Abergele, Conwy

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"A market town and parish in the Union of St. Asaph, hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh; 12 miles (NW) from Denbigh, 20 miles (NW) from Ruthin, and 209 miles (NW) from London. ..... The town is delightfully situated in a pleasant valley, watered by the river Gele, and within half a mile of the Irish Sea, which forms the northern boundary of the parish. The coast, in some parts, is terminated by sandy cliffs, impending over the sea, which, according to tradition, has made considerable encroachment upon the land. ..... The environs abound with picturesque and strikingly bold scenery, and afford various pleasing and interesting excursions."&nbsp; [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833 &amp; 1849, Samuel Lewis] <br>
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"ABERGELE (ABER-GELAU) A market town and parish in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh, North Wales, 12 miles (N.W.) from Denbigh, 20 miles (N.W.) from Ruthin, and 224 miles (N.W.) from London on the great road from Holyhead to Chester... The parish takes its name from its situation near the mouth of the river Geley, which here falls into the Irish Sea, and is celebrated as the scene of several military exploits in the earlier period of the wars between England and Wales, and of various transactions of great historical interest... The church, dedicated to S. Michael, is a low edifice of great length and unpretending character, with a lofty tower at the west end. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Cavinistic and Wesleyan Methodists.."&nbsp; [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis] <br>  
  
 
The ancient parish was made up of several townships, inlcuding: Abergele, (or Tre'r Dre), Towyn Uchaf, Towyn Isaf, Bodoryn, Bodtegwal, Hendregyda, Dolganed, Serior, Brynffanigl, Nant Dinhengroen, Garthgogo, Gwrych, and Penrhyn Dulas. For more information see [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/DEN/Abergele/index.html Abergele, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk]<br>
 
The ancient parish was made up of several townships, inlcuding: Abergele, (or Tre'r Dre), Towyn Uchaf, Towyn Isaf, Bodoryn, Bodtegwal, Hendregyda, Dolganed, Serior, Brynffanigl, Nant Dinhengroen, Garthgogo, Gwrych, and Penrhyn Dulas. For more information see [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/DEN/Abergele/index.html Abergele, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk]<br>

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Abergele is a resort town, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Conwy on the north coast of Wales.

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

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History

"ABERGELE (ABER-GELAU) A market town and parish in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh, North Wales, 12 miles (N.W.) from Denbigh, 20 miles (N.W.) from Ruthin, and 224 miles (N.W.) from London on the great road from Holyhead to Chester... The parish takes its name from its situation near the mouth of the river Geley, which here falls into the Irish Sea, and is celebrated as the scene of several military exploits in the earlier period of the wars between England and Wales, and of various transactions of great historical interest... The church, dedicated to S. Michael, is a low edifice of great length and unpretending character, with a lofty tower at the west end. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Cavinistic and Wesleyan Methodists.."  [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

The ancient parish was made up of several townships, inlcuding: Abergele, (or Tre'r Dre), Towyn Uchaf, Towyn Isaf, Bodoryn, Bodtegwal, Hendregyda, Dolganed, Serior, Brynffanigl, Nant Dinhengroen, Garthgogo, Gwrych, and Penrhyn Dulas. For more information see Abergele, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk

Administration

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

Records

Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

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 464321.

Probate Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Web Sites