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Caerau [with Ely]

"CAERAU, in the Cwmwd of Cibwyr, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Kibbor,) County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge: Patron, The Prebendary of Caerau in the Cathedral Church of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Mary. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 65. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 46..6..4, at 2s. 6d. in the pound. It is 3 m. W. from Caerdiff. This Parish, contains about 460 acres of inclosed Land, and about 40 acres of Wood. Here is an entire Roman Camp, within which the Church is situate. The Prebend of Caerau is valued in the King's Books at 3..10..7 1/2 ; and has the Tythes of Caerau and Penterry, and Llandogo, in the County of Monmouth. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was 35. "
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
History
Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records

 

Bibliography

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

Cemeteries

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

Church History

Caerau with Ely Parish

Friends of St Mary's Church, Caerau

Glamorgan Chapels Database   - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish.
Here are the references for one such chapel found;

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 church is dedicated to St. Mary, is in the Benefice of Caerau with Ely, 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 ST135750.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1725-1903, Marriages, 1727-1836, Burials, 1720-1903. 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
1742-1952, 1961-1973 1741-1755, 1813-1836, 1843-1972 1742-1772, 1774-1812, 1815-1974 - 1724-1740, 1742-1743, 1745-1747, 1751-1752, 1754-1824, 1826-1837

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) :-

Description and Travel

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

Caerau - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Llandaff, with the parishes and villages of Caerau, Ely, Fairwater, Radyr, Llanilltern, St. Fagan's, Michaelston-super-Ely, and St. Bride's-super-Ely from Slaters Directory for 1880.

History

Description and image of Caerau Castle Ringwork at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

The Manor of Caerau - from Cardiff Records, Volume II, Chapter I  NOTES ON THE MANORS OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT . (British History Online)

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 Caerau was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 80 1851 - 87 1861 - 131 1871 - 102 1881 - 112 1891 - 187

Public Records

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

 

Hamlets, Towns and Villages


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