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"PEN LLYNN, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmure), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage valued in the King's Books at £4..15..2 1/2: Patron, Thomas Wyndham, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Brynach. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 263. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £89..4..3, at 4s. 6d. in the pound. It is 3 1/2 m. N. b. N. from Cowbridge. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809 the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, Glebe, and Augmentation, was £35..14..10. The Castle is in ruins." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.
Chapels Database - a list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish
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. John Evangelist, and is in the Benefice of Cowbridge Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be found at grid reference SS979747.
See also St. Brynach, Llanfrynach
|Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
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Transcript of name listing for Cowbridge, and neighbouring parishes from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-
Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish
You can see the administrative areas
in which Penllyn has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Homfray of Penllyn Castle
1809-1957: deeds 1818-52, estate incl sale catalogues. 1847-1957, wills, settlements, trusts. 1809-1916, misc personal papers 19th cent
[Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff - Reference: D/D Pe]
- Lewis family of Penlline
1757-1812: estate rental and accounts
Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff]
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Homfray of Penllyn Estate papers 1777-1983 "The Homfray family, long seated in Yorkshire, came to Glamorgan when Francis Homfray of Wollaston Hall, Worcestershire, married Hannah Popkin of Coytrahen (Coetre-hen), near Bridgend, Glamorgan. Francis, a successful iron-master in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, established an ironworks at Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil. His third son, Jeremiah Homfray (1759-1833) gave up his share in the Penydarren works to his brother, Samuel in 1789. In 1813 Jeremiah was declared bankrupt. He fled to Boulogne to avoid paying his creditors. Jeremiah's son, John Homfray (1793-1877) purchased Penllyn Castle in the vale of Glamorgan in 1846. ..............................................."
- Penlline [Penllyn] Civil Parish records "........... comprising copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1840"
This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS979761 (Lat/Lon: 51.474571, -3.471525), Penllyn which are provided by:
The Population of Penllyn was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
|1841 - 320
||1851 - 338
||1861 - 286
||1871 - 320
||1881 - 305
||1891 - 275