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Llangibby including Coed y Paen





Some llangibby Monumental InsCRIPTIONSTinternAbbeyCoWexford2

TO THE Sacred Memory of

Two Vertuous Women THe Lady ELIZABETH WILLIAMS wife of Sr. TREVOR WILLIAMS of Llangibby Castle in the County of Monmouth Baronet only childe and heir unto RACHELL eldest Sister & coheir of ye Honourable RALPH Late LORD HOPTON Baron of Stratton Begotten by THOMAS MORGAN Late of Tredeager in ye said County Esqr. Second Husband of the said RACHELL And of Mrs. ANN WILLIAMS eldest Daughter & coheir of HUMPHREY BASKERVILLE Late of Pontrylas in ye County of Herefford Esqr by ANN his wife eldest Daughter of JOHN NANFAN of Brickmorton in ye County of Worcester Esqr. The most affectionate and Beloved wife of JOHN WILLIAMS of Llangibby Castle Esqr Second Son of ye said Sr. TREVOR WILLIAMS and the said Lady ELIZABETH WILLIAMS


In Certaine hope of their Blessed State & Resurrection THe said JOHN WILLIAMS in Humble duty to his Mother and most affectionate love to his Dear wife Dedicates this Monument
A.W. obit 30o 9bris {ANNO DOMINI 1685 Aetat Suae 31mo 1685 {


TREVOR WILLIAMS Esqr. eldest Son of Sr. TREVOR WILLIAMS Baronett died without Issue the 10 day of June 1686 and Lieth X Buried near this place, in X perfect hope of a Blessed Resurrection


Near unto this place lyes

in termed Thomas the son of John Francklyn & Maria his wife who departed this life november 4th 1685 Aged 9 months






Near this Place

are deposited the Remains of Sr. JOHN WILLIAMS

late of Langibby Castle in the County of Monmouth Bart


and Grand son of Sr. TREVOR WILLIAMS Bart

who died the 8th March 1738. Aged 52.


Near this Place are deposited the Remains of Mrs. ELLEN WILLIAMS, eldest Daughter of of the above Sr. JOHN WILLIAMS Bart and Dame TEMPERANCE his Wife The most affectionate and Beloved Wife of WILLIAM ADDAMS WILLIAMS of Langibby Castle Esqr. who departed this Life 29 day of December 1781 Aged 57.


Near this Place are deposited the Remains of Wm. ADDAMS WILLIAMS Esqr. The most affectionate and Beloved Husband of the above Mrs. ELLEN WILLIAMS He died January 13th 1806 Aged 80.





(A description written in 1891)

A Parish on the river Usk, between Usk and Caerleon, 3.1/4 miles south from Usk railway station; in the Hundred of Usk, Union of Pontypool, County Court district of Usk; western division of the rural deanery of Usk, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of St. Cybi, or Kibbius, is a building of stone, in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower containing 6 bells: there are sittings for about 200 persons, about 40 being free. The register of Baptisms dates from the year 1679; Marriages, 1754; Burials, 1678. The living is a rectory, gross nominal tithe rent-charge £500 yearly, with 77 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Mrs Addams Williams, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Folliott Lynch Salusbury M.A. of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, who is also perpetual curate of Coed-y-Paen, a hamlet of the parish. Sexton: John Reed.

Here are Baptist and Congregational Chapels.

Here are the ruins of an old castle, said to have been strongly fortified.

The principal seats are Llangibby Castle, Arthur Evans Esq J.P; Pen-y-Park, Hopton Addams Williams Esq; Llwyn-y-Celyn, Charles Nicholson Esq. J.P.; Court-Bleddyn, John Seath Gaskell Esq.

Post Office: Mrs James, postmistress. Letters arrive from Newport at 5 a.m. Usk is the nearest money order & telegraph office. Wall Letter boxes, Llwyn-y-Celyn, cleared at 7.10 p.m; Coed-y-Paen cleared at 8 a.m.


National Board (mixed), with residence for master & mistress, to hold 65 children; average attendance, 60; William Henry Kennett, master; Mrs Kennett, mistress.

Coed-y-Paen (mixed), to hold 70 children; average attendance, 40; Mrs Strachan, mistress

The principal landowners are Mrs Addams Williams, who is lady of the manor, Bleddyn Nicholl Esq., Digby Nicholl Esq., Mrs M L Nicholl and Charles Nicholson Esq. J.P. The soil is clay and gravel; subsoil is silurian. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, turnips, mangolds, clover and hay. The area is 4,443 acres; rateable value, £4,422;

The population in 1891 was 463.

(extracts from Kelly's 1891 Directory of Monmouthshire, transcribed by J. Doe)


One of the wall paintings in the church of St. Cybi - this is a late medieval painting of the Virgin weighing down the scales of St Michael in favour of the blessed. The text on the left is from the 17th century.





St Cybi's church & Llangibby Village


Time Team dig in 2010 at Tregruk Castle, Llangibby, one of the biggest castles ever built in Britain


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