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"COYTY, or, COYTIFFE, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory, with the Chapel of Nolton, valued in the King's Books at 21..12..3 1/2: Patron, Thomas Wyndham, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Mary. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 1018.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 504..0..11 1/2. It is N. b. E. from Bridgend. This Parish is of great extent, and contains a considerable quantity of inclosed, and uninclosed or uncultivated Land. The present worthy Rector, The Rev. THOMAS DAVIES, very obligingly adds, Nolton Chapel, by Bridgend, is situate in the Lower Hamlet of Coyty Parish, and is termed a Chapel of Ease, and has Divine Service every Sunday performed in it, Near the Chapel are the Ruins of an old Castle, with a number of Houses, commonly called Oldcastle Bridgend. This Castle is supposed to have belonged to the Lords of the Manor of Coyty Anglia, as the Lower Tythe-Barn is built upon part of its ruins. The Manor of Coyty Anglia is so called, to distinguish it from the Manor of Coyty Wallia, both adjoining, and belonging to the same Family who own the Castle of Coyty, viz., Thomas Wyndham, Esq., of Dunraven Castle, Member of Parliament for the County of Glamorgan. DAFYDD HOPCYN, the Poet, was a native of this place: he was admitted into the Gorsedd Morganwg in the year 1700, and presided in 1730."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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

Archives and Libraries

Bridgend County Borough Council/ Library Service / Local and Family History Centre - one of six centres in Britain that hold the GRO indexes. They have started to index births, mariages & deaths  from the Glamorgan Gazette and these indexes (1866 -) are available for downloading online in pdf format.

Bibliography

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

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 St Mary the Virgin Church

COITY, St. Mary   1859     - 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 Coity with Nolton. 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 SS924816.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1694, 1702, 1713, 1720-1918 1738-1757, 1759-1950 1720-1916 - 1721, 1723-1730, 1732-1756, 1758-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Gilead, Congregational 1801-1840, 1857-1891 - 1861-1874 SS 92198155

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

Description and Travel

 Places, villages, farms etc within Coity 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.

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Bridgend, and district, for the years:-
1858-9 (Slaters Directory) 1880 (Slaters Directory) (65k)

History

Description, and images, of Coity Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

Reconstruction of a burial at Pond Cairn, Coity c 2000 BC  - on the People's Collection Wales site

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Coity was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 1,930 1851 - 2,304 1861 - 2,685 1871 - 3,251 1881 - 3,796 1891 - 4,618

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

  • Oldcastle
  • Pant-y-Pyllau
  • Pendre
  • Pen-yr-heol
  • Waterton

 


[Last Updated : 21 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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