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St. Andrews Major

"ANDREW'S, ST., in the Cwmwd of Is Caeth, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Dinas Powys), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory, valued in the King's Books at 14..13..1 1/2: Patron, The King. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 420. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 273..19..8, at 6s. 9d. in the pound. It is 5 m. S. W. from Caerdiff. This Parish is inclosed. The name of the Village is Dinas Powys. It is situate near the Bristol Channel. The present worthy Rector, BENJAMIN HALL, D. D., most obligingly adds, "Here are the remains of an ancient Castle, called Dinas Powys Castle, formerly the property of Lord Brook, now of the Widow of the late William Hurst, Esq."
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
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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

ST. ANDREWS MAJOR, St. Andrew  1865-1879   - 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. Andrew, and is in the Benefice of St. Andrews Major and Michaelston-le-Pit. 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 ST139714.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1696-1905, Marriages, 1696-1837, Burials, 1696-1901.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1744-1757, 1771-1931 1749-1940 1745-1756, 1772-1940 1824-1920 1696, 1724-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within St Andrews Major parishas 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

St Andrews Major - on Wikipedia

Maps

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

Population

The Population of St Andrews Major was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 497 1851 - 488 1861 - 570 1871 - 537 1881 - 576 1891 - 1,149

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Murch
  • Southra
  • Westra

 

St. Andrews Major


[Last Updated : 27 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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