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This grave is of particular interest because of the circumstances of the death of Herbert Davies which is recounted below from a newspaper report of the time.

29-Mar-1826 DAVIES Thomas
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Davies of this Parish died March the 29th 1826 Aged 28

Also Joseph Jones son of Joseph Jones died August 18th 1831 aged 5 months

Also Charles son of the aforesaid Thomas Davies died May 11 1837 aged 12 years
18-Aug-1831 JONES Joseph
11-May-1837  DAVIES Charles
DAVIES Herbert 17-Oct-1861
Sacred to the memory of Herbert Davies late of Llantilio … died Oct 17th 1861 Aged 35 years

Additional information about this grave from contemporary newspaper reports

The following article appeared in the Illustrated Usk Observer and Raglan Herald on 26 October 1861


On Tuesday the 15th inst., Mr. Herbert Davies, miller, of Llantillio Crossenny, was returning home from Abergavenny market in his cart, drawn by two horses, when near Llanvapley, one of the horses, it is supposed from fright, became restive, which resulted in the cart being wheeled on to a bank by the road-side, and being thereby over turned the unfortunate man being thrown out, and the cart, and a piece of machinery he was conveying home for Mr. Powell, of the Park farm, falling on top of him. A lad named George Watkins, who accompanied him, finding he was unable by his own exertions to extricate the sufferer, ran for assistance, which being obtained, Mr. Davies was taken from his painful position, and conveyed home. Medical aid was procured as speedily as possibly, when it was found the unfortunate man had sustained severe injuries to his spine; concussion of the brain intervened, and terminated his existence on the following Thursday morning. An inquest was held on Saturday, when a verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned, and the mortal remains of deceased were deposited in their final resting place, in Llanvapley churchyard, on the next day, (Sunday), in the presence of some 200 people, who had attended to pay their last respects to the memory of deceased. Mr. Davies leaves a wife and two children to lament their untimely bereavement.