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"A market town, a parliamentary borough, the head of a Union, and a parish, chiefly in the hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 26 miles (SE by E) from Denbigh, 18 (ESE) from Ruthin, and 187½ (NW) from London; ..... and containing 12,921 inhabitants, of whom 5818 are in the townships of Wrexham Abbot and Wrexham Regis, forming the town."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1849, Samuel Lewis]
- Blackwell, Colin. From Wrexham to Fromelles (a Boy Soldiers short life) Hel achau, No. 104 (Mawrth / March 2010), p. 54-59.
- Bordessa, D. Old Wrexham [S.l.] : Adebo Press, c2008.
- Boyd, James I. C. The Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay railway Oxford : Oakwood Press, 1991
- Brooks, Ron. Rochdale, Wrexham, and the University tutorial class movement in north-west Wales, 1907-14 Welsh History Review 20 Welsh Journals Online
- Byrne, Kathryn. St Mary's Cathedral Wrexham Werxham : Bridge Books, 2007.
- Chaloner, Joan. Wrexham hospitals Wrexham : Bridge Books, 2005.
- Chirk Castle, Wrexham / Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol = The National Trust. Rev. ed [Swindon?] : National Trust, 2007 [reprinted 2009]
- Cliffe, Vic. Helping the needy in Wrexham Hel achau, No. 93 (July 2007), p. 14-15
- Crocker's Wrexham directory and postal guide for 1881-82, ... Shrewsbury : Crocker, 
- Davies, Gareth M. and Peter Jones. Wrexham Football Club, 1872-1950 Stroud, Gloucs. : Tempus, 2000.
- Davies, Grahame. Real Wrexham Bridgend : Seren, 2007.
- Davies, Jonathan. John Bury and the emerging middle class of Victorian Wrexham Trafodion (Denbighshire Historical Society), Vol. 55 (2007), p. 144-164.
- Dodd, A H (ed). A History of Wrexham, Denbighshire Wrexham 1990 (& 1957)
- Early Methodism in and around Wrexham c.1750-1805 / by the editor. Bathafarn, Vol. 18 (1963), p. 22-41
- Fletcher, Allan. Richard Gwyn - Wrexham's martyr Clwyd Historian = Hanes Bro Clwyd. No. 49 (Autumn 2002), p. 10-12
- Herbert, Reg. Wrexham and district Wrexham : Wrexham Advertising Services, [1996?]
- Hornsey, Brian. Ninety years of cinema in Wrexham [Wrexham] : Brian Hornsey, 1990.
- Jones, Beryl M. The clockmakers and watchmakers of Wrexham 1650-1900 Trafodion (Denbighshire Historical Society), Vol. 56 (2008), p. 101-120
- Jones, Derek M. and Beryl M. Wrexham breweries and inns Wrexham : Bridge Books, 2001.
- Jones, John Solicitor, Wrexham. Wrexham and its neighbourhood 2nd ed. Wrexham : R. Potter, 1868.
- Jones, Peter. Wrexham Derby : Breedon, 1992.
- Jones, Russell H. Wrexham villages Volume 1, West. Wrexham : Bridge Books, 1991.
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- Lloyd, H A (ed) Wrexham and District Wrexham 1970
- Lloyd, Terry. Wrexham and district guide Wrexham : Wrexham Advertising Services, 1989.
- Nineteenth century Wrexham : Ltd ed: 400 copies. Wrexham : Wrexham Library & Information Service, 1997.
- Palmer, Alfred N. A history of the older nonconformity of Wrexham and its neighbourhood Wrexham 1888
- Palmer, Alfred Neobard. History of the town of Wrexham Wrexham : Bridge Books, 1997.
- Palmer, Alfred Neobard. History of the thirteen country townships of the old parish of Wrexham, and of the townships of Burras Riffri, Erlas, & Erddig Wrexham : Printed for the author by Hughes and Son, 1903.
- Pratt, Derrick. Memories of the Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway, 2, a personal odyssey Denbighshire Historical Society 48 1999
- Pratt, Derrick. One small corner of Wrexham Clwyd Historian = Hanes Bro Clwyd. No. 48 (Spring 2002), p. 1-4
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- Williams, Gwyneth. Wrexham and district Loggerheads : S.B. Publications, 1990
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Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civiladministrative district of Wrexham Regis :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Bradley Road||Baptists (English language)||100|
|Chester Street||Baptists (English language)||180|
|Bersham Road||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||320|
|Hill Street||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||300|
|Smithfield Road||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||150|
|Victoria Hall||Calvinistic Methodists (English language)||420|
(plus 68 at Pentrefelin)
|Chester Street||Congregationalists (English language)||235|
|Pen y Bryn, Salusbury Park||Congregationalists (English language)||400|
|Lord Street||FC (sic) (English language)||100|
|Brynyffynnon||Wesleyans (English language)||375|
|Hightown Mission||Wesleyans (English language)||221|
|Jerusalem, Egerton Street||Wesleyans||258|
|Talbot Road||Primitive Methodists (English language)||130|
|King Street Mission House||Christians (English)||70|
- The following nonconformist registers for the Wrexham area are held at the Public Record Office, Kew.
They may be viewed on microfilm at LDS Family History Centres; and at the Denbighshire Record Office, the Flintshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
The baptisms have also been incorporated into the I.G.I., as part of an "official extraction" programme :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Type of Record||Years Covered|
|Abbot Street||Calvinistic Methodist||Births and Baptisms||1811 - 1837|
|Old Meeting House,|
|Independent / Baptist||Births and Baptisms||1779 - 1837|
|Pentrefelin||Independent||Births and Baptisms||1832 - 1837|
|Pen y Bryn||Independent||Baptisms||1784 - 1837|
|Wern||Independent||Births and Baptisms||1808 - 1837|
|Brynffynnon||Wesleyan||Births and Baptisms||1818 - 1837|
|Salop Road||Wesleyan||Baptisms||1813 - 1837|
- The following nonconformist registers for the Wrexham area are held either at the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin (DRO) or at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (NLW).
The Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices have photocopies of those registers which have been deposited in the National Library.
These registers have not been filmed; and they have not been incorporated into the I.G.I. :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Type of Record||Years Covered||Held at|
|Baptist||Burials||1864 - 1904||DRO|
|Abbot Street||Calvinistic Methodist||Baptisms||1811 - 1888|| |
|Seion, Regent Street||Calvinistic Methodist||Baptisms||1707 - 1718||NLW|
|Seion, Regent Street||Calvinistic Methodist||Baptisms||1811 - 1960|| |
|Seion, Regent Street||Calvinistic Methodist||Burials||1715 - 1718||NLW|
|Victoria Hall||Calvinistic Methodist||Births and Baptisms||1958 - 1981|| |
|Ebeneser, Queen Street||Congregational||Marriages||1982 - 1984||DRO|
|Poyser Street||Methodist||Baptisms||1965 - 1966||DRO|
|Poyser Street||Methodist||Marriages||1912 - 1972||DRO|
|"Circuit"||Primitive Methodist||Baptisms||1843 - 1884||DRO|
|"Circuit"||Wesleyan||Baptisms||1855 - 1896||DRO|
|Brynffynnon||Wesleyan||Marriages||1863 - 1889|
1899 - 1970
When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Wrexham was assigned to the No. 4 ("Wrexham") sub-district of the Wrexham Registration District; which, initially, was co-extensive with the Wrexham poor law Union.
In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Wrexham are in the format :
- Years 1837 - 1851: Wrexham XXVII. nnn
- Years 1851 - 1930: Wrexham 11b. nnn
(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)
You can see pictures of Wrexham which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Wrexham has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries
On Clwyd FHS's site there is a diagram showing parish names/positions with links to pages for the parish church
Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ336499 (Lat/Lon: 53.042213, -2.991845), Wrexham which are provided by:
- In 1831- the population was 11,521.
- In 1901- the population was 15,821.
[ Royal Commission on the Welsh Church - October 1907]