the former

Abergavenny Jewish Community

Monmouthshire, Wales



Page created: 26 December 2016
Latest revision or update: 26 December 2016

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.

Search the All-UK Database

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



Explanation of Terms   |   About JCR-UK  |   JCR-UK home page

Contact JCR-UK Webmaster:

JGSGB  JewishGen

Terms and Conditions, Licenses and Restrictions for the use of this website:

This website is owned by JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. All material found herein is owned by or licensed to us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your own personal use. You may not post material from this site on another website without our consent. You may not transmit or distribute material from this website to others. You may not use this website or information found at this site for any commercial purpose.

Copyright © 2002 - 2024 JCR-UK. All Rights Reserved