Llan-giwg, Glamorgan, Wales Genealogy
Wales. The parish is five and a half miles Northwest of Neath. The church is dedicated to Saint Ciwg. The parish contains about 12,550 acres. The Duke of Beaufort was one of the largest landowners in the parish.
Online Family Trees
1801: 829 1811: 1060 1821: 1428 1831: 1847 1841: 2813 1851: 4229
|Years||Marcher Lordship / County|
|pre 1536|| -the lordship of Glamorgan and Morgannwg
-the lordship of Gower and Kilvey
|1536 - 31 March 1974||Glamorgan|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996|| |
|from 1 April 1996|| |
Hamlets: Alltgreig, Blaenegel, Caegurwen, and Mawr.
Neath 1 July 1837 - 1 July 1875
Pontardawe 1 July 1875 - 1 January 1935
West Glamorgan 1 January 1935 - 1 April 1974
Swansea 1 April 1974 - present
Resources for finding ancestors
To start your search, decide when your ancestor lived. If he or she lived between 1837-1911, start by searching civil registration and census records. If they lived before 1837, use church records and probate records. Read more about these and other records below.
The 1841-1911 censuses are available online with indexes and images:
- The following Llangiwg parish records are available at the Family History Library
|Bishop Transcripts: Christenings, Marriages, Burials and Christenings and Burials||1685-1713; 1725-1834 1837-1866|
The Glamorgan Family History Society have published many of the parish registers.
Nonconformist Church Records
The following chapel records from Llan-giwg parish are available on the IGI:
|Cwmllynfell Chapel (Independent) Births and Baptisms||1760-1835|| |
The following chapel records have been deposited at an archive:
|Pant teg||Christenings 1822-1837||TNA RG4 3495 FHL 813540|
Births, marriages and deaths in Llan-giwg will be recorded in the GRO indexes as:
|1 Jul 1837 - 1974||
- Carmel: transcript at West Glamorgan Archives
- Cwmllynfell (old) (publication of transcript and index expected in 2014)
- Cwmllynfell (new) (publication of transcript and index expected in 2014)
- Gwrhyd: transcript & index published by Glamorgan Family History Society
- Llan-giwg parish church (publication of transcript and index expected in 2014)
- Saron Chapel (old & new): transcript & index published by Glamorgan Family History Society
The tithe agreement date for Llan-giwg was 2 August 1838. A transcript is available online.
- In the Footsteps of Saints and Sinners: Llangiwg Church past, present and future by D. Gerald O. James
- The Diaries of Margaret Penrerel Jones of Garth 1871 to 1897 edited by Dr. Peter Jackson
- The History of Pontardawe by J.E. Morgan
- The Joneses and Penderels of Garth Rhydyfro, Pontardawe by Elizabeth F. Belcham
Llangiwg a site by Friends of Llangiwg Church
Photos (church and family)