Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, Wales Genealogy

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

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Flintshire 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]

"RHUDDLAN, a borough, sea-port, and parish, partly in the hundred of Prestatyn, and partly in that of Rhuddlan, county of Flint, 11 miles (W. by N.) from Holywell, 16 (W. by N.) from Flint, 21 (N.W. by W.) from Mold, and 220 (N.W.) from London, containing, with the chapelry of Rhyl, 1506 inhabitants. The name of this place, which is of very great antiquity, is supposed to be derived from the red coulour of the soil on the banks of the river Clwyd, on which it is situated. The town appears to have been of considerable importance from the earliest period; and the adjoining marsh, called by the Welsh "Morva Rhuddlan" is distinguished as the scene of a memorable and sanguinary battle which took place in the year 795. ... The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, partly in the early style of English architecture. ... There are places if worship for Baptists and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists, the two latter having also places of worship at Rhyl." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

For more information on Rhuddlan see:

Rhuddlan Parish
Jurisdictions
County bef 1974 add here
County 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1996 add here
County 1 Apr 1996 - add here
Civ Reg District St. Asaph (1881)
Reg Sub-district St. Asaph (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union St Asaph
Hundred Prestatyn
Province add here
Hamlets add here


Administration[edit | edit source]

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

Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Union Records[edit | edit source]

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