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The parish includes the townships of Upper and Lower Brogyntyn (formerly crudely transliterated as Porkington), and also the hamlet of Hengoed.
In 1848 - SELATTYN (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Oswestry, N. division of Shropshire, 3¼ miles (N. N. W.) from Oswestry. 
Close to Selattyn lies the ruined Castell Brogyntyn, constructed by the Welsh around the 12th Century. The castle is associated with Owain Brogyntyn, son of Madog ap Maredudd, the last king of a united Powys. The area only became part of Shropshire when it was annexed by England in the 16th Century.
The original manor house of Brogyntyn was the residence of members of the dynasty of the Welsh kingdom of Powys and one of the taî'r uchelwyr ("houses of the gentry") in late medieval Wales. It subsequently came into the possession of the Ormsby-Gore family (the Lords Harlech).
An important collection of both Welsh and English manuscripts from Brogyntyn is held at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. Some of the Brogyntyn Manuscripts have been digitised and made available on-line.
The parish of Selattyn originally formed part of the Welsh Diocese of St Asaph. However, following the disestablishment of the Anglican church in Wales in 1920, the parish was transferred to the English Diocese of Lichfield.
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474587. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
The parish of Selattyn formed part of the Oswestry Registrar's District.
|1841||HO107/916-5||5 to 49|
|1851||HO107/1933||263 to 300|
The following records of Selattyn are available on the IGI:
Selattyn parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)|
|IARC = Internet Archive - free|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|MLOC = Mel Lockie website - free|
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|SELATTYN PARISH (1557) Online Records|
Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1662-1860 Marr 1662-1860 Bur 1662-1860
Nonconformist Church Records
The parish of Selattyn formed a sub-district of the Oswestry Registration District and any entries for births, marriages or deaths from 1837 in Selattyn will appear as Oswestry in the GRO Indexes.
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