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Abergavenny Jewish Community

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Town of Abergavenny

Abergavenny (in Welsh: Y Fenni), a market town at the confluence of the river Usk and its Gavenny tributary in southeast Wales, has a population of about 10,000.  It lies about 15 miles west of Monmouth and some six miles from the border with England.

Until 1974, Abergavenny was a municipal borough in the county of Monmouthshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was within the district (later borough) of Monmouth in the newly-formed county of Gwent. In 1996, It became part of the reconstituted county of Monmouthshire, a unitary authority covering sixty percent of the area of the historic county (remaining within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).

Abergavenny Jewish Community

There were a number of Jewish residents of Abergavenny in the mid-nineteenth century, although there is no knowledge of an organised Jewish congregation or Jewish cemetery.


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The records in the database associated with Abergavenny include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Abergavenny during the 1770s (1 record), 1810s (6 records), 1840s (4 records), 1850s (4 records) and 1860s (1 record).
 

 

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to former counties

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

 

 

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