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Flemingston

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"FLEMINGSTON, in the Cwmwd of Pen y Bont, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory valued in the King's Books at £4..18..9.: Patron, Thomas Wyndham, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Michael. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 66. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £28..3..5: The Rates are levied by the acre. It is 4 m. S. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 600 acres of Land, all inclosed and cultivated. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Rent of Glebe Land, was £86..11..3. This Village derives its Name from the Family of Fleming, who possessed the Castle and Lordship of St. George's under Robert Fitzhamon. There are still some remains of a Castle adjoining the Church-yard; a part whereof is now used for purposes connected with husbandry." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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Bibliography

Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

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Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Parish Church of St. Michael
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Churches

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Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database - No non-conformist chapels found in this parish

Flemington Church, various - on the People's Collection Wales site

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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. Michael, and is in the Benefice of Cowbridge Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be found at grid reference ST017701.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1576-1900, Marriages, 1578-1839, Burials, 1576-1900.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1576-1991 1576-1748, 1757-1968 1576-1992 - 1721, 1724-1739, 1741-1751, 1753-1759, 1761-1814, 1816-1817, 1819-1829, 1831-1838

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

  • Flemingston Ecclesiastical Parish records    " ......... including facsimile register of baptism, marriage and burial, 1575-1725; registers of baptisms, 1726-1991; marriages, 1757-1968; burials, 1813-1992; confirmations, 1960-1983; churchwardens records, 1813-1957; miscellaneous papers, 1902-1966; accounts, 1861-1927"

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

  • Flemingston, St. Michael - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1870
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Description and Travel

Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See Flemingston - "Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Flemingston which are provided by:

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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)

 

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for Flemingston from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Flemingston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Land and Property

Cutaway View of Flemingston Court, 16th century house, Flemingston on Peoples Collection Wales

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Maps

This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Plan of the parish of Flemingstone, Glamorganshire - on the People's Collection Wales site

Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST017701 (Lat/Lon: 51.421288, -3.414731), Flemingston which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Flemingston 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 Glenys Travis)

  • Flemingston [168] - Broadway, Flemingston Moor, Flemingston, Goodwell, New Barn, Rectory.
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Population

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

1841 - 74 1851 - 79 1861 - 63 1871 - 68 1881 - 55 1891 - 57
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Public Records

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

  • Flemingston Civil Parish     "Copies of Flemingston tithe plan and apportionment, 1840 [copied 1980]"