Welsh St. Donats, Glamorgan, Wales Genealogy

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DONATT'S, WELSH ST., 'a parish, in the union of Cardiff, hundred of Cowbridge, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 2 miles (E. N. E.)from Cowbridge. This place was formerly in the parish of Llanblethian, from which it has been separated. It comprises2175 acres, of which 215 are common or waste.Caercady, the property of John Thomas, Esq., R.N.,is a genteel mansion, built by the late Colonel Jenkins, one of the auditors of the public accounts, fromwhom it came by marriage to its present proprietor.The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to thevicarage of Llanblethian: the impropriate tithes,payable to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester,have been commuted for a rent-charge of £116. 9. 11.,and the vicarial tithes for one of £50. The churchpossesses no claim to architectural notice. Thebenefits of the Cowbridge National school extend tothis parish. Miss Leyson, about the year 1774, bequeathed a rent-charge of £5 for distribution amongthe poor, who also formerly received the benefit of abequest of £5. 10. by an unknown donor.

Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 304-317. Date accessed: 07 May 2013.

Welsh St. Donats Parish
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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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Census records[edit | edit source]

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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.

Go to Glamorgan Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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