Llan-giwg, Glamorgan, Wales Genealogy

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Llan-giwg (also spelled Llangiwg, Llanguick and Llanciwg) is an ecclesiastical parish in the north west portion of Glamorgan in 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.

Llan-giwg Parish Church
Llan-giwg and adjacent parishes
St Peters Pontardawe
Llan-giwg Parish
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Online Family Trees[edit | edit source]




Population[edit | edit source]

1801: 829 (161 households)[1]
1811: 1060 
1821: 1428
1831: 1847
1841: 2813
1851: 4229
1861: ?????
1871: 8,312 (1,725 families)[2]
1881: ?????
1891: 9,707 (1,905 families)[3]
1901: ?????
1911: ?????

Administration[edit | edit source]

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 West Glamorgan
from 1 April 1996 Neath Port Talbot

Hamlets: Alltgreig, Blaenegel, Caegurwen, and Mawr.

Hundred: Llangyfelach

Poor Law Union:

Neath: 2 Sept 1836-26 March 1875

Pontardawe created 26 March 1875

Registration district:

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



Cilybebyll -Turberville, Lloyd, Bassett, Leach[4]

Dyffryn Clydach -Philip Williams[4]

Gnoll -Herbert Macworth (manor of Caergurwen)[4]

Penlle'rgaer -Griffith Price[4]

Shewen - William & Joseph Shewen (entered in 1730s by marriage)[4]

Ynyscedwyn[5] - Aubrey & Gough families

Resources for finding ancestors[edit | edit source]

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.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1841-1911 censuses are available online with indexes and images:

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Parish Registers[edit | edit source]

St Ciwg (ancient parish) Pontardawe St Peter[6] Ynysmeudwy St Mary[6]
Baptisms / Christenings
1703-1767; 1813-1892
1862-1977 1913-1979
1704-1979; Banns 1823-1861
1863-1985 1927-1988
1703-1767; 1813-1881
1862-1948 1917-1983
  • 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
Llangiwg Marriages 1837-1859

The Glamorgan Family History Society have published indexes to most of the parish registers.

Nonconformist Church Records[edit | edit source]

The following chapel records from Llan-giwg parish are available on the IGI:

Chapel Years Batch
Pant teg 1822-1837 C10295-1
Cwmllynfell Chapel (Independent) Births and Baptisms 1760-1835

The following chapel records have been deposited at an archive:

Chapel Years Record location
Pant teg Christenings 1822-1837 TNA RG4 3495 FHL 813540

Civil Records[edit | edit source]

Births, marriages and deaths in Llan-giwg will be recorded in the GRO indexes as:

Years Sub-district District Volumes
1 Jul 1837 - 1974

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Carmel: transcript at West Glamorgan Archives
  • Cwmllynfell (old chapel) (publication of transcript and index expected in 2019)
  • Cwmllynfell (new chapel) (not recorded yet)
  • Godre'r Graig: transcript & index recorded by the Ystradgynlais Family History Group, published by Glamorgan Family History Society
  • Gwrhyd: transcript & index published by Glamorgan Family History Society
  • Llan-giwg parish church (publication of transcript and index expected in 2019)
  • Saron Chapel (old & new): transcript & index published by Glamorgan Family History Society

Poor Law[edit | edit source]

Old Poor Law (pre-1834)[edit | edit source]

Vestry minutes and church warden accounts are at the West Glamorgan Archive in Swansea.

New Poor Law (after 1834)[edit | edit source]

Tithe Records[edit | edit source]

The tithe agreement date for Llan-giwg was 2 August 1838. An index and images are available online at Welsh Tithe Maps - Places of Wales

History[edit | edit source]

Published Sources[edit | edit source]
  • Thomas, Hugh. "The Industrialization of a Glamorgan Parish." National Library of Wales Journal. 19, no. 4 (1976) pp. 345-361.
  • Clark, Godfrey L. "Survey Roll of Kegerwen Manor 19 April 1610" Cartae et alia munimenta quae ad dominium de Glamorgancia pertinent. Cardiff: William Lewis. 1910. (p. 2156-2165)
  • In the Footsteps of Saints and Sinners: Llangiwg Church past, present and future by D. Gerald O. James
  • Old Characters of Cwmgors and Gwauncaegurwen from the year 1840 by Jonah Evans, translated by Jenni Hyatt
  • Old Characters of Gellinudd by J. E Morgan, 1908
  • The Diaries of Margaret Penderel 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

Libraries Museums Archives[edit | edit source]

West Glamorgan Archives

National Library of Wales

The National Archives (Kew)

Neath Antiquarian Society

Glamorgan Archives

Societies[edit | edit source]

Glamorgan Family History Society

Friends of Llangiwg

Swansea Valley History Society

Websites[edit | edit source]

Llangiwg a site by Friends of Llangiwg Church

Llangiwg church on Facebook

Photos (church and family)

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas, Hugh. "The Industrialization of a Glamorgan Parish." National Library of Wales Journal. 19, no. 4 (1976) pp. 345.
  2. Irish University Press. ‘1871 Census England and Wales Preliminary Report with Tables Area Housing and Population Volume 1’, Irish University Press series of British parliamentary papers. Population. Shannon: Irish University Press. 1970. FHL# Q942 N2bpo vol 16, p 732.
  3. Irish University Press. ‘1891 Census England and Wales Area Housing and Population Volume 1 Index to the Population Tables’, Irish University Press series of British parliamentary papers. Population. Shannon: Irish University Press. 1968. FHL# Q942 N2bpo vol 21, p 511.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Thomas, Hugh. "The Industrialization of a Glamorgan Parish." National Library of Wales Journal. 19, no. 2 (1976) pp. 195-6
  5. Glamorgan Local History Society, and Glamorgan History Society. "News From The Glamorgan Record Office." Morgannwg: transactions of the Glamorgan Local History Society. Cardiff: Glamorgan Local History Society. 1957. vol 1, p. 58, image 64.https://journals.library.wales/view/1169834/1169835/63#?cv=63&m=0&h=Llangiwg&c=0&s=0&manifest=https%3A%2F%2Fdamsssl.llgc.org.uk%2Fiiif%2F2.0%2F1169834%2Fmanifest.json&xywh=-654%2C1241%2C3531%2C2150.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Williams, C. J., and J. Watts-Williams. Cofrestri Plwyf Cymru. [Aberystwyth]: National Library of Wales & Welsh County Archivists Group in association with the Society of Genealogists. 2000.