Today is my first day on this great site. Can anyone tell me how I can go about finding if my ancestor George Ward is buried in the St Tydfil cemetery. According to find my past he was buried October 12, 1829 in that cemetery? Thanks for any and all help.
Hi it depends where your relation was buried within the church grounds. Some of the graves where moved to Cefn Coed cemetery when the road was widened. The local library has a list of who was buried in the church. I have the plot numbers and map but I am afraid I dont have the names to trace them.
hello lindasue I have been told that there were three graveyards used by St Tydfil church to bury people in. One in the church grounds, one half way up twyn hill,and one in the grounds of the Workhouse infirmary. I was told the records do not say however which sites were used at the time of the burials.The Twyn hill site and the infirmary site have been covered over now .It might be helpful to you to know the address given of deceased relative was i believe at the top of Mountain hare around where the WHITE TIP was ( THE WHITEY ).
Hello lindasue. I had a quick look in the library at the record books.There is record of a marriage beween a George WARD and a Ruth DAVIES in the records of ST TYDFIL'S church on the 25th April 1819 by Banns. page 198 . No 594. Consent of marriage is given by JAMES PRICE ? . NO address given just of this parish. Wittnesses present JAMES PRICE and ANN CARDING the names are not easy to read. This might be your ancestor
Hi, I am having a hard time trying to find out where my ancestors are burried in Dowlais. I have 3 of their dates of death, and I know they were married in the Zoar Chapel, but I was told they were not buried in the Pant Cemetery, and to check the church grave yards. Does Zoar Chapel have a Chapel ? I also know that one my ancestors marriage records states "rite of the Independents". Is that a different church?
this is the original email I sent out.
Hi, I was hoping someone in Dowlais could help me. my ancestors lived in Dowlais and I contacted the Pant Cemetery in regards to my Rees ancestors who lived on Bryn Sion st. Mr. Smith of the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (which is responsible for that cemetery), emailed me stating my Rees ancestors were not buried there and to check the Dowlais church grave yards. I have the dates of death of my Rees family, but the record does not say where they were buried in Dowlais. I was hoping that someone from Dowlais could shed some light on what churches are there, and if there are any grave yard records. On the Internet I can only find the Pant Cemetery listed in Dowlais, so I assumed they were all buried there. I also found out that Dowlais is missing from the 1841 Census.
David Rees d. March 5, 1877. lived at 32 Bryn Sion St. Dowlais Charlotte John Rees d. May 24, 1861 19 Bryn Sion St. Dowlais Gwellian Rees (1st wife) d. July 6, 1849 Bryn Sion St. Dowlais.
any information would be appreciated, and hopefully I can find where they and others are buried. Sincerely Yours. Jason Bahrt Bronx, New York