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Llanfarthin / Llanmartin

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"LLANMARTIN, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 5 miles E. of Newport, its post town and railway station, and 10 from Chepstow. It includes the hamlet of Llandevand. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value with that of Wilerick annexed, £250. The church is dedicated to St. Martin. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The parish is entitled to send two pensioners to the almshouses at Chepstow." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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.

Llanmartin, with Llandevaud, Parish; Statistics; Area 941 acres; Population 108 males, 93 females, total 201

  • Llandevaud An ancient chapelry rebuilt 1846 Attendance (average) afternoon 50 1 service in English B Samuel, Registrar (This chapel is in ruins and the inhabitants attend Llanmartin Church - Lewis 1848) (?)
  • Llanmartin Parish Church Attendance - evening 14 "Llanmartin is served alternately with Wilrick morning and evening" 1 service in English John Callowhill, Minister
  • Bethel Chapel, Cal.Meth. Erected 1838 Attendance - morning 50 + 20 scholars, evening 120 B Samuel, Deacon, Bishton Castle

    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • 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.
      Llanfarthin / Llanmartin, St Martin's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      Baptisms & Burials Marriages
      1813-1979 1839-1970
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-44, 1746-1801, 1803-17, 1819-76 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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     Llandevaud School showing the Master (Mr. Jones) and pupils, late 19th century - on the People's Collection Wales site