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Bonvilston is a parish.



BONVILSTON, otherwise BOLSTON, a parish, in the union of Cardiff, hundred of DinasPowys, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 4 miles (E.) from Cowbridge, on the road to Cardiff. This parish is bounded on the north by the parish of Pendoylan, on the south by Llancarvan, on the east by St. Lythan's, and on the west by St. Nicholas'. It comprises 1119 acres, of which 372 are arable, 677 pasture, and 70 woodland, consisting chiefly of oak and ash; the soil is clayey in some parts, in others gravelly, and the produce is wheat and barley. Limestone of good quality abounds. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a neat and appropriate structure, built about the time of the Conquest; it is twenty-six yards in length, and seven in breadth.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Several Internet sites list names or indexes to the records, including:

Church records

Census Records

Census for the entire country was started in 1841 and continued every ten years. The most recent census available to the public is 1911. Learn more about these records by reading the census article.

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464327.

Probate Records

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in Wales. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place. Here is a link to a web site with gazetteers and maps.

Click here to see a list of communities in Bonvilston.


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 92-125. Adapted. Date accessed: 16 January 2014.


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