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"A village four miles south-east from Aberavon, noteworthy for its once prosperous Cistercian monastry founded by Robert de Gloucester in 1147. The site of the abbey is now occupied by a mansion, in the grounds of which are the ruins of the choir and chapter-house. The parish church, a late Norman building, was the nave of the minister and contains a fine collection of Celtic crosses and sepulchral slabs. There are several inscribed stones and camps on the neighbouring hills."

[Glamorganshire, 1911]
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Business and Commerce Records
Census
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Genealogy
Glamorgan Parish Map  History
Land and Property
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Occupations
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Religion and Religious Life
Schools
 Social Life and Customs

Bibliography

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

References to the village of Margam at

An online index to the book A History of Taibach to 1972 by Rev. Richard Morgan has been provided by Carole Wilkes

Business and Commerce Records

Census

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing an enumerated transcription and a personal name index. These are available for the years :

Church History

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

See photograph of St Mary's Church, Port Talbot on Jill Muir's site

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. Mary, is in the Benefice of Margam, and 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 SS803864.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1672-1901, Marriages, 1675-1837, Burials, 1672-1900.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1672-1951 1675-1837 1672-1953 - 1721, 1723-1831

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Margam  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)

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.

The Margam Castle Daguerreotype The earliest Welsh photograph taken by the Reverend Calvert Richard Jones (1802-1877) from Swansea, one of the pioneers of the photographic art.

Margam Country Park

Margam Abbey on the Castle Wales site

Margam - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Port Talbot and neighbourhood, from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.

Transcript of name listing for Margam with Taibach, from Post Office Directory for 1871

Genealogy

A List of Householders in the Hamlet of Margam in 1756             Contributed by Bryan Richards

History

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

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

Morfa Colliery (near Taibach) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Public Records

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

Religion and Religious Life

Schools

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

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

Social Life and Customs

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Brombil
  • Bryn
  • Bryndu
  • Bryngyrnos
  • Caerhendy
  • Craigavan
  • Eglwys Nunydd

 

Margam


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