Bryneglwys, Denbighshire Genealogy

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Bryneglwys is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Denbighshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1874 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Denbighshire.


"A parish in the hundred of Yale, county of Denbigh, 5 miles (N.W.) from Llangollen, containing 450 inhabitants. This parish is situated among mountains of various elevations, and characterized by boldness of scenery.... The church is a small edifice, having no claim to architectural notice. There are place of worship for Cavinistic and Wesleyan Methodists." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

"It is divided into the townships of Bodynwydag, Bryntangor, Fanybedwell, Gwrthrina, and Llan." [Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72, John Marius Wilson] 

For more information see Bryneglwys, Denbighshire at


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


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 464322.

Probate Records

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