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Welsh St Donats

"DONATT'S (WELSH ST.), a parish in the hundred of COWBRIDGE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (E. N. E.) from Cowbridge, containing 304 inhabitants. This place was formerly annexed to the parish of Llanblethian, from which it has been separated, and is now a parish of itself. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Llanblethian, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf. The church possesses no claim to architectural notice. Miss Leysons, about the year 1774, bequeathed a rentcharge of 5 for distribution among the poor of this parish. Caercady, the property of John Thomas Jones, Esq. R. N., is a genteel mansion, built by the late Colonel Jenkins, one of the auditors of the public accounts, from whom it came by marriage to its present proprietor. The average annual expenditure for the snpport of the poor is 127." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

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Business and Commerce Records
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.

Business and Commerce Records

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  - no non-conformist chapels 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. Donat, and is in the Benefice of Pendoylan with Welsh St. Donats. 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 ST028763.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1726-1736, 1758-1981 1726-1747, 1757-1970 1726-1982 1824-1982 1724-1751, 1753, 1755-1769, 1771-1789, 1791-1802, 1804-1837

Transcription of the Roll of Honour at Cowbridge Chuch for 1914-1918 war.

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Welsh St Donats 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 Glenys Travis)

Welsh St Donats - on the Bakerlite site

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Cowbridge, and neighbouring parishes from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1858-1859 (Slaters Directory) 1880 (Slaters Directory)

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Welsh St Donats was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 275 1851 - 291 1861 - 275 1871 - 200 1881 - 215 1891 - 188

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Welsh St Donats


[Last Updated : 22 Nov 2012  -  Gareth Hicks]

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