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CARDIFF

"CARDIFF, called by the Welsh CAERDYDD, a seaport, borough, and market town, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Kibbor, county of GLAMORGAN (of which it is the shire town), SOUTH WALES, 158 miles (W.) from London, containing 6187 inhabitants.................................." A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833 (see below)

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Description and Travel
Directories
Emigration and Immigration
Genealogy
History
Jewish Records
Glamorgan Parish Map Land and Property
Maps
Merchant Marine
Military History
Names, Personal
Newspapers
Occupations
Officials and Employees
Politics and Government
Postal and Shipping Guides
Poorhouses, Poor Law etc
Public Records
Religion and Religious Life
Schools
Social Life and Customs
Societies

Archives and Libraries

Bibliography

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

References to the town of Cardiff at

Business and Commerce Records

References to Business & Commerce at Cardiff and their location.

Cemeteries

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

Census

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing an enumerated transcription and a personal name index. These are available for the years :

Chronology

A Chronology of Cardiff has been provided by Bob Sanders Part 1 - Pre 1700
Part 2 - 1700 - 1849
Part 3 - 1850 onwards

Church History

City United Reformed Church on Windsor Place

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parishes of Roath, St Mary, St John and Llandaff

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 for ;

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within the Cardiff  parishes  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 borough and market town of Cardiff from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis. Also from "Glamorganshire" 1911

Cardiff Castle on the Castle Wales site

Real Cardiff - Peter Finch's  site

The Cardiffians site - A Photographic and Historical archives of Cardiff

Fletcher, J. Kyrle.  Cardiff. Notes: picturesque and biographical. [Cardiff : Western Mail Limited. 1917] - the complete book is accessible on the Internet Archive site - click on Texts and search on Cardiff

Lee, Brian. Cardiff Remembered. Chalford, 1997 - " ............ contains the reminiscences or recollections of a number of Cardiffians, some of whom have been a long time gone......"

Williams, Stewart. Cardiff Yesterday. This is a cumulative index, compiled by Sue Mackay of all 36 volumes of the 'Cardiff Yesterday' series, published between 1980 and 2000. Each volume contains just over 200 photographs of Cardiff places and people, making some 7,500 photographs in all. The photographs themselves are not available online.

 

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Cardiff, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-
1822-1823 (Pigot's Directory) (16k) 1858-1859 (Slater's Directory) (105k)
1880 (Slater's Directory) (302k)

Emigration and Immigration

Genealogy

A list of some published sources of Genealogy and History for Cardiff and Glamorgan, has been provided by Bob Sanders

Cardiff and the Vale--Will Transcripts. Based on the David Jones of Wallington Collection at Cardiff Central Library. David Jones was an antiquarian of the 19th century who collected a huge amount of material on Glamorgan (and some other areas). Much of this collection is at Cardiff Library, with some at the National Library, Aberystwyth. He transcribed the salient genealogical information from many Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan wills from Llandaff Probate Registry and Prerogative Court of Canterbury from 16th to early 19th centuries and various MIs and PRs too, as well as miscellaneous other things that took his fancy. Bob Sanders has collected quite a lot of the genealogical data from the transcripts of Cardiff & Vale Wills. It is just the index to the database that is online.

History

John Hobson Matthews' "Cardiff Records" -  volumes 1-5 are online at British History Online

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

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

Description, with images, of Cardiff Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

A brief history of the Development of the Port of Cardiff has been provided by Bob Sanders

Butetown History and Arts Centre site

Jewish Records

Land and Property

Cardiff, the building of a capital. A searchable section of the main Glamorgan Records Office site which holds a series of 40 000 building regulation plans. The collection includes schools, cinemas, sports stadia, hotels, public houses, coffee bars, air raid shelters, shops, workhouses, hospitals, offices, factories, churches, mosques, synagogues and houses. The plans can be used for the study of many different subjects.

Maps

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

Cardifff in 1910 on the Baedeker Old Guide Books site

Merchant Marine

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

Master Mariners in Cardiff Crew Agreements, has been provided by Bob Sanders

Crew and passengers on ships Crews & passengers of Cardiff ships in port on the 1881 census, also includes many other Welsh and English ports. By Bob Sanders

Cardiff Shipping Companies by Bob Sanders. Also P & A Campbell at War

Cardiff area shipping lost by enemy action during the first & second World Wars. By Bob Sanders

Ships wrecked in the Cardiff - Barry area of the Bristol Channel. By Bob Sanders

The loss of the Castleton, a Cardiff ship, in 1886. A report by Steve Brew of Sydney.

Maritime History. Although not particularly Glamorgan related here are a large number of links to websites dealing with maritime history. By Bob Sanders

Military History

The Welsh National Memorial  - on the People's Collection Wales the  Jewels site

Names, Personal

Newspapers

Occupations

Indexes of Occupations extracted from Parish Registers, primarily concerned with individuals in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan has been provided by Bob Sanders

Officials and Employees

Politics and Government

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Cardiff Union Workhouse - on Peter Higginbotham's site

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

Postal and Shipping Guides

Public Records

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

Religion and Religious Life

Schools

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

Cardiff University

Oxford graduates of the 16th - 18th centuries (plus a few later) who had connections with Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan . Many were born in the Cardiff/Vale area, some were born elsewhere but came to live in the area. A large proportion were clergymen, quite a few barristers and a few others. An index by Bob Sanders

Social Life and Customs

Cardiff Rugby Football Club

Societies

 

Hamlets, Towns and Villages


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