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Mount Zion Monumental Inscriptions David Woolven

Recorded, typed and indexed by Mr David Woolven (Summer 1987) assisted by Mr Colin Gough. Many thanks to both and also the Gwent Family History Society.

1. Headstone. In loving memory of William Lewis who died April 7th 1928 aged 57 years

2. Headstone. In loving memory of Charles Morgan of Llanynant in this Parish died June 24th 1885 aged 34 years. Also of Martha Morgan, sister of the above who died April 3rd 1904 aged 57 years

3. Headstone. Fallen, too big to lift

4. Headstone. In loving memory of William Morgan of Llanynant in this Parish died February 11th 1878 aged 72 years. Also Miriamwidow of the above (unreadable) February 8th 1891 aged 76 years

5. Headstone. In loving memory of Mary Ann Lewis died May 28th 1879 aged 47 years. Also of James Lewis beloved husband of the above died May 18th 1902 aged 74 years.

6. Headstone. In memory of Elizabeth daughter of the Rev Lewis Lewis died Nov 1st 1857 aged 28 years. Also Elizabeth daughter of James & Mary Ann Lewis died Jan 27th 1915 aged 54 years

7. Slab. In hopes of a joyful Resurrection in Life Eternal, Here lie the Remains of the Revd Lewis Lewis who departed this life May the 26th 1852 in the 44th year of his age. He was a faithful Minister of this Church 16 years

8. Headstone. In loving memory of the Rev Joseph Lewis died May 24th 1894 aged 68 years. Also Emma wife of the above died September 3rd 1894 aged 62 years

9. Slab. Beneath this tomb lieth the Body of Marilla Williams of the Hamlet of Glascoed wo died Jan . . . 1828 aged . . . years

10. Headstone. In memory of . . . Ann . . . Charles . . . this life . . . May 1859 . . .

11. Slab. Hear Lieth the Remains of William James of this Parish who departed this life April 25th 1828 aged . . . years

12. Slab.In memory of Maria wife of William Morgan of the Parish of Lanhenock who died June 8 1849 aged 24 years

13. Box. Sacred to the memory of John Williams of the Parish of Langibby who died April 27 1827 aged 50 years. Also of Margaret, relict of the above, who died June 11 1844 aged 62 years.

Side 2. Sacred to the memory of Ann daughter of John & Margaret Williams who died Oct 28 1820 aged 8 years

14. Slab. In memory of John Morgan of the Parish of Lanvihangel Lantarnam who died May  ((15 1836??)) aged ((51??)) years. Also James Morgan son of the above died 29th May 1887 aged 72 years

15 Slab. . . . the wife of Thomas Morgan of this Parish who died May 11 1833 aged ((83??)) years

16. Slab. In memory of Jerimiah Griffiths died May 21st 1871 aged 53 years

Side 2. In memory of Emma wife of Jerimiah Griffiths who died Sep 1st 1909 aged 88 years

17. Headstone. In memory of Mary the daughter of Thomas & Mary Roberts of the Hamlet of Monkswood who departed this life the 22 day of December 1823 aged 8 years

18. Headstone (Top gone). Also of George Smith, son of the above died April 19th 1898 aged 47 years

19. Slab. In memory of Philip Williams of the Hamlet of Glascoed who died Sep . . . 1830 aged 77 years. Also of Elizabeth wife of the above died Nov 26th 1836 aged 69 years

20. Cross. In loving memory of Elizabeth, wife of Richard Arnold Died FebY 11th 1916 aged 78 years. Also of the aboveRichard Arnold died December 16th 1916 aged 86 years. “Peace, Perfect Peace”

21. Slab. Underneath lieth the Body of James Bodgett Morgan of this Parish who departed this life the 3 day of Dec ((1831??)) aged 77 years

Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour , as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. This is a bed of rest for (Missing) Where I do lie most quiet, Waiting in hope the morn of bliss To rise and be where Jesus is.

Also at base of Gravestone a small headstone has been added

R.W.

Could this be Roger Williams of Beech Farm - his grand-daughter was buried in neighbouring plot?

Transcribed by Alistair , Gill Pitt & Jenny Perkins 23rd September 2006

22. Headstone. In memory of Abbeigirl wife of Charles Lanworn of this Parish died 15 Oct 1874 aged 79 years. Also the above Charles Lanworn died 10th Nov 1874 aged 86 years

23. Headstone. Top gone (presumably in memory of Eliza, wife of - this fits with her age etc) . . . William White, Middle Farm, Pontypool died 21st Feb 1880 aged 53 years. Also of William White, son of the above died at Cwmynyscoy Pontypool 23rd Oct 1888 aged 24 years. Also of the above William White died Feb 27th 1895 died Feb 27th 1895 aged 72 years

24. Headstone. In memory of William Williams who died Nov 20th 1883 aged 63 years

25. Headstone. In loving memory of Mary the beloved wife of Robert Arnold who died Feb 4th 1914 aged 69 years. Also of John, beloved son of the above, who died Nov 2nd 1915 aged 32 years. Also of the above Robert Arnold who died Dec 11th 1926 aged 85 years

26. Headstone. In loving memory of Thomas Watkins beloved husband of Mary Watkins, Tynycae Farm, Llangibby died July 4th 1920 aged 67 years. Also their children, David, born July 19th 1903, died Nov 28th 1905. Gordon born July 16th 1905, died March 25th 1909. Also of Mary Watkins, beloved wife of the above died Aug 3rd 1949 aged 81 years

27. Headstone. In loving memory of Isaac Truman died Jan 15th 1917 aged 77 years. Also Naomi wife of the above died Dec 1 1936 aged 84 years

28. Headstone. In loving memory of my dear husband William Buck died July 8th 1904 aged 38 years

29. Headstone. In loving memory of William Williams died November 20th 1883 aged 63 years. Also of Esther wife of the above died October 3rd 1888 aged 68 years

30. Headstone. In memory of Mary Ann wife of William Jones of this Parish died 17th May 1868 aged 24 years. In memory of John son of William & Esther Williams of this Parish died 24th Sep 1873 aged 24 years. Also Thomas William, son of the above died 1st Feb 1876 aged ((15???)) years

31. Slab. In memory of Charles son of Charles & Hannah Harris of this Parish who died March 6th 1859 aged 10 months & 6 days

32. Headstone. In memory of Hannah Harris of Pontnewynydd died January 6th 1910 aged 78 years. Also of Charles Harris husband of the above died Sept 27th 1911 aged 82 years. Also of their two children. Charles died March 6th 1859 aged 6 days. Thomas died May 6th 1863 aged 1 year & 5 months

33. Headstone. In loving memory of our dear parents. Mary Lewis died May 18th 1913 aged 49 years. Also William Lewis died Feb 15th 1933 aged 73 years

34. Headstone. In loving memory of Rachel the beloved daughter of John & Martha Lewis of Upper House, Glascoed who died March 3 1911 aged 16 years

35. Headstone. In loving memory of Hannah Williams of Bryn Farm who died March 7th 1917 aged 69 years. Also of Henry, husband of the above who died Jan 23rd 1919 aged 75 years

36. Headstone. In loving memory of James Sainsbury who died June 15th 1895 aged 65 years. Also of Maria wife of the above died January 29th 1918 aged 77 years

37. Headstone. In loving memory of Mary Ann beloved wife of Henry Williams of the Parish of Panteg died April 16th 1900 aged 56 years. Also of the above Henry Williams died Dec 28th 1912 aged 72 years

38. Headstone. In loving memory of Henry Watkins who died in May 1905 aged 87 years. Also Maria his wife who died in Aug 1907 aged 87 years

39. Headstone. In loving memory of Clara Maria the beloved wife of Frederick Large of New Inn who died June 21st 1904 aged 26 years

40. Slab. In loving memory of Elizabeth beloved wife of Edward Rees died October 23rd 1937 aged 81 years

Side 2. In loving memory of Edward Rees of New Inn died September 1st 1897 aged 46 years

41. Headstone. In memory of Ruth M Watkins daughter of Henry & Maria Watkins who died 15th March 1885 aged 21 years

42. Headstone. None

43. Headstone. In memory of Alfred son of Henry & Maria Watkins died 24th Dec 1875 aged 10 years. Also John Watkins son of the above who died in America 10th Sept 1882 in the 21st year of his age

44. Headstone. In loving memory of John Williams of Glascoed died March 8th 1876 aged 57 years. Also in memory of David son of the above who was accidentally killed at South Preston, Austrailia July 3rd 1888 aged 24 years. Also in loving memory of Eliza Williams wife of the above died July 17th 1909 aged 81 years

45. Headstone. In loving memory of Fanny beloved wife of William Stephens, late of Cefn Ila in this Parish who died Oct 23rd 1887 aged 47 years. Also of the above William Stephens who died March 14th 1925 aged 84 years

46. Headstone. In loving memory of Alfred son of James and Maria Jones of Lasgarn Cottage, Abersychan died May 7th 1897 aged 11 months. Also of Maria beloved wife of James Jones died April 7th 1916 aged 57 years. Also of the above James Jones died April 1st 1921 aged 69 years

47. Headstone. In loving memory of Philip Williams of Beech Farm died January 24th 1903 aged 63 years. Also of Ann wife of the above died Dec 22nd 1920 aged 71 years

48. Cross. In loving memory of Emily Ann beloved wife of James Parry, Greenpool, died Oct 2nd 1918 aged 44 years. Also of James Parry, beloved husband of Emily ((missing month)) 20th 1957 aged 88 years

49. Headstone. In loving memory of Martha wife of John Jenkins of Glascoed who died May 13th 1893 aged 61 years. Also in loving memory of Martha daughter of the above died July 13th 1906 aged 42 years

50. Headstone. In loving memory of Mary beloved wife of John Williams of this Parish who died July 18th 1880 aged 62 years. Also of the above, John Williams who died November 4th 1889 aged 54 years

Additional transcription by Alistair Pitt below:

51. Headstone (pictured below). Sacred to the memory of JAMES PITT who departed this life May 29th 1929 Aged 73 years and of MARY ANN PITT his wife who departed this life June 8th 1935 Aged 78 years. Also two children, Eva & Stanley who died in infancy.











52. In loving memory of Ellen, wife of Reginald T. Perrott. Died 22nd May 1961, Aged 81 years. “Peace, Perfect Peace” Also of her husband Reginald T. Perrott. Died 15th Dec 1963 Aged 84 years.

53. In Loving Memory of FRANCIS MORGAN who died Oct 28th 1876, Aged 57 years. JOHANNA MORGAN, his wife, Died Feb 10th 1896, Aged 52 years. “They rest in peace”