Llys-wen, Breconshire Genealogy

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LLŶSWEN (LLŶS-WEN), a parish, in the union of Hay, hundred of Tàlgarth, county of Brecknock, South Wales, 7 miles (W. S. W.) from Hay, on the road to Builth. This parish, the name of which implies "a fair palace," was anciently one of the residences of the native princes of South Wales. The village is situated on the river Wye, which is not navigable here; the neighbourhood is well wooded, and abounds with rich and beautifully picturesque scenery. The church is a small edifice, close to the bank of the Wye. There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists and two Sunday schools are held.[1]

LLYSWEN, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 6 miles S.W. of Hay, and 7 N.E. of Brecknock, its post town. It is situated on the banks of the river Wye. For more information see Llyswen, Breconshire at Genuki.org.uk


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Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464301.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 172-179. Adapted. Date accessed: 29 January 2014.