The new parish of Rhosddu was formed by an Order in Council in 1886, containing the townships of Acton, Bieston and Gourton (from the parish of Wrexham), the township of Borras Riffri (from the parish of Gresford), and the township of Stansty (from the parish of Gwersyllt). In 1888, small parts of the townships of Broughton and Gwersyllt, from the parish of Gwersyllt, were added to it. In 1972, Rhosddu reverted to the parish of Wrexham.For more information see Rhosddu, Denbighshire at genuki.org.uk
|pre 1536||Powys Fadog|
|1536 - 31 March 1974||Denbighshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Wrexham|
Births, marriages and deaths in Rhosddu are recorded in the GRO indexes as:
|1 Jul 1837 - 1974||Wrexham||Wrexham|| XXVII (1837-51)|
Nonconformist Church Records
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The parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Rhosddu, formed part of the Wrexham Registrar's District.
Poor Law Union Records
The Wrexham Union was created on 30 March 1837 and the parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Rhosddu, formed part of this. A workhouse was built at Croesnewydd in Bersham. The records of the Wrexham Union are now held at Denbighshire Record Office in Ruthin.