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"PEN MARC, in the Cwmwd of Is Caeth, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Dinas Powys), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Vicarage, annexed to the Vicarage of Lantwit Major, and valued in the King's Books at 8..13..4: Patrons, The Dean and Chapter of Gloucester: Church dedicated to St. Mark. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Hamlets of East Aber Ddaw, Burton, Cwm Cidy, Fonmon, Fontigary, Nurston, Pen Marc, Rhs, and Treduckan) was 424. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 309..15..3, at 2s. 11d. in the pound. It is 6 m. S E. b. S. from Cowbridge. A Fair is holden here on the 15th of April. This Parish has been inclosed from time immemorial, and contains 2827 computed acres. The Chapels of East Aber Ddaw, and Rhs, have been demolished, or, at least, disused, since the time of Oliver Cromwell. The ancient Castle of Pen Marc, which belonged to Gilbert Humphreville, one of the Norman Adventurers, has been in ruins ever since the time of Owain G1andwr. Fonmon Castle is habitable, and is now the Seat of ROBERT JONES, Esq. There is a Tradition that, in the times of Popery, a human Skull, pretended to be that of St. Mark, was kept in the Church-yard, and that it was from this Relick the Church and Parish were named. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Glebe, was 140..19..10." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map Genealogy
History
Land and Property
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

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

PENMARK, St. Mary the Virgin  1893-1895      - 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. Mary, and is in the Benefice of Penmark with Porthkerry. 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 ST058688.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1696-1893, Marriages, 1696-1837, Burials, 1696-1898.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1751, 1764-1972 1751, 1755-1970 1751, 1764-1985 1939-1980 1696, 1724-1746, 1748-1756, 1758-1770, 1772-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited

 

Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref

Deposited/
Copies

Sardis,
Calvinistic Methodist
1818-1837 - - ST 05736884

PRO/
WGAS

PRO - Public Record Office, London
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Penmarkas 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 Glenys Travis)

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

Penmark - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Cowbridge, with the Llanblethian and districts, from Slaters Directory for 1850.

Transcript of complete name listing for St. Athan, with the parishes and villages of Eglwys Brewis, Gileston, Llancarfan and Penmark, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Genealogy

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

History

Description and image of Penmark Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

Land and Property

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Penmark was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 486 1851 - 495 1861 - 529 1871 - 496 1881 - 480 1891 - 503

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Fontygary
  • Nurston
  • Pen-onn
  • Rhoose
  • Tredogan

 

Penmark


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