Glanwysk – 907 on the 1841 Tithe Map.

dscn6880There have been many various spellings of Glan Usk. Although it is now in the parish of Llanvair, it was once in the parish of Goytrey.

I am not sure of the owner, but in 1798 James Prosser was farming Glanwysk as the occupier and paying land tax for the late Mr Humphrey, and in 1799 James Prosser paid the overseer of the poor rate for Mr Dibdin’s land, and again in 1826 for Mr Dibdin, Lan Wysg.

The value of the parish in 1831 says Mr Dibdin’s farm to pay £38.

The 1841 tithe gives John Lawrence as the owner, and William James the tenant farming 66a 1r 29p, paying the rector £11 10s 4d.

On the 1841 census, James Williams is 35, Hannah his wife is 35, living with them is Mary 65, William 30, Benjamin 25, Ann 20, and two servants.

The local builder Lewis Edmund wrote in his diary in October 1842 “at William Parry Lanusk Goytree” and again on the 23rd January 1843 “at William Parry Chain Bridge whitening inside.”

In 1843 Cecilia, and in 1847 Philip Arthur, the children of William Parry, were baptised at St Peter’s.

In 1844 William Parry was the overseer of the poor for Lanwysk.

By 1850 there was a new occupier, Isaac Lewis. He, along with many other Goytre residents, signed a petition against the police on the 24th October. The owner was still John Lawrence.

By 1851 Isaac Lewis 43, a farmer of 90 acres, Isabella 37 and children Eleanor 9, Isaac 5, Isabella 5 months and three servants were occupying Lanwysk.

Again in 1859 Isaac Lewis. He signed yet another petition against paying taxes towards the widening of Newport Bridge.

By 1872 T.B. Price of Llanarth was the owner of Glanusk.

Scandal hit the parish in 1873 when Mary Bevan a servant had a baby in the house, killed it shortly after being born, and hid it at the back of a bed. (Mary was the daughter of Bevan of Coalbrook Cottage, Goytre).

From 1881 William Morgan takes the lease and says he is a farmer and builder aged 37, his wife Sarah is 36 and children Edgar 10, Frederick 6, Francis 4, and Roger 2.

An entry in Penperlleni school log book says Francis Morgan has been re-admitted to school after not attending due to delicate health.

Sarah Morgan died in 1907 aged 62 and was buried at St Peter’s on the 6th December.

Glanusk was offered for sale in May 1945, Mr M O’Sullivan instructed Rennie & Taylor to sell by public auction the choice freehold farm, well adapted and noted for dairy or fat stock production with excellent farm buildings and substantially built stone farm house, comprising 74 acres of feeding meadows.


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