KEMEYS COMMANDER: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

The OGRE

The Church

The chuch of All Saints is held with Bettws Newydd and has some interesting features. A small low screen divides the nave from the presbetery, taking the place of the usual chancel arch as the whole building is contained under one roof; the screen is plain and not of good workmanship, the only ornamentation being slight columns with crocketed pinnacles on each side of the entry. The altar slab, apparently not pre-Reformation, is severly mounted on plain stone squares and in keeping with the austere lines of the building. There are also a modern terfoiled aumbry and a piscina in the south wall. The east window is Perpedicular and high, and on the south side of the nave is an exceedingly small window which lighted the former rood-loft. The beams of the slightly flattened barrel roof and the wall-plate are of some age. The font is octagonal. The small south door has been built-in and entrace to the building is through the timbered west porch above which is a turret containing two bells, one of which is of 13th century date but slightly smaller than those at Gwernesey. Only the stpes and base remain of the churchyard cross. In the middle of the 16th century the provision of a light in the church, probably that before the high altar, was charged upon three aces of land in the parish. The church house in the hamlet retains many features of the Renaissance period.
Monmouthshire, It's History and Topography, C.J.O. Evans, ~1950

The Graves

Date Surname Other Name Thumbnail MI
12-Apr-1922 PARKER John In loving memory of / John Parker / of this parish / who died April 12th 1922 / aged 76 / and Mary Ann his wife / who died April 27th 1921? / aged 75
27-Apr-1921? PARKER Mary  
12-Nov-1819 MORGAN Richard In memory of / Richard Morgan / of the Upper House / in this parish who died / ..November XII / MDCCCIX / aged LV years
05-Mar-1827 PROSSER John Sacred to the memory of / John Prosser third son of / Thomas Prosser of the Turmont? / in the parish of Clodock? in the / County of Hereford by Eliz. / his wife who departed this life / the 5th day of March 1827 in / the 34th year of his age
24-Aug-1869 MORGAN Eleaner ... / Eleanor Relect of .. / Thomas Morgan / Born February 12 .. / died August 24th 1869
16-Apr-1828 RICHARDS William Here lie the remains of Mr William Richards / of this parish Gent / who departed this life April 16th 1828 / in the 77th year of his age
08-Jun-1830 RICHARDS William Also the remains of Ann / widow of Mr William Richards of this parish, gent / who departed this life the 8th day of June 1830 / in the 88 year of her age / This tomb not to be unbound / Till the .. trumpet sounds
    Elizabeth ... / Elizabeth / [stone badly damaged]
17-May-1857 JONES William In memory / of William Jones of the .. / Llantillio Pertholey .. / .. in the parish of C.. in this county / who departed this life / May the 17th 1857 / aged 76 years
  JONES William Sacred / to the memory of Mary wife of / William Jones of Tre.. / the parish of Cw...oy in the .. / who departed this life the [stone damaged] .. / aged . 6 years
20-Jan-1882 POWELL   In remembrance of / Mrs .. Powell of this parish / reclict of the late Revd Thomas Powell / ... / ... Jan 20th 1882 / .. aged .2 years
18-Oct-1867 MORGAN   ... / William Morgan / of the parish / of Llanvrechva Lower / in this county / who died at Ponteer / Oct 18th 1867 / aged 60 years
02-Apr-1875 PRICE Edward In / affectionate remembrance / of / Edward Price / Lower House of this Parish / who died April 2nd 1875 / aged 55 years / Also of Ann / widow of the above / who died Nov 23rd 1897 / aged 75 years / ...
23-Nov-1897 PRICE Ann  
03-Jun-1892 GRIFFITHS William In loving memory of / William Griffiths / Church Farm in this parish / Died 3rd June 1892 / aged 75 years / "There remaineth therefore a rest / to the people of God" / And of Elizabeth his widow / who entered into rest March 13 1900 / in the 78th year
13-Mar-1900 GRIFFITHS Elizabeth  
22-Jul-1929 GRIFFITHS Helen In loving memory of / Helen / wife of Frederick Griffiths / died July 22nd 1929 / aged 79 / Also Frederick Griffiths / died Jan 19th 1959 / aged 84 / At Rest
29-Dec-1889 PHILLIPS James In loving remembrance of / James Phillips / of the Priory Mill, Abergavenny / who died 29th Dec 1889 / aged 73 years / Neither shall there be any more pain
31-Dec-1895 PHILLIPS Ann ... / Ann / wife of James Phillips / who died 31st Dec 1895 / aged 73 years / ...
03-Mar-1863 PHILLIPS Fredericx In memory of / Fredericx son of / James & Anne Phillips / of the Priory Mill Abergavenny / who died March 3rd 1863 / aged 1 year / and 9 months
18-May-1865 THOMAS William Sacred / to the memory of / William / fourth son of the late / Reverend James Thomas / and Mary his wife / who died 18th of May 1865 / aged 52 years / Also of / Elizabeth his wife / who died 31st Oct 1840 / aged 21 years / Also of Francis James / their son / who died 10th June 1840 / aged 10 months / ...
31-Oct-1840 THOMAS Elizbeth  
10-Jun-1840 THOMAS Francis James  
05-Mar-1828 PROSSER Thomas In / memory of / Thomas Prosser / of this parish / who died March 5th 1828 / aged 84 years / Also in memory of Thomas son / of the above Thomas Prosser / who died Aug the 28th 1853 / aged 68 years
28-Aug-1853 PROSSER Thomas  
  THOMAS James In memory of / the Revd Ja Thomas / .. of ... / juxta Usk and perpetua... [too faint]
20-Dec-1834? THOMAS Thomas .. of three children / of Thomas & Maria Thomas / Thomas died Dec 20 1834? aged 2 years / Richard died March 9? 1840? aged ... 3 months / Henry died Jan 26th 1843? aged 4 days?
09-Mar-1840? THOMAS Richard  
26-Jan-1843? THOMAS Henry .. of three children / of Thomas & Maria Thomas / Thomas died Dec 20 1834? aged 2 years /
1871 THOMAS Maria In memory of / Maria / wife of Thomas Thomas / of this parish / ... 1871 / .. / Also of the above Thomas Thomas / ... / aged 75 years
12-May-1858 DAVIES James In / memory of / James Davies / of this parish / who died May 12th 1858 / aged 73 years / .. / Also of Jane Davies / wife of the above / died Dec 13th 1869 / aged 85 years / And of James their son / who died July 4th 1891 / aged 65 years / Also of Thomas their son / who died May 14th ...
13-Dec-1869 DAVIES Jane  
04-Jul-1891 DAVIES James  
14-May-???? DAVIES Thomas  
12-Oct-1877 BRAIN Sarah In / memory of / Sarah Brain / of this parish / who died Oct 12 1877 / aged 82 years
24-Jun-1777 WILLIAMS   ... / daughter of / Williams of this .. / died June 24 1777 / aged 6 years / the body of the above / ..sser Williams who / departed this life / .. of November 17.2 / aged 63 years / Also lieth the body / ...beth widow of the above / ..sser Williams / ..ed this life Oct 27th .. / aged 94 years
Nov 1812 PROSSER Jacob Here / lieth the body of / Jacob Prosser .. / .. died Nov .. / .. 1812 aged .. years / ... son of the above / .. 22 1811 / Also to the memory of / Margaret Prosser / of this parish who died / ... 1843 / aged 94 years / Also / in memory of / John / son of the above / Jacob and Margaret Prosser / who died at Usk / on the 4th July 1871 / aged 94 years
1843 PROSSER Margaret  
      [Not readable] Anne Morgan
  POOLE Richard In memory / Richard Poole / killed in France / 1914-1918 war
21-Dec-1919? MORGAN Eleaner In / loving memory / of / Eleanor / the wife of / Thomas Morgan / of the parsonage in this parish / Died Dec 21st 1919? / aged 44 years / Peace perfect peace / Also of / Thomas Morgan / who died Dec 23rd 1944 / aged 76 years
05-Jan-1913 POOLE Eli In / loving memory / of / Eli Poole / ... [of this parish] / who died Jan 5th 1913 / aged 39 / Peace perfect peace / Also of their son / Wyndm Waters Poole / .. Dec .. 1825 aged 23 / .. / Rhoda widow of the above / died Oct 30th 1948 / aged 78
26-May-1898 WILLIAMS Asenith Mary In loving memory of / Asenith Mary / second daughter of / David & Charlotte Williams / of this parish / who died / at Wharton Lodge Ross May 26th 1898 / aged 28 years / ... / Also of the above / David Williams / who died January 28th 1913 / aged 82 years
28-Jan-1913 WILLIAMS David  
24-Nov-1910 POOLE Richard In loving memory of / Richard Poole / died Nov 24th 1910 / aged 78 / Also of Ann / wife of the above / died May 6th 1910 / aged 58 / Also of Edwin, their son / died Jan 12th 1900 / aged 27 / Also of Annie, their daughter / Died May 31 1891 / aged 11 / Gone but not forgotten
06-May-1910 POOLE Ann  
12-Jan-1900 POOLE Edwin  
31-May-1891 POOLE Annoe  
04-Feb-1878 PRICE William Dukes In affectionate remembrance / of / William Dukes Price / of the Goddard Arms Hotel Swindon / who died the 4th February 1878 / aged 33 years
27-Aug-1877 REES John Sacred / to the memory of / John Rees / who died Aug 27th 1877 / aged 55 years
18-Feb-1918 HAMPSHIRE Ellen In loving memory of / Ellen / beloved wife of / Henry Hampshire / died Feb 18th 1918 aged 65 years / "peace perfect peace" / Also of henry Hampshire / beloved husband of the above / who fell asleep Oct 14 1931 aged 86 years / at rest
31-Mar-1871 EVANS John In / affectionate / remembrance of / John Evans / of Pontypool / of this county / who died 31 March 1871 / aged 38 years / so teach us to number the / days that we may apply / our hearts unto / ...

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