Many of these records include an image of the original Church book in addition to a transcript of the individual entry. The amount of information recorded in each record can vary, but most will include:
Father and mother’s name
*Age was reported by either a family member or someone close to the deceased. However, the age was not always known and at times could have been estimated.
Viewing the image will always add value to your family history research. The images may include:
Who performed the ceremony
Additional notes (cremation, where buried such as family grave, etc.)
Marital status (widow, spinster, bachelor)
Denbighshire, Sir Ddinbych in Welsh, is a north-eastern county of Wales, bordered at the north by the Irish Sea. While reviewing the records at times dates or other information may be missing. By viewing the images you will see that some pages within the records have been damaged by tears or by water.
It is valuable to record the name of the person who performed the ceremony in all records. In some families, the officiant may be a family friend or even a relative and by recording the name you may find a trend further in your family history research.
Patronymic Naming System
The Denbighshire Burials includes records which use the patronymic naming system. This system started in Wales in the 15th century through to the mid-18th century. It is the practice of using the father’s first name as the child’s surname. Usually, ‘ab’ or ‘ap’ is added between the child’s first name and the father’s first name. For example, William Ap David is William son of David. The patronymic naming system can affect your genealogical research. We would recommend searching by your relative’s first name and birth year without the family’s surname. Then narrow your search from those results.