"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 genuki.org.uk
|before 31 March 1974||Denbighshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Wrexham|
Births, marriages and deaths in Gwersyllt are recorded in the GRO indexes as:
|1 Jul 1837 - 1974||Wrexham||Wrexham|| XXVII (1837-51)|
Nonconformist Church 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.
|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.