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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Llanddulas St Cynbryd


The Parish

The parish of Llanddulas sits in the extreme north of Denbighshire, indeed it forms part of the coastline with the Irish Sea, it also forms part of the convoluted border with Caernarvonshire by virtue of being adjacent to the detached parish of Llysfaen. Llanddulas is a coastal village sitting on the western banks of the River Dulas as its meets the sea. Llanddulas sits roughly midway between Colwyn Bay and Abergele being about 3 miles from each. Llanddulas sits on the busy A55 North Wales Expressway which runs along the coast from Chester to Bangor, a route also followed by the rail line between the same locations. Despite its coastal location Llanddulas never flourished as a port due to the lack of shelter from northwesterly winds, the local economy would have included pastoral farming as well as some lead-ore mining and limestone quarrying. The Dulas runs to the east of the village and is a steep and fast flowing stream draining the nearby slopes of Mynydd Branar. Llanddulas is sited at around 20 metres above the sea albeit more modern developments rise to over 40 metres south of the Expressway, local heights rise sharply inland to over 200 metres on Cefn yr Ogof just a miles southeast. Llanddulas parish was very small by Denbighshire standards, covering just 600 hundred acres it would have supported a population of around 300 parishioners. In common with most of Wales Llanddulas is not mentioned in Domesday Book which did not cover this area.

The Church

St Cynwyd's church sits on the eastern edge of the village, south of the Expressway and on the northern side of the former route of the A55 now the A547. The church is not a mediaeval building having been completely rebuilt twice in its lifetime. The mediaeval was first replaced in 1732 and the present form was created largely in 1868. Despite these changes Pevsner finds the building a "coherent & reposeful whole" despite the complexity of the individual elements of the design. The nave and chancel are augmented by a large southern aisle and porch whilst the vestry to the northeast is also rather large. The steeply angles roofs are matched by the western bellcote. The church is protected from the main road by a low rail-topped wall and entry is through an attractive lychgate at the southeastern corner. Despite the extensive churchyard the building is slightly hemmed in by trees at the western end somewhat limiting some photographic angles.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 10th August 1755 - 24th August 1812 Denbighshire Archives - Reference - PD/51/1/4 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 12th June 1813 - 10th June 1837 Denbighshire Archives - Reference - PD/51/1/5 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Llysfaen St Cynvran, Caernarvonshire
Abergele St Michael
Llysfaen St Cynvran, Caernarvonshire
Llysfaen St Cynvran, Caernarvonshire
Bettws yn Rhos St Michael
Abergele St Michael

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 10/08/1755 John ROBERTS   Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Mary JONES Single  
2 21/11/1755 Pierce WILLIAMS Single   Catherine HUGHES Single  
3 05/05/1756 John ROBERTS Single Llanrhos, Caernarvonshire Elizabeth JONES Single  
4 01/10/1756 Cornelius JONES Single   Mary JONES Single Llanfair Talhaiarn
5 23/06/1759 Owen HUGHES Single Abergele Catherine LEWIS Single  
6 16/07/1760 John HUGHES Single St Asaph, Flintshire Jane JONES Single  
7 09/08/1762 John EDWARDS Widower   Gwen JONES Single  
8 26/02/1763 John WILLIAMS   Abergele Anne WILLIAMS Single  
9 24/10/1763 Hugh HUGHES Single   Elin HUGHES Single  
10 20/01/1766 Thomas JONES Single   Elizabeth GRIFFITH Single  
11 09/06/1766 Robert EDWARDS Single Bettws Yn Rhos Margaret DAVIES Single  
12 27/06/1767 John DAVIES Single Bettws Yn Rhos Ellin THOMAS Single  
13 25/10/1768 Rowland ROBERTS Single   Ellin JONES Single  
14 01/05/1773 Edward ROBERTS Single Abergele Elizabeth JONES Single  
15 11/10/1773 Thomas WILLIAMS Single Abergele Jane WILLIAMS Single  
16 06/07/1774 Hugh WILLIAMS Single   Mary WILLIAMS Single  
17 29/05/1775 John ROBERTS Single Bettws Yn Rhos Dorothy JONES Single  
18 07/10/1776 William JONES Single Denbigh Jane DAVIES Single  
19 19/02/1777 Richard JONES Single   Catherine WILLIAMS Single  
20 29/04/1777 Richard JONES Widower Abergele Margaret JONES Single  
21 03/09/1777 William HUGHES Single Llanelian Yn Rhos Anne HUGHES Single  
22 08/09/1777 Edward WILLIAMS Single Abergele Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
23 13/07/1778 Edward EDWARDS Single Abergele Jane JONES Single  
24 11/02/1779 Joseph WILLIAMS Single Bettws Yn Rhos Catherine MORGAN Widow  
25 13/04/1780 David JONES Widower Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire Catherine DAVIES Widow  
26 07/11/1780 Richard ROBERTS Single Dwygyfylchi, Caernarvonshire Margaret JONES Single  
27 26/01/1782 Hugh WILLIAMS Single Bettws Yn Rhos Catherine JONES Single  
28 13/06/1783 Thomas HUGHES Single Abergele Jane ROBERTS Single  
29 17/06/1783 William WILLIAMS Single   Jane ROBERTS Single  
30 08/02/1785 William MARLE Single Henllan Mary HUGHES Single  
31 05/11/1785 William ANDREW   Llandrillo Yn Rhos Jane DAVIES Single  
32 15/05/1786 Hugh WILLIAMS Single Abergele Cathrine WILLIAMS Single  
33 21/08/1786 John OWENS Single Bettws Yn Rhos Sarah EVANS Single  
34 29/10/1787 Maurice JONES Single   Anne WILLIAMS Single  
35 20/10/1788 Edward GRIFFITHS Single   Elizabeth JONES Single  
36 24/06/1789 John DAVIES Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Cathrine WILLIAMS Single  
37 11/10/1790 William DAVIES Widower   Jane EDWARDS Widow Eglwysbach
38 13/08/1791 David HUGHES Widower Abergele Mary JONES Single  
39 08/10/1792 David JONES Widower   Anne JONES Single  
40 13/01/1794 Thomas WILLIAMS Widower   Dorothy WILLIAMS Single  
41 03/03/1794 John GRIFFITHS Single   Susanna JONES Single  
42 29/04/1795 Peter HUGHES Widower   Elisabeth WILLIAMS Single  
43 08/04/1796 Joseph WILLIAMS Widower   Ellin ROBERTS Single  
44 09/05/1796 William JONES Single   Sudna JONES Single  
45 31/12/1798 Edward SAES     Mary WILLIAMS    
46 08/06/1799 John HUGHES Single Abergele Alice JONES Single  
47 01/12/1800 Hugh EVANS Single Abergele Lettice ROBERTS Single  
48 24/01/1801 Hugh WILLIAMS Single Abergele Margaret WYNNE Single  
49 08/01/1803 Robert JONES Single Llandrillo Yn Rhos Margaret COATES Single  
50 16/02/1803 John JONES Single Bettws Yn Rhos Jane DAVIES Single  
51 07/03/1803 John JONES Single Abergele Elisabeth WILLIAMS Single  
52 01/12/1804 Robert ROBERTS Single Conway, Caernarvonshire Gainor HUGHES Single  
53 16/12/1804 Richard ROBERTS Single Abergele Elisabeth FOULKS Single  
21/05/1805 William LITLER Widower   Mary WILLIAMS Single  
12/02/1806 John WILLIAMS Single Llandrillo Yn Rhos Ellin ROBERTS Single  
28/07/1806 William DAVIES Widower Bettws Yn Rhos Ellin JONES Widow  
23/01/1807 William JONES Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Mary THOMAS Single  
14/08/1809 William JONES Single   Elisabeth WILLIAMS Single  
22/05/1810 Richard DAVIES Single Llanfair Talhaiarn Jane WILLIAMS Single  
21/08/1810 John THOMAS Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Mary COTES Single  
13/05/1811 Henry WILLIAMS   Abergele Jane ROBERTS Widow  
09/09/1811 Richard JONES Single Abergele Catherine ROBERTS Single  
24/08/1812 John JONES Single   Eleanor DAVIES Single  
1 12/06/1813 David DAVIES Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Catherine WILLIAMS Single  
2 21/08/1814 Owen OWEN Single Llanfair Talhaiarn Jane FOULKES Single  
3 09/12/1815 John PARRY Single St George Elizabeth ROBERTS Single  
4 17/03/1816 John WILLIAMS Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Mary GRIFFITHS Single  
5 08/05/1816 Thomas JONES Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Margaret JONES Single  
6 13/12/1817 William WILLIAMS Single Abergele Susanna GRIFFITHS Single  
7 18/12/1819 John JONES Single Abergele Elizabeth JONES Single  
8 06/05/1820 John EVANS Single Abergele Elizabeth GRIFFITHS Single  
9 19/08/1820 William MORRIS Single Abergele Anne HUGHES Single  
10 05/09/1820 John Samuel ROWLANDS Single   Mary Vaughan WRIGHT Single Denbigh
11 23/12/1820 John PARRY Single Abergele Jane ROBERTS Single  
12 22/09/1821 Jonathan SMITH Single   Martha WRIGHT Single  
13 03/04/1822 Robert LLOYD Single   Margaret HUGHES Single  
14 18/01/1823 Hugh HUGHES Single Llandrillo Yn Rhos Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
15 17/06/1823 Robert ROBERTS Single   Mary EVANS Single  
16 13/09/1823 John HUGHES Single Llanasa, Flintshire Elinor OWENS Single  
17 13/09/1823 John WILLIAMS Single   Elinor ROBERTS Single  
18 29/05/1824 John HUGHES   Llandudno, Caernarvonshire Elizabeth WILLIAMS    
19 07/06/1824 John HUGHES Single Abergele Ann OWENS Single  
20 09/10/1825 William GRIFFITHS Single   Elinor GRIFFITHS Single  
21 25/11/1826 Edward JONES Single   Abigail ROBERTS Single  
22 17/05/1828 John EVANS Single Abergele Mary Steeple MATTHEWS Single  
23 07/01/1829 John EVANS Widower Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Mabella LLOYD Widow  
24 23/05/1829 John ROBERTS Single   Susanna WILLIAMS Single  
25 28/03/1831 William HUGHES Single   Elizabeth JONES Single  
26 25/06/1831 Owen ROBERTS Widower   Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
27 12/12/1831 Robert HODGSON     Ann ROBERTS Single  
28 11/08/1832 Thomas JONES Single   Ann JONES Single  
29 04/12/1832 Owen OWENS Single Llandudno, Caernarvonshire Gwen ROBERTS Single  
30 17/05/1833 William JONES Single   Sarah ROBERTS Single Abergele
31 08/06/1833 Thomas WILLIAMS Single   Jemima WILLIAMS Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire
32 05/07/1833 Thomas WILLIAMS Single St George Mary JONES Single  
33 22/09/1833 John PIERCE Single St Asaph, Flintshire Mary JONES Single  
34 20/11/1833 William ROBERTS Single   Jane JONES Single  
35 15/08/1834 Lewis WILLIAMS Single   Abigail JONES Widow  
36 15/08/1834 William JONES Single   Sarah WILLIAMS Single  
37 19/08/1835 James ASHTON Single Abergele Anne WILLIAMS Single  
38 12/02/1836 John EVANS Single   Dorothy JONES Widow  
39 02/05/1836 Robert JONES Single   Elizabeth PARRY Single  
40 09/07/1836 Robert WILLIAMS Single Abergele Margaret JONES Single  
41 02/12/1836 Hugh WILLIAMS   Abergele Ann JONES    
42 10/06/1837 John JONES Widower   Elizabeth EDWARDS Single  

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