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Brecknockshire Resources

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Brecknockshire County (Historic)

Brecknockshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), one of thirteen historic counties, was created following the Act of Union of 1535.

AKA: county of Brecknock (English spelling) and incorrectly as county of Brecon

Breconshire - created by the Local Government Act of Wales 1889 replaced Brecknockshire.

Powys county – created under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1972 effective April 1, 1974 replaced Breconshire. Some communities in the south of the county became parts of Mid Glamorgan and Gwent counties.

Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 effective April 1, 1996 small parts of the former county of Breconshire joined the newly created counties of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Monmouthshire.

The kingdom of Brycheiniog (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog) was probably founded by Irish raiders in the late fifth century. Traditionally, it was founded by (and named after) a Hiberno-Welsh prince named Brychan out of the old Welsh kingdom of Garth Madrun (believed to have been centered on Talgarth) in the mid-5th century, though this event is shrouded in legend.

External Brecknockshire Resources

External Brecknockshire Genealogy Resources

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