Bryngwyn Radnorshire Wales Family History Guide

St Michael, Bryngwyn
Photo of St Michael, Bryngwyn In the hills near Painscastle by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Bryngwyn is a parish in the county of Radnorshire South Wales.

Parish church: St Michael and All Angels (restored 1874-77)

Parish registers begin: 1614

Nonconformists include: Congregation (chapel at Rhosgoch erected in 1839).

The children of this parish attend the schools at Newchurch & Llanbedr Painscastle

Parishes adjacent to Bryngwyn

  • Clyro
  • Llanbedr Painscastle
  • Colva
  • Glascwm
  • Newchurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRYNGWYN, a parish in the district of Hay and county of Radnor; on the river Arrow, 4¼ miles WNW of the Hereford and Brecon railway, and 6 NNW of Hay. Post Town, Hay, under Hereford. Acres, 4,536. Real property, £2,412. Pop., 334. Houses, 65. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David’s. Value, £294. Patron, the Bishop of St. David’s. The church is bad. Charities, £9.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer 1851

Bryngwyn, a parish in the hund. of Pains Castle, union of Hay, county of Radnor, South Wales; 8 ½ miles south-west of Kington. It contains about 4,000 acres, and lies on the river Avro. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Brecon and dio. of St. David’s; valued at £11 6s. 8d. ; gross income £342; in the patronage of the bishop of St. David’s. Charities connected with this parish produce £9 2s. per annum. Pop., in 1801, 277; in 1831, 364. Houses 66. A. P. £1,194. Poor rates, in 1837, £231.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Records

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Powys Archives

The following records are available from Powys Archives.

Parish Registers

Baptisms, burials, marriages 1614-1722 

Baptisms 1725-1776, burials 1725-1776, marriages 1725-1754

Baptisms, burials 1782-1799 

Baptisms, burials 1800-1812 

Baptisms 1813-1982 

Burials 1813-1981 

Marriages 1756-1798 

Marriages 1813-1837 

Marriages 1837-1970 

Banns 1824-1981 

Register of services 1932-1948 

Register of services 1948-1979 

Churchwardens Accounts

Account book 1728-1800 

Bank book 1848-1863 

Bank book 1863-1895 

Church account book 1948-1961 

Vestry

Parish meeting minutes 1794-1838 

Parish Church Council

Electoral roll 1949-1973 

Overseers of the Poor

Settlement Certificates

John Jones and Mary; Elinor Pugh a nurse child being a bastard of about 4 years 1769 

John Phillips, Elizabeth his wife and their children 1815 

Miscellaneous

Envelope containing misc. papers 1906-1972 

File of misc. papers

FamilySearch

Monumental inscriptions the parish church of St. Michael’s Bryngwyn, Radnorshire

Directories

Kelly’s directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales, 1920

Administration

  • County: Radnorshire / Powys
  • Civil Registration District: Hay
  • Diocese: St. David; Swansea and Brecon
  • Rural Deanery: Hay
  • Poor Law Union: Hay
  • Hundred: Painscastle
  • Province: Canterbury
  • Petty Sessional Division: Painscastle
  • Couty Court District: Hay