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Cilybebyll

"CIL Y BEBYLL, in the Cwmwd of Rhwng Nedd ac Afan, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Neath), Co. of Glamorgan, South Wales: a discharged R. valued in the King's Books at £4.6.8:  Patron, The Prince of Wales: Church ded. to St. John the Evangelist.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (containing the Upper and Lower Divisions) was 281.  The money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £39.7.5.
It is 4
1/2 m. N. from Neath.  This is a small, mountainous Parish, and the greatest part of it is barren and uncultivated.  It is situate on the river Tawy.  Under the Western side of the Mountain, called March Hywell, or Howell's Charger, is a very cold Spring, which is in repute for bathing in.  The Name signifies, The Retreat or Retirement of the Tents or Tabernacles.  The present worthy Rector, The Rev. F. Gough, most obligingly adds, 'there are numerous Carneddau or Tumuli on March Hywell: on opening one of which, we found a stone Platform, manifesting strong appearances of incremation, and on one side thereof, an unbaked Urn of clay, containing ashes, the remnants of bones, and wood charcoal, the latter apparently as fresh as when deposited.  Some Celts have also been found, and a supposed Roman sword of gold-coloured metal, hammer-hardened, and a very formidable weapon; now in the possession of Mr. Edward Griffiths of Neath'. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Glebe Land, was £54.17.4."
(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 Land and Property
Maps
Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

References to the parish of Cilybebyll at

An on-line index to the book titled Old Characters of Gellinudd by John E. Morgan [1908] has been provided by Gareth Hicks.

Church History

CILYBEBYLL, St. John the Evangelist    1837     - on the Church plans online site

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St John's Church

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

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

See Cwmgors/Waun site  for a history database of local chapels and churches

The church is dedicated to St John the Evangelist, is in the Benefice of Cilybebyll, 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 located at grid reference SN744047.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1638-1647, 1653-1679, 1773-1931 1638-1647, 1653-1679, 1813-1929 1638-1647, 1653-1679, 1768-1812 - 1721, 1723-1792, 1794-1821, 1824-1837

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 Cilybebyll 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 John Ball)

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

Place names from the C19th Tithe Apportionment schedules. Contributed by Darris Williams

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Cilybebyll taken from Slaters Directory for 1871.

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

Occupations

Gleision Colliery, Cilybebyll, nr Rhos on the Miners' Advice site

Primrose Colliery, Rhos on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Population

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

1841 - 731 1851 - 982 1861 - 1,346 1871 - 1,592 1881 - 1,940 1891 - 2,006

Public Records

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

 

Schools

School House, near Penyralltwen Farm, Alltwen  - History, map and photographs on the Cwmgors/Waun site

 

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Rhos

 


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