Discover your ancestor who was buried in Glamorganshire, Wales. The records may reveal your relative’s name, birth year, burial year, and burial place. You may also learn their occupation, and names of spouse or parents.
Each record comprises a transcript and black and white image of the original burial register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Images from later records and certain parishes may provide additional information about your relative. Further details may include:
Father’s first name
Mother’s first name
Spouse’s first name
Glamorganshire (also called Glamorgan) is one of 13 historic counties in Wales and a former administrative county of Wales. Glamorganshire is represented by the three preserved counties of Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, and West Glamorgan. It borders Breconshire, Monmouthshire, and Carmarthenshire. The administrative county of Glamorganshire was created under the Local Government Act 1888, excluding Swansea and Cardiff which were made independent county boroughs.
Two years after the Local Government Act 1972, however, the county boroughs and administrative county were abolished, and three new counties were formed: West Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan, and South Glamorgan. In 1996, these areas were reformed into several unitary authorities. Since 1972, Glamorganshire has boasted two cities: Swansea, and Cardiff, the county town and capital city of Wales since 1955.