Upper Kathlea
Upper Kathlea
(Kathlea = Celliau = Groves)

Upper Kathlea is a grade II listed building

Map of Upper Kathlea Farm in 1843

Many references are simply to Gelli/Kellye/Kathlea/Celliau etc, without specifying whether Upper or Lower. Prichard families lived in both well into the 18th century and it seems most likely that they were two branches of the same family. Lower Kathlea is the older of the two, built 1500-1550 (though there may, of course, have been an earlier dwelling), and seems originally to have consisted of two attached, self-contained houses. Upper Kathlea was built about a century later, but it isn't clear whether it was intended as a grander house or simply as a dwelling for a junior member of the family.

 

1611 Bradney Marriage settlement drawn up between James Prichard, the son of Richard John ap Ievan and Catherine, neice of Sir Roger Bodenham.

1660 Memorials Jane Prichard (nee Powell), wife of John Prichard of Kellye, died aged 66.

1697/1711 Miscellanea William Prichard of Kellye/Kellie.


1711 Bradney Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of William Prichard, married James Watts, after which the family no longer lived here.

Memorials
1714 John Prichard of Upper Kellye died aged 69.
1731 Anne, second daughter of William Prichard of Kellye, died aged 13.
1731 Elizabeth, eldest daughter of William Prichard of Kellye, died aged 17.
1738 Susana Watkins, daughter of John Prichard of Upper Kellye, died aged 30.
1763 Mary, daughter of John Prichard, died aged 50.

1839 Monmouthshire Merlin Upper Kellye Farm for sale


1841 Census: Kelloe
Ann Powell
Elizabeth Powell
Ann Powell
Cynthia Powell
John Pritchard
George Radkins


80
60
60
90
25
19
Independent



Male servant
Male servant
Not Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
Not Monmouthshire
Not Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire

1843 Tithe survey John Powell rented 77 acres from Thomas Waters.

1850 Monmouthshire Beacon Cashlea(sic) Farm, 78 acres, currently occupied by Richard Williams, advertised for rent

1851 Census: Upper Kathleah
Pritchard Williams
Easter Williams
Mary Williams
Head
Wife
Serv
Mar
Mar
Unm
60
62
22
Farmer of 77 acres employing 2 labourers
Farmer’s wife
General servant
Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
Herefordshire

1861 Census: Upper Cellea
William Evans
Mary Evans
Gabriel Evans
Thomas Evans
Emmely Evans
William Evans
Mary Evans
Lela Evans
Eliza Tranter
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Dau
Son
Dau
Dau
Serv
Mar
Mar






Unm
36
30
11
9
7
5
3
1
16
Farmer of 77 acres of land

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar



Maid of all work
Llantilio Pertholey
Llangenny, Breconshire
Walterstone, Herefordshire
Llangattock Lingoed
Llangattock Lingoed
Llangattock Lingoed
Llangattock Lingoed
Llangattock Lingoed
Llangattock Lingoed

1871 Census: Upper Killeah
Charles Sayce
Ann Sayce
John Sayce
Charles Sayce
Sarah Sayce
James Sayce
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Dau
Son
Mar
Mar
Unm
Unm
43
56
18
16
14
12
Farmer of 77 acres

Farmer’s son
Farmer’s son
Scholar
Scholar
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Herefordshire

1881 Census: Upper Killea
Charles Sayce
Ann Sayce
Charles Sayce
Fredrick Sayce
Head
Wife
Son
Gr-son
Mar
Mar
Unm
Unm
53
52
27
2
Farmer of 78 acres
Farmer’s wife
Farmer’s son
Wormbridge, Herefordshire
Saint Devereux, Herefordshire
Kentchurch, Herefordshire
Walterstone, Herefordshire

1891 Census: Upper Kelleah
Arron Evans
Mary Evans
Minnie M. Evans
Effie Evans
Head
Wife
Daur
Daur
Mar
Mar
Unm
Unm
44
43
4
3
Farm labourer
Presteigne, Radnorshire
Llanigon, Breconshire
Llangattock Lingoed
Grosmont

1901 Census: Upper Kathlea
Thomas Davies
Martha Davies
Albert Davies
William Davies
Mary Davies
Arthur Davies
Elzabets Davies
Winifred Davies
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Dau
Son
Dau
Dau
Mar
Mar
Unm
Unm
Unm
Unm
Unm
Unm
46
45
18
16
14
11
8
6
Farmer (employer)

Farmer’s son
Farmer’s son
Llanvihangel Crucorney
Heywood, Lancashire
Llanvihangel Crucorney
Llanvihangel Crucorney
Llanvihangel Crucorney
Llanvihangel Crucorney
Llanvihangel Crucorney
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1911 Census: Upper Kathlea
Thomas Henry Davies
Martha Davies
Albert Abrahan Simcock Davies
Mary Alice Elizabeth Davies
Elizabeth Joan Davies
Head
Wife
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Married
Married (29yrs)
Single
Single
Single
56
55
28
24
18

Farmer

Farmer's Son Working on Farm
Farmer's Daughter Domestic
School Teacher

Monmouth Llanvihangel Crucorney
Lancashire Heywood
Monmouth Llanvihangel Crucorney
Monmouth Llanvihangel Crucorney
Monmouth Llanvihangel Crucorney
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Last updated September 2018