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A History of Taibach to 1872

By Rev.Richard Morgan.

This was originally written in Welsh, and called 'Gemau Margam', translation by Les Evans

Indexed 1999 by Carole Wilkes.

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INDIVIDUAL NAMES

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NAME DATES COMMENTS (if provided)

  • Cartwright, John,5
  • Conway, Charles,14 North Wales
  • Conway, Joseph,14 North Wales
  • Cound, John ..son of...,14
  • Cound, Richard,14
  • Dafydd o'r Hafod,23
  • Dafydd, William,29 Dyffryn Isaf
  • Daniel, Edward,6,16
  • Daniel o'r Constant,12,23
  • Daniel, T.D,20 1872 Mayor of Aberavon
  • David, Thomas,25
  • David, William,29
  • Davies, Thomas,20 Cardiganshire (maternal grandfather of TD Daniel)
  • Davies, William,24 Cowbridge
  • Downing, John,11,15 Staffs, then USA
  • Drake, Nathaniel,6 Yorkshire
  • Dummer, John,25
  • Edwards, Thomas,24
  • Evans, David,35 18-7-1849(cholera)43yrs
  • Francis, Henry,18 14-2-1870
  • Francis,Samuel,25
  • Gray, Thomas ...son of..,16
  • Gray, William,8,16 Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Griffiths, Evan,13,23
  • Griffiths, William,21
  • Harri, Lletty,25
  • Henry, John "Jack",4,8 from Mawdlam,mid -1700's
  • Henry, Mrs.Mary B,44 Headmistress(infants,1872)
  • Heycock, George,25 d,16-2-1862(63yrs)
  • Howells, James,8
  • Howells, Thomas,12 Cilcarn
  • Hughes, Daniel,27
  • Hughes, David,24 d.1877
  • Hughes, Edward,11 North Wales
  • Hughes, John,27
  • Iefan Tyclai,22 Llanfynydd
  • James, Evan,23
  • James, Richard,23
  • Jenkins, William,25 Constant(Row)
  • John, Howell,27
  • Jones, Mary (Mali),23 d.1830 Dyffryn Isaf
  • Jones, Phillip,10,21 d.31-8-1837 Swansea
  • Jones, Thomas,33 d. 1849(cholera) Cardiganshire
  • Jones, William,24 Cwmavon
  • Joseph, Jenkin,10 son-in-law of JohnWoolcock
  • Knight, Rev.W.Bruce,21 Vicar of Margam
  • Lindsay, Robert,13 d. bfr.1853 son-in-law of JH Vivien. Buried St.Mary's,Swansea.
  • Llewellyn, David,8
  • Llewellyn, John,...brother of..,24
  • Llewellyn,William, MD,24
  • Llewellyn,William, JP,24
  • Llewellyn, Thomas,24
  • Matthews, Rev,E,24 Ewenny
  • Monger, Robert,13 Swansea
  • Morgan, Elizabeth,24 Morgan, John,13 Swansea
  • Morgan, Thomas,33 7-10-1849(cholera)66yrs
  • Morgan, William,44 Headteacher(1872)
  • Morris, David,25
  • Muntz, Mr,14 Briton Ferry
  • Nans the Brickman,7 Neath
  • Newton, Isacc (not 'Sir'),5 Gloucester
  • Newton, William,7 Gloucester
  • Nicholas the Sawyer,20 Twll-yn-y-Wal
  • Owen, William,23
  • Palmer, HK,19 managed construction of floating dock - 1835/6
  • Phillips, JM, M.D.,8
  • Pritchard, H Ll, M.D.,46 d,13-1-1870
  • Pritchard, Richard Knight,6
  • Robert, Thomas,26 d, 2-7-1849(cholera)77yrs
  • Rees, Daniel,7
  • Rees,John,25 Builder of original Dyffryn Chapel, 1841
  • Rees, William,23
  • Richards, Phoebe,44 Headteacher(1872)
  • Roberts, Rev.Edward,28
  • Singleton, David,9 1819 - 4/12/1899
  • Singleton, James,25 4/5/1793 - ?
  • Singleton, John,9 1747 -19/11/1800
  • Smith, Mr and Mrs,25 Craigavon
  • Summeral, Alfred,36 1849(Cholera) Mill Row,(died with wife and child)
  • Talbot, CRM, M.P.,20
  • Talbot, Rev.Thomas,5 Owner of Margam Estate
  • Thomas, Jenkin,12,22 d.26/12/1807 ... of Penhydd, Bryn
  • Thomas, Thomas,22 b.27/6/1786 son of Jenkin
  • Thomas, William..brother of,22 Pyle (Preacher)
  • Thomas,Evan,23 Pyle
  • Thomas,Richard &Jennet,24 Ynys y Gwas
  • Thomas, William,23 Blacksmith
  • Tyler, Thomas,7,9,33 d.13/3/1790 (74yrs) England
  • Vivien, AP, ..son of,13
  • Vivien, John Henry,13 d. 1855, 69 yrs
  • Walters, Evan,14 Swansea
  • Wilks, Thomas,8
  • Wilks,Edward,25
  • Williams,John,27 Stonemason
  • Williams, Peter,23
  • Williams, Rev. Evan,24 Briton Ferry
  • Williams, William,25 Pantycelyn
  • Woolcock, John,10 England
  • Wright, William,9 d.3/1/1799 (84yrs) N.England

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FARMS                                                                                      

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  • BROMBIL ---(Broom Hill)(4)
  • CARREG---Y--- RHEW(4)
  • CWRT--- UCHAF(7)
  • DYFFRYN--- ISAF(12)
  • DYFFRYN--- UCHAF(12)
  • FARTEG--- FAWR(5)
  • GOYTRE(12)
  • GROESWEN---FACH(4)
  • GROESWEN---FAWR(4)
  • HAFOD(23)
  • TYDRAW(7)
  • WERN(4)
  • YNYS---FAWR(6)

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Trades People 1872

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  • Davies, Edward Builder
  • Heycock, B and Jenkins,W Shoemaker
  • Heycock, P Butcher
  • Jenkins, D Draper and Grocer
  • Jenkins, T Ironmonger
  • Jenkins, W Draper and Grocer
  • Jenkins, W Blacksmith
  • Kent, Mr Butcher
  • Morgan, Isaac Confectioner
  • Rees, T Draper and Grocer
  • Thomas, J and R, Draper and Grocer
  • Thomas, J Innkeeper
  • Vintin, JW Draper and Grocer
  • Williams, J Grocer
  • Williams, John Stone Cutter

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MORFA PIT EXPLOSIONS

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Page17---18

  • June 28---1849 1--- death
  • December--- 1850 3---deaths
  • November 4---1858 4---deaths
  • October17---1863 39---deaths
  • February 14---1870 30---deaths
  • *March 10---1890 87---deaths
  • (*Added by indexer)

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Religious History -Establishing the nonconformist Church

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Individual names of Preachers, Rev.,and Deacons, including Visitors, indexed according to Chapel.


Page 23

Dyffryn Chapel, (Old Dyffryn)

Original Members ---1765---1780, initial meetings conducted in Dyffryn Uchaf Farm,

  • William Rees,
  • Daniel o'r Constant,
  • Nel Wmffra--- (Cwmgwineu)
  • William Owen, --- the weaver.
  • Richard James of Penrhysfawr
  • Mary Jones of Dyffryn Isaf
  • Evan Griffiths
  • Dafydd o'r Hafod
  • William Thomas of Pyle
  • Thomas David

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Dyffryn Chapel,---(Inaugural Meetings of first Chapel,1841)

Deacons and Preachers.

  • Evan Evans Penycae, Monmouth
  • David Roberts Swansea
  • W.Griffiths Penclawdd
  • Benjamin Williams
  • Rev. W.Evans Tonyrefail
  • Mr. Dodd Swansea
  • Morgan Howell
  • David Davies Neath
  • Jonah Phillips
  • David Howells Swansea
  • David Hughes
  • John Walters Ystradgynlais
  • Morgan Howell

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Independent Church (1825-1835) - Some original members of Gibeon Chapel

  • John Highes Mason
  • John Williams Groeswen
  • Daniel Highes Miners Row
  • John Williams Taylor
  • Evan Williams Collier
  • William Walters
  • William David Cotton Row
  • William Francis
  • Hannah Hughes

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Baptist Denomination - Some original members of Smyrna Chapel

  • Isaac Nathan Builder
  • Thomas Jones Refiner Nans (the brickman!)
  • Nans Singleton
  • Rhys Jones and wife, Stonemason
  • Mr and Mrs E Hughes
  • Margaret Jones --- brickman!
  • Rev.Cornelius Griffiths, --- (later to become minister of Zion, Merthyr Tydfil)
  • John Peters
  • David Morgan
  • John Bedford
  • William Gray

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A History of Taibach


[Last Updated : 9 Oct 2007- Gareth Hicks]

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