Place:Montgomeryshire, Wales

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NameMontgomeryshire
Alt namesMontgomerysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sir Drefaldwynsource: Wikipedia
Trefadldwynsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 787
TypeHistoric county
Located inWales
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Montgomeryshire, also known as Maldwyn is one of thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales. It is named after its county town, Montgomery, which in turn is named after one of William the Conqueror's main counsellors, Roger de Montgomerie, who was the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury.

Montgomeryshire today constitutes the northern part of the principal area of Powys. The population of Montgomeryshire was 59,474 according to the 2001 census, with a low population density of 30 people per square km.

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