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Parochial Records, Llanafan


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Ref: CPR/LAN

Reference: [GB 0212] CPR/LAN
Title: Llanafan Parochial Records
Date(s): 1805-1988
Level: Fonds
Extent: 75 items

Scope and Content:
1-2. Vestry Minute Books
1. Vestry Minute Book, 1859-1887
2. Vestry Minute Book, 1887-1904

3. Churchwarden’s Accounts, 1888-1899.

4. Parochial Church Minute Book, 1920-1939

5. Register of attendances at Choir Practices, 1961-1963, 1970-1975.

6-9. Registers of Services
6. Register of Services, 1912-1926, including loose sheets with receipts from Easter 1920-December 1920.
7. Register of Services, 1927-1943
8. Register of Services, 1943-1952
9. Register of Services, 1952-1972


10-19. Bank Deposit Accounts
10. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth, in account with the Right Hon. The Earl of Lisburne, 1918-1939 (Church repair account).

11. with the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth in account with the Rev. Reginald H. Lewis, 1929-1951 (reserve fund).

12. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth, in account with the Rev. Daniel Thomas, from 1929-1932 (new stable and garage account).

13. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth, in account with the Rev. John Jenkins, from 1932-1939 (new stable and garage account).

14. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth in account with the Rev. John Jenkins, from 1933-1937 (churchyard extension fund).

15. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth, the Rev. John Jenkins of Crosswood with William Parry of Glynbwch, Llanafan, 1930-1933.

16. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth in account with the Rev. John Jenkins and Mrs Harriet Howell, Glynbwch, Llanafan, 1933-1936 (church account).

17. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth in account with the Rev. John Jenkins and Mrs Harriet Howell, Glynbwch, Llanafan, 1936-1940, (church account).

18. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth in account with the Rev. John Jenkins and Mrs Harriet Howell, Glynbwch, Llanafan, 1940-1943, (church account).

19. With the National Provincial Bank Aberystwyth in account with the Vicar and Churchwardens, 1968-1970, (Sunday School account).


20. Certificate of Redemption of Tithe Rentcharge of Sir J.P. Bruce Chichester on No.s 262 etc. (land in Llanavon), 9 February 1923.


21-22. Registers of Contributions
21. Register of Weekly Contributions from 1948 to 1953.
22. Register of Weekly Contributions, St. Afan’s Church from 1960 to 1966

22A. Annual reports and receipts, Easter 1965-Easter 1966. They were found loose in the Register volume, 22.


23-75. Miscellaneous Papers
23. Faculty for a memorial tablet commemorating men lost in the 1914-1918 War, 18 June 1919.

24. Faculty for putting up a stained glass window, in the Llanafon Parish Church, 6 December 1922, from the Countess of Lisburne commemorating the safe return of her husband from the 1914 – 1918 war

25. Faculty for putting up a stained glass window, in the Llanafon Parish Church, 20 August 1924 in memory of the late 6th Earl of Lisburne.

26. Faculty for putting up a stained glass window, in the Llanafon Parish Church, 14 July 1946 in memory of the late Countess of Lisburne. 

27. Faculty for putting up a brass tablet in the Church in memory of the Countess of Lisburne, 25 September 1944.

28. Faculty for putting up a brass tablet on the south wall of the Nave in memory of the Vicar, the Rev. W. J. Williams, 28 August 1946.

29. Printed order of Service for the Institution and Induction of the Rev. Hywel Tudur Jones, B.A. to the benefice of Llanafan with Gwnnws, 23 May 1951.

30. Printed order of Service for the Institution and Induction of the Rev. John Carew Thomas B.A. to the benefice of Gwynfe with Llandeusant, Carmarthenshire, 2 February 1962.

31. Printed order of Service for the Institution and Induction of the Rev. John Carew Thomas B.A. to the benefice of Llanafan, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn and Gwnnws, with a day for the service at each Church, but no date for the year. 

32. Printed Memorial Service for Regina, Countess of Lisburne, 27 January 1944.

33. Printed Memorial Service for Major the Right Honourable Ernest Edmund Henry Malet, 7th. Earl of Lisburne in St Afan’s Church, Llanafan, n.d.

34. Printed Memorial Service for Anne Parry of Frondeg, Llanafan, 12 March 1966.

35. Printed Service of Consecration in Llanafan Church, of a tablet to those who died in the 1914-1918 War, with a list of names. 

36. Printed Service at the Dedication of the Lych Gate, 19 July 1928, two copies.

37. Printed Service for the Consecration of the New Burial Ground, 28 July 1936; two copies.

38. Printed Service for the Dedication of the Organ, 8 August 1937.

39. Printed sheet with the Unveiling Service for the New Memorial Tablet, 16 July 1955.

40-46. Documents concerning the Rev. William Williiams B.A.’s qualifications and Institutions as a priest, dating from 1881 to 1886, with his vicarage valued at £98.6s.8d. and the population of Llanafan given as 628 persons. 

47-60. Papers and letters, 1888-1947 concerning the Vaughan family of Crosswood, including lists of inscriptions on coffins in the vault, birth certificates, and extracts from Parish Registers.

61. Names and attendances of the English Choir, 1889.

62. Details of the burial for Evan Hugh James of Bontfach, Llanafan, July 1952.

63. Copy of the Will of David Dudlyke of Ffynonafan, Llanafan, 27 July 1960, and mentioning two cottages in Lower Gwnnws called Troedrhiwaidd. 

64. Two copies of the Will of John Evan Edwards of Tynberth, Crosswood, 8 August 1958.

65. Completed application form for the baptism of a child – Lee Lloyd, born 11 May 1987.

66. Typed copy of the Annual Report of Sant Afan Church, 1988, with statements about the Church finances. 

67. Pencil extracts from letters, 1805-1807 concerning Mr Johnes of Hafod ‘not flush with cash’ and Jenkin Jones who was acting for Mr Johnes. Written In ink is the address of Mrs Rachel M. Hawkins of New Richmond Surrey.

68. A list of parish books on the back of a photocopy from a newspaper of 2 August 1937 concerning the Dovey Valley and the Glandyfi area and its families.

69. Handwritten memo notes.

70-71. Two Church of Wales printed and decorated forms for baptisms, not filled in. 

72. A Printed List of subscriptions towards the cost of enclosing an extension to the Llanafan Churchyard on ground given free of charge by the Earl of Lisburne, 1892.

73. A printed list of Subscriptions towards an extension to the Llanafan Churchyard, 1936, towards the cost of draining and forming new ground given by the Earl of Lisburne and Lady Enid Drummond in memory of Lady Eva the Dowager Countess of Lisburne.

74. File and loose sheets with Insurance Schedules for St Afan’s Church of various dates from 1963, and valuations of some of the contents.

75. File containing Insurances related to the St Afan’s Church Room. 

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