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"A village three miles eastward from Cowbridge, possessing an interesting church and the ruins of a Tudor manor house."     [Glamorganshire, 1911]



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

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

  • Parish Church of St. Illtyd

Church History

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

Glamorgan Chapels Database - here are  references to non-conformist chapels/meeting houses found in this parish

  • [Llantrithyd] 1786 June 7 Independant; the dwelling house of Edward MORRIS called Horse land, William LEWIS, Thomas JONES, , Evan JONES, Thomas JOHN, Richard THOMAS, Edmund DAVID, Richard WILLIAM, David WILLIAM, David WILLIAMS, Jenkin JEREMIAH, William JEREMIAH, John GRIFFITH, Evan DAVID, Morgan DAVID, William THOMAS, Jenkin JEREMIAH Junior
  • [Llantrithyd] 1814 May 2; Calvanist; a building called Garn, Thomas JENKINS, farmer, Shadrach DAVIES, Thomas THOMAS,
  • [Llantrithyd] 1815 April 10; Calvanist; a building called Pentwyn; Lewis DAVID, shopkeeper, Shadrach DAVIES
    Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel 

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. Illtyd, and is in the Benefice of Llancarfan with Llantrithyd. 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 ST044728.

People wishing to visit Llanrtithyd Church (St Illtyd's) can call 01446 781381 for access.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1597-1979 1571-1653, 1663-1752, 1756-1811, 1816-1970 1571-1978 - 1724-1837

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

  • Llantrithyd Ecclesiastical Parish records               " .........  including registers of baptisms, 1597-1979; marriages, 1571-1970; burials, 1571-1978; memoranda of baptisms, marriages and burials of members of the Aubrey family, 1641-1808; licences, 1820; churchwardens papers, 1896-1897, parochical church council records, 1957; civil and miscellaneous records"

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

  • Llantrithyd, St. Illtyd - Christenings (BT's), 1597-1874, Marriages, 1571-1752

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llantrithyd which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Llantrithyd 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)

  • Llantrithyd [157] - Castell-y-dryw, Coed Arthur, Coed Hills, Cross, Garn, Llantrithyd Ho, Llantrithyd Park, Llantrithyd Place, Llantrithyd, Pant-y-ffynnon, Pentre, Tre-Aubrey, Ty canol, Ty-draw

Descriptions of the parish from
A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811   


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


1858-1859 (Slaters Directory)   1880 (Slaters Directory)


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llantrithyd has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

  • Breach

Land and Property

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

  • Aubrey family of Llantrithyd papers   1650-1937          "The Aubrey family inherited lands in Llantrithyd (Glamorgan) when Sir Thomas Aubrey, second son of Dr William Aubrey married Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Anthony Mansel of Llantrithyd in 1586. Sir Thomas's second son, Sir John Aubrey, a strong Royalist was created baronet in 1660. Sir John's heir was Sir John Aubrey (d 1700), 2nd Bart., of Llantrithyd who married secondly, Mary, second daughter and following the death of her brother, Edward in 1674, co-heiress of William Lewis of the Van, Glamorgan, Boarstal and Brill, Buckinghamshire. Mary died childless and settled considerable maternal estates away from her paternal uncle, Lewis of Van, and upon the Aubreys of Llantrithyd................................"
  • Morgan family of Llantrithyd and St Mary Church papers   "Papers of John and Thomas Morgan, of Cross Farm, Llantrithyd and Pen-yr-heol Farm, St Mary Church, 1858-1939;........................."


This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Glamorgan Parish Map

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST044727 (Lat/Lon: 51.445144, -3.377043), Llantrithyd which are provided by:


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

1841 - 228 1851 - 201 1861 - 204 1871 - 188 1881 - 159 1891 - 155

Public Records

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

  • Llantrithyd Civil Parish records       " ......... comprising tithe plan and apportionment, 1840; vestry and parish meeting minute book, 1890-1922; assistant overseers rate book, 1926; assistant overseers receipt and payment book, 1922-1927; miscellaneous deeds and papers, 1717-1947"