Prestatyn, Denbighshire Genealogy

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Prestatyn is a seaside town, community and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Flintshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Denbighshire.

History

'PRESTATYN, a joint township with Nant, in the parish of Meliden, hundred of Prestatyn, county of Flint, 6 miles (N.N.E.) from St. Asaph. ... This place, from which the hundred derives its name, was anciently a lordship, and had a castle, which is suppposed to have been erected at a very early period by the native British inhabitants of the district. This fortress was wrested from its ancient owners, in the reign of Henry II, by the English, who had possession of it in the year 1167, when it was destoyed by Owain Gwynedd, Cadwaladr, and Rhys, Prince of South Wales, who then reduced the whole of Tegengel to the power of Owain."

For more information on Prestatyn see: Genuki - Prestatyn

Administration

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

Records

Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee ($) or free.

  • FamilySearch now has all of the British Censuses available.
  • findmypast ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • Ancestry.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
  • The Genealogist.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.



Probate Records

Poor Law Union Records

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