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Michaelston-le-Pit
"MICHAELSTON LE PIT, or, LLANFIHANGEL YN Y GWAELOD, in the Cwmwd of Is Caeth, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Dinas Powys), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory valued in the King's Books at 4..10..7 1/2: Patron, Thomas B. Rous, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Michael.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 68.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 35..16..0, at 5s. in the pound. It is 5 m. W.S.W. from Caerdiff.  This Parish contains about four hundred acres of cultivated Land, and about two hundred acres in Brakes and Underwood. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Augmentation, was 53..11..3."
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Glamorgan Parish Map Description and Travel
Maps
Population
Public Records

Bibliography

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

Cemeteries

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

Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database- None found in this parish

MICHAELSTON, LOWER, St. Michael   1850-1851   - on Church plans online

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. Michael and All Angels, and is in the Benefice of St. Andrew's Major and Michaelston-le-Pit. 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 ST152730.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1724-1900, Marriages, 1724-1837, Burials, 1724-1900.

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

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1783-1980 1783-1787, 1813-1837, 1839-1968 1784-1980 - 1724-1725, 1729-1736, 1738-1753, 1755-1762, 1764-1837

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

Description and Travel

"MICHAELSTON LE PIT, a parish in the hundred of DINAS-POWIS, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/2 miles (S. W. by W.) from Cardiff, containing 105 inhabitants. Lias and mountain limestone, together with lead-ore, are found in this small parish, which is exclusively agricultural, and presents some fine well-wooded enclosures. Courtyrala, an Italian villa, the seat of T. B. Rous, Esq., is pleasantly situated above a stream artificially widened and improved, over which a rustic bridge has been formed, amid scenery of the most romantic and picturesque character : the grounds are disposed with great taste, and disclose, at various points of view, the most admired scenes of the adjacent country. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's books at 4. 10. 7 1/2., endowed with 200 royal bounty, and 200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of T. B. Rous, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. A school for the education of children of both sexes is supported by the family of Rous. On the summit of a hill, in this parish, are vestiges of an earthwork, supposed to be of Roman construction. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is 41. 3." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Michaelston-le-Pit parish  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 Gareth Hicks)

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Population

The Population of Michaelston-le-Pit was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 93 1851 - 87 1861 - 73 1871 - 100 1881 - 108 1891 - 102

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Cwmtyrala
  • Wrinstone

 

Michaelston-le-Pit


[Last Updated : 23 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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