Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Glamorgan Parishes

Barri is a parish.


BARRY, a parish, in the union of Cardiff, hundred of Dinas-Powys, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 10 miles (S. W.) from Cardiff. This parish is situated on the shore of the Bristol Channel, by which it is bounded on the south; and comprises a small tract of country, pleasingly diversified, and richly ornamented with woods of luxuriant growth, and thriving coppices of underwood. The views, extending over the Channel and the adjacent country, are interesting and extensive. The soil of Barry, though resting upon a tenacious clay, is in general fertile, producing chiefly wheat of good quality. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas.[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.

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 Barri.


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 68-81. Adapted. Date accessed: 16 January 2014.