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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Pentrefoelas Parish Church


The Parish

The parish of Pentrefoelas lies in southwestern Denbighshire not too far from its western border with neighbouring Caernarvonshire. Pentrefoelas is situated roughly 14 miles southwest of the county town of Denbigh and sits on the junction of the the A5 (London to Holyhead) road with B5113 which connects through to Llanrwst. There is very little to modern day Pentrefoelas, a small scatter of properties either side of the two major roads and a broader scatter of farms and cottages across the wider parish. This is very much an upland parish with an extensive area of mountains and moor lying between it and Denbigh. The economy was one of upland farming, mainly pastoral with cattle in the valley bottom and sheep on the uplands although some cereals were also grown. Penrefoelas sits on the northern banks of the Afon Merddwr which flows westwards the short distance to the nearby Conwy, the latter flowing northwards to reach the Irish Sea through the port of Conwy. Pentrefoelas is sited at around 200 metres above the sea but land rises steeply onto the moors to the northeast reaching 532 metres on the summit of Mwdwl Eithin just over 2 miles away and also a similar height at Garn Prys to the south. Like most upland parishes Pentrefoelas was extensive, in this case covering just over 8,100 acres which would have supported a population of around 600 parishioners. Like most of Wales Pentrefoelas is not mentioned in Domesday Book which did not cover this area.

The Church

The parish church (it has no known dedication) lies just into the course of the B5113 just a hundred or so metres from the junction with the A5 and on the eastern side of that B road. Sadly this building is not that in which these marriages took place, the church in which these events were staged being replace in the 1850s by today's church. In turn that demolished church had been constructed in 1766. The replacement church is a simple nave & chancel church with a transept and a bellcote which Pevsner disparagingly describes as "a very ordinary....affair". Clearly this church did not have great architectural interest for the man. The churchyard has a rough stone wall surrounding and the main entrance is almost hidden within trees, a tight fit to the churchyard edge and further trees severely restrict the angles available for photography making for a challenging subject to adequately capture.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1754 - 1772

No registers or BTs survive for this period, any marriages that occurred have been lost to history
2 31st August 1772 - 27th February 1813 North East Wales Archives - Ruthin - Reference - PD/85/1/3 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
3 6th March 1813 - 7th June 1837 North East Wales Archives - Ruthin - Reference - PD/85/1/4 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Llanrwst St Gwrst
Gwytherin St Winifred
Llanfair Talhaiarn St Mary
Llansannan St Sannan
Henllan St Sadwrn
Nantglyn St James
Llanrwst St Gwrst
Capel Garmon St Garmon
Cerrig y Druidion St Mary Magdalene
Yspytty Ifan St John the Baptist
Yspytty Ifan St John the Baptist
Cerrig y Druidion St Mary Magdalene

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
31/08/1772 Owen HUGHES Bettws Y Coed, Caernarvonshire Catherine OWEN Single
26/01/1773 Hugh DAVIES Barbara EVANS
29/05/1773 Thomas JONES Llansantffraid Glan Conway Catherine ROBERTS
14/06/1773 Robert OWEN Alice THOMAS
1 01/11/1773 Robert DAVIES Llansannan Catherine THOMAS
2 19/01/1774 John JONES Llannefydd Alice JONES Llannefydd
3 16/02/1774 Samuel HUGHES Llannefydd Dorothy HUGHES Llannefydd
4 12/05/1774 Hugh JONES Eglwysbach Susan GOODMAN
5 15/05/1775 William WILLIAM Llannefydd Anne JONES Llannefydd
6 27/01/1776 John DAVIES Llanrwst Elizabeth ELLIS Llannefydd
7 29/04/1776 John MORRIS Llannefydd Anne WILLIAMS Llannefydd
8 03/05/1776 Hugh THOMAS Cerrig Y Druidion Jane ELLIS Llannefydd
9 07/09/1776 Griffith WILLIAM Single Llannefydd Margaret ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
10 21/09/1776 Hugh THOMAS Single Llangwm Mary LLOYD Single Llannefydd
11 07/10/1776 John ROBERTS Llannefydd Gwen WILLIAMS Llannefydd
12 18/11/1776 Thomas DAVIES Llannefydd Gwen WILLIAMS Llannefydd
13 15/02/1777 Thomas WILLIAM Yspytty Ifan Mary ROBERTS Llannefydd
14 19/01/1778 Joseph WILLIAMS Llannefydd Modlen JONES Llannefydd
15 06/02/1778 Evan THOMAS Gwen DAVIES Llannefydd
16 01/08/1778 David MORRIS Llannefydd Eleanor ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
17 19/02/1779 John DAVIES Single Yspytty Ifan Alice DAVIES Single Llannefydd
18 26/02/1779 Robert JONES Single Clocaenog Catharine JONES Single Llannefydd
19 22/09/1779 Griffith THOMAS Single Llannefydd Jane EDWARD Single Llannefydd
20 17/12/1779 William DAVID Single Ffestiniog, Merioneth Catherine JONES Llannefydd
21 12/01/1780 Edward EDWARDS Single Llangwm Ellinor ROBERTS Llannefydd
22 12/05/1780 Evan LLOYD Single Jane EDWARDS Single
23 13/05/1780 David WILLIAMS Single Sarah EDWARDS Single Yspytty Ifan
24 16/05/1780 Evan JONES Widower Cerrig Y Druidion Gwen ELLIS Single
25 08/07/1780 Owen JONES Single Llanrwst Jane JONES Single
26 24/02/1781 Robert JONES Single Yspytty Ifan Catherine JONES Single
27 04/05/1781 Richard PARRY Widower Elizabeth ROBERTS Single
28 21/08/1781 John JONES Single Henllan Jane HUGHES Single
29 22/09/1781 John LLOYD Single Lowry EVANS
30 07/01/1782 Thomas JONES Single Corwen, Merioneth Jane ROBERTS Single
31 17/05/1782 Owen THOMAS Single Jane THOMAS Single
32 08/03/1783 Morris ROBERTS Single Margaret ROBERTS Single
33 12/05/1783 Thomas EDWARDS Single Elizabeth ROBERTS Single
34 01/09/1783 Matthew JONES Cyffylliog Mary DAVIES Llannefydd
35 10/10/1783 John DAVID Single Llanrwst Jane PERRY Single
36 07/02/1784 Evan JONES Single Elionar JONES Single
37 03/05/1784 John THOMAS Single Cerrig Y Druidion Elizabeth PRICE
38 20/11/1784 John ROBERTS Yspytty Ifan Sarah OWEN Llannefydd
39 12/01/1785 Robert JONES Widower Cyffylliog Jane JONES
40 10/09/1785 Evan THOMAS Single Llanrwst Catherine LOYD Single Yspytty Ifan
41 16/01/1786 William JONES Single Nantglyn Jane ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
42 06/02/1786 Robert EDWARD Single Cerrig Y Druidion Elizabeth JONES Single Llannefydd
43 08/05/1786 Robert JONES Single Llannefydd Jane ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
44 29/05/1786 William GRIFFITH Widower Llannefydd Anne JONES Single
45 18/06/1786 Evan WILLIAMS Single Llanrwst Margaret PARRY Single
46 11/11/1786 Robert ROBERTS Widower Catherine JONES Single
47 30/12/1786 Robert DAVIES Single Yspytty Ifan Sarah LLOYD Single
48 03/02/1787 Robert WILLIAMS Single Corwen, Merioneth Anne ROBERTS Single
49 17/12/1787 Evan LLOYD Single Llannefydd Ellin LLOYD Single Llannefydd
50 17/12/1788 Owen JONES Single Corwen, Merioneth Jane JONES Single Llannefydd
51 19/12/1788 Robert WILLIAMS Single Llannefydd Jonett ELLIS Single Llannefydd
52 14/01/1789 Richard DAVIES Single Corwen, Merioneth Margaret RHYS
53 09/05/1789 Hugh DAFYDD Catharine DAFYDD Single
54 18/05/1789 John HUGHES Grace ROBERTS Single
55 07/09/1789 Robert THOMAS Yspytty Ifan Ann ELLIS Llannefydd
56 30/09/1789 Owen JONES Llannefydd Catherine THOMAS Llannefydd
57 06/06/1791 John EVANS Llannefydd Jane ELLIS Single Llannefydd
58 08/03/1792 Charles ROWLAND Llannefydd Jane HUBBARD Widow Holy Trinity, Chester, Cheshire
59 01/05/1792 Edward THOMAS Single Llannefydd Mary LLOYD Single Llannefydd
60 06/10/1792 Samuel LLOYD Llannefydd Margaret WILLIAMS Single
61 20/07/1794 William ROBERTS Single Llanrwst Elizabeth JONES Single
62 13/10/1794 Thomas OWEN Single Llannefydd Elizabeth JONES Single Llannefydd
63 10/11/1794 Evan JONES Margaret JONES Single
64 21/11/1794 Lewis ROBERTS Single Llannefydd Ellin WILLIAMS Single Llannefydd
65 22/11/1794 Griffith DAVIES Single Llannefydd Margaret JONES Single Llannefydd
66 17/02/1795 Morris DAVIES Single Ann ROBERTS Single
67 10/05/1795 Evan EVANS Single Llannefydd Catherine WILLIAMS Single Llannefydd
68 19/12/1795 William DAVIES Single Llannefydd Ellin PARRY Single Llannefydd
69 06/01/1796 David LLOYD Single Llannefydd Ann PARRY Single Llannefydd
70 31/01/1796 Lewis JONES Single Llannefydd Lowry THOMAS Single Llannefydd
71 26/04/1796 Robert DAVIES Single Llannefydd Anne JONES Single Llannefydd
72 07/03/1797 John THOMAS Gwen THOMAS
73 24/04/1797 John WILLIAMS Widower Frances DAVIES Single
74 27/12/1797 William JONES Single Cerrig Y Druidion Gwen OWEN Single
75 19/01/1799 Robert JONES Single Llannefydd Jane WILLIAMS Single Llannefydd
76 08/05/1799 Maurice HUGHES Single Llannefydd Anne EVANS Single Llannefydd
77 11/05/1799 Evan DAVIES Single Llannefydd Margaret EDWARDS Single Llannefydd
78 18/06/1799 John DANIEL Llannefydd Ann WILLIAM Llannefydd
79 01/09/1799 Owen JONES Widower Llannefydd Jane WILLIAMS Single
80 01/03/1800 William ROBERTS Single Llannefydd Ann THOMAS Single Llannefydd
81 05/05/1800 Maurice LLOYD Widower Llannefydd Anne ELLIS Single Llannefydd
82 30/08/1800 John MORRIS Single Llannefydd Ann ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
83 22/09/1800 Thomas ROBERTS Single Llannefydd Anne ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
84 12/08/1801 Morgan OWEN Single Llanddoget Jane JONES Single Llannefydd
85 05/09/1801 Robert OWEN Single Llannefydd Margaret JONES Single Llannefydd
86 05/12/1801 John ROBERTS Single Yspytty Ifan Anne WILLIAMS Single
87 18/01/1802 Edward HUGHES Single Llannefydd Catherine OWEN Single Llannefydd
88 10/11/1802 John ROBERTS Single Yspytty Ifan Jonet ELLIS Single
89 15/11/1802 William DAFYDD Single Llannefydd Jonet HUGHES Single Llannefydd
90 14/05/1803 Robert JONES Single Llanrwst Jane JONES Single Llannefydd
91 03/12/1803 Charles HUGHES Single Llannefydd Grace JONES Single Llannefydd
92 13/02/1804 Morris THOMAS Single Llannefydd Margaret WYNNE Single Llannefydd
93 25/02/1804 Thomas WILLIAMS Single Llanrwst Jone WILLIAMS Single Llannefydd
94 28/06/1804 Robert DAFYDD Widower Llannefydd Elizabeth DAFYDD Single Llannefydd
95 16/11/1804 John ROBERTS Single Llangwm Mary HUGHES Single
96 05/12/1804 David ROBERTS Single Llannefydd Jane DAVIES Single Llannefydd
97 02/03/1805 Cadwaladr HUGHES Single Llannefydd Anne JONES Single Llannefydd
98 09/03/1805 Robert JONES Single Llannefydd Elizabeth PARRY Single Llannefydd
99 18/05/1805 Maurice ROBERTS Single Penmachno, Caernarvonshire Catherine PARRY Single Llannefydd
100 24/06/1805 Joseph THOMAS Single Llannefydd Jane JONES Single Llannefydd
101 03/07/1805 Thomas GRIFFITH Single Llannefydd Margaret OWEN Single Llannefydd
102 29/10/1805 Robert LEWIS Single Llannefydd Catherine WILLIAM Single Llannefydd
103 04/11/1805 Peter JONES Single Llannefydd Catherine LLOYD Single Llannefydd
104 23/12/1805 Robert WILLIAM Widower Llannefydd Lowry ROBERT Single Cerrig Y Druidion
105 30/04/1806 William ROBERTS Single Llannefydd Ellin VAUGHAN Single Llannefydd
106 02/05/1806 David ROBERTS Single Llannefydd Elizabeth JONES Single Llannefydd
107 03/05/1806 Hugh HUGHES Single Llannefydd Mary THOMAS Single Llannefydd
108 10/12/1806 David JONES Single Llannefydd Lowry HUGHES Single Llannefydd
109 24/12/1806 John JONES Elizabeth ROBERTS
110 16/05/1807 John OWEN Single Llysfaen, Caernarvonshire Elizabeth OWEN Single Llannefydd
111 04/09/1807 William LLOYD Single Llannefydd Anne JONES Single Llannefydd
112 30/11/1807 John OWENS Single Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Elizabeth JONES Single Llannefydd
113 30/12/1807 John WILLIAMS Single Llanfair Talhaiarn Margaret JONES Single Llannefydd
114 06/02/1808 Cadwaladr JONES Single Corwen, Merioneth Gern JONES Single Llannefydd
115 01/06/1808 John JONES Single Llannefydd Jane ROBERTS Single Llannefydd
116 03/09/1808 William HUGHES Single Llanrwst Lowry ROBERTS Single
117 24/09/1808 William JONES Single Llannefydd Ellen GRIFFITH Single Llannefydd
118 26/11/1808 John ROBERTS Single Cerrig Y Druidion Elizabeth JONES Single
119 06/05/1809 Robert DAFYDD Single Llannefydd Mary JONES Single Llannefydd
120 17/05/1809 David DAVIES Single Catherine WILLIAMS Single Yspytty Ifan
121 19/06/1809 Thomas JONES Single Elizabeth JONES Single
123 28/10/1809 Evan MORRIS Single Gwen THOMAS Single
122 22/11/1809 Robert THOMAS Single Anne THOMAS Single
124 16/02/1810 Griffith JONES Single Llanrwst Margaret WILLIAMS Single
125 14/05/1810 Thomas JONES Single Catherine OWEN Single
126 19/05/1810 Hugh JONES Single Mary ROBERTS Single
127 19/05/1810 Thomas ROBERTS Single Yspytty Ifan Sarah HUGHES Single
128 11/08/1810 Robert ROBERTS Single Elizabeth THOMAS Single
129 10/09/1810 Lawrence ORMROD Single Elizabeth LEWIS Single
130 09/11/1810 Robert WILLIAM Single Yspytty Ifan Catherine WILLIAM Single
131 11/11/1810 David BENJAMIN Widower Jane ELLIS Single
132 08/06/1811 William THOMAS Single Jane HUGHES Single
133 15/06/1811 John THOMAS Single Anne GRIFFITH Single
134 09/08/1811 Joseph THOMAS Widower Margaret DAVIES Widow
134 17/08/1811 Edward EDWARDS Single Llandderfel, Merioneth Jane JONES
135 06/09/1811 Robert WILLIAMS Single Corwen, Merioneth Ellin DAFYDD Single
136 06/11/1811 David ROBERTS Widower Cerrig Y Druidion Winifred ROBERTS
137 15/11/1811 Thomas EVANS Single Llanrwst Barbara ROBERTS
138 16/05/1812 David HUGHES Widower Llanrwst Alice WILLIAMS Single
139 13/06/1812 Robert JONES Single Jane ROBERTS Single
140 13/06/1812 David CHARLES Single Elizabeth LLOYD Single
141 04/07/1812 Evan EVANS Single Cerrig Y Druidion Elinor WILLIAMS Single
142 02/01/1813 Owen ELLIS Single Yspytty Ifan Jane LLOYD Single
143 13/02/1813 John ROBERT Yspytty Ifan Jane THOMAS Single
144 27/02/1813 Hugh THOMAS Single Mary ROBERTS Single
1 06/03/1813 William HUMPHREYS Single Anne JONES Single
2 04/06/1813 Robert JONES Single Llanrwst Anne HUGHES Single
3 05/06/1813 Owen WILLIAM Single Cerrig Y Druidion Elizabeth THOMAS Single
4 24/05/1814 Griffith JONES Single Jane EVANS Single
5 11/06/1814 Robert JONES Single Corwen, Merioneth Catharine ROBERTS Single
6 20/08/1814 Richard JONES Single Derwen Gwen EVANS Single
7 01/10/1814 Daniel DAVIES Penmachno, Caernarvonshire Jane THOMAS Single
8 22/10/1814 William JONES Single Llangernyw Alice OWENS Single
10 24/10/1814 Edward WILLIAMS Single Llanrwst Catharine ROBERTS Single
9 24/10/1814 Humphrey HUGHES Single Jane EVANS Single
11 14/01/1815 William EVANS Single Llanycil, Merioneth Catharine HUGHES Single
12 12/05/1815 Thomas EDWARDS Single Mary LLOYD Single
13 25/11/1815 Robert EVANS Single Llanrwst Mary JONES Single
14 22/12/1815 Robert THOMAS Single Margaret LLOYD Single
15 17/02/1816 William WILLIAMS Single Margaret THOMAS Single
16 06/03/1816 David JONES Single Elizabeth BENSON Single
17 18/05/1816 Griffith THOMAS Single Elizabeth THOMAS Single
18 07/12/1816 Gabriel JONES Single Cerrig Y Druidion Mary DAVIES Single
19 09/05/1817 David DAVIES Single Catharine ROBERTS Single
20 24/05/1817 Edward ROBERTS Single Elizabeth THOMAS Single
21 09/08/1817 William JONES Single Cerrig Y Druidion Jane ROBERTS Single
28 25/04/1818 John JONES Widower Yspytty Ifan Mary JONES Single
22 26/05/1818 Thomas HUGHES Llangollen Elizabeth DAVIES
23 01/08/1818 John JONES Single Catherine JONES Single Yspytty Ifan
24 08/05/1819 Griffith EVANS Single Sarah MORRIS Single
25 10/05/1819 John ROBERTS Widower Elin JONES Single
26 17/07/1819 John ROBERTS Single Llanrwst Catharine EVANS Single
27 01/02/1820 Edward JONES Cerrig Y Druidion Mary ROBERTS
29 20/05/1820 Robert PARRY Single Elizabeth OWEN Single
30 03/06/1820 Thomas JONES Yspytty Ifan Margaret EVANS
31 09/03/1821 John THOMAS Jane LLOYD
32 16/05/1821 Evan ROBERTS Cerrig Y Druidion Anne HUGHES
33 03/08/1821 John JONES Corwen, Merioneth Catharine LEWIS
34 18/05/1822 David DAVIES Yspytty Ifan Jane JONES Single
35 22/06/1822 John JONES Llanrwst Jane LLOYD
36 16/11/1822 Thomas JONES Single Llanrwst Ellin JONES Single
37 08/02/1823 John DAVIES Gwytherin Mary THOMAS
38 15/02/1823 John GRIFFITH Ellin OWEN Single
39 31/05/1823 Cadwalader JONES Gwen THOMAS Widow
40 14/07/1823 Hugh EVANS Single Ann WYNNE Single
41 18/08/1823 Isaac JONES Single Jane DAVIES
42 13/09/1823 Morris WILLIAMS Catherine ROBERTS
43 15/05/1824 Robert DAVIES Single Catherine HUGHES Single
44 22/05/1824 Owen WILLIAMS Single Llanrwst Jane DAVIES Single
45 12/06/1824 Robert OWEN Single Mary JONES
46 25/06/1824 Robert EVANS Single Catherine DAVIES Single
47 25/10/1824 Robert ROBERTS Single Margaret JONES Single
48 27/11/1824 Robert DANIEL Single Ann ROBERTS Single
49 22/12/1824 Owen JONES Single Catherine MORRIS Single
50 29/01/1825 John JONES Single Llanrwst Margaret JONES Single
51 06/08/1825 John ROBERTS Single Jane JONES Single
52 03/09/1825 David JONES Single Mary LLOYD Single
53 20/05/1826 David DAVIES Single Eleanor JONES Single
54 06/06/1826 William DENMAN Single Bangor, Caernarvonshire Mary WEAVER Single
55 23/09/1826 Robert WILLIAMS Single Yspytty Ifan Mary DAVIES Single
56 18/11/1826 Robert JONES Single Llanrwst Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single
57 23/12/1826 Robert LEWIS Single Mary HUGHES Single
58 03/03/1827 Robert ROBERTS Single Catharine DAVIES Single
59 02/06/1827 Edward EVANS Single Eleanor JONES Single
60 11/06/1827 David PARRY Single Anne PARRY Single
61 01/09/1827 Thomas ROBERTS Single Elizabeth HUGHES Single
62 14/12/1827 Owen EVANS Single Jane JONES Single
63 17/03/1828 William WILLIAMS Single Frances DEAN Single
64 20/06/1829 Zadrech HUGHES Widower Anne JONES Single
65 12/02/1830 Thomas JONES Single Margaret JONES Single Corwen, Merioneth
66 15/02/1830 Hugh EVANS Single Elinor WILLIAMS Single
67 03/04/1830 Richard JONES Single Gwytherin Catharine JONES Single
68 05/05/1830 William JONES Single Llanbeblig, Caernarvonshire Anne LEWIS Single
69 10/05/1830 John WILCOCKS Single Margaret EVANS Single
70 24/07/1830 William PARRY Widower Gwen ROBERTS Single
71 04/05/1832 William JONES Single Llansantffraid Glan Conway Anne WILLIAMS Single
72 11/01/1833 Robert JONES Single Maentwrog, Merioneth Jane OWENS Single
73 26/01/1833 Hugh JONES Single Yspytty Ifan Margaret THOMAS Single
74 08/11/1833 Robert ROBERTS Single Margaret JONES Single
75 17/05/1834 Evan JONES Single Elizabeth MORRIS Single
76 04/06/1834 Owen ROBERTS Single Elizabeth ROBERTS Single
77 13/06/1834 Edward JONES Single Anne ROBERTS Single Yspytty Ifan
78 29/10/1834 Robert WILLIAMS Single Yspytty Ifan Mary WILLIAMS Single
79 24/01/1835 Thomas ROBERTS Single Capel Garmon Elizabeth HUGHES Single
80 05/06/1835 Robert JONES Single Elizabeth THOMAS Single
81 06/06/1835 John ROBERTS Single Cerrig Y Druidion Elinor EVANS Single
82 12/09/1835 William THOMAS Single Margaret DAVIES Single
83 14/11/1835 Evan ROBERTS Widower Catharine WILLIAMS Single
84 21/11/1835 Morris THOMAS Single Margaret ROBERTS Single
85 28/11/1835 John JONES Single Yspytty Ifan Catherine OWEN Single
86 20/02/1836 John THOMAS Single Anne JONES Single
87 09/03/1836 Owen OWENS Single Gwytherin Sarah JONES Single
88 23/05/1836 Lewis ANDREW Widower Penmachno, Caernarvonshire Lowry ROBERTS Widow
89 28/05/1836 Benjamin HUGHES Single Ffestiniog, Merioneth Margaret JONES Single
90 06/06/1836 John EDWARDS Single Elizabeth LEWIS Single
91 03/02/1837 Thomas DAVIES Single Llanddoget Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single
92 07/06/1837 Robert DAVIES Single Corwen, Merioneth Catharine THOMAS Single

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