Breconshire

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Welcome to the Breconshire WalesGenWeb Project

The County of Brecknock is about 100 miles in circumference, 28 miles from east to west, and 85 miles from north to south; the hills are generally barren and stony, the vales beautiful and fertile; the vale of the Wye is a brown gravelly loam of good quality, the vale of Usk is a sandy loam, and the northern part of the county is a stiff loam mixed with clay.

In 1851 Brecknockshire was divided into six hundreds and 59 parishes. The county now contains nine hundreds, viz.: Merthyr and Penkelly, Builth, Crickhowell, Brynmawr, Defynnock, Hay, Penderyn, Ystradgunlais, and Llanwrtyd Wells. The parishes and hamlets now number 92, as follows: Brecknock union, 48; Builth, 20; Crickhowell, 10; Hay, 11; and eight parishes in other non-county union districts. (The Illustrated History and Biography of Brecknockshire, 1886)

12/2010 - Website updated, fixed links.

Resources

General Research

Help Wanted

There are a lot of great resources on-line to assist you with your research in Breconshire .  You'll want to check out the Links page.

You'll want to visit the GenUKI website.  They are a very good source to assist you in your research.

We are in need of volunteers to provide look-up resources, transcribe data, etc...

If you might be interested in volunteering, please contact us.

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