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Dowlais in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil

Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
History
Land and Property
Occupations
Politics and Government
Schools
Social Life and Customs

Bibliography

References to the town of Dowlais at

Bessborough, Earl of. Lady Charlotte Guest. Extracts from her journal 1833-1852. London, John Murray, 1950. A fascinating insight into the life of a quiet remarkable woman with particular reference to that period of her life as the wife of Sir John Guest of the Dowlais Iron Works. Here are substantial extracts from her Diaries.

Church History

Pant Cemetery, Dowlais - three photographs of church and cemetery by Brian Wagstaffe

Hanes Eglwys y Methodistiad Calfiniaidd yn Hermon, Dowlais by Cunllo Davies, published 1905. Here is a name index by Brian Wagstaffe

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 town of Dowlais contains two Anglican churches :-

Christ Church

The church is dedicated to Christ Church, is in the Benefice of Dowlais, 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 SO063092.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1839-1946 1838-1982 1839-1855, 1881-1920 1895-1907, 1910-1940 1839-1853, 1862-1863
(Held at the National Library of Wales)

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

 

All Saints

The church is dedicated to All Saints, is in the Benefice of Dowlais, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet

 

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

 

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Copies
Caersalem, Baptist 1828-1878 - 1828-1878 SO 06740774 NLW
Hermon, Calvinistic Methodist 1821(28?)
-1837
- - SO 06400761 PRO/
WGAS
Hermon, Calvinistic Methodist - 1900-1943 - SO 06400761 NLW
Bethania/Bethany, Congregational 1825-1837 - - SO 06560770 PRO/
WGAS
Bryn Seion, Congregational &
Bethel, Congregational
1829-1837 - - SO 06460775 PRO/
WGAS
English, Wesleyan 1857-1887, 1912-1929 1953-1962 - SO 06420761 GRO
Shiloh, Wesleyan 1837-1906 - - SO 06450758 NLW
Shiloh, Wesleyan 1906-1912 - - SO 06450758 WGAS

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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

Dowlais on Alan George's site

Pantywaun on Alan George's site

ICI works on Alan George's site

Dowlais Railway - on the railscot site

History

War Memorial, Pant (Dowlais) - on the Roll of Honour site

Land and Property

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

Occupations

Dowlais - Hotels, Taverns, Inns and Public Houses 1800 - 1978. Contributed by Barrie Jones with additions by 'Josephine', 2001.

Dowlais - various - on the People's Collection Wales site

Dowlais Ironworks - on Wikipedia

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

Politics and Government

Schools

Letter from a teacher at Dowlais school in 1820 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

Social Life and Customs

Interesting Jewish Wedding, Oct 26 1895, Dowlais - from the Merthyr Express

 

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Dowlais in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil


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