Penllyn Genealogical Records

Penllyn Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Penllyn Baptism Registers (1813-1912)

Baptism records from people born in and around Penllyn between 1813 and 1912. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

Penllyn Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Penllyn Marriage Registers (1813-1894)

Details on those who married at Penllyn between 1813 and 1894. Information given may include parent's names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

Glamorganshire Marriage Index (1837-1922)

An index to over 50,000 marriages recorded in Anglican churches in Glamorganshire.

Glamorgan Marriage Index (1569-1869)

A county-wide index to marriages in nearly 2,000 Glamorgan chapels and churches.

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Penllyn Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Penllyn Burial Registers (1813-1980)

Burial records for people buried at Penllyn between 1813 and 1980. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Brynach, Penllyn Burial Registers (1721-1902)

Burial records for people buried at St Brynach, Penllyn between 1721 and 1902. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age.

St Brynach, Penllyn Burial Records (1721-1902)

Burial records covering those buried at St Brynach, Penllyn_. This resource is an index and may not include all the details that were recorded in the burial registers from which they were extracted.

Glamorgan Burial Index (1569-1999)

An index to over 300,000 burials from 134 churches in the county of Glamorgan. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date & place of burial and their age at death.

Penllyn Church Records

Penllyn Parish Registers (1813-1980)

The parish registers of Penllyn provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1813 to 1980. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1813.

Penllyn Parish Registers (1721-1902)

The parish registers of Penllyn provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1721 to 1902. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Glamorganshire Parish Registers (1541-1980)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at Glamorganshire. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Wales Parish Registers (1914-2013)

The parish registers of Wales are a collection of books documenting baptisms, marriages and burials from 1914 to 2013.

Wales Parish Registers (1817-1934)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though useful to the present also.

Penllyn Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Glamorgan Hearth Tax Assesment (1670)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

West Glamorgan Electoral Registers (1839-1925)

Digital images recording those eligible to vote in part of Glamorganshire.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Penllyn Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Welsh Probate Index & Images (1521-1858)

An index to most surviving wills, administrations and inventories proved in Wales' six ecclesiastical courts and the Peculiar of Hawarden. Most documents are available to view online.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (Subscription) (1384-1858)

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Wales Probate Abstracts (1544-1858)

Abstracts detailing names, properties and other details recorded in wills proved in Welsh diocese.

Newspapers Covering Penllyn

Publications of The South Wales Record Society (1987-1994)

A journal publishing historical sources relating to South Wales, with introductory texts, indexes and illustrations.

Gwent Local History (1976-2006)

A twice-yearly English-language local history journal containing articles on historical topics, with references, book reviews, notes and news.

South Wales Daily Post (1893-1910)

2,700 fully searchable editions of a conservative newspaper. It contained local news, family announcements, sports etc.

South Wales Star (1891-1894)

A liberal newspaper that published local news, family notices, adverts etc. It was liberal in politics. Each edition has been indexed and digitised.

Tarian y Gweithiwr (1875-1910)

A radical, weekly newspaper that published political news and opinion, poetry, foreign news etc. Each edition has been indexed and digitised.

Penllyn Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Penllyn Cemeteries

Glamorgan Monumental Inscriptions (1600-1995)

An index to vital details engraved on over 80,000 gravestones and other monuments across the county of Glamorgan.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Rail & Canal Monuments (1800-1950)

Details of monuments and plaques related to canals and railways. Contains some photographs.

Penllyn Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory, South Wales (1923)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory, South Wales (1910)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory, South Wales (1901)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory, South Wales (1895)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & S Wales (1895)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Old Bailey Online (1674-1913)

A database of almost 200,000 fully transcribed criminal cases. Access to original documents is also provided. Records may provide ages and place of birth.

Penllyn Taxation Records

Glamorgan Hearth Tax Assesment (1670)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Index to the Royalist Composition Papers (A-F) (1646-1656)

Index to personal names listed in the Royalist Composition Papers that dealt with the estates of royalists.

Penllyn Land & Property Records

West Glamorgan Electoral Registers (1839-1925)

Digital images recording those eligible to vote in part of Glamorganshire.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

NLW Manuscript Transcripts (1200-2000)

A searchable database of thousands of transcribed and abstracted manuscripts, largely pertaining to land.

Penllyn Occupation & Business Records

Swansea Gazette & Daily Shipping Register (1909-1910)

A liberal newspaper that predominantly covered mercantile and shipping matters. It did not contain family announcements. Each edition has been indexed and digitised.

Smuggling on the West Coast (1690-1867)

An introduction to smuggling on the west coast of Britain & the Isle of Man, with details of the act in various regions.

West Country Police in Glamorgan (1839-1901)

An index of Glamorgan police officers who came from the West Country.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Penllyn School & Education Records

Glamorgan Schools Admission Registers (1768-1911)

Transcriptions of admission registers for 10 Glamorganshire schools. Records contain date of birth and the name of a pupil's parent or guardian.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Penllyn

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Penllyn Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Burke's Landed Gentry of Britain & Ireland (1885)

Lineages of Britain and Ireland's untitled landed families; supplemented with biographical sketches.

Penllyn Military Records

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

British Army WWI Service Records (1914-1920)

This rich collection contains contains records for 1.9 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks who fought in WWI. Due to bomb damage in WWI, around 60% of service records were lost. Documents cover: enlistment, medical status, injuries, conduct, awards and discharge. A great deal of genealogical and biographical documentation can be found in these documents, including details on entire families, physical descriptions and place of birth.

Silver War Badges (1914-1920)

An index to nearly 900,000 military personnel who were awarded the Silver War Badge for sustaining injures. Records include rank, regimental number, unit, dates of enlistment and discharge, and reason for discharge.

Penllyn Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Aliens Entry Books (1794-1921)

An un-indexed collection of over 100,000 documents of correspondence and other documents of the Home Office and the Aliens Office. Contains a great deal of information on aliens and those who applied for naturalisation.

Penllyn Histories & Books

Publications of The South Wales Record Society (1987-1994)

A journal publishing historical sources relating to South Wales, with introductory texts, indexes and illustrations.

Gwent Local History (1976-2006)

A twice-yearly English-language local history journal containing articles on historical topics, with references, book reviews, notes and news.

Cardiff Naturalists' Society Reports (1899-1986)

An annual journal containing scholarly articles on geology, archaeology and natural history, with book reviews and society notes.

Vale of Glamorgan Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Vale of Glamorgan.

Geograph: Photos of the UK and Ireland (2005-Present)

A growing database including millions of photographs of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland catalogued by latitude & longitude and OS grid reference.

Biographical Directories Covering Penllyn

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Penllyn Maps

Maps of Glamorgan (1617-1922)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey Maps of Wales (1868-1954)

An interactive map featuring four OS map editions published between 1868 and 1954. To load a map select the menu tab on the far right, select the edition you wish to view and zoom in to a locality.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Penllyn Reference Works

Wales Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in Wales.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Penllyn Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Llandaff diocese
      • Llandaff archdeaconry
        • Uske deanery

    Historical Description

    PENLLYNE or LLANFRYNACH is a small and scattered village, half a mile north from the Cowbridge and Bridgend road, 3 miles north-west from Cowbridge station on the Llantrisant and Aberthaw branch of the Taff Vale railway, 5 east from Bridgend and 14 west from Cardiff, in the Southern division of the county of Glamorgan, Ogmore hundred, Cowbridge and Bridgend union, Bridgend county court district, Cowbridge petty sessional division, rural deanery of Groneath Lower (western division) and archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaff. The church of St. Brynach is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, transept and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: there are 120 sittings, but the church is now used only for funerals. Divine service is held in a chapel in the Castle grounds, erected by the Homfray family at the beginning of the present century. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1733; marriages, 1756. The living is a vicarage, tithe rent-charge £60, net income £200, with 5 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Earl of Dunraven, and held since 1892 by the Rev. Owen Jones M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford, who is also rector of and resides at Llansannor. There is a Welsh Calvinistic chapel with 150 sittings. Penllyne Castle, the seat of Captain John Glynne Richards Homfray J.P. 1st Life Guards, is an ancient structure of stone, with a lofty embattled central tower, commanding from its elevated position a wide and magnificent prospect; it was partly destroyed in the 15th century by the noted Welsh chieftain, Owen Glyndwr, and twice since that time has been burnt: the existing buildings surrounding the spacious courtyard are used as stables on the one side and on the other for domestic purposes: the residential part, which is semi-detached, appears to be of a much later date than the rest and is a fine square pile with embattled parapet: the grounds are very extensive. Penllyne Court is the residence of William Salmon esq. D.L., J.P. The Earl of Dunraven K.P. is lord of the manor, Captain Homfray and William Salmon esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is reddish loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat and oats. The area is 1,962 acres; rateable value, £2,652; and the population in 1891 was 275.

    A School Board of 5 members was formed 8th Aug. 1872; Robert Davies, clerk to the board & attendance officer.

    Board School, erected in 1874, for 80 children; average attendance, 53.

    Kelly's Directory of South Wales (1895)

    Surnames Found in Penllyn

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Thomas4113.44
    2David206.56
    3Williams144.59
    4John134.26
    5Jones123.93
    6Radcliffe82.62
    7Davis82.62
    8Munden72.30
    9Hayball72.30
    10Roussel72.30
    11Price61.97
    12Watkins61.97
    13Frederick61.97
    14Hopkins61.97
    15Griffiths61.97
    16Samuel61.97
    17Basset61.97
    18Salter61.97
    19Ryal61.97
    20Vallance51.64
    21Harry51.64
    22Burke51.64
    23Lewis51.64
    24Lougher51.64
    25Villis51.64
    26Davies41.31
    27Wood41.31
    28Jenkin41.31
    29Gane41.31
    30William41.31
    31Ward41.31
    32Rees41.31
    33Edward30.98
    34Spencer30.98
    35Phillip30.98
    36Reynold30.98
    37Howell30.98
    38Homfray20.66
    39Filton20.66
    40Breese20.66
    41Rice20.66
    42Nelson20.66
    43Griffith20.66
    44Morgan20.66
    45Richard10.33
    46Watts10.33
    47Smith10.33
    48Lewellyn10.33
    49Hazelby10.33
    50James10.33
    51Morris10.33
    52Clark10.33
    53Fennimore10.33
    54Evans10.33
    55Cunnick10.33
    56Sanders10.33
    57Gronow10.33
    58Llewellyn10.33
    59Snook10.33
    60Kerry10.33
    61Breeze10.33
    62Appleby10.33
    63Pond10.33
    64Hoare10.33
    65Bradfield10.33
    66Salmon10.33
    67Wyatt10.33
    68Bolton10.33
    69Evan10.33
    70Walburton10.33

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census