROWLANDS Single   Jane JONES Single  
02/10/1778 Jonathan HUGHES Single   Mary PROBERT Single  
11/05/1779 Richard THOMAS Single   Catherine PRYCE Single  
24/09/1779 John REYNOLDS   Penystrywaid Mary DAVIES Single  
08/02/1780 Edward REES Single   Catterina DAVIES Single  
07/04/1780 Lewis HUMPHREY Widower   Jane EVANS Single  
28/04/1780 Thomas JONES Widower   Catherine EDWARDS Single  
05/05/1780 John HOWELS Widower   Ann PRYCE Single  
25/05/1781 Humphrey TURNER Single Ceri Mary HUMPHREYS Single  
29/05/1781 Richard ELTON Single   Anne OWENS Single  
09/07/1781 Richard JONES Single   Anne ABETS Single  
01/01/1782 James MILLS Single   Anne MORRIS Single  
18/12/1782 John HINDS Single   Mary JENKINS Single  
15/01/1783 Edward PRYCE Single   Anne HOWELS Widow  
15/01/1783 Eusebius Hitchin EVANS   Ceri Elizabeth TEBBOT Single  
20/01/1783 William JENKINS Single   Tryphena TROW Single  
1 13/05/1785 Owen JENKINS Single   Elizabeth GRIFFITHS Single  
2 15/07/1785 Thomas WILCOX Single   Anne JONES Single  
3 01/08/1785 Edward JONES Widower   Catherine PUGH Widow  
4 02/05/1786 David GRIFFITH Single   Margaret INGRAM Single  
5 09/05/1786 Thomas PRYCE Single   Elinor LLOYD Single  
6 12/05/1786 Benjamin HAMER Single   Mary JENKINS Single  
7 02/06/1786 John DAVIES   Bettws Y Crwyn, Shropshire Mary DAVIES Single  
8 11/06/1786 John OLIVER Single   Diana WOLLEY Widow  
9 27/09/1786 Thomas REES Widower   Jane HUMPHREY Single  
10 09/02/1787 Richard JENKINS Single   Anne JONES Single  
11 07/08/1787 John EVANS Single   Charlotte ROBERTS Single  
12 18/08/1787 Samuel BISLAN Widower   Elizabeth HARRIES Single  
13 24/09/1787 Hugh HUGHES Single   Jane GRIFFITHS Single  
14 02/02/1788 William LEWIS   Llanbister, Radnorshire Anne BYWATER Single  
15 03/06/1788 Richard RUFFE Widower   Anne EVANS Single  
16 22/09/1788 Thomas MORRIS Single   Ellen BUES Single  
17 28/01/1789 Evan DAVIES Single   Anne JONES Single  
18 08/05/1789 Richard BEAMAN Single   Susanna OWEN Single  
19 13/04/1790 Lewis HUMPHREYS Single   Margaret DAVIES    
20 24/05/1790 Richard RUFFE Single   Mary ROBERTS Single  
21 02/11/1790 Matthew JONES Single   Keziah RUFF Single  
22 24/12/1790 Thomas MOSES Single   Anne LLOYD Widow  
23 30/09/1791 Edward GRIFFITHS Single   Anne MORGANS Single  
24 07/11/1791 Francis JONES Single   Elizabeth EDWARDS Single  
25 04/01/1792 John JENKINS Single   Anne LEWIS Single  
26 06/01/1792 Thomas WILCOCKS Single   Elizabeth MORRIS Single  
27 10/06/1792 Richard HUMPHREYS Single   Elizabeth MORRIS Single Beguildy, Radnorshire
28 20/06/1792 Edward GOODWIN Single   Elizabeth DAVIES Single  
29 28/12/1792 George MORRIS Single   Mary EVANS Single  
30 31/05/1793 Thomas OWEN     Elizabeth RUFFE Single  
31 14/06/1793 Richard WATKINS   Ceri Mary LEWIS Widow  
32 18/09/1793 Jonathan HUGHES Widower   Elizabeth MORRIS Single  
33 11/07/1794 Evan WOOSNAM   Trefeglwys Elizabeth RUFFE Single  
34 01/05/1795 William DAVIES Single   Sara JONES Single  
35 22/05/1795 Evan PRYCE Single   Hannah PRYCE Single  
36 16/06/1795 John DAVIES Single   Elizabeth GOODMAN Single  
37 27/01/1796 Richard OWENS Single   Jane HUMPHREYS Single  
38 08/02/1796 David THOMAS   Newtown Martha RUFFE    
39 03/05/1796 Jeremiah MORGANS Single   Elizabeth JONES Single  
40 14/05/1796 Edward LEWIS   Llanbister, Radnorshire Catherine DAVIES    
41 18/09/1796 John TURNER Single   Margaret LEWIS Single  
42 24/10/1796 Edward GRIFFITHS Widower   Susanna ROBERTS Single  
43 21/02/1797 Shadrack BYWATER Single   Elizabeth JONES Single Clun, Shropshire
44 06/03/1797 John LLOYD   Newtown Anne JONES Single  
45 08/05/1797 Richard MORRIS     Elizabeth RICHARDS Single  
46 30/10/1797 Thomas EDWARDS Single   Jane ROBERTS Single  
47 07/05/1798 Morris DAVIES Single   Jane BIRD Single  
48 30/05/1798 Timothy GRIFFITHS Single   Margaret JONES Single  
49 01/01/1799 Jenkin JONES     Jane DAVIES Single  
50 19/01/1799 Richard GRIFFITHS Single Llanbadarn Fynydd, Radnorshire Mary DAVIES Single  
51 26/01/1799 Thomas ROWLANDS Single   Elizabeth DAVIES Single  
52 22/04/1799 Edward JONES Single   Margaret BYWATER   Ceri
53 16/07/1799 Solomon JONES Single Ceri Sarah DAVIES    
54 22/07/1799 William JONES Single   Hannah REYNOLDS Single  
55 11/08/1799 John JONES Single   Elinor CLAYTON Widow Bettws Cadewain
56 29/11/1799 Thomas TROW Single   Mary WOOD Single  
57 07/12/1799 William JONES Single   Mary BRUS Single  
58 05/05/1800 Thomas EVANS Single   Anne HUMPHREYS Single  
59 11/09/1800 William HAMER     Elizabeth JONES Single  
60 29/03/1801 Harry EVANS Widower   Elizabeth PRYNALT Single  
61 10/04/1801 Edward STEPHENS     Martha PRYCE Widow  
62 27/04/1801 Benjamin MORRIS Widower   Mary JONES Widow  
63 22/06/1801 Richard JONES Single   Sara HUMPHREYS Single  
64 16/09/1801 David THOMAS Single   Sara WATKINS Single  
65 13/10/1801 Thomas BOWEN Single   Mary PRYCE Single  
66 08/12/1801 Owen PROBERT Single   Catherine GRIFFITHS Single  
67 28/12/1801 Samuel REYNOLDS Single   Elizabeth HUMPHREYS Widow  
68 07/06/1802 Richard JONES Single Ceri Elizabeth DAVIES Single  
69 11/06/1802 Edward GEORGE   Llandinam Anne DAVIES    
70 02/08/1802 Richard SMOUT Single   Jane BREES Single  
71 14/09/1802 Samuel BRIDGEWATER Single Montgomery Anne DAVIES Single  
72 20/11/1802 John WILLIAMS Widower   Rebekah JONES Single  
73 10/12/1802 John WILLIAMS Widower   Elizabeth MEREDITH Single  
74 20/12/1802 Richard SMOUT Single   Elizabeth TURNER Single  
75 31/12/1802 Evan WATKINS Single   Mary EVANS Single  
76 17/01/1803 George MORRIS Widower   Elizabeth WATKIN Single Newtown
77 02/05/1803 Richard HUMPHREYS Single   Dorothy LEWIS Single  
78 25/05/1803 Daniel ASTLEY Single   Anne MEREDITH Single  
79 27/05/1803 Thomas ROBERTS Single   Mary HOWELLS Single  
80 17/06/1803 Richard LLOYD Single   Mary WILLIAMS Single  
81 22/07/1803 John ROWLANDS Widower   Mary DAVIES Widow  
82 24/10/1803 John THOMAS Single   Jane WILLIAMS Single  
83 26/10/1804 John JARMAN Single   Mary MASON Single  
84 10/12/1804 Athelstan CADMAN Single   Margaret JONES Single  
85 10/12/1804 John JONES Single   Elizabeth JONES Single  
87 13/01/1805 Hugh PUGH Single Llananno, Radnorshire Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
86 12/02/1805 Richard BENNET Single   Martha SMOUT Single  
88 06/05/1805 Edward LEWIS Single   Mariah WOOLEY Single  
89 06/08/1805 Evan PRYCE Widower   Jane GRIFFITHS Widow  
90 25/08/1805 Edward JENNINGS Widower   Elizabeth BOUNFORD Single  
91 01/09/1805 Stephen MORRIS Single   Anne MATTHEWS Single  
92 03/11/1805 Evan RICHARDS   Llanbadarn Fynydd, Radnorshire Anne THOMAS Single  
93 09/12/1805 Daniel DAVIES Single   Mary LEWIS Single  
94 05/05/1806 Isaac MORRIS Single   Anne JONES Single  
95 14/05/1806 John DAVIES Widower   Jane GAINESFORD    
96 31/01/1807 Daniel LEWIS   Llanllwchaearn Elizabeth JENKINS    
97 21/11/1807 James REES Single   Jane JONES Single Newtown
98 18/12/1807 William RUFFE     Mary PRYCE Single  
99 20/07/1808 David DAVIES Single   Anne LOYD Single  
100 21/08/1808 Evan WILLIAMS Single   Martha WOLLEY Single  
101 11/09/1808 William LEWIS Single   Elizabeth JARMAN Single  
102 01/05/1809 William MORRIS Single   Elizabeth RUFFE Single  
103 22/05/1809 Richard RUFFE Single   Anne JONES Single  
104 24/05/1809 William WILLIAMS Single   Jane JONES Single  
105 02/06/1809 James LEWIS Single   Anne PUGH Single  
106 09/10/1809 William THICKINS Single   Mary JARMON Single  
107 15/05/1810 Thomas SMITH Single   Elizabeth JONES Single  
108 07/10/1810 Thomas BOWEN     Jane TURNER Single Ceri
109 01/02/1811 Richard LEWIS Single   Sarah THOMAS Widow  
110 07/09/1811 John EVANS Single   Mary SMOUT Single  
111 20/05/1812 James PARRY Single   Martha LLUSENT Single  
112 13/08/1812 Athelustan CADMAN Widower   Anne OWEN Single  
1 12/05/1813 David CLEATON Single   Anne REES Single  
2 08/08/1813 Abraham SMOUT Single   Elizabeth LEWIS Single  
3 29/07/1814 Thomas CLAYTON Single   Elizabeth MORRIS Single  
4 05/08/1814 Evan WILCOX Single   Sarah HAMMONS Single  
5 24/02/1815 Richard WILLIAMS Single   Mary BIRD Single  
6 31/03/1815 Evan EVANS Single Llandysul Sarah JONES Single  
7 17/07/1815 David PUGH Single Llanbister, Radnorshire Margaret PUGH Single  
8 05/09/1815 David THOMAS Single   Mary WILLIAMS Single  
9 24/10/1815 Theophilus DAVIES Single   Mary DAVIES Single  
10 17/05/1816 Richard WILDING Single   Elizabeth MANTLE Single  
11 07/07/1817 Thomas MORGANS Single   Mary JONES Single  
12 31/12/1817 John DAVIES Single   Mary PRYCE Single  
13 10/01/1818 Thomas WILLCOCKS Single   Margaret THOMAS Single  
14 25/03/1818 Shadrach BYWATER Widower   Anne BOWEN Widow  
15 19/07/1818 Robert SHUKER Single   Anne PINCHES Single  
16 22/02/1819 Joseph RICHARDS Single Trefeglwys Elizabeth MILLS Single  
17 09/08/1819 David OLIVER Single   Jane JONES Single  
18 11/08/1819 John HUMPHREYS Single Newtown Jane BACON Single  
19 15/12/1819 Richard EVANS Single   Martha WALKER Widow  
20 24/01/1820 Evan WILLIAMS Single   Mary DAVIES Single  
21 24/01/1821 Edward JONES Single   Mary MORRIS Single  
22 21/05/1821 David SMOUT Single   Anne MUNTON Single  
23 24/09/1821 Samuel SMOUT Single   Mary HIGGS Single  
24 02/11/1821 Abraham JONES Single   Elizabeth MEREDITH Single  
25 16/12/1821 Edward MORGAN Single   Jane HOWELS Single  
26 18/02/1822 John STEPHENS Single   Rachel OWEN Single  
27 20/03/1822 Thomas DAVIES Single   Jane JONES Single  
28 05/06/1822 David GRIFFITHS Single   Martha JONES Single  
29 28/07/1822 Edward WILLIAMS Single   Anne JONES Single  
30 04/11/1822 Benjamin REES Single   Hannah FRANCIS Single  
31 27/11/1822 William DAVIES Single   Martha ROGERS Single  
32 23/03/1823 Richard MORRIS Single   Elizabeth PRYCE Single  
33 15/06/1823 John VAUGHAN Single   Elizabeth MORGAN Single Newtown
34 29/06/1823 David PRYCE Single   Elizabeth WATKIN Single  
35 02/07/1823 John JONES Single   Elizabeth DAVIES Single  
36 13/07/1823 James JAMES Single   Alice MACDONALD Single  
37 13/03/1824 David CWND Single   Blanch PUGH Single  
38 25/07/1824 Edward OWENS Single   Martha OWENS Single  
39 11/03/1825 Thomas LEWIS Single Montgomery Elizabeth OWENS Single  
40 22/05/1825 Thomas JONES Single   Mary BROWN Single Ceri
41 23/11/1825 David WILLIAMS Single   Margaret HUMPHREYS Single  
42 03/02/1826 Valentine EVANS Widower   Jane DAVIES Single  
43 10/07/1826 Andrew BOOTH Single   Jane HUGHES Single  
44 28/07/1826 Anthony PARRY Widower   Jane THOMAS Single  
45 21/02/1827 Roger EVANS Single Llanwyddelan Susannah THOMAS Single  
46 04/06/1827 Philip LEWIS Single Llanbadarn Fynydd, Radnorshire Mary HUMPHREYS Single  
47 11/08/1827 John DAVIES Widower   Martha DAVIES Single  
48 14/09/1827 Richard BEMBO Single Llanllwchaearn Sarah PRITCHARD Single  
49 20/10/1827 William JONES Single   Jane INGRAM Single  
50 06/10/1828 William WOOSENAM Single   Anne JENKINS Single  
51 03/05/1829 John DAVIES Single   Jane DAVIES Single Ceri
52 15/05/1829 David INGRAM Single   Mary WILCOCKS Single  
53 15/06/1829 William HUGHES Single Beguildy, Radnorshire Mary BRIDGEWATER Single  
54 01/02/1830 Jeremiah BEBB Single   Elizabeth SMOUT Single  
55 12/04/1830 Edward PRYCE Single   Elizabeth LEWIS Single  
56 02/05/1830 John JONES Single   Margaret JONES Single  
57 04/05/1830 Edward MORRIS Single   Anne JONES Single  
58 28/05/1830 Thomas DAVIES Single   Sarah GRIFFITHS Single  
59 16/07/1830 Ebenezer OWEN Single   Anne LEWIS    
60 19/07/1830 Benjamin DAVIES Single   Martha LLOYD Single  
61 14/05/1831 John OWENS Widower Llandinam Hannah DAVIES Single  
62 15/10/1831 George BRIGHT Single   Elizabeth PARKER Single  
63 07/11/1831 Thomas ROBERTS Single   Frances OWENS Single Llanbadarn Fynydd, Radnorshire
64 24/12/1831 John BAXTER Single   Jane MORRIS Single  
65 06/05/1832 Thomas MORRIS Single   Mary HOWARCH Single Llandinam
66 20/06/1832 John JONES Single   Martha BOWEN Single  
67 29/09/1832 Thomas JENKINS Single Ceri Sarah HUGHES Single  
68 06/05/1833 Richard TURNER   Ceri Anne GOUGH    
69 07/05/1833 John ALLEN Single   Mary LEWIS Single  
70 17/06/1833 Samuel JONES Single Aberhafesb Elizabeth JONES Single  
71 01/12/1833 Isaac GRIFFITHS Single Llanfihangel Rhydithon, Radnorshire Susanna Oliver LEWIS Single  
72 22/01/1834 David MORRIS Single   Elizabeth BOWEN Single  
73 19/05/1834 Richard LEWIS Single   Sarah OWENS Single  
74 16/06/1834 William EDWARDS Single   Martha MANTLE Single  
75 25/07/1834 Edward SMITH Single   Priscilla MORRIS Single  
76 05/12/1834 William MORGANS Single   Susanna GRIFFITHS Single  
77 03/04/1835 John DAVIES Single   Anne MORRIS Single  
78 08/05/1835 George PHILLIPS Single   Jane HUMPHREYS Single  
79 22/05/1835 John WILLIAMS Single   Anne DAVIES Single  
80 30/05/1835 Evan HUMPHREYS Single Newtown Anne MORGANS Single  
81 01/04/1836 Edward ASHTON Single Newtown Anna Maria HUGHES Single  
82 04/04/1836 Thomas MORGANS Single   Jane LLOYD Single  
83 24/05/1836 John HUGHES Widower   Margaret DAVIES Widow  
84 06/08/1836 Edward DAVIES Single   Dorothy DAVIES Widow  
85 26/05/1837 Henry HOPE Single   Elizabeth SMITH Single  

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