"EGLWYS BREWIS, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory, valued in the King's Books at £3..18..6 1/2: Patron, The Rev. Mr. Rickards: Church dedicated to St. Brise. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 33. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £37..19..0, at 2s. in the pound. It is 4 m. S. b. E. from Cowbridge. This Parish is all inclosed. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, was £73..16..4. " From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811
The church is dedicated to St. Brewis, and is in the Benefice of Eglwys Brewis with St. Athan with Gileston. 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 ST005692.
A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1722-1939, Marriages, 1724-1860, Burials, 1721-1935. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.
Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Eglwys Brewis  - Eglwys Brewis, Nant y Stepsau.
"EGLWYS-BREWIS, a parish in the hundred of COWBRIDGE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (S. by E.) from Cowbridge, containing 19 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's books at £3. 18. 6 1/2., and in the patronage of L. W. Dillwyn, Esq., who is proprietor of the greater part of this small parish. The church is a very small edifice, dedicated to St. Brise, and presents no architectural feature worthy of especial notice. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 15. 4." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)
You can see pictures of Eglwys-Brewis which are provided by:
Davies family of Eglwysbrewis papers "Farm accounts and notes on the Davies family of Eglwysbrewis, Glamorgan, 1854-1890, [c. 1951]; plans, 1783, [19th century]; family papers, 1704-1958, including papers relating to the Sloper family of Bristol and Swansea, 1780-1868; Roberts family of Aberdare, 1875-1958; Davies family of Eglwysbrewis 1765-1937; and Richards family of Aberdare, 1704-1864 (pedigree compiled 1990), and deeds relating to 55 High Street, Cowbridge, 1799-1971"
You can see the administrative areas in which Eglwys-Brewis has been placed at times in the past.
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