Bettws Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Scope and Content

Bettws Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of baptisms, 1722-1939; marriages, 1722-1963; burials, 1723-1950; banns, 1823-1908; services, 1878-1920; terriers, 1771-1906; civil and miscellaneous records, 1846-1926; churchwardens records, 1832-1940; parochial church council and easter vestry, 1921-1941; church organisations, 1934-1937; charities, 1887-1939; returns of parochial statistics, 1929-1937; articles of enquiry, 1966-1971; correspondence regarding church restoration, 1906-1911

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Bettws now forms part of the benefice of Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig, which is in the deanery of Bridgend in the diocese of Llandaff. It is situated between the Ogmore and Llynvi rivers approximately 5 miles north of Bridgend.



Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the incumbent, 1987 and Glamorgan Archives 2017. P77CW/1 deposited by the National Library of Wales, 2008.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Alternative Form Available

Facsimiles of parish registers also held at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives finding aids; Williams and Watts-Williams, Confrestri Plwyf Cymru/Parish Registers of Wales, (Aberystwyth, 2000); Edited by Hannah Price for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to the Glamorgan Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Accruals are possible.

Location of Originals

Originals held at the Glamorgan Record Office.