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Gelligaer

"GELLI GAER, in the Cwmwd of Senghenydd, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Caerphilly), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory valued in the King's Books at 20..7..11: Patron, The Marquis of Bute: Church dedicated to St. Cadog.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Hamlets of Brith dir, Cefn, Garth Gynyd, Hen Coed, and Ysgwydd Wyn) was 1051.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 391..13..5, at 7s. in the pound.  It is 14 m. N. b. W. from Caerdiff.  A Fair for Cattle is holden here on the 3d of April. ...................................... " (A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.)
 
Bibliography
Cemeteries
Census
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Genealogy
History
Glamorgan Parish Map Land and Property
Maps
Politics and Government
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

References to Gelligaer in the British Library

Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :- Visit their website for information on how to purchase.

Census

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing an enumerated transcription and a personal name index. These are available for the years :

Church History

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

Fochriw History - has a section covering the early religious activities of the area and places of worship in Fochriw, Pentwyn, Penybank and Pantywaun.

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. Catwg, is in the Benefice of Gelligaer, and the 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 ST135969.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1707-1800, 1813-1933 1707-1929 1707-1800, 1813-1922 - 1696, 1717-1718, 1724-1800, 1802-1809, 1811-1812, 1814-1815, 1817-1837

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 Gelligaer   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

Genealogy

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

History

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

Land and Property

Jones, Judith. Gelligaer and Merthyr Common: A South Wales landscape Past and Present. 2003.
"Gelligaer and Merthyr Common occupies nearly 8,000 acres of upland in north-east Glamorgan between the Rhymney and Taff valleys. Man has used this land more or less continuously since prehistoric times and has left his mark in many ways. It has been used for agriculture, encroached upon for housing and industry, and until modern times was administered through manorial courts by a succession of great landowners who held the lordship of Glamorgan.This new book, whose author is herself a commoner, summarises the history and archaeology of the common, it discusses how both the landscape of the common and the local farming community, who depend on the traditional common rights for their livelihood, can survive pressure from adjoining urban areas and from abuse of the land such as the dumping of rubbish and cars. It also discusses current changes in attitudes to commons.The book will be of interest not only to local historians and residents of the district but to anyone concerned with the future of the upland landscapes of Wales."

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

Politics and Government

Population

The Population of Gelligaer was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 3,215 1851 - 3,807 1861 - 5,778 1871 - 9,193 1881 - 11,592 1891 - 12,754

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

  • Melin Caiach
  • New Tredegar (included here although in Bedwellty, MON)
  • Newtown
  • Pant-y-wain
  • Penallta
  • Pengam
  • Penpedairheol
  • Pentwyn
  • Penybryn
  • Pontlottyn
  • Rhymney    (mainly in MON)
  • Tir-y-berth
  • Tir-phil
  • Tredomen
  • Trelewis
  • Troedrhiwfuwch
  • Twyn Sion Ifan
  • Ysgwyddgwyn
  • Ystrad Mynach

[Last Updated : 3 Oct 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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