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"LLAN GEFELACH, in the Cwmwd of Derfedd, Cantref of Ffiniog (now called the Hundred of Llan Gefelach), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a V., valued in the King's Books at 9..14..9 1/2:  Patron, The Bishop of St. David's: Church ded. to St. Cyfelach.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (containing the Hamlets of Blaenegel, Cae Gerwyn, Cls Higher, Cls Lower, Mawr Higher, Mawr Lower, Pen Derw Higher, Pen Derw Lower, Rhwng dwy Clydach Higher, and Rhwng dwy Clydach Lower) was 4944.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 982.19.0.
It is 5m. N. b. W. from Swansea.  The Impropriation of this Benefice is in The Lord Bishop of St. David's, as Dean of the College of Brecknock; he is also Lord of the Manor, and holds two Courts here annually.  The Vicarage is endowed with the small Tythes.  This is a very extensive Parish, containing nearly 10,000 acres of Land.  It is rather a singular circumstance, that the present Curate is both Curate and Clerk of the Parish.  As the Salary of the Clerk amounts to about 100. per annum, and the nomination being with the Vicar, the Father of the present Curate, he nominated his Son (The Rev. William Davies), who afterwards became Curate.  He appoints a person to perform the common offices of a Clerk, for which he receives the fees; but the Curate receives the bulk of the Salary, which arises from Easter Offerings." (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
Genealogy
Land and Property
Maps
Occupations
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

Cemeteries

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

Census

Glamorgan Family History Society have produced transcriptions /indexes for various census years

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. David & St. Cyfelach

LLANGYFELACH, St. Cyfelach  1830-1833   - on Church plans online

See Cwmgors/Gwauncaegurwen for a history database of some of this parish's chapels and churches

Rees, T & J Thomas.  Hanes Eglwysi Annibynol Cymru  (History of Welsh Independent Churches) Vol 2, 1872; pages 94-95. This extract (in Welsh) is by Darris Williams and relates to Pantycrwys near Cwmclydach in the parish of Llangyfelach

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. David & St. Cyfelach, is in the Benefice of Llangyfelach, and Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. 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 SS646989.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1686-1905, Marriages, 1693-1837, Burials, 1686-1863. Visit their website for information on how to purchase

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1693-1798, 1802-1905 1693-1797, 1754-1931 1693-1797, 1802-1812 1845-1925 1682-1683, 1686-1687, 1693, 1697, 1700-1701, 1707, 1710, 1712-1713, 1716, 1727-1780, 1782-1790, 1792-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1807, 1809-1853
(At the National Library of Wales)

 

 

 

Held at West Glamorgan Archives, Swansea

 

Baptisms

Marriages

Burials

Banns

1693-1787, 1802-1958

1693-1787,1802-1812,1754-1990, 1995-2002

1693-1797, 1813-1968

1847-1941, 1957-1988

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Members of Gellionnen Presbyterian Chapel Llangafelach.  Jan 1st 1767. A list compiled by Phil Roderick 2002

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

Description and Travel

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

Places, villages, farms etc within Llangyfelach 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 John Ball)

Llangyfelach - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Swansea, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1822-1823 (Pigots Directory) (23k) 1858-1859 (Slaters Directory) (133k)

Genealogy

Elizabeth (Howell) Morgan -  on Rina Callingham's site.  
Includes a description  of the involvement of Elizabeth's husband Mathew Morgan,  of Tymawr, Felindre, in the Rebecca Riots incidents in 1843 in Llangyfelach

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

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

Occupations

Clydach Merthyr Colliery, Craig-cefn-parc on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Bwllfa
  • Cadle
  • Clase
  • Clydach
  • Craig y Duke
  • Cwmbach
  • Cwmrhydyceirw
  • Faerdre
  • Fagwyr
  • Fforest fach
  • Garden Village
  • Garn Swllt
  • Gelligron
  • Graig Felen
  • Heol-ddu
  • Landore
  • Mawr

Llangyfelach


[Last Updated : 10 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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