Gwersyllt, Wrexham

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Gwersyllt is a village and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Wrexham in Wales.


 "GWERSYLT, a township in that part of the parish of Gresford which is in the hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh, 2½ miles (N.N.W.) from Wrexham, on the road to Mold, containing 834 inhabitants. This township, which is sometimes regarded as divided into Lower and Upper Gwersyllt, is pleasantly situated on elevated ground, commanding in some parts a fine view of the Vale Royal of Cheshire. Here are coal mines in active operation, also two mills for the drawing of wire. There is a place of worship for Baptists. Wat's Dyke, an ancient boundary between England and Wales, is distinctly visible in this township..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

For more information see Gwersyllt, Denbighshire at


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Wrexham


Civil Records

Births, marriages and deaths in Gwersyllt are recorded in the GRO indexes as:

Years Sub-district District Volumes
1 Jul 1837 - 1974 Wrexham Wrexham XXVII (1837-51)
11b (1852-1946)
8A (1946-74)

Church Records


Nonconformist Church Records


Census Records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

The parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Gwersyllt, formed part of the Wrexham Registrar's District.

Year Parts
1841 missing
1851 HO107/2502 folios 228-265
1861 RG9/4277 folios 97-126
1871 RG10/5654 folios 96-140
1881 RG11/5517 folios 104-end
RG11/5518 folio 51
1891 RG12/4616 folios 99-end
RG12/4617 folio 54

Poor Law Union Records

The Wrexham Union was created on 30 March 1837 and the parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Gwersyllt, formed part of this. A workhouse was built at Croesnewydd in Wrexham. The records of the Wrexham Union are now held at Denbighshire Record Office in Ruthin.



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