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Eglwysilan
"EGLWYS ILAN, in the Cwmwd of Senghenydd, Cantref of Brenhinol  (now called the Hundred of Caerphilly), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage, with the Chapels of Llan Fabon, and St. Martin, valued in the King's Books at 6..13..1 1/2: Patrons, The Bishop, Archdeacon, and Chapter of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Elian.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Hamlets of Eglwys Ilan, Ener Glynn, Glynn Tff, Hendredenny, Parc, Rhyd y Byddin, and The Town of Caerphilly) was 1885.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 870..8..8 1/2, at 18s..10 1/2d. in the pound.  It is 12 m. N. b W. from Caerdiff.  Here is a Free School, for the education of poor Girls of this Parish, and Bedwas, in the County of Monmouth, in reading, writing, and sewing: the present emolument is 80. per annum, arising from Lands, being a Bequest of the late Mrs. Ann Alldworth, of the City of Bristol.  This Parish contains 12,000 acres of cultivated Land, chiefly inclosed; besides Waste lands and Woods.  Tff Well is esteemed beneficial in Rheumatic complaints.  Here is the celebrated New Bridge, over the river Tf; the chord of the Arch being 140 feet, and 35 feet in altitude: it was built by WILLIAM EDWARDS, a native of this Parish, and who lies buried in the Church-yard.  This Parish abounds with Coal mines, and fine Quarries of Stone.  Castell Cch, i.e., The Red Castle, which is situate in a romantic spot in a Wood, defended the Pass near the Tff from the Vale to the Hills about five miles North from Caerdiff: it is now in Ruins, and is the property of The Marquis of Bute.  According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of Eglwys Ilan and Llan Fabon, arising from Tythes, and Glebe, was 120."(From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.)

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Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
Genealogy
Maps
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 Eglwysilan at

Cemeteries

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

Church History

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

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

EGLWYSILAN, St. Ilan   1871-1878  - 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 church is dedicated to St. Ilan, and is in the Benefice of Eglwysilan. 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 ST107890.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1679-1900, Marriages, 1695-1837, Burials, 1694-1891. 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
1679-1930 1695-1922 1694-1929 1823-1834, 1844-1901 1696-1697, 1717, 1724-1837

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) :-

Parish of Eglwysilan site

Description and Travel

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

Places, villages, farms etc within Eglwysilan 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 Helen  D'All)

Eglwysilan - on the Cistercian Way site

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Eglwysilan & Caerphilly from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.

Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Genealogy

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 Eglwysilian was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 3,813 1851 - 5,110 1861 - 6,383 1871 - 8,200 1881 - 8,938 1891 - 15,795

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


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