Radnorshire Genealogy

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Radnorshire, (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed or Maesyfed) is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.

It is bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire, to the south by Breconshire, to the west by Cardiganshire and to the east by Shropshire and Herefordshire

The county was created following the Laws in Wales Act of 1535. The county town was initially New Radnor (Welsh: Maesyfed) but this was later superseded by Presteigne (Welsh: Llanandras). The administrative county of Radnor, with an elected county council, was created in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888. The county was governed by an elected county council, who took over the functions of the Quarter Sessions courts. Llandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod) became the new county town. The county was mainly rural and agricultural and has always been the poorest in Wales.

Motto: Ewch yn Uwch (English: Higher and Higher)

Chapman Code: RAD

Topics

Jurisdictions

  • Hamlet
  • Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
  • Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
  • Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
  • Registration District
  • Poor Law Union
  • Archdeaconry
  • Diocese
  • County

Useful web sites

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