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Congregational Church, Marriage Registers, Glamorgan

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DECONGMARR

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Title: Congregational Church, Marriage Registers, Glamorgan

Short title: Congregational Church, marriage registers, Glamorgan

Dates of creation: 1909-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.12 cubic metres (41 vols)

Name of creator(s): Congregational Churches in Glamorgan

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: In 1837 to present, marriages in Congregational churches were legalised if it was licensed for the purpose, and an authorised person ior Civil Registrar had to be present to complete the legal formalities, together with the minister who performed the marriage ceremony. The Independent and Congregational churches in Glamorgan maintained their own registers. Churches represented include Aberaman, Victoria Terrace: Bethany Congregational Chapel; Abercynon, Ynysmeurig Road: English Congregational/United Reformed Church; Cardiff, Richmond Road: Congregational Church; Cardiff, Sachville Avenue: Congregational/United Reformed Church; Barry, Holton Road: Weston Hill Congregational Church; Blaengarw, Katie Street: Nebo Congregational Church; Cardiff, Pwllmelin Road: Fairwater Congregational Church; Cardiff, Wood Street: English Congregational Church; Dowlais, Ivor Street: Ivor Independent Chapel; Efail Isaf: Tabernacle Congregational Church; Eglwysilan: Groes Wen Congregational Chapel; Ferndale, North Road: Congregational/United Reformed Church; Llandaff North, Hazelhurst Road: Christ Church Congregational Church; Maesteg: Zoar Congregational Chapel; Merthyr Tydfil, Market Square: English Independent/Congregational Church; Pontycymmer, Meadow Street: Tabernacle Independent/Congregational Church; Porthcawl, Newton Nottage Hope Congregational Church; and Rhydyfelin, Glyntaf: Ebenezer Congregational Chapel.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Congregational Church marriage registers, 1909-1985, including: Aberaman, Victoria Terrace: Bethany Congregational Chapel, 1949-1967; Abercynon, Ynysmeurig Road: English Congregational/United Reformed Church, 1948-1980; Cardiff, Richmond Road: Congregational Church, 1932-1940; Cardiff, Sackville Avenue: Congregational/United Reformed Church, 1956-1985; Cardiff, Wood Street: English Congregational Church, 1952-1971; Eglwysilan: Groes Wen Congregational Chapel, 1914-1950; Ferndale, North Road: Congregational/United Reformed Church, 1956-1978; Llandaff North, Hazelhurst Road: Christ Church Congregational Church, 1952-1961; Merthyr Tydfil, Market Square: English Independent/Congregational Church, 1937-1963; Pontycymmer, Meadow Street: Tabernacle Independent/ Congregational Church, 1909-1975; and Rhydyfelin, Glyntaf: Ebenezer Congregational Chapel, 1957-1968.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by chapel and then in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
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ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue for the Congregational Church Marriage Registers; Clifford, D.J.H., My Ancestors Were Congregationalists, (London, 1992).

Rules or conventions: Description follows Glamorgan Record Office guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition,; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: January 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Congregational churches | Wales | Glamorgan | Archives

Congregationalists | Wales | Glamorgan

Marriage licences | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names

Bethany Congregational Chapel (Aberaman, Wales)

Christ Church Congregational Church (Llandaff, Wales)

Ferndale Congregational Church (Ferndale, Wales)

Groes-wen Congregational Chapel (Groes-wen, Glamorgan, Wales)

Market Square Congregational Church (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales)

Richmond Road Congregational Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Sachville Avenue Congregational Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Sachville Avenue United Reformed Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Wood Street English Congregational Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Places

Aberaman

Abercynon

Barry

Cardiff

Dowlais

Ferndale

Llandaff

Maesteg

Merthyr Tydfil

Porthcawl