No. 743 on the 1841 tithe map

No. 743 on the 1841 Tithe Map – (Now missing under the railway line).

This property, owned by the Earl of Abergavenny was 5 acres 1 rood and 15 perches.

In 1768 the occupier is Thomas Lewis, his children Thomas, Henry and William were all baptised in the 1770’s in St Peter’s Church, his occupation was given as yeoman.

Thomas Lewis’s wife Mary died in 1799 and was buried at St Peter’s Church. Some time afterwards Thomas moved to Pwllmewrig where he died aged 97 in April 1822.

His son Henry then took the lease.The 1841 census says he is aged 70, a labourer and was born in Goytrey. His wife Susan is aged 60. Henry remained at this property until his death in January 1854 aged 86, Susan died in April 1862 aged 97, both were buried at St Peter’s.

In June 1865 the Earl of Abergavenny sold the land on which the property stood to the Great Western Railway for the building of the railway line that came through the village.

The position of the house was almost under the railway bridge in the village and was demolished when the railway line was laid.


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