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St Mary Hill

"MARY (ST.) HILL, a parish in the hundred of OGMORE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (N. W.) from Cowbridge, containing 257 inhabitants. This parish, which lies in the south-eastern portion of the county, and on the left bank of the river Ewenny, derives its name from the dedication and elevated situation of the parish church. It is not of any great extent, but within its limits is comprised a portion of the lordship of Ruthin, though locally in the hundred of Cowbridge, ....................The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, ..................... in the patronage of Sir John Aubrey, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is situated on the brow of a lofty hill near the left bank of the river Ewenny; and from the churchyard, which is kept in fine order, are some beautiful and richly varied prospects to the north-east. ..............." 
 ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

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

ST. MARY HILL, St. Mary 1878-1885            - 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 Coychurch with Llangan and St. Mary Hill. 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 SS957793.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1696-1985, Marriages, 1696-1837, Burials, 1696-1837.

 

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1738-1985 1741-1970 1741-1811, 1813-1985 - 1696, 1721, 1723-1727, 1729-1746, 1748-1749, 1751-1837

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

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within St Mary Hill 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.

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Maps

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

Population

The Population of St. Mary Hill was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 258 1851 - 247 1861 - 252 1871 - 192 1881 - 171 1891 - 177

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

St Mary Hill


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