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Llanbradach in the Parishes of Eglwysilan and Llanfabon

Church Records
Description and Travel
Genealogy
Occupations

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

Nonconformist Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Moriah, Calvinistic Methodist 1912-1948 - - ST 14919047

Description and Travel

Llanbradach Station - on geograph.org.uk

External view of Llanbradach Fawr (drawing) - on the People's Collection Wales site.         Also Internal section

Genealogy

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

  • Thomas family, of Llanbradach and Ystrad Mynach estates, records   [c. 1528]-[c. 1953]     "John Thomas, of Llanbradach, Glamorgan, was succeeded by his son William Thomas (d. pre-1664), who married Joan Llewelyn of Rhydlafar in the same county. Their son, Thomas Thomas (fl. 1664) of Llanbradach and Rhydlafar, was succeeded by his son, William Thomas (fl. 1668-1675). His son, Thomas Thomas (d. 1720), of Llanbradach was succeeded by his son, James Thomas of Llanbradach who died in 1731 without issue. ..........................................."

Occupations

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

  • Cardiff Colleries Ltd, Llanbradach records   1860-1955     "The sinking of the first pit (No. 1 pit) at Llanbradach Colliery, Glamorgan, was begun in 1893, by the Cardiff Collieries Ltd; a second pit (No. 2 pit) was added the following year. During the early 1920s, a third pit (No. 3 pit) was sunk to mine the Nos. 2 & 3 seams. In 1914, 2,330 men were employed at this colliery, and total output reached its peak in 1935, when....................................."
  • Llanbradach Workmen`s Welfare Hall and Institute records    "Minutes books, 1910-1953; balance sheets, 1930-1961; lists of workers at local pits, [c. 1942]-1955; contributions register, 1946-1958; library register, 1947-1956;........................."  
  • Llanbradach Colliery     "Records of Llanbradach Colliery, 1892-1898, consists of: letterbooks (out-going)."

  [Last Updated : 27 April 2007 - Gareth Hicks]