Extract from the Breconshire Quarter Sessions 1798

"Chief Constables appointed for the year ensuing Extract 1853


  • Thomas Denston of Llangorse
  • William Price Pant yr Noyadd in Crickadarn
  • Merthyr

  • Thomas Watkins of Car Bwlla in Dyffryn-honddu
  • David Williams of Tynnant in Aberyskir
  • Penkelly

  • Watkin Parry of Glanwysk in Llanvrynach
  • James Hall of Trewalter in Llanywern
  • Crickhowell

  • William Powell of Cwmdu
  • John Adams of Llangattock
  • Builth

  • David Morgan of Park in Llangammarch
  • Thomas Evans of Llethir du in Llanavan Vawr
  • Devynnock

  • Owen Price of Cray in Devynnock
  • Griffith Powell of Penderin upper Division"
  • Each parish appointed a constable who had a wide range of duties which included: -

    Parishes were grouped into Hundreds and the parish constables supervised by the Chief, or High Constables of the Hundred, like those appointed at the Brecon Quarter Sessions above. These Chief Constables also assisted the Lord Lieutenant of the County. This system prevailed until the setting up of proper police constabularies in the nineteenth century.

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