Upper Trosnant Baptist Chapel records 1811-1940

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Upper Trosnant Baptist Chapel.
Upper Trosnant Baptist Chapel Records
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Biographical/Historical note

Upper Trosnant Baptist Chapel was in Trosnant, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, now part of Torfaen.

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Scope and Contents note

Deeds relating to Upper Trosnant Baptist Chapel, 1811-1940.

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Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Usual conditions apply

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Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

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Appraisal note

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further records are located at Gwent Archives, D2174.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Baptists--Wales--Caerleon; Religious institutions--Wales--Caerleon; Upper Trosnant Baptist Chapel--Archives;

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D1930/1-2 Lease and Release for £50 and five sums of £10 1. Edw. Webb of Stoke Bishop, co. Glos.,esq., Diana Frs. Gorges of Pudlicot, co. Oxon., spr., Chas. Hen. Sheldon of Queen Ann Street West, co. Middx., esq., and w. Eliz., Arabella Gorges of Gloucester, spr., Deliverance Dacre of South Lawn Lodge in the forest of Whichwood, co. Oxon., esq., and w. Meliora, Thynne Howe Gwynne jun. of Gwernwale House nr. Crickhowell, co. Brec., esq., Hen. Gorges Dobyns Yate of Broomsborrow, co. Glos., Dr. of Laws, Jos. Bonner Cheston of Gloucester, clk., Chas. Lodr of Kencot, co. Oxon., 2. Rich. Williams of Trevethin, tiler Two cottages with garden in occ. of Rich. W., adj. lands of Nat. Beadles now in occ. of Wat. George, esq., Baptist meeting house and yard, and bason (sic) belonging to Monmouthshire Canal; in Trevethin 20 Dec 1811-21 Dec 1811 

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 D1930/3 Conveyance for £15, with plan The Proprietors of the Monmouthshire Canal Navigation to Wm. Robotham and Wm. Jones, agent, both of Trevethin Piece of copyhold land (14p.) with errections thereon; in Trevethin, and Manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn 23 Jun 1838 

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 D1930/4 Conveyance for £5 with plan The Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Co. to Chas. Lewis of Pontymoile, Panteg, tinman Piece of customary land (571/2 sq. yds.), adj. north lands of Capel Hanbury Leigh, esq., east Trosnant to Sowhill, west other lands of the co.; in Trevethin, and Manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn Covenant: Chas. Lewis to build a wall, a 5ft. high, 30 ins. wide at base, 14ins. wide at top, along west boundary of property, within one month, to be maintained jointly by Chas. L. and the Co. 31 Dec 1857 

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 D1930/5 Conveyance in trust for £25 and £5 (Public Record Office sealed copy of deed enrolled in Chancery with plan) Enrolled 13 Jan 1860, copy 20 Oct 1900) 1. Chas. Lewis (as in 4), Wm. Jones of Albion Rd., Pontypool, cashier, Rees Rees of Pontymoile, dissenting minister; 2. Wm. J., 3. Chas. L., 4. Rev. Ben. Williams of Darren Villan nr. Abergavenny, Baptist minister 5. Tho. Jeremiah, furnace man, Hen. Powell, collier, Jn. Williams, labourer, Jn. Tuffley, haulier, Wm. Powell, haulier, Abr. Morgan, stone mason, Wm. Jones, collier, Isaac Phillips, miner, Jas. Price, labourer, Tho. Williams, labourer, Jonathon Jones, tailor, all of Panteg, Jos. Williams, Jn. Davies, collier, all of Trevethin, Jn. Lewis of Llanfrechfa, farmer (i) Piece of land or burial ground whereon six messuages heretofore three messuages formerly stood, adj. properties (ii) and (iv) below and adj. houses in occ. of Tho. Morgan of Henllys; at Trosnant in Trevethin (ii) (as in 3 above) (iii) (as in 4 above) (iv) Plot of land, formerly a burial ground with Baptist chapel, cottages and buildings thereon, adj. north and west properties (i) and (ii) above, south road from Trosnant to Sowhill, east right of way, north-east property of Adam Price, right of way, and property late of Tho. Morgan of Henllys; at Upper Trosnant in Trevethin; Piece of land with two cottages thereon, with adj. strip of ground, adj. north road to Upper Trosnant, west and south property of Tho. Price, east property of Tho. Parry; at Lower Trosnant in Trevethin (? as in 2. above) On trust (a) to permit the chapel and premises to be used for worship by the Particular or Calvinistic Baptists, and to permit a person elected at a meeting of members (two thirds quorum), notice having been given on two previous Sundays, to officiate as minister and to live in one of the messuages; (b) to permit the establishment of a Sunday School or other school; (c) to permit any part of the premises to be used for internment; (d) to permit congregation to raise money by mortgage, sale or exchange of premises; (e) if congregation dispersed and worship discontinued for twelve months together, to convey premises as directed by the Managers of the Baptist Building Fund (est. London 1824) (f) if number of trustees reduced to five, to permit congregation to appoint new trustees to make a total of twelve, premises then to be conveyed to new trustees jointly with surviving trustees, but this not to prevent congregation from acting under the Trustee Appointment Act 1850 (g) any trustee expelled from congregation to relinquish trusteeship Reciting: (a) 7 Jan 1837, Conveyance of property (as (i) above). Jas. James to Wm. Williams. Chas. L., Wm. J. and Wm. R. (as in 3 above). Wm. Williams, Rees R., Tho. Brown, trustees of Welsh Baptist chapel at Trosnant, Trevethin (b) d. of Wm. W., Wm. R., Wm. W., Tho. B. (c) (as in 3 above) (d) as in 4 above) (e) parties 5 above are new trustees. Chas.L., Wm. J. amd Rees R. wish to retire from trusteeship and to convey premises (f) property (iv) in possession of congregation for many years, trustees dead; Ben. W., their heir at law wishes to retire and to convey property to parties 5. 16 Dec 1859 

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 D1930/6 Appointment of new trustees Old trustees: Hen. Powell, now of Pontypool; Abr. Morgan, now of Park Rd., Pontypool New trustees: Rev Daniel Thomas, pastor, Albion Rd., Pontypool, Jas. Jones, Griffithstown, Dav. Jenkins, Staffordshire Rd., Jn. Price, Staffordshire Rd., Walt. Cunningham, Pontypool, Jn. Jones, Griffithstown, Chas. Stratten, Pontypool, Wm. Groves, Cwmynyscoy, Tho. Hopkins, Town Forge, Eben. Edmunds, Pontymoile, Jos. Jenkins, Park Tce. 13 Dec 1883 

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 D1930/7 Appointment of new trustees Continuing trustees: Jas. Jones and Jn. Jones, both of Griffithstown, grocers, Chas. Stratton, Chapel House, Trosnant, Pontypool, tin worker, Tho. Hopkins, Sowhill, Pontypool, tin worker, Eben. Edmunds, Pontymoile, Pontypool, retired gardener New trustees: Edm. Williams, boiler maker, Alf. Jarrett James, tin worker, Jas. Silcox, coal miner, all of Sowhill, Pontypool. Chas. Jones, Chas. Price, Jn. Hen. Bailys, Geo. Vaughan, all of Cwmynyscoy, coal miners 14 Mar 1903 

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 D1930/8 Appointment of new trustees Continuing trustees: Chas. Stratton of Jon St., Pontypool, Alf Jarrett, Sowhill, Pontypool, both retired tin workers, Chas. Jones, 46 Blaendare Rd., Pontypool, retired colliery official, Chas. Price and Jn. Hen. Bailey, both of Cwmynyscoy, Pontypool, retired coal miners. New trustees: Wm. George of Maesderwen, Pontypool, colliery clerk weigher, Geo. Bennett of 14 Wern Tce., High St., Pontypool, colliery clerk, Wm. Harvey, Wainfelin Ave., Pontypool, insurance agent. Fred. Rossiter, Hanbury Rd., Pontnewynydd, colliery banksman, Jas. Bailey of 55 Blaendare Rd., Pontypool, caretaker, Percy Ford of Queen St., Pontypool, brick yard foreman, Rich. Bevan, The Turnpike, Pontypool, glass worker. 31 Aug 1940 

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 D1930/9 Plan of proposed Sunday School building [20th century] 

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