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"BLAENPORTH (BLAEN-PORTH), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (E. by N.) from Cardigan, on the road to Aberystwith, containing 695 inhabitants. The lands in this parish are nearly all enclosed, and in a good state of cultivation. The living, formerly a prebend in the college of St. David's at Llandewy-Brevi, and rated as such in the king's books at 6, is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with 800 royal bounty, and 800 parliamentary grant, and in the alternate patronage of the Earl of Lisburne and J. V. Lloyd, Esq., who are impropriators of the tithes of the parish, and pay 8 per annum to the curate..............."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]

Cemeteries

The Memorial Inscriptions index has been produced by Dyfed FHS for Blaen-porth:[ Dewi Sant, Bryn Mair, Bryn Seion. Mwnt: Blaen-cefn.]

Church History

St David's Church  - photograph on  Dyfed FHS BLAENPORTH, St. David 1829-1830 - on the Church plans online site

Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,   Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants.

Parish entry for Blaenporth with Tremaen from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1716-1992. Marriages 1716-53,1767-1837. Burials 1716-1991  NLW/Cer.RO
Copy typescripts PR CB 1716-1812, M 1716-53 NLW
Bishops Transcripts;
1674-6, 1678, 1680-9, 1700, 1702, 1704-5?, 1802-60, 1862, 1865-6 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1802-66

Nonconformist Chapels;   see Chapels database

Cardiganshire Family History Society - Index to deaths and burials in Cardiganshire from non-conformist records is available on fiche. Check details on their site, for this parish includes ; Brynmair (Ind., 1861-81).

Description and Travel

The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D.   UWP,   Cardiff, 1976.  These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

Places, villages, farms etc within Blaen-porth   as shown on the online parish map from the CD of  Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)

Description of the parish of  Blaen-porth from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910

History

Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. This 1907 print  has now been reprinted. The brief section relating to this parish is on pages 204/5; the last 2 incumbents of the church were the Rev Mr John Thomas and the Rev Mr John Williams. Mentions Tyllwyd , the seat of John Vaughan Esq.

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Held at the NLW ;

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Schools

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847

 

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