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"LLAN BLEIDDIAN, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage, with the Chapel of Cowbridge, valued in the King's Books at 10..3..4: Patrons, The Dean and Chapter of Gloucester: Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 475.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 166..18..6 1/2, at 1s. 9d. per acre to the Poor, and at 4 1/2d. per pound to the Highways.  It is 1 m. S. W. from Cowbridge.  This Parish contains about 3000 acres of Land; of which, five or six Hundred are uniclosed and uncultivated.  It is a remarkably pleasant Village, situate upon Lime-stone.  In the division of Glamorgan by the Norman Adventurers, the Lordship of Llan Bleiddian the Great, and the privileged Town of Pont Faen, were given to Robert de St. Quintin, whose Castle is now in ruins.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Census
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
History
Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records

Bibliography

References to Llanblethian in the British Library

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

Llanblethian Buildings and People. Published by Cowbridge Record Society 2002 - ISBN 0 9537029 2 8. Indexed by Phil Mustoe

Cemeteries

Indexed transcription of monumental inscriptions at St. John the Baptist Llanblethian Churchyard, by Phil Mustoe.

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

Census

A complete transcription of the 1851 census for Llanblethian has been provided by Phil Mustoe

Church History

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

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. John the Baptist, and is in the Benefice of Cowbridge 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 SS985741.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1661-1694, 1734-1893 1664-1689, 1734-1971 1661-1696, 1734-1893 1823-1919 1696, 1721, 1723-31, 1733-45, 1747-1837

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

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

Transcription of the Roll of Honour at Cowbridge Church for 1914-1918 war

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanblethian 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 Glenys Travis)

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

Cowbridge (Ancient Borough) and Llanblethian Town site

Llanblethian on the bakerlite site

Llanblethian & Llandough - on Pbase.com

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Cowbridge, and neighbouring parishes from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1844 (Slaters Directory) 1850 (Slaters Directory)
1858-1859 (Slaters Directory) 1871 (Post Office Directory)
1880 (Slaters Directory) 1895 (Kellys Directory)

 

History

Description and image of St. Quentin's Castle, Llanbleddian at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

Aerial photograph of St Quintin's Castle, 1988 - on People's Collection Wales

Land and Property

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

1831-670 1841-724 1851-767 1861-753 1871-756 1881-724 1891-768

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Penylan
  • Stallingdown

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