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"The consolidated chapelry of Rhesycae was constituted by an Order in Council, June 27th, 1848, out of the township of Hendrefigillt, in Halkin, the township of Trellyniau, and part of that of Llysdianhunedd, in Cilcain, and that portion of the township of Trellan Ucha, in Ysceifiog, which lies to the south of the ridge of Penucha'r Plwyf, and abuts on Rhesycae."
[From The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , Ven. D.R. Thomas, 1908-1911]

The new parish of Rhesycae was created on 27 June 1848, from parts of the parishes of Halkyn, Cilcain and Ysceifiog:

Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 187709.
Christ Church, Rhesycae, was consecrated on 30 September 1847.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Rhesycae on the Church in Wales site

Nonconformist Churches Details of nonconformist churches in Rhesycae are to be found under Halkyn.

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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1849 - 1993 1865 - 1971 1849 - 1992

Bishop's Transcripts


Nonconformist Records

Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered I.G.I. Batch Number
Ebeneser Independent / Congregational Births and Baptisms 1808 - 1837 C098491
Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered
Ebeneser Independent / Congregational Births and Baptisms 1832 - 1885
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Civil Registration

The new parish of Rhesycae was assigned to the No. 3 ("Flint") sub-district of the Holywell Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Holywell poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Rhesycae are found under:

(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)

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Description and Travel

Rhesycae - on wikipedai


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



Archdeacon Thomas (1911) does not give the area of the parish.
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