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Bonvilston

"BONVILSTON, in the Cwmwd of Is Caeth, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Dinas Powys), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Curacy, valued in the King's Books at 6..9..2: Church dedicated to St. Mary. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 203. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 67..14..0, at 1s. 6d. per acre. It is 4 m. E. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 960 Customary acres of inclosed land: of which, 100 acres nearly are in Wood. It is a Lay Impropriation, the property of the Bassetts of Bonvilston. The present Incumbent is The Rev. Mr. Bassett, of Swansea. One of the largest Roman Camps in the Neighbourhood is situate in this Parish. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, Stipend, and Augmentation, was 32..11..3."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Business and Commerce Records
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records
Social Life and Customs

 

Bibliography

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

Business and Commerce Records

Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

 

Church History

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

BONVILSTON, St. Mary the Virgin    1860      - on the Church plans online site

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. Mary, and is in the Benefice of St. Nicholas with Bonvilston and St George-super-Ely. 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 ST065742.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1696-1900, Marriages, 1696-1837, Burials, 1696-1901. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1761-1983 1758-1812, 1837-1991 1761-1982 1824-1977 1696, 1724-1817, 1819-1824, 1826-1837

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

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Bonvilston 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 Glenys Travis)

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Bonvilston - on Wikipedia

St Nicholas Castle - on Castle Wales

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Cowbridge, with Llanbleddian, and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1850.

Transcript of complete name listing for St. Nicholas, with the parishes and villages of St. George's, St. Lythans, Peterstone-super-Ely, and Pendoylan, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Land and Property

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

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Bonvilston was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 282 1851 - 294 1861 - 291 1871 - 235 1881 - 225 1891 - 219

Public Records

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

Social Life and Customs

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages


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