Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy, Wales Genealogy

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Ysbyty Ifan

Ysbyty Ifan is a small village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy, Wales. Welsh is the predominant language in the community.

There are many redundant spelling variations of the name!

Before 1974 the village was split between the historic counties of Denbighshire, Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire. Between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Gwynedd but in 1996 it became part of the modern County Borough of Conwy.

History

In the 1870s: "YSPYTTY, a village in Carnarvon, and a parish and a sub-district partly also in Denbigh; but all in the district of Llanrwst. The village stands on the river Conway, 10 miles S by E of Llanrwst r. station; had anciently a Knights Templars preceptory, founded in 1159, by Ivan ap Rhys, and used as a hospitium for travellers; was afterwards the headquarters of a band of robbers, who devastated all the surrounding country till put down by Meredydd ap Evan; is sometimes called distinctively Yspytty-Evan; and has a post-office under Conway, and six annual fairs. ..." (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72)

For more information on Ysbyty Ifan see:

Administration

Years County
Before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire, Caernarfonshire & Merionethshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Gwynedd
from 1 April 1996 Conwy

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.

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  • 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.



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