Powys Family History Society – Helping you to Research your Family History in Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire


Editor: Jenny Caines, The Old Manse, Scarr, Lydeard-St-Lawrence, Taunton. TA4 3RH.

Email: jennyscarr73@hotmail.com

The Cronicl is sent out to members three times a year, in early  April, August and September. A good half of each Cronicl is made up of members contributions, which are always welcomed. If you have a story to tell, please send it in for our consideration: it doesn’t have to be perfectly presented or of any specific length. Every article received will be acknowledged. I look forward to hearing from you!

In the next few issues look out for the following subject matter:

Richard Morgan of Cerig-y-dwr, Trecastle

The story of a house: Pwll Uchaf in the Usk Valley.

‘Looking for the Sailor’ – an account of the life of Welshman James Penton.

The Evans family of The Held, near Brecon, ….. and several other fascinating articles to appear in due course

A snippet from Cronicl 105, taken from the Hereford Times, 2nd December 1854, “HORSE FAILURE DELAYS LOCAL MAIL”. The paper decried the fact that ‘Parry and his four-in-hand’ from the Gloucester and Brecon Mail had been replaced by a London Mail delivery which was apparently less than reliable!


If you could see your ancestors, all standing in a row, would you be proud of them, or don’t you really know?

Some strange discoveries are made in climbing family trees; and some of them you know, do not particularly please.

If you could see your ancestors, all standing in a row, there might be some of them perhaps, you wouldn’t care to know.

But there’s another question which requires a different view…If you could ‘meet’ your ancestors, would they be proud of you?

The source for the poem above was Dilys Glover, a founder member of Powys FHS and longtime President until her death in early 2019.