Reference code(s): GB 0214 DECONGMARR
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
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.
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.
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/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible.
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