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Llangybi / Llangibby

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"LLANGIBBY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 2 miles S. of Usk, its post town, and 5 from Caerleon. It is situated in the vicinity of the old Roman road, and is bounded on the E. by the river Usk. The Llangibby hounds hunt round here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £477. The church is dedicated to St. Cuby. There is a chapel for Independents. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. Here are some remains of Tregreg Castle. Llangibby House, built by Inigo Jones, is the principal residence." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • James, Simon. The Llangibby murders : a new theory. Gwent Family History Society Journal. No. 65 (Mar. 2002), p. 10-11.

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches established after 1851.

Llangibby Parish; Statistics; Area 4443 acres; Population 281 males, 255 females, total 536

  • Llangibby Parish Church        Attendance - morning 76 + 30 scholars, afternoon 40       2 services in English   "There is another newly finished school in the above parish containing 60 scholars who attend Sunday Scripture readings in the School room joined by a considerable congregation, the Church connected with it being not yet finished"         Charles A Williams, Rector
  • Maesllech Chapel, Congregational/Independent       Erected ?      Attendance (average)  - morning 25/50, evening 50/100 sometimes 120 when fine weather   "There is 16 scholars now belonging to Sabbath school......"      Henry Kiddle, Pastor
  • Bethel Chapel, Calvinistic Baptist    Erected 1837     Attendance morning 50, evening 80       Josiah Domoney, Minister, Bethel Chapel House, Llangibby

Church Records

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  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Llangybi / Llangibby, St Cuby's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms & Burials Marriages
    1679-1812 1679-1839
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-1868 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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  • Roll of Honour  memorials WWI & II  - Llangibby
  • The cottage at Llangibby in which William Watkins, his wife, and three children were murdered on the night of July 16, 1878   - on the People's Collection Wales site

Social life and Customs

Hunting coat of the Llangibby hunt, Monmouthshire. Tail coat of scarlet woollen cloth with red silk lapels and green collar and cuffs. The gilt buttons are engraved LL. H.   - on the People's Collection Wales site