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Merthyr Mawr
"
MERTHYR MAWR, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge, of the certified value of 13..6..8: Patron, The Archdeacon of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Teilo.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 138.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 80..11..0, at 3s. 7d. in the pound.  It is 7 m. S.W. from Cowbridge.  This Parish contains from eight hundred to one thousand acres of Land: one hundred of which are Sand banks, that cannot be cultivated. Here are the vestiges of an old Chapel, commonly called Cappel St. Roque. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augumentation, was 42..16..4.  It is a well-wooded,
pleasant village, on the Western bank of the river Ogwr: and on the Eastern side are the remains of a strong Castle, which was erected by William de London, who possessed the Lordship of Aber Ogwr."
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records
Social Life and Customs

Bibliography

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

Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database  - no conconformist chapels found in this parish

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

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. Teilo, and is in the Benefice of Laleston with Tythegston and Merthyr Mawr. 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 SS883775.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1696-1899, Marriages, 1737-1836, Burials, 1696-1899.

 

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1749-1981 1756-1970 1749-1988 - 1696, 1721, 1723-1837

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

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Merthyr Mawras 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 Gareth Hicks)

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

Merhyr Mawr - on Wikipedia

Abandoned C19th Rifle Range on Merthyr Mawr, 1931 - on the People's Collection Wales site

The 'Old Portway' abandoned road across Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, 1931 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

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

Population

The Population of Merthyr Mawr was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 147 1851 - 154 1861 - 174 1871 - 144 1881 - 120 1891 - 121

Public Records

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

Social Life and Customs

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Merthyr Mawr


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