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"BETTWS-YN-RHOS otherwies BETTWS-ABER-GELAU parish in the hundred of Isdulas, county of Denbigh, four miles (S.S.W.) from Abergele, containing 912 inhabitants. The village is pleasantly situated at the base of a lofty mountain, by which it is sheltered on one side, and has a fine opening towards the north, commanding a full view of the Irish Sea...The church,m dedicated to Saint michael, was, previously to the Reformation a chapel of ease to Abergele. There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]
The ancient parish comprised the townships of Peniarth, Bodlyman, Maesegwig, Tre'rllan, Trofarth, and part of Cilcen. For more information see Betws-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk
|before 31 March 1974||Denbighshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Denbighshire|
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.
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- Betws yn Rhos Parish Church at Clwyd FHS
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