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Guide to '''Radnorshire, Wales ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:WalesRadnorshireTrad.png|thumb|200px|WalesRadnorshireTrad.png]] '''Radnorshire''', (Welsh: '''Sir Faesyfed''' or '''Maesyfed''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.  
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=== Historic Radnorshire  ===
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'''Radnorshire''', (Welsh: '''Sir Faesyfed''' or '''Maesyfed''') was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.  
  
It was bounded to the north by [[Montgomeryshire]], to the south by [[Breconshire]], to the west by [[Cardiganshire]] and to the east by the English counties of [[Shropshire]] and [[Herefordshire]]  
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It was bounded to the north by [[Montgomeryshire Genealogy|Montgomeryshire]], to the south by [[Breconshire Genealogy|Breconshire]], to the west by [[Cardiganshire Genealogy|Cardiganshire]] and to the east by the English counties of [[Shropshire Genealogy|Shropshire]] and [[Herefordshire Genealogy|Herefordshire]]  
  
 
The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England. The county town was initially '''New Radnor''' (Welsh: '''Maesyfed''') but this was later replaced by '''Presteigne''' (Welsh: '''Llanandras'''). The '''administrative county of Radnorshire''', 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.  
 
The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England. The county town was initially '''New Radnor''' (Welsh: '''Maesyfed''') but this was later replaced by '''Presteigne''' (Welsh: '''Llanandras'''). The '''administrative county of Radnorshire''', 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.  
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[[Image:WalesPowys1974.png|thumb|right|200px|WalesPowys1974.png]] Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]]. The population at that time was about 19,000.  
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Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, '''1974'''. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of [[County of Powys|Powys]]. The population at that time was about 19,000.  
 
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The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in '''1996'''.  
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== Parishes  ==
  
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*See a list of the parishes in Radnorshire with links to their pages.
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*Interactive map of [http://maps.familysearch.org Radnorshire Parishes].
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*'''Court records''' provide an opportunity to learn about people in Wales that may not be found as expected in church records. The Court of Great Sessions produced an extensive series of records. See [[Radnorshire Great Sessions Records]] for details.
 
*'''Court records''' provide an opportunity to learn about people in Wales that may not be found as expected in church records. The Court of Great Sessions produced an extensive series of records. See [[Radnorshire Great Sessions Records]] for details.
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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*Hamlet
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*Radnorshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=132.0 RootsChat Radnorshire Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
*[[Radnorshire Parishes|'''Parish:''']] an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
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*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
*Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.wales.rad.general/mb.ashx Rootsweb Radnorshire board]
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*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
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*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Knighton/Knighton1881.shtml Knighton Workhouse 1881]
*[[Radnorshire Poor Law Unions|'''Poor Law Union''']]  
 
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*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
 
  
;[[Radnorshire Websites|more Radnorshire websites ...]]<br><br>
 
  
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Historic Radnorshire

Radnor

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

It was bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire, to the south by Breconshire, to the west by Cardiganshire and to the east by the English counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire

The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England. The county town was initially New Radnor (Welsh: Maesyfed) but this was later replaced by Presteigne (Welsh: Llanandras). The administrative county of Radnorshire, 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

1974-1996 Powys

Powys

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of Powys. The population at that time was about 19,000.

Modern Powys

Powys

The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in 1996.

Parishes

  • See a list of the parishes in Radnorshire with links to their pages.
  • Interactive map of Radnorshire Parishes.

Topics

Websites