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Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth

Hywel D Emanuel, National Library of Wales journal, Vol VIII/4, Winter 1954

Extracted onto the pages of GENUKI with the kind permission of the National Library of Wales

This is a complete extract of this article [Gareth Hicks July  2002].


In 1943 the Representative Body of the Church in Wales took the important step of depositing at the National Library the Records of the Church in Wales which had till then been preserved in the registries of the respective dioceses. The immense task of arranging and scheduling this vast collection of ecclesiastical archives is now approaching its completion, and it is abundantly clear that research workers in many fields will derive considerable assistance from consulting these archives.

The history of Nonconformity in Wales is one of the subjects for the study of which the Church in Wales Records are of prime importance. Both the Consistory Court Act Books and the Visitation Queries and Answers contain much helpful information on this topic. These present notes are based on a third class of documents relating to the same theme, viz., petitions made by Nonconformist groups to the bishop of their diocese, in accordance with certain Acts of Parliament, that their meeting houses should be licensed and registered in the bishop's court. The petitions of which abstracts are printed below are those relating to the diocese of Llandaff, which, in the period with which we are concerned, contained Monmouthshire and the greater part of Glamorgan.

'Religious Toleration is a liberty allowed by the government of a country where a particular form of religion is established or recognized, to practise some other form of religion or no religion at all'. 1. To twentieth century minds, such a liberty is an elementary and most reasonable principle. But in seventeenth century England and Wales, for example, such was by no means the case. Indeed the religious history of that century (as of the following century) was characterised by vicious bigotry on the one hand being gradually worn down and eventually conquered by dogged steadfastness under persecution on the other hand.   2. For example, the first Conventicle Act of 1664, reinforced by the second Conventicle Act of 1670, had made penal all meetings of more than five persons beyond a household, if any, for worship other than that prescribed by the Liturgy. The Test Act of 1673 and other persecuting acts of Charles II's reign made the enjoyment of the rights of citizenship dependent upon receiving the Communion according to the rite of the Church of England.

The passing of the Toleration Act in 1689 was a major factor in the expansion of Nonconformity, since it brought with it the repeal of many (though not all) of the oppressive measures previously in force against Dissenters in the practice of their faith. It granted them a limited freedom of worship, but did not extend to the Papists or the Socinians. In particular, it made it possible for groups of Dissenters to meet together without fear of punishment, subject to certain conditions.....

1 Chambers's Encyclopaedia sub 'Toleration, Religious'.

2.The story of Welsh Dissent in the seventeenth century is told by Dr. Thomas Richards in his series of works published by the National Eisteddfod Association. Mr. Emyr Gwynne Jones has made a special study of the plight of the Roman Catholics during the same century in his recent work Cymru a'r Hen Ffydd.

.....which included a provision that the doors of their meeting houses should not be locked or barred.' 1. However, not the least significant implication of the Toleration Act was that it cut across the principle of Anglican uniformity; and thereafter it was only a matter of time before the principle of toleration was fully admitted. Roman Catholic Emancipation was finally realised in the year 1829, but the disabilities relating to Jews were not removed until Queen Victoria's reign was far advanced.

The two relief acts under which the petitions summarised below were made were (1) the Toleration Act of 1689 ( 1 William and Mary, c. 18), entitled 'An Act for exempting their Majesties Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties of Certain Laws', and (2) an Act passed 1812 July 9 (52 George III, c. 155), entitled 'An Act to repeal certain Acts and amend other Acts relating to Religious Worship and Assemblies, and Persons teaching or preaching therein'. Those portions of both acts which are relevant to our purpose are printed below:

(1) (a) 'That if any Assembly of Persons dissenting from the Church of England shall be had in any Place for religious Worship with the Doors locked, barred, or bolted, during any Time of such meeting together, all and every Person or Persons, that shall come to and be at such meeting, shall not receive any Benefit from this Law . . .'

(b) 'That no Congregation or Assembly for Religious Worship shall be permitted or allowed by this Act, until the Place of such meeting shall be certified to the Bishop of the Diocese, or to the Archdeacon of that Archdeaconry, or to the Justices of the Peace at the General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County, City, or Place in which such meeting shall be held, and registered in the said Bishop's or Archdeacon's Court respectively, or recorded at the said General or Quarter Sessions; the Register or Clerk of the Peace whereof respectively is hereby required to register the same, and to give Certificate thereof to such Person as shall demand the same, for which there shall be no greater Fee nor Reward taken, then the Sum of six Pence'.

(2) And . . . from and after the passing of this Act no congregation or assembly for religious worship of protestants (at which there shall be present more than twenty persons besides the immediate family and servants of the person in whose house or upon whose premises such meeting, congregation, or assembly shall be had) shall be permitted or allowed, unless and until the place of such meeting, if the same shall shall not have been duly certified and registered under any former Act or Acts of Parliament relating to registering places of religious worship,................

1. Charles II's Declaration of Indulgence (1672  Mar. 15) had provided that Nonconformists (but not Roman Catholics) could meet for public worship in meeting places which had first been approved by the Crown; and three thousand five hundred licences for such meeting places had been issued within ten months (see R. W. Dale, History of English Congregationalism, p. 437). But the privilege was shortlived, and in 1673 the king was compelled to withdraw his Declaration as being unconstitutional.

...........shall have been or shall be certified to the bishop of the diocese, or to the archdeacon of the archdeaconry, or to the justices of the peace at the general or quarter sessions of the peace for the county, riding, division, city, town, or place in which such meeting shall be held; and all places of meeting which shall be so certified to the bishop's or archdeacon's court shall be returned by such court once in each year to the quarter sessions of the county, riding, division, city, town, or place; and all places of meeting which shall be so certified to the quarter sessions of the peace shall be also returned once in each year to the bishop or archdeacon; and all such places shall be registered in the said bishop's or archdeacon's court respectively, and recorded at the said general or quarter sessions, the registrar or clerk of the peace whereof respectively is hereby required to register and record the same; and the bishop or registrar or clerk of the peace to whom any such place of meeting shall be certified under this Act shall give a certificate thereof to such person or persons as shall request or demand the same, for which there shall be no greater fee nor reward taken than two shillings and sixpence; and every person who shall knowingly permit or suffer any such congregation or assembly as aforesaid to meet in any place occupied by him until the same shall have been so certified as aforesaid shall forfeit for every time any such congregation or assembly shall meet contrary to the provisions of this Act a sum not exceeding twenty pounds nor less than twenty shillings, at the discretion of the justices who shall convict for such offence'.

It is evident from the two acts quoted that ecclesiastical records, such as the groups mentioned previously in these notes, 1. are not the only source of information on the activities and centres of worship of Dissenters. The registration and licensing of Dissenters' meeting houses could also be carried out before Justices of the Peace; so that the records of the Quarter Sessions must also be consulted to complete the picture. 2. These present notes do not claim to cover all the available sources relating to Dissent and Dissenters, but merely present the contents of the collection of petitions now preserved amongst the records appertaining to the diocese of Llandaff at the National Library. There can be little doubt that this collection is the residue of a once larger group of such petitions, but the summaries printed below are offered as a contribution, within the limitations specified, to the study of the development of Nonconformity in Wales.

Over seven hundred petitions, which have been arranged alphabetically by parishes (or in some cases villages) and which cover the second half of the eighteenth...................

1.My colleague Mr. Elwyn Evans has published the text of a few documents relating to Nonconformity in Montgomeryshire in The Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol. LI (1950), pp. 135-41. Mr. E. D. Jones, in an article entitled 'Some Aspects of the History of the Church in North Cardiganshire in the Eighteenth Century' (Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales, Vol. 3, pp. 100-110), has shown the value of the episcopal visitation returns for the study of certain aspects of the growth of Methodism within the Church in Ultra-Aeron

2 It is interesting to note that a list of such licences taken from the Quarter Sessions Records for co. Glamorgan has been printed in the journal of the Historical Society of Welsh Congregationalists, Y Cofiadur, Rhifyn 20 (1950 Mawrth), pp. 72-8.

............... and the first half of the nineteenth century, have been preserved for the diocese of Llandaff. They afford information not only about the activities of the main Nonconformist denominations, viz., the Congregationalists, Baptists, and Methodists (Calvinistic and Wesleyan), but also about other less prominent sects, such as the Latter Day Saints and the Bible Christian Society. Even the Roman Catholics (whom the term 'Dissenter' is not usually considered to embrace, but who were sometimes referred to as 'Protesting Catholic Dissenters') figure in our list. I  have arranged the information which the petitions afford in the following order, indicating the end of each section by means of a semi colon:

HYWEL D. EMANUEL.


Aberavon.

1799, February 16; Baptist; a house called Sion chapel late in the tenure and occupation of William Thomas, carpenter; Jonathan Francis, Minister, Thomas Edwards, Minister, Rees Jones, Thomas David, Thomas Phillips, William Thomas, Rees Edward, Thomas David, Thomas Jones, William Thomas, John Singleton, Griffith Bowen, Evan David, Jenkin Thomas, Joseph Ellea(?); No. 1.

1801, July 10; Baptist; a house called Ebenezor Chapel late in the possession of Rees Powel; Thomas Phillip, Isaac Evan, Rees Edward, Thomas Jones, Rees Jones, David Evan, Evan David, Griffith Bowen, Thomas Edward, David John; No. 2. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1800, [July] 13.)

1811, June 20; Independent; a house called Carmell; Richard James, Minister, Daniel Daniel, David Thomas, William Owen, William David; No. 3. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, June 21.)

1822, October 24; Baptist; a new building called Moriah Chapel; Isaac Nathan of Taibach, parish of Margam, carpenter, one of the trustees of the said chapel, W. Jones, John Roberts; No. 4. (Endorsed: 1822, November 8)

Abercarn (parish of Mynyddyslwyn).

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1807, May 2); Independent; the dwelling house of Thomas Mathews called Cross-Heol; Thomas Lewis, David Thomas, Edward Edwards; No. 5.

1819, , October 4; Methodist; a school room; Henry Jones of the parish of St. Mellons, co. Monmouth, Dissenting Minister; No. 6.

Aberdare.

1804, October 15; Protestant; a house called Capel-drindod; Griffith Hughes, Minister, James Jacob, Timothy Davies, Morgan Rees; No. 7. (Endorsed: Certified 1804, October 16.)

Undated (endorsed: 1807, November 28); Particular Baptist; a house called Carmel; William Rees, Lewis Richard, Thomas Morgan; No. 8.

1810, October 13; Independent; a house called New Chapel; David William, Minister, William Pugh, Thomas Pugh, Mosses Hugs, Mark Gray, David Jones; No. 9. (Endorsed: Registered 1810, October 13.)

1810, November 9; Baptist; a house called Carmel; Rees Jones, Minister, Lewis Richard, Howel Evan, David Lewis, Richard Thomas, Morgan Morgan, William Lewis; No. 10. (Endorsed: Registered 1810, December 17.)

1812, April 13; Presbyterian; a meeting house called Ebenezer; Rev. Methusalem Jones, Lewis Laurance, deacon, William Williams and Evan Treharn, elders; No. 11. (Endorsed, Registered 1812, April 21.)

1813, March 27; Presbyterian; a building situated near Hirwaun Common; Richard Rees and Samuel Rees, gentlemen, of Wyrfa, parish of Aberdare, Thomas Evans, Minister, Thomas Rees, David Llewelyn, David Prichard; No. 12. (Endorsed: Registered 1813, May 28.)

1823, November 20; Independent; a house called Nebo; Joseph Harrison, David Jenkins, John Harrison, Thomas Harrison; No. 13. (Endorsed: 1823, November 21.)

1824, November 4; Protestant (endorsed: Methodist); a meeting house or chapel called Bethel; Benjamin Evans of the parish of St. Fagans, Preacher of the Gospel; No. 14. (Endorsed: 1824, November 26.)

1831, February 23; Welsh Calvinistic Methodist; a meeting house; Evan Griffiths of the parish of Aberdare, shopkeeper; No. 15.

1837, April 20; Independent; a house called Salem; Evan Thomas, Lewis Thomas, David Richards and William Edward, elders, Jonah Walters, Benjamin Lewis, Joseph Harrison, John Pugh, 'diacon', David Jenkins, John Harrison, Eustace Richards (it is uncertain exactly to whom the description 'elders' is intended to apply); No. 16. (Endorsed: 1837, May 4.)

1841, April 6; Baptist; a building called Abernant y Groes; William Lewis, William Howells, John Eynon, Solomon Lewis; No. 17. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1841, April 9.)

1842, December 19; Welsh Baptist; a building called, Orab Chapel; Jonathan Jones of the parish of Aberdare, coal weigher; No. 18. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, December 19.)

1842, December 19: Welsh Baptist; a building called Soar Chapel; Jonathan Jones of the parish of Aberdare, coal weigher; No. 19. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, December 19.)

1843, March 22; Welsh Independent; a building called Zoar Chapel; David Price of the parish of Aberdare, collier; No. 20. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1843, April 12.)

1848, October 4; Latter Day Saints; a house called Welsh Harp Public House, residence of Phillip Rees, situated in Commercial Street; William Howells of Aberdare; No. 21. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1848, October 4.)

Abergavenny.

1776, July 3; Independent; the house of Thomas Morgan; William Lewelyn, Minister, Thomas Morgan, John Jones, James Williams, William Phillips, Samuel Morgan; No. 22. (Endorsed: Registered 1776, July 11.)

1812, March 28; Calvinistic Methodist; a house called Ty Morgan; William Haverd, Minister, Evan Williams, Moggan Morgganans (sic), Griffith Davis, John Davids, Thomas Griffiths; No. 23. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, April 3.)

1814, June 27; Protestant; a house occupied by Ebenezer Skeel, schoolmaster, situated in Neville Street; William Watkins, James Jones Morgan, John Daniel, John Morgan, Ebenezer Skeel; No. 24. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, July 11.)

1816, February 15; Protestant; a room contiguous and joining to a house occupied by William Watkins situated in Neville Street; William Watkins, James Jones Morgan, Ebenezer Skeel; No. 25. (Endorsed: Registered 1816, February 28.)

1816, February 22; Baptist; a building situated in Frogmore Street; Micah Thomas, John Harris, George Conway; No. 26. (Endorsed: Registered 1816, March 7.)

1828, June 10; Baptist; a new chapel situated in Lion Lane; J. Wyke, John Daniel, James Daniel, John Williams, Jacob Wyke, Joseph Wyke, William Williams; No. 27. (Received by the diocesan registrar 1828, December 26, per Rev. William Jones, Baptist Minister, Cardiff.)

1829, November 4; Wesleyan; a new chapel situated in Castle Street; John Warrick Cloake, Wesleyan Minister, of Abergavenny; No. 28. (Endorsed: Registered 1829, November 12.)

1849, July 27; Protestant; a building called the Schoolroom under the Cymreigyddion Hall situate in Bibill Lane near Tudor Street, which is the property of Mr. Edward Lewis of Abergavenny, tinman, and lately occupied as the Abergavenny Charity School; George Ackrill of Abergavenny, druggist, William Abraham; No. 29. (Endorsed: Certicate dated 1849, July 27.) (This meeting house was registered with the archdeacon of Monmouth.)

Aberystruth.

1802, February 4; Protestant; the dwelling house of Benjamin Price; Benjamin Price, William Rees, John Edwards; No. 30. (Endorsed: Certified 1802, February 4.)

Undated (endorsed: 1803, February 23); Independent; the dwelling house of Anthony Jones; Daniel Phillips, John Jenkins, Minister, Edmund James; No. 31.

1819, May 8; Independent; a house called Salem; Rees Williams, William Edwards, Morgan Davies, Thomas Evans, William Thomas; No. 32. (Endorsed; 1819, May 26.)

1820, June 6. Baptist; a meeting-house situated at Fosemain; John Edwards of Abergavenny, tinman; No 33. (Endorsed; 1820, June 17.)

1820, June 20; Independent; a meeting house called Horeb near Crossnant; Daniel James of the parish of Aberystruth, farmer; No. 34. (Endorsed: 1820, June 22.)

1834, January 2; Independent; a house called Salem; Evan Evans, John Evans, William Phillip; No. 35; (Endorsed: 1834, January 3.)

1841, January ; Calvinistic Methodist; a house called Capel Gobaith; Daniel Prosser, John Jones, Evan Lloyd; No. 36. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1841, August 12.)

1849, March 19; Protestant (endorsed: English Primitive Methodists); the chapel and premises situated at Penycae in the holding and occupation of Robert Thatcher, William Witcombe, and John Tucker; Robert Tuffin of Tredegar in the parish of Bedwellty; NO. 37. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1849, March 26.)

Baglan.

1817, December 22; Baptist; a dwelling house called Tynytwod now in the occupation of Catharine Thomas; Edward John, William. Jones, Evan Llewellyn; No. 38. (Endorsed: 1817, December 26.)

1833, June 4; Independent; a house called Shiloh; David Watkin Jones, William. Jenkin, Richard Walters, John Jones; No. 39 (dated at Neath).

1833, June 6; Protestant; a house called the Shiloh; John Jones of Briton Ferry, engineer; No. 40.

Barry.

1822, March 26; Baptist; the dwelling house of Catherine Evan, widow, being part of the estate of the late Sir Samuel Rumley; the said Catherine Evan, David Evans, Minister, William Edward; No. 41. (Endorsed: Received 1822, March 27.)

Bassaleg.

1759, September 15; Independent; the house of Henry Morgan; William Williams, Henry Morgan, Thomas James, William Jones; No. 42. (Endorsed: Registered 1760, November 20.)

1761, June 12; Presbyterian; the house of William Harry called Bontnewydd; Roger Rogers, Minister, John Wiles, William. Jenkin, William Anthoney, James Watter, John William, John Thomas, Edward Thomas; No. 43 (dated at Newport). (Endorsed: Registered 1761, June 19.)

1805, March 28; Protestant; the dwelling house of Thomas Spencer at the Forge in Tredegar Park; the said Thomas Spencer, Michael Smith, Humphrey Parson, James Foxall, William Thomas; No. 44. (Endorsed: Certified 1805, April 2.)

1805, June 1; Independent; the dwelling house of William.Thomas called the New House; Rees Davies, Minister, William Thomas, Edward Bevan; No. 45.

1805, June 1; Independent; the dwelling house of Francis Bradley; Rees Davies, Minister, William Thomas, Edward Bevan; No. 46.

1805, July 5; Baptist; the dwelling house of James George; John Hier, Minister, William Hughes, John Samuel, Jonathan David, John Williams; No. 47.

1805, July 5; Baptist; the dwelling house of John Finney(?); John Hier, William Hugh, John William; No. 48. (Endorsed: Granted 1805, July 20.)

1805, July 10; Independent; the dwelling-house of John Gibbon; Rees Davies, Minister, William Thomas, Edward Edwards; No. 49. (Endorsed; Granted 1805, July 20.)

1805, July 10; Independent; the dwelling house of George Coslett; Edward Edwards, William Thomas, George Coslett; No. 50.

1805, July 29; Baptist; the house of Jane Phillips called Pant Glass; Jonathan David, William John, Harry Rees; No. 51.

1811, March 23; Wesleyan; a house in the occupation of William Richards; D. Rogers, Minister, William Thomas, Morris Morris, Thomas Lewis; No. 52. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, April 2.)

1815, December 15; Independent; a dwelling house called Pyecorner in the occupation of Edward Williams; Henry Jones, Minister, David Evans, Morgan Howells, Edmund David, Edward Waters, Thomas Morris, Thomas Powell, Edward Williams; No. 53. (Endorsed: Received 1815, December 26.)

1820, February 12; Wesleyan Methodist; the house of James Jones; William Brocklehurst of Newport, co. Monmouth, Minister; No. 54. (Note: Received 1820, March 6.)

1820, September 22; Particular Baptist; the dwelling house of John Williams situated near Fair Oak; the said John Williams; No. 55. (Endorsed: 1820, October 16.)

1826, May 1; Baptist; a building called Bethel. Chapel; John Evans, W. Jones. Robert Pritchard; No. 56. (Endorsed: Received 1826, May 1.)

1832, February 9; Protestant; a certain building; John Armitage, Minister of the Gospel; No. 57.

Bedwas.

1798, November 26; Independent; Ed Chapel; John Rees, Trustee, Edward Harries, Morgan Lewis, Thomas Thomas, John Rowland, John Harry, Thomas Lewis; No. 58.

1832, March 30; Independent; a chapel called Tabor; William Harris of Kellyhaf, blacksmith, deacon; No. 59. (Endorsed: 1832, April 19.)

1840, August 21; Baptist; a building called Hephsiba; William Williams, David Davies, Thomas Jones, Richard Evans; No. 60. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, August 24.)

Bedwellty.

1806, August 26; Independent; the house of William Miles called Rhydyblew; David Thomas, Richard Parry, William Miles; No. 61. (Endorsed: 1805 (sic), September 3.)

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1810, April 5); Independent; the Union Chapel; John Llewellin, Henry Miles, David Thomas, Minister, Evan Davies, Thomas Jones, Edmund James, John Williams, Robert Roberts, John Davies; No. 62.

1812, May 19; Independent; the dwelling house of John Williams called River Row No. 27; David Thomas, Minister, Daniel Rees, John Williams, Edmund James, William Saunders, Nicholas Rees, Mary Rees, John Coleman; No. 63. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, May 21.)

1812, June 29; Independent; the dwelling house of Edmund James, No. 7 South Coke Yard; David Thomas, Minister, Edmund Thomas, Morgan Rees, Rees Lewis, William Rees, Harry Jones, Daniel Rees; No. 64. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, July 4.)

1815, August 27; Baptist; a building of two messuages called Pwll Pant adjoining the Sirhowy Tram Road leading from Tredegar Iron Works to the town of Newport, in the occupation of William Meredith of the parish of Bedwellty, labourer, by lease from James Yorwarth, landlord; the said William Meredith; No. 65. (Endorsed: Received 1815, August 29.)

1817, June 16; Baptist; a building called Argoed Meeting House adjoining the Sirhowy Tram Road leading from Tredegar Iron Works to the town of Newport, in the occupation of David Richards and other trustees, by lease from James Yorwarth, landlord; the said David Richards, John Jenkins, William Jones; No. 66. (Endorsed: Received 1817, July 12.)

1817, August 25; Baptist; a building called Siloh; Thomas Hopkins, William Jones, Evan Llewellyn; No. 67. (Endorsed: 1817, August 28.)

1818, May 18; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); the dwelling house of David Lewis, farmer, called Nyaddwen; the said David Lewis, (subscription: Examined by me John Jenkins, Minister at Hengoed); No. 68. (Endorsed: 1818, May 21.)

1821, September 27; Baptist; a building called Penuel; William Jones of the town of Cardiff, Dissenting Minister, Thomas Thomas, Thomas Edwards; No. 69. (Endorsed: 1821, October 5.)

1822, August 29; Protestant (endorsed: Wesleyan); the dwelling house of James Prince, labourer, situated in Blackwood; William Baker of Cardiff, Preacher of the Gospel, the said James Prince; No. 70. (Endorsed: 1822, September 17.)

1826, April 14; Baptist; a new building called Nebo Chapel; William Jones of the town of Cardiff, Dissenting Minister, John Griffiths, Thomas Hopkins; No. 71. (Endorsed: Received 1826, April 19.)

1830, September 28; Baptist; a building lately erected called Libanus Chapel situated at Blackwood; Benjamin Williams of the parish of Mynyddislwyn, Dissenting Minister, Christmas Evans, Thomas Thomas; No. 72. (Endorsed: 1830, November 3.)

1831, July 18; Independent; a meeting house called Salem; Edward Jenkins, Pont Aberpengam, Dissenting Minister and Schoolmaster; No. 73. (Endorsed: 1831, July 21.)

1834, February 15; Protestant; a meeting house or chapel called Peniel; Owen Enos of the parish of Bedwellty, yeoman; No. 74. (Endorsed: Received 1834, February 17.)

1837, December 4; English Baptist; a building called the English Baptist Chapel situated near Sirhowy Bridge in the hamlet of Uwchlawrcoed; Roger Davies of Blackwood, shopkeeper, James Marychurch, William Jones; No. 75. (Endorsed: 1837, December 8.)

1838, February 22; Independent; a building called Zion; William Watkins, Minister of the Gospel, Henry Jones, Evan Bevan; No. 76.

1839, December 21; Independent; a dwelling house and premises in the occupation of David Davies and called Beillanlwyd (sic); John Jones of the parish of Mynyddislwyn; No. 77. (Endorsed: Direct to Revd J. Jones, Penmain, Blackwood, Monmouthshire.)

1840, April 15; Particular Baptist; a meeting house called Rhiwamoth situated at Aberbargoed; William Jones of the parish of Bedwellty, carpenter; No. 78. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, April 16.)

1840, April 23; Welsh Calvinistic Methodist; a meeting house called Rock; Evan Jones of the parish of Bedwellty, shopkeeper; No. 79. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, April 23.)

1841, September 6; Independent; a meeting house called Moriah; Edward Charles Jenkins, Woodland Cottage, Dissenting Minister; No. 80. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1841, September 6.)

1844, January 18; Independent; a building called Sion; William Watkins, Minister of the Gospel; No. 81. (Endorsed: Received 1844, January 18.)

1845, August 9; Independent; a building called Elim; William Watkins, Minister of the Gospel; No. 82. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1845, August 26.)

Bettws (co. Glamorgan).

1802, November 26; Baptist; houses called Tylacoch, in the tenure and occupation of John and Evan David, and Ty-isa in the occupation of Bartholomew Thomas; Thomas Edward, David Richard, John David, Bartholomew Thomas, Morgan Thomas; No. 83. (Endorsed: Certified on 1802, November 27.)

1802, December 25; Methodist; a house called Tyllwyd in the tenure and occupation of William Lewis; William Lewis, Richard Lewis, Enoch Lewis, David Evan, William Edward, William Thomas, Evan Thomas, Evan David, Richard Edge; No. 84.

1838, February 22; Particular Baptist; a building called the Baptist Chapel situated at Bettws; John James of the town of Bridgend, Minister of the Gospel, one of the trustees of the said building, William Thomas, John Gregory; No. 85. (Endorsed: 1838, February 23.)

Bettws (co. Monmouth).

1820. May 21; Independent; the house of James Loid; James Williams, pastor, Thomas James, John Jones, Phillip James, Thomas Watkin; No. 86. (Endorsed: 1820, May 22).

Bettws Newydd.

1816, February 24; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinist); a messuage or tenement called the Tump in the occupation of John Powell, farmer; Evan Williams of the parish of Goytrey, yeoman; No. 87. (Endorsed: Registered 1816, February 26.)

1818, January 4; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinist); a messuage or tenement called Bettws cottage in the occupation of William Lewis, yeoman; the said William Lewis; No. 88. (Endorsed: 1818, February 9.)

Bishton.

1814, April 8; Independent; a house called Hewl Andro occupied by William Edmonds, a farmer; David Thomas, William Edmonds, John Morgan, Richard Jones, James Williams, Minister; No. 89. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, April 14.)

1814, October 24; Independent; the dwelling house of Edward Tamplin; Evan Williams, Minister, Edward Tamplin, Isaac Bevan, George Reese, William Bevan, Francis Evans; No. 90. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, October 26.)

Blaenavon.

1812, March 28; Calvinistic Methodist; a house called Blaenavon Chapel; Rees David, Minister, Aaron Brute, David Thomas, John Samuel, John Rees, Edward Jones; No. 91. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, April 3.)

1840, June 16; Wesleyan; a new chapel called the Wesleyan Chapel; James Etchells, Wesleyan Minister of that Circuit; No. 92. (Endorsed: 1840, July 21.)

1840, August 24; Baptist; a dwelling house occupied by Llewellyn Davies situated in Stowy Road near Blaenavon Iron Works; William Jones of the town of Cardiff, Baptist Minister, Noah Jones, Daniel Jones; No. 93. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, November 21.)

1841, January 9; Independent; a building called Bethlehem Chapel; Thomas Griffiths of Blaenavon, Dissenting Minister of the Independent persuasion; No. 94. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1841, January 9.)

Blaina.

1850, February 25; Latter Day Saints; a room adjoining the Blaina Inn; Thomas Parry of the parish of Blaina; No. 95. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1850, February 25.)

Bonvilston.

1797, May 31; Anabaptist; a dwelling house belonging to Thomas Edwards called Rooklands; Thomas Edward, John William, Robart Thomas, Lewis Edward, Job Edward, David William; No. 96. (Endorsed: Registered the same day.)

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1810, February 24); Baptist; the dwelling house of John William; Richard Jones, David John, John Jenkin, Thomas Thomas, John Thomas, Lewis David, part for the whole; No. 97.

Bridgend, parish of Coity.

1809, January 24; Independent; a house called Tabernacle; Griffith Thomas, William Williams, David Howell, Morgan Lewis; No. 98. (Endorsed: 1809, January 27.)

1846, January 1; Independent; a building called Tabernacle; William Jones, Bridgend, Minister of the Gospel; No. 99. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1846, January 1.)

1850, February 7; Latter Day Saints; a hall belonging and adjoining to the White Lion Beer House situated in Adare Street; John Jones of Bridgend; No. 100. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1850, February 7.)

1851, May 7; Baptist; a new chapel called Hope situated at a place called The Garreg; Thomas Lewis of the town of Bridgend, brewer, deacon and trustee of the said chapel, Thomas Stockwood and William James of Bridgend; No. 101. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1851, May 9.)

Briton Ferry.

1809, March 15; Protestant (endorsed: Independent); a dwelling house in the occupation of David Rees, bearer [of the petition]; Thomas Bowen, David Rogers, David Rees, J. Evans; No. 102.

1848, October 3; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinistic Methodist); a chapel called Bethel; Benjamin Evans of the parish of St. Fagans, Minister of the Gospel; No. 103. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1848, October 4.)

Bryngwyn.

1817, April 5; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); the dwelling house of John Jones, freeholder; the said John Jones, John Watkins, Evan James; No. 104. (Endorsed: Received 1815 (sic), May 5.)

Cadoxton iuxta Barry.

1813, January 30; Protestant (endorsed: Wesleyan); a house in the occupation of Thomas Mosse; William Davies of Ely, Minister; No. 105. (Endorsed: Registered 1813, February 1.)

1813, November 8; Baptist; a new meeting house lately built; James Perrott, Minister, William Edward, Evan Llewellyn, on behalf of the whole congregation; No. 106. (Endorsed: Registered 1813, November 13.)

1814, April 9; Independent; a dwelling house called Maes Marchog in the occupation of Jenkin Morgan; Thomas Bowen, Morgan Lewis, Morgan James, Morgan Jenkins, Morgan Rees; No. 107. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, April 11.)

1821, May 7; Independent; a house called Chapelsion; William David, John Taylor, William Rosser; No. 108. (Endorsed: 1821, May 15 .)

Cadoxton iuxta Neath.

1799, April 13; Independent; a house in the possession of Edward Phillip; Thomas Edwards, Minister, Morgan John, John William, Morgan Thomas, David James, Henry Thomas; No. 109.

1799, August 5; Independent; a dwelling house called Trevered occupied by Evan Philip; William Davies, Evan Hopkin, Thomas Bowen; No. 110.

1799, November 30; Protestant; a house in the possession of David Thomas, farmer, called Ty Llwyd; Edward Thomas and Thomas Hopkin, elders, Rees Rees and David Howell, deacons; No. 111.

1824, October 6; Protestant (endorsed: Methodist); a meeting house called Ebenezer; Benjamin Morris of the parish of Ystradfellte, co. Brecon, cordwainer; No. 112. (Endorsed: 1824, October 28.)

1840, August 14; Independent; a building called Addoldy Glynnedd on the estate of William Williams, esq., Aberpergwm; Morgan Lewis, Pontwhalby, Minister of the Gospel; No. 113. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, August 14.)

1847, April 9; Baptist; a building called Bethel situated in the hamlet of Neath Higher; David Jones of the town of Cardiff in the parish of St. John, Baptist Minister, John Jones, Eliza Jones; No. 114. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1847, April 20.)

1848, April 15; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinistic Methodist); a chapel called Zion Chapel; Benjamin Evans of the parish of St. Fagans, Minister of the Gospel; No. 115. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1848, April 15.)

Caerleon.

1810, February 9; Wesleyan; a dwelling house occupied by Sarah Morgan; William Woodall, Minister, William Williams, William Baggott, William Powell, Evan Evan; No. 116. (Endorsed: Registered 1810, March 8.)

1811, September 18; Independent; a school occupied by William Thomas; Rev. James Williams, Minister, Edward Jones, William Thomas, Robert Vaughan, Daniel Thomas; No. 117. (Endorsed; Registered 1811, October 21.)

1815, April 10; Methodist; a chapel called the Methodist Chapel; William Woodall of the town of Newport, Minister of the Gospel, John Francis, John Horton, William Lewis; No. 118. (Endorsed: Registered 1815, May 29.)

1815, July 5; Calvinistic; a meeting house; James Williams, Pastor, William Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Lewelin, John Thomas; No. 119. (Endorsed: Registered 1815, July 11.)

1827, February 19; Particular Baptist; a building situated in Castle Street; David Phillips, Protestant Dissenting Minister, Thomas Thomas; No. 120. (Endorsed: Received 1827, February 26.)

1842, January 5; Baptist; a house and buildings in the occupation of John Williams; the said John Williams; No. 121. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, January 5.)

Caerphilly, parish of Eglwysilan.

1803, January 1; Protestant; a building called Tonyvelin House; Thomas Moses, John Lewis, Edmund Lewis, Henry William, William David, John Lawrace, Evan Evans, Edward Morgan; No. 122.

1811, February 15; Independent; a house called Rock Chapel situated in the upper part of the town of Caerphilly; Thomas Edward, Minister, William Cosslett, Isac Jones, Thomas Jones, Daniel Phillips; No. 123. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, February 18.)

1822, February 8; Independent; the dwelling house of David Lewis called Neuaddfawr; Griffith Hughes, Minister, William Lewis; No. 124. (Endorsed: 1822, February 9.)

Caerwent.

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1807, October 3); Baptist; the house of Silvanus Evans situated in the village of Creg; William Williams, John Jones, Silvanus Evans, Thomas Evans, Minister; No. 125.

1814, March 7; Protestant (endorsed: Wesleyan); a dwelling house occupied by Charles Williams, husbandman; William Woodall of the town of Newport, Minister of the Gospel, Thomas Probwrd, Samuel Plaisted; No. 126. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, March 15.)

Undated (endorsed: 1815, January 6); Baptist; a meeting house; Thomas Evans, Mathew Wilts(?); No. 127.

1842, January 18); Wesleyan; a barn at Crick occupied by John Powell; Thomas Armett, Wesleyan Minister, John Powell, Henry James; No. 128. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, February 9.)

Caldicot.

1799, February 23; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); the dwelling house of William Ware; William Edmund, Minister, the said William Ware, Lewis Lloyd, Isaac Davies, inhabitants in Caldicot; No. 129.

1807, March 3; Wesleyan; a newly built chapel on two acres of land; Jane Elizabeth Shaworth, Henry Wise, John Waters, John Knight; No. 130. (Endorsed: Registered 1807, March 17.)

1812, March 11; Baptist; the house of John Jones; Thomas Evans, Baptist Minister, Isaac Davis, Edward Waters, John Jones; No. 131. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, July 7.)

1830, January 7; Protestant (endorsed: Bible Christian); a dwelling house occupied by Charles Sharm; Abraham Morris, Minister, Charles Sharm, William Davies; No. 132. (Endorsed: Received 1830, January 8.)

Cardiff

1821, April 2; Baptist; a new building called Tabernacle; Evan Llewellyn of the town of Cardiff, grocer, a trustee, William Edward, William David, Thomas Thomas; No. 132(a).

1827, August 22; Protestant (endorsed: Methodist); a chapel called Zion Chapel; Richard Thomas of the parish of Lysworney, co. Glamorgan, Minister of the Gospel; No. 133. (Endorsed: 1827, August 23.)

1838, December 28; Wesleyan Methodist; a building called Bethel; John Jones, Preacher of the Gospel; No. 134.

1842, June 7; Wesleyan Methodist; a building called Ebenezer Chapel situated in Church Street; Henry Moore Harvard of the town of Cardiff, Dissenting Minister; No. 135. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, June 7.)

1849, April 4; Baptist; a new chapel called Bethel situated near the Bute Dock; William Jones of Cardiff, Baptist Minister, Rees Jones, Richard Jones; No. 136. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1849, April 7.)

Cardiff (St. John's parish).

1811, February 15; Independent; a meeting house in Crockherbtoun; Edward Coslett, Minister, Lewis Evans, William David, David Morgan, William Roger; No. 137. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, February 18.)

1813, May 24; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); a messuage or tenement situated in Broad Street in the occupation of Evan Llewellin, weaver, being the property of Richard Griffiths, esquire; the said Evan Llewellin; No. 138. (Endorsed: Registered 1813, May 27.)

1828, December 2; Independent; a house called Ebenezer Chapel being part of the estate of Mr. Charles Vachell; Lewis Powell, Minister, Evan Thomas, William Richard, Samuel Rees; No. 139.

1850, September 24; Wesleyan; a building situated in Charles Street; Charles Tucker of Cardiff, Wesleyan Minister; No. 140. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1850, September 24.)

Cardiff (St. Mary's parish).

1802, August 9; Protestant; a room in the dwelling house of Richard Thomas; Lewellin(?) Thomas, William Richard, Richard Thomas, Thomas Thomas; No. 141.

Undated (endorsed: 1806, July 1); Anabaptist; an apartment, part of the dwelling house of Mathew Hooper, victualler, known by the Sign of the King's Head; the said Mathew Hooper, Thomas Hopkins, Henry Lewis, Edmond Ward; No. 142.

1807, June 17; Particular Baptist; a place called Bethania purchased by the said sect of Dissenters; James Edmunds, George Brown, Edmond Ward, Thomas Hopkins, Thomas Lewis; No. 143. (Endorsed: Registered 1807, June 17.)

1825, February 1; Independent; a meeting house called Glandwr; Shadrack Davies of Maindy, Dissenting Minister, William Richards, Daniel Richards; No. 144. (Endorsed: Received 1825, February 2.)

1851, May 13; Independent; a building called Hope Chapel situated in the road leading to Crichton Street; Thomas Palmer, Independent Minister of the town of Cardiff; No. 145. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1851, May 13.)

Castletown, parish of Marshfield.

1806, April 26; Baptist; a newly built house known by the name of Salem and at a considerable distance from the parish church; John Hier, Minister, William Mathew, 'Diacon', William Williams, William Hughes, Phillip Williams; No. 146.

1836, March 28; Protestant (endorsed: Independent); a building called the Zion Chapel; Edward Cosslett, Daniel Lewis, William Evance; No. 147.

Chapel Hill.

1820, August 1; Wesleyan; the Wesleyan Chapel; John Watkins of Tintern Abbey, parish of Chapel Hill; No. 148. (Endorsed: 1820, August 18.)

1824, August 24; Independent; a building called the Club Room, the property of George Hopkins; David Thomas, pastor of the church of Christ at Neb in the parish of Wolvesnewton; No. 149.

Chepstow.

1761, October 27; Presbyterian; a new house in More Street; John Greace, John Wallis, Phillip Griffis, John Mason, Joseph Willcox, John Anthony, William Phillips, Thomas Griffiths, Thomas Miles, Timothy Jones, John Luwelland, E. Powles, William Dukes, George Cheeke; No. 150. (Endorsed: Registered 1761, December 10.)

1799, February 28; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); an apartment in the house of William James; Thomas Evans, Minister, W. James and John Howard, inhabitants of Chepstow; No. 151.

1801, July 21; Protestant; a chapel; Lewis Williams, William Williams, Theophilus Williams, Samuel Luff, Christ. Spurr, John Williams; No. 152. (Endorsed: Mr. Thomas, to be left at Mrs. James, Landaff; licence dated 1801, July 21.)

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1813, August 6); Baptist; the house of James Elworthy; William Jones, Pastor, James Elworthy, Edward Langley, Thomas Williams, William Morgans, John Mathews, James Purser; No. 153.

1814, March 30; Particular Baptist; the dwelling house of George Brooke of Chepstow, victualler; the said George Brooke, Thomas Hopkins, Robert Gibbs; No. 154. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, April 16.)

1816, July 2; Particular Baptist; a certain building in Chepstow; Joshua Lewis, Rees Davies, Thomas Wilkins; No. 155. (Endorsed: Registered 1816, September 12.)

1824, January 12; Protestant (endorsed: Independent); part of the dwelling house in the possession of Mrs. Penn; David Thomas of Chepstow; No. 156. (Endorsed: 1824, February 5.)

1824, February 24; Protestant (endorsed: Presbyterian); the theatre in Chepstow; David Thomas of Chepstow; No. 157. (Endorsed: 1824, March 4.)

1825, February 14; Protestant; a sail loft and the steps leading thereto situated at a place called the Back in the town of Chepstow in the occupation of Thomas Tayler as tenant; Benjamin Tayler of Chepstow, grocer; No. 158.

1826, October 4; Wesleyan; a building called the School room in the occupation of Edward Perryman; Evan Parry of Monmouth, Wesleyan minister; No. 159.

1831, October 15; Protestant; a house in St. Thomas Street belonging to Mark Willett, and unoccupied; the said Mark Willett; No. 160. (Endorsed: Received 1831, October 25.)

1835, June 29; Independent; a building called Beulah Chapel in the Welsh Street; Thomas Rees, Dissenting Minister; No. 161. (Endorsed: Received 1835, June 30.)

1837, November 16; Baptist (MS. 'Baptised Men'); a building called the 'Church'; Joseph Davies of Chepstow, wine merchant; No. 162.

1851, May 12; Wesleyan Methodist; a building in the possession or occupation of J. B. Snead, esq.; Thomas Hunt, Charles Huff Curtis, James Guess, William. Barfoot; No. 163. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1851, May 16.)

Christchurch.

1814, April 1; Independent; a house called Murvel occupied by William Davies, shoemaker; David Thomas, John Morgan, William Edmonds, Richard Jones, James Williams, Minister; No. 164. (Endorsed: Registered 1814, April 14.)

1821, November 21; Baptist; the dwelling house of William James, limeburner; the said William James, W. Jones, E. Llewellyn; No. 165.

1823, July 9; Protestant; a dwelling house in the possession of Anna Watkins; the said Anna Watkins, John Fereday(?); No. 166. (Endorsed: Registered 1823, July 28.)

Clytha, parish of Llanarth.

1818, July 11; Baptist; the dwelling house of Mary Lewis; the said Mary Lewis, Charles Morgan, William Edmond, Thomas Wolter; No. 167.

1823, September 20; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); the dwelling house of Thomas Rogers, farmer; the said Thomas Rogers, Marmaduke Jones, William Roberts, John Prosser, John Morgan; No. 168. (Endorsed: 1823, December 22.)

Coedkernew.

1787, May 21; Independent; the house of Thomas John; Thomas Waters, William Thomas, Lewis Edwards, Herbert Williams, Thomas Prichard, William Rogers, Daniel James, Thomas Jenkins, Francis Morgan, Edward Coslett, William John, Charles Games, Thomas Harry, Jenkin Jeremiah, William Brewer, Edward Edmunds; No. 169. (Endorsed: Registered 1787, June 21.)

Coity.

1803, April 1; Methodist; a new erected house called Bethany; William. Llewelyn, Joseph Thomas, Richard Williams, William Powell; No. 170. (Endorsed: Certified the same day.)

1804, November 23; Independent; the house called Pentwyn; Methusalem Jones, Minister, John Thomas, Richard Daniel, William. Gronow, William Williams, farmers of the said parish; No. 171. (Endorsed 1805, January 2.)

Cowbridge.

1806, January 22; Baptist; a house called Ramoth lately in the tenure and occupation of Mr. Hunt; David Prichard, Minister, William Edward, John Walter, Jeremiah Cross, Thomas David, William Thomas, William Spencer, Thomas Edward, Bartholomew Thomas, Thomas William, Thomas Morgan, David Evans; No. 172. (Endorsed: 1806, January 26.)

1815, November 6; Methodist; a room, the property of Edward Ballard; James Reynolds of Cowbridge, tailor, and William. Howe of St. Mary Church, farmer; No. 173.

1818, July 2; Baptist; a building called Ramoth; John Robert of Sigginston, Co. Glamorgan, blacksmith, a trustee, William Morgan, Richard Rees, Thomas William; No. 174. (Endorsed: Registered 1818, July 6.)

1819, May 25; Calvinistic Methodist; a messuage in the occupation of David Howels, maltster, as tenant to the Hon. Windham Henry Wyndham Quin; the said David Howels; No. 175.

1826, March 7; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinist); Sion Chapel; David Davies of the parish of Llansannor, co. Glamorgan, maltster; No. 176. (Endorsed: 1826, April 1.)

1841, July 14; Baptist; a chapel called Ramoth situated near the west end of the town of Cowbridge; William Jones of Cardiff, Baptist Minister, William Jones, junior, W. W. Williams; No. 177. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1841, July I5.)

1850, August 24; Wesleyan; Wesley Chapel; Thomas Willmot of Cowbridge, gent.; No. 178. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1850, August 24.)

Crynant, parish of Cadoxton iuxta Neath.

1812, May 26; Independent; a house called Cappel y Cwm; Richard James, Minister, Thomas Price, John Jenkin, Thomas Jenkin, Llewelin William; No. 179. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, May 27.)

Cwmtillery, parish of Aberystruth.

1849, March 24; English Primitive Methodist; the chapel in the holding and occupation of Thomas Preece, Charles Saunders, William Dykins, Benjamin Weeks, William Ellis, John Protheroe, and Nehemiah Miles; the said Thomas Preece; No. 180. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1849, March 26.)

Cwmyoy.

1823, May 19; Protestant; the dwelling house of William Jones, farmer; the said William Jones, Marmaduke Jones, John Michael, Henerey Moseley, John Jones; No. 181. (Endorsed: Received 1823, June 14.)

Devauden, parish of Newchurch East.

1842, September 20; Wesleyan; Mount Ephraim Chapel; Thomas Hunt and Benjamin Greening both of Chepstow, trustees of the said chapel; No. 182. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, September 22.)

Dinas Powis, parish of St. Andrews.

1818, September 6; Baptist; the dwelling house of Evan Jenkin, yeoman, being part of the estate of Robert Jener, esq.; the said Evan Jenkin, David Evans, Minister, William Edward, Thomas Phillip; No. 183. (Endorsed: Received 1818, September 18.)

1841, January 25; Welsh Calvinistic Methodist; a newly erected chapel called Ebenezer, being the property of Edward Henry Lee, esq.; Lewis Morgan of the parish of St. Andrews, farmer; No. 184. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1841, February 10.)

Dingestow. .

1807, November 16; Baptist; the house of John Roberts; Micah Thomas, J. Wyke, Jonathan Davies; No. 185. (Endorsed: Registered 1807, November 28.)

Dowlais, parish of Merthyr Tydfil.

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1807, June 2); Baptist; a small chapel called Dowlais Chapel; Daniel Davis, Protestant Dissenting Minister, Merthyr, David Davies, Baptist Minister, Capel Ivan, Carmarthenshire, Rees Jones, Minister, Merthyr, Thomas Davies, John Evans; No. 186.

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1807, September 4); Protestant; the dwelling house of Thomas William; the said Thomas William, Daniel Davis, Dissenting Minister, Merthyr, David Williams, Minister of the Gospel, Thomas Davies; No. 187.

1812, September 15; Wesleyan; a room in the house of Mary Wagstaff; William James, William Osland, William Daniels, John Jordan, Minister; No. 188. (Endorsed: Registered 1812, September 18.)

1821, January 6; Baptist; a new building called Salem; William Joseph of Merthyr Tydvil, shopkeeper, a trustee, William Jones, Samuel Weaver; No. 189. (Endorsed; 1821, January 19.)

1829, December 9; Calvinistic Methodist; Hermon Chapel; David Williams of the parish of Merthyr Tydfil, Dissenting Minister; No. 190. (Endorsed: Registered 1829, December 14)

1843, August 26; Calvinistic Methodist; Hermon Chapel recently rebuilt; Evan Morgan, Minister of the Gospel, John Edwards, Dowlais; No. 191. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1843, August 26)

1847, February 4; Baptist; Hebron Chapel situated near the upper end of Dowlais Iron Works; William Robert Davies of Gellifaelog in the parish of Merthyr Tydfil, Baptist Minister, John Evans, James Wilkins; No. 192. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1847, June 3.)

1847, August 20; Latter Day Saints; a hall adjoining the Dowlais Inn; William Jenkins of Cardiff; No. 193. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1847, August 27.)

1850, February 21; Roman Catholic; the Roman Catholic Chapel; James Dawson, Catholic Priest, Frank James, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; No. 194. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1850, March 2.)

Duffryn, parish of Margam.

1824, January 20; Protestant; a meeting house; William Jenkin of the parish of Margam, carpenter, Thomas William; No. 195.

Ebbw Vale, parish of Bedwellty.

1831, November 26; English Wesleyan Methodist; the English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel; Joseph Sanders of Merthyr Tydvil; No. 196. (Endorsed: 1831, December 21.)

1839, April 13; Independent; a chapel called Sharon; Thomas Price of the parish of Bedwellty; No. 197.

Eglwysilan.

1810, February 3; Baptist; a convenient room called Horeb near New Bridge commonly called Pont-y-Ty-Pridd; Morris Jones, Baptist Minister, William Griffith, Thomas Evan, Joseph Williams, Thomas Richard, William Rees, William James, Adam Rowland; No. 198. (Endorsed: Registered 1810, February 3.)

Undated (endorsed: Registered 1813, July 20.) ; Particular Baptist; a room in the occupation of James Edmunds; James Edmunds, Minister; John Lewis, William Lorence, Edward Morgan; No. 199.

1839, December 28; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinistic Methodist); the dwelling house of Mary Howell, widow, called Walnut Tree House; the said Mary Howell; No. 200. (Endorsed: 1840, January 8.)

1840, April 4; Methodist; a meeting house called Carmel; Jabez Thomas of the parish of Eglwysilan, agent; No. 201. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, April 4.)

1842, December 17; Calvinistic Methodist; Tabor Chapel; William Rees of the parish of Whitchurch, farmer; No. 202. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, December 17.)

1846, August 26; Particular Baptist; a building called Bethlehem; William Williams, John Lewis, David Jones, Isaac Davies, William Richards; No. 203. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1846, August 27.)

1846, October 22; Protestant (endorsed: Methodist); a building called Ebenezer; Daniel Thomas, William Jenkins, Elias Morgan, David Joseph, John Jenkins, Philip Richard, David Davies; No. 204. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1846, October 30.)

Ely, parish of Llandaff.

1806, October 3; Wesleyan (Arminian); a building, the property of Thomas Morgan; William Evans, Preacher, Thomas Mathews, John Harry, Charles White, William David; No. 205.

Ewenny.

1803, June 17; Baptist; a place called Ebenezer; Rev. David Richards, Morgan Thomas, deacon, John Walter, David Howel, William Thomas, Bartholomew Thomas; No. 206. (Endorsed: 1803, October 25.)

1842, February 1; Baptist; a building called Bethlehem; William Griffith, Howell Griffith, William Williams, Evan Williams; No. 207. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1842, February 3.)

Garndiffaith, parish of Trevethin.

1840, June 17; Wesleyan; a new chapel called the Wesleyan Chapel; James Etchells of Abergavenny, Minister of the Circuit; No. 208. (Endorsed: Certificate dated 1840, July 21.)

Gelligaer.

Undated (endorsed: 1795, August 20); Independent; the dwelling house of William Evans called Lancaiach Vaur; David Thomas, Minister, Edward John and Daniel Lewis, elders, Richard Williams and Lewis Morgan, deacons; No. 209.

1810, December 24; General Baptist; a chapel called Graigvargod; Hery (sic) Evans, Minister, David Phillips, deacon, William Lewis, Rees Rees, William David, Edmund Phillips, Miles Powel, Edward Edwards, George Watson, John Rees, Lewis Rees; No. 210. (Endorsed: Registered 1810, December 24.)

1811, February 2; Baptist; a house called Clwyd-Trawsca occupied by Edmund Phillips; Hendry Evans, Minister, David Phillips, Rees Rees, William David, William Lewis, Edward Edwards, Miles Powell, Georges Watson, Edmund Phillips, Lewis Rees, John Rees, part for the whole; No. 211. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, February 4.)

1811, December 23; Protestant; a house called Bontnewydd; Lewis Lewis, David William, Wiwiam David, William Lewis, Edward Edwards, George Watson, Edmund Phillip, John Rees; No. 212. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, December 23.)

1815, May 1; Calvinistic Methodist; a newly erected building situated at Ysgwydd Gwyn; William Phillips, farmer; No.213. (Endorsed: Registered 1815, May 1.)

1817, December 21; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); a small chapel called Ty Llwyd situated in the hamlet of Garthgynyd; David Saunders, John Jones, Edward Richards, Lewis David, Rees Jones, Edmund Phillips, William Simons, David William, Milse Powel; No. 214. (Endorsed: Registered 1817, December 30.)

1837, August 1; Baptist; a new building called Zoar Chapel situated at Heol Evan; Evan Evans of Dowlais, joiner, a trustee of the said chapel, Jacob Nicholas, William Tayler; No. 215. (Endorsed: 1837, September 7.)

Goldcliff

1811, December 12; Wesleyan; a dwelling house in the occupation of John Seys; William Breedon, Minister, John Seys, William Keene (?), John Foord, Lawrence Foord, David Jones; No. 216. (Endorsed: Registered 1811, December 31.)

1825, March 14; Protestant; a room in the occupation of John Roberts, farmer; the said John Roberts, John Seys, Thomas Rees; No. 217. (Endorsed: 1825, March 17.)

1836, November 23; Independent; a new meeting house called Bethesda; David Thomas, Minister at the Tabernacle; No. 218. (Endorsed: 1836, November 28.)

Goytrey.

1759, August 5; Independent; the house of William Mathews; John Waters, Lewis Richard, William Mathew, Harry Thomas; No. 219. (Endorsed: Registered 1760, November 20.)

1816, February 24; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinist); a meeting house called Chapel Ed; Evan Williams, yeoman; No. 220. (Endorsed: Registered 1816, February 26.)

1823, December 2; Protestant; the dwelling house of James Lewis, farmer, called Dyffryn y Gwartheg; the said James Lewis, Lewis Lewis, William Roberts; No. 221.

1824, August 7; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); the dwelling house of John Harris, farmer, called Great House; the said John Harris, William Roberts; No. 222. (Endorsed: 1824, September 6.)

1827, January 8; Protestant (endorsed: Baptist); a building called Sharon; Thomas Lewis, tailor, David Rees; No. 223. (Endorsed: Received 1827, February 26.)

1829, October 16; Protestant (endorsed: Bible Christian Society); a dwelling house belonging to James Prosser and occupied by him; William Miller of the hamlet of Porthcassegg, parish of St. Arvans, co. Monmouth, Minister, the said James Prosser, William Prosser; No. 224. (Endorsed: Registered 1829, November 11.)

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