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KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE 1901 - KEMEYS-COMMANDER
Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire,1901
The proprietors trust that the present Edition of Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire may be found at least equal in accuracy to the previous ones. Every place in Monmouthshire, and every parish will again be found to be included in the book. The Letters M.O.O. and S.B. are abbreviations adopted by H.M. Post Office to represent Money Order Office and Savings Bank.
KEMEYS-COMMANDER
KEMEYS-COMMANDER is a small parish, on the river Usk, 1 mile south-west from Nantyderry station on the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford section of the Great Western railway, and 3 miles north-west-by-north from Usk, in the Southern division of the county, hundred and union of Pontypool, petty sessional division and county court district of Usk, rural deanery of Raglan, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of All Saints is an ancient building of stone, in the 14th century style of architecture, consisting of a chancel separated from the nave by a screen, with stone altar, western porch and a western turret containing 2 bells. There are 60 sittings. The register dates from the year 1813 only.

The living is a perpetual curacy, net yearly income. 53, including about 40 acres of glebe, in the gift of Thomas Phillips Price esq. and held since 1898 by the Rev, Herbert Sheppard M.A. of Clare College, Cambridge, who is also rector of Bettwys-Newydd with Trostrey, and resides at Bettwys-Newydd.

Thomas Phillips Price, esq. of Marks Hall, Kelvedon, who is lord of the manor, and A. Williams Esq. of Aberdare, are the principal landowners. The soil is gravelly; subsoil, red gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, turnips and mangolds. The area is 493 acres of land and 15 of water, rateable value, 568, & the population in 1891 was 61.

Parish Clerk, Richard Poole.

Letters through Usk arrive at 9 a.m. Nearest post office at Bettwys-Newvdd; box cleared at 4.30p.m. Usk is the nearest money order & telegraph office, 3 miles distant.

The children of this parish attend the National school at Bettws-Newydd for the united parishes of Bettws-Newydd, Kemeys-Commander & Trostrey.

PRIVATE
Evans Tom Morgan, Ty-draw

COMMERCIAL
Davies Daniel, farmer, Lower house
Griffiths Fredk. farmer, Church farm
Griffiths William, Bridge inn, & farmer
Morgan Thomas, farmer, Parsonage farm
Parker John, farmer, Kemeys house
Prosser Mary Elizabeth (Mrs.), toll.collector, Kemys bridge