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Radyr

"RHAIADAR, in the Cwmwd of Meisgyn, Cantref of Penythen (now called the Hundred of Miskin), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales a Vicarage, not in charge, of the certified value of 15: Patron, The Earl of Plymouth: Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 196. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 132..2..4 3/4, at 6s. 6d. in the pound. It is 1 1/2 m. N. W. from Llandaff. This Parish contains about 1000 acres of Land. Here is a Mineral Spring, called Pistyll Goleu, i. e., The Spout of clear Water; which is found to be efficacious in the rheumatism and weakness of the sinews. It is situate upon the river Taf, and probably derives its Name from the noise occasioned by the Stream. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, Land, and Pension from The Earl of Plymouth's Estate, was 79. "
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map Genealogy
History
Maps
Population
Public Records
Schools

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  project - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish. Only two chapels have been found in this parish, details below;

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. John-the-Baptist, (in Danescourt which is south east of Radyr village) is in the Benefice of Radyr, 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 ST139790   

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1725-1900, Marriages, 1717-1836, Burials, 1717-1900.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff (Dedication unknown)
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1725-1994 1725-1971 1725-1926 1824-1865 1717, 1724-1745, 1747-1829, 1832-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Radyr 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)

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

Radyr and Morganstown Community site

Radyr - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Llandaff, with the parishes and villages of Caerau, Ely, Fairwater, Radyr, Llanilltern, St. Fagan's, Michaelston-super-Ely, and St. Bride's-super-Ely from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Genealogy

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

History

The Manor of Radyr - from Cardiff Records, Volume II, Chapter I  NOTES ON THE MANORS OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT . (British History Online)

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Radyr was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 803 1851 - 991 1861 - 1,192 1871 - 883 1881 - 938 1891 - 884

Public Records

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

Schools

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Radyr


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