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"LLAN SAMLED, in the Cwmwd of Harfryn, Cantref of Ffiniog (now called the Hundred of Llan Gefelach), Co. of  GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, annexed to the V. of Llan Gefelach, and of the certified value of 12.: Patron, the Bishop of St. David's: Church ded. to St. Samled. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Higher and Lower Divisions) was 2567.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, viz, 525.2.3 1/2. It is 4 m. N. b. E. from Swansea.  Here is a Free School, endowed during the pleasure of John Smith, Esq.  This Parish contains about 5000 acres of cultivated Land, and about 500 acres uncultivated.  There are excellent Seams  of Coals now working in the Parish, which are conveyed in Barges by a Canal to the Sea-Port of Swansea.  Here are also three large Copper-works, and two Mills for the purpose of finishing the Copper for Market."
(From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811)]
Bibliography
Business and Commerce Records
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories 
Glamorgan Parish Map Land and Property
Maps
 Occupations
Population
Schools

Bibliography

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

Business and Commerce Records

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

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

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Samled's Church

LLANSAMLET, St. Samled     1839-1841     - 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. Samlet, is in the Benefice of Llansamlet, 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 SS686977.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1704-1920 1704-1788, 1792-1959 1704-1935 1899-1943 1672, 1677-1678, 1680-1681, 1683-1687, 1690, 1693, 1695-1697, 1701-1702, 1707-1708, 1710, 1712-1713, 1716-1717, 1725, 1727-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1817, 1819-1872, 1876-1878
(At the National Library of Wales)

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Copies
Bethel, Congregational 1794-1837 - - SS 69379738 PRO/
WGAS
Bethel, Congregational - 1983-1987 - SS 69379738 WGAS

WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service
PRO - Public Record Office, London

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llansamlet 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 Rob Frayne)

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

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Swansea (including the parish of Llansamlet), from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.

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

The People's Collection Wales site has material for this parish, use the onsite search box

Scott's Pit, Llansamlet on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

Population

The Population of Llansamlet was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 3,375 1851 - 4,276 1861 - 5,103 1871 - 6,128 1881 - 8,392 1891 - 9,721

Schools

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Llansamlet


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