Source Information

Ancestry.com. Monmouthshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1551-1994 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: Monmouthshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Wales: Archives and Records Council Wales.

About Monmouthshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1551-1994

This collection comprises indexes and images of Anglican parish registers containing records of baptisms, marriages and burials for the county of Monmouthshire, Wales.

Both the British state and the church had an interest in record keeping, and a 1538 Act of Parliament required ministers in the Church of England, the established church in Wales at the time, to record baptisms, marriages, and burials. The Church in Wales was created in 1920 as an independent Anglican Church.

About Baptisms:

Children were usually baptised within a few days or weeks of birth. The records generally include when baptised and in what parish, child’s Christian name, parents’ given names and the family surname, residence, father’s occupation, and who performed the ceremony. Sometimes you’ll find additional details such as date of birth. Early records may contain less detail.

About Marriages:

Couples were usually married in the bride’s parish. Marriage records typically include the bride and groom’s names, residence, date and location of the marriage, names of witnesses, condition (bachelor, spinster, widow, or widower), and the name of the officiant. Some records may also include the father’s name and occupation. Early records may contain less detail.

About Burials:

Burials took place within a few days of death. Records generally list the name of the deceased, residence, burial date, and age at death. Early records may contain less detail.