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Rudry

"RHUDD DRE, in the Cwmwd of Senghenydd, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Caerphilly), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Chapel, not in charge, annexed to the Rectory of Bedwas: Patron, The Bishop of Llandaff, being holden with and annexed to the Bishoprick: Chapel dedicated to St. James. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 239. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 157..12..3. It is 7 m. N. from Caerdiff. This Parish contains about 800 acres of Land; one-third of which is uncultivated and uninclosed. Here is a mineral Spring, which is esteemed efficacious in the cure of sore Eyes. It is situate upon the river Rhymny: And is said to derive its Name from the great number of Red or Yew Trees that grow here."
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
History
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  project - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish. Here are references to the only such chapel found in this 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. James

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1703-1837, Marriages, 1717-1837, Burials, 1704-1838.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1626-1633, 1639-1758, 1767-1937 1640-1665, 1696-1970 1637?-1666, 1695-1757, 1767-1935 1824-1976 1717, 1724-1790, 1792-1837

Description and Travel

"RUDDRY (YR-YW-DRE), a parish in the hundred of CAERPHILLY, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles (N. by E.) from Cardiff, containing 276 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the number of yew trees in the vicinity of the village, is pleasantly situated in a mountain valley in the eastern part of the county, and comprises but a small tract of land, of which a considerable portion is unenclosed and uncultivated. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agricultural pursuits. The surrounding scenery is pleasingly varied, and enlivened by the river Romney, which forms the eastern boundary of the parish ; and from the higher grounds are some richly diversified views over the adjacent country, embracing a portion of the picturesque county of Monmouth. Lead-ore has been found in the white limestone of the parish. The living is consolidated with the rectory of Bedwas, in Monmouthshire, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf. The church, dedicated to St. James, is not remarkable for any architectural details. C. Edward Edmond, in 1743, bequeathed 2 per annum to the poor of this parish, which is regularly paid. Here is a mineral spring, which is said to be highly efficacious in curing diseases of the eye, and is much resorted to for that purpose. The poor are supported by an average annual expenditure amounting to 140. 4." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Rudry 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)

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 Rudry was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 328 1851 - 342 1861 - 329 1871 - 374 1881 - 387 1891 - 409

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Rudry


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