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"LLAN GEINWYR, in the Cwmwd of Maenor ,Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge, of the certified value of 10.: Patron, Thomas Mansell Talbot, Esq. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 280. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 103..3..0, at 8s. 6d. in the pound. It is 7 m. N. E. from Bridgend. This Parish contains about 5000 acres of Land, principally uninclosed. It is supposed to take its name, from the cold situation of the Church. It is a hilly District, and the soil is in general poor. Its produce is Sheep, Cattle, some Wheat, Oats, and Barley. The veins of Coal, and Iron ore, are abundant. The Tythes of the Parish belong to Thomas Mansell Talbot, Esq. It is divided by the river Ogwr on the East and South, by the river Gan on the West, and by Landmarks on the North upon the Hill between this and the Parish of Llan Gwynwyd Fawr. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was 29.13..0."
(
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811)  

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Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

An on-line contents list of the book The History of the Llynfi Valley has been provided by Daniel Verkys.

An on-line index of the book Ogmore, Llynfi & Garw Valleys in Old Photographs has been provided by Huw Daniel

An on-line index to Ogmore Valley Colliery Fatalities (1867-1914), has been provided by Huw Daniel- see also under Ogmore Vale

Business and Commerce Records

Church History

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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Cein's Church

LLANGEINOR, St. David       1876-1884       - on Church plans online

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. Ceinor, is in the Benefice of Llangeinor, 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 SS924879.

[The church of St. Cein, Llangeinor and St. David's, Pontycymmer are now in the Parish of Llangeinor and Garw Valley.]

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1782-1812, 1814-1892 1755-1898 1782-1882 - 1723-1838

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Description and Travel

"LLANGEINOR (LLAN-GEINWYR); a parish in the hundred of OGMORE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Bridgend, containing 292 inhabitants. The rivers Ogmore and Garw run through the parish, which contains iron-ore and coal, but the latter only is worked, and that merely for local consumption. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, endowed with 600 royal bounty, and 200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of C. R. M. Talbot, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Gwinewr. There is a place of worship for Baptists. Robert Jenkins, Esq., in 1766, and his widow, Anne Jenkins, in 1771, left 20 each, and the late Dr. Hoare, Principal of Jesus' College, Oxford, gave 127. 10., for the benefit of the poor, among such of whom as do not receive parochial relief the interest of these sums is periodically distributed. In this parish is one of the ancient court - houses, now generally called church-houses, which is appropriated to the residence of paupers. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is 85. 15." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Llangeinor  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)

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Maesteg, with the parishes and villages of Cwmdu, Baidan, Bettws, Llangeinor, Llangynwyd, Nantyfyllon and Spelter, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Genealogy

Dr Richard Price - on Bridgend.gov.uk's Hall of Fame site
"Richard Price was born at Tynton, Llangeinor, Glamorgan on 23 February 1723. He was the son of Rees and Catherine. He was educated at Pentwyn, Chancefield and Moorfield and from 1740-1744 he studied at the dissenting academy in London.................................."

History

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Occupations

Population

The Population of Llangeinor was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 363 1851 - 350 1861 - 363 1871 - 1,005 1881 - 2,992 1891 - 8,004

Public Records

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

Schools

Fronwen School  Book 1926 - on the Ogmore Valley Local History Society site (Data) - 15mb pdf file)

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

Llangeinor


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