Find your ancestors in Montgomeryshire Marriages

Discover your Welsh relatives through the Montgomeryshire Marriages. You will find out your ancestor’s wedding day, names of those who attended and where their wedding took place. The records includes over 85,000 marriages in the historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire.

Each of the records includes a transcript of the original marriage registers. The information in each record can vary, but many will include a combination of the following:

  • Name
  • Birth year
  • Bride’s name
  • Bride signed
  • Groom’s name
  • Groom signed
  • Date
  • Location
  • Minister
  • 1st Witness’ name
  • 2nd Witness’ name
  • 3rd Witness’ name
  • Bride’s age
  • Groom’s age
  • Year
  • Bride’s parish
  • Bride’s county
  • Bride’s marital status (widow or spinster)
  • Bride’s occupation
  • Groom’s marital status (widower or bachelor)
  • Groom’s occupation
  • Notes
  • By licence
  • Dedication

Discover More about the Montgomeryshire Marriages

Montgomeryshire is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. The county was abolished and amalgamated with Radnorshire and Breconshire to create the county of Powys in 1974. The records also includes the villages of Mallwyd and Llanymawddwy of the historic county of Merionethshire, which bordered Montgomeryshire. The two towns were considered under the Montgomeryshire jurisdiction at different times and therefore included in these records.

Civil registration of marriage did not start until 1837, which makes these records very valuable to your ancestry research.