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"BETTWS, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, with the Vicarage of Newcastle, of the certified value of 37: Patron, The Crown; but it generally goes by the recommendation of the Member of the County: Church dedicated to St. David. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Higher and Lower Hamlets) was 306. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 180..19..10, at 4s. in the Pound. It is 5 m. N. from Bridgend. This Parish contains 1000 Acres of inclosed Land. It is endowed with the great Tythes."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map Maps
Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

A contents list of the book The History of the Llynfi Valley has been provided by Daniel Verkys.

An index of the book Ogmore, Llynfi & Garw Valleys in Old Photographs has been provided by Huw Daniel

An index to Ogmore Valley Colliery Fatalities (1867-1914), has been provided by Huw Daniel.

Church History

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of the parish church

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The parish church is dedicated to St. David, is in the Benefice of St. Brides Minor with Bettws, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be found at grid reference SS899867.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1725-1939 1722-1725, 1754-1963 1723-1950 - 1721-45, 1747-1821, 1823-37
 

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

 

Non Conformist Registers Deposits
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Sardis Baptist 1890 - 1890 SS 89948691 GRO
Congregational 1785-9 - - SS 90098625 PRO

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
PRO - Public Record Office, London

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Bettws  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 from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

The Garw Valley  Photographs and recollections etc

Bettws - on wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Maesteg, with the parishes and villages of Cwmdu, Baidan, Bettws, Llangeinor, Llangynwyd, Nantyfyllon and Spelter, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Maps

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

Occupations

Llest Colliery, Garw Valley (Pontyrhyl)  on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Population

The Population of Bettws was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 438 1851 - 421 1861 - 371 1871 - 404 1881 - 1,025 1891 - 1,529

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;

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Braichycymer
  • City
  • Coytrahen (See Llangynwyd)
  • Lletty Brongu

[Last Updated : 16 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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