Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy
The town is divided into the four ecclesiastical parishes of:
- Holy Trinity
- St. Thomas
- St. John
- St. Ann
"RHYL, a township in that part of the parish of Rhuddlan which is in the hundred of Prestatyn, count of Flint, 2 miles (N.N.W.) from the town of Rhuddlan. ...This place, which is situated at the northern extremity of the parish, and at the lower end of the fertile Valley of Clwyd, previously to the year 1820, consisted only of a few scattered dwellings; but since that time, from the pleasantness of its situation on the coast of the Irish sea, along the margin of which some fine smooth and firm sands here extend for several miles, it has become a place of favourite resort for sea-bathing." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)
For more information on Rhyl see:
|before 31 March 1974||Flintshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Denbighshire|
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- 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.
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