Llangynhafal, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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Llangynhafal is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd, Wales Genealogy. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Denbighshire.

History[edit | edit source]

"LLANGYNHAVAL (LLAN-GYNHAVAL), a parish in the hundred of Ruthin, county of Denbigh, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Ruthin, containing 503 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to S. Cynhaval, who flourished about the beginning of the seventh century, is situated in the rich and fertile Vale of Clwyd, and is sheltered by the fine range of mountains which bounds it on the east. ..... The highest, called Moel Vamma (sic), is surmounted by a column erected to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of George III: on the side towards the county of Flint it exhibits a remarkable volcanic appearance." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales,1833, Samuel Lewis)

"LLANGANHAFAL, or LLANGYNHAFAI, a village and a parish in Ruthin district, Denbigh. The village stands under Moel-Famman mountain, 1¾ mile E of the river Clwyd, and 3 N by E of Ruthin r. station; and has a post office under Ruthin, Denbighshire. The parish is divided into the townships of Rhos, Hendre-Wydd, and Nant-y-Nef. Acres, 2,363. Real property, £2,556. Pop., 497. Houses, 115. The surface is hilly. MoelFamman has an altitude of 1,845 feet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £407.... The church is dedicated to St. Cynhaval." (Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,1870-72, John Marius Wilson)

For more information on Llangynhafal see:

Llangynhafal Parish
County bef 1974 add here
County 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1996 add here
County 1 Apr 1996 - add here
Civ Reg District Ruthin (1881)
Reg Sub-district Llandyrnog (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union Ruthin
Hundred Ruthin
Province add here
Hamlets add here

Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Denbighshire

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

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