There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From the Barry Dock News 3rd June 1892
MARCROSS. CHURCH RESTORATION.—The very ancient and most interesting Church of Marcross is about to be restored, through the generosity of Miss Olive Talbot, Mrs Carne, of St. Donatt's Castle, and Mrs Pownall. The work, which is to proceed at once, has been entrusted to Messrs Kempson and Fowler, architects, Llandaff.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 30th April 1909
MARCROSS. Operetta.—A highly interesting and amusing operetta, entitled, "The Dolls' Hospital," was performed by the pupils at the Marcross and St. Donat's School on the evenings of April 21st and 22nd. The Rev. Pryce Wilson Jones, rector of Marcross, presided, and in a few pleasant and encouraging remarks, introduced the programme. The bright and spirited young performers took their parts as follows ......(part extract).......
- From the Evening Express (Extra Special) 19th February 1897
Anthrax Near Marcross During the last few days seven young cattle have died of anthrax on a farm near Monk Ash, Marcross. Several others which have been in contact with the diseased animals will have to be slaughtered.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 11th June 1915
As to the proper name for the village of "Marcross". in the Vale of Glamorgan, Mr. D. H. Evans, Gaen Street, Barry, says: — "It is said that a large cross was erected here to St. Mark, hence the name, which is a translation of "Croes Marc," or it is a corruption of Mer-groes, the cross by the sea-shore. "lago Emlyn" states as follows: "Marcross," a parish in the cantref of Ogmore. Glamorgan, on the Bristol Channel coast. The name is an Anlicanism[? Anglicanism} of the Welsh Mer-groes, the cross on the sea-shore."