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Treuddyn (Tryddyn)

"This place, which is situated among lofty hills in a rich mineral district, in the south eastern part of the county, abounds with coal and ironstone of superior quality; and within the last few years some very extensive works have been established here, which are carried on with very great success. .... About four hundred and fifty men are constantly employed in the collieries and other works at this place."
[ A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, S. Lewis, 1834]

Treuddyn is regarded as being one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire; although, to be strictly accurate, it was a chapelry of the ancient parish of Mold until it officially became a separate parish on 27 May 1844. In practice, Treuddyn had long operated as a separate parish, although it was held jointly with Nercwys until 1832.

In many Civil Registration records, and Census returns, the name appears as "Tryddyn". This was officially changed to "Treuddyn" in 1938.



In addition to the churchyard at St. Mary's parish church, there is a public cemetery at Ffordd-y-Rhos, Treuddyn. (OS ref. SJ 248581)
The cemetery, which is known locally as "Mynwent y Rhos", was opened about 1953, and is still in use.
The opening time is 8.00 a.m. until sunset.
The cemetery records, from 1953 to date, are held at the Flintshire County offices in Flint.
Researchers who wish to see the cemetery records mustmake a prior appointment, by contacting :
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Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 254581.
The old church had fallen into a dilapidated and insecure condition, and was demolished in 1874. A new building was erected on the same site, and opened on 5 August 1875.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civilparish of Tryddyn (sic):

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Not named Calvinistic Methodist 182
Not named - Welsh Congregational 125
Bethlehem - Welsh United Methodist Free Church 80
Pisgah United Methodist Free Church 86
Not named - Welsh Wesleyan 205
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1611 - 1923 1618 - 1908 1613 - 1857
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1611 - 1812 1618 - 1812 1613 - 1812

Bishop's Transcripts

Deposited at the National Library of Wales Microfilmed copies
1667 - 1850 1672 - 1834


Nonconformist Records

Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered
Jerusalem / Capel y Rhos Calvinistic Methodist Births and Baptisms 1826 - 1837
Name of Chapel Denomination Type of Record Years Covered
Jerusalem / Capel y Rhos Calvinistic Methodist Births, Baptisms and Deaths 1926 - 1970
Jerusalem / Capel y Rhos Calvinistic Methodist Marriages 1930 - 1940
1971 - 1988
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Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced (on 1 July 1837), the parish of Treuddyn was assigned to the No. 1 ("Hope") sub-district of the Wrexham Registration District, which was co-extensive with the Wrexham poor law Union.

On 1 August 1871, Treuddyn was transferred to the Hawarden poor law Union (established 1853); and for civil registration purposes, it was assigned to the No. 4 (" Hawarden") sub-district of the Chester Registration District.

On 1 January 1903, the sub-district of Hawarden was upgraded to a Registration District in its own right.

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

(GRO index references have no relevance at the localSuperintendent Registrar's Office)
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Description and Travel

Treuddyn community site

Treuddyn - on wikipedia

Treuddyn photographs - on


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


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Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish as 3554 acres.
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