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"RHOS SILI, in the Cwmwd of Gwyr, Cantref of Eginog (now called the Hundred of Swansea), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory valued in the King's Books at 9..6..8: Patron, The Lord Chancellor: Church dedicated to St. Fili. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 158. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 31..16..4 1/4, at 2s. 11 1/4d. in the pound. It is 15 m. S. W. b. W. from Swansea. It is situate upon a Bay, to which it give name, on the Bristol Channel; and where there are great Eddies and Counter-tides, so as to render it dangerous to anchor there, except in good weather. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, Glebe Land, and Surplice fees, was 102.. 15..0. This Parish contains about 1500 acres of inclosed Land, and about 500 acres which are uninclosed. In the division of Glamorgan by the Norman Adventurers, this Lordship was given to Reginald Sili." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
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 :-

Extract from Rhossili parish records [also] noting burial of shipwrecked sailors, 1844/5   - on the People's Collection Wales site

Church History

RHOSSILI, St. Mary   1890-1891        - on Church plans online

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

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, is in the Benefice of Port Eynon with Rhosili with Llanddewi with Knelston, and diocese of Swansea and Brecon. 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 SS417881.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1641-1642, 1665-1807, 1813-1978 1665-1666, 1671-1970 1642, 1644-1645, 1665-1807, 1813-1911 1823-1937 1671-1672, 1677-1679, 1682-1683, 1685-1688, 1694, 1696-1697, 1700-1701, 1704, 1707-1708, 1710, 1712-1713, 1725, 1727, 1729-1731, 1733-1736, 1738-1790, 1794-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1869, 1871-1882, 1885, 1887-1894, 1898
(All held at the NationalLibrary of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Rhossili 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 Mary Greatorex)

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

Rhossili - on the Enjoy Gower site

Rhossili - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for the Gower parishes, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

History

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

Maps

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

Population

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

1841 - 339 1851 - 367 1861 - 294 1871 - 267 1881 - 332 1891 - 285

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

  • Hillend
  • Middleton

 

Rhossili


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