Discover your ancestors who got married in one of 126 parishes in Glamorgan, Wales, between 1569 and 1869. These records may reveal your relative’s full name, marriage date, and the parish they got married in. Some records may also include details about the ages of the bride and groom.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original register from the Glamorgan marriage index pre-1837. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• Bride’s first name
• Bride’s last name
• Groom’s first name
• Groom’s last name
• Bride’s marital status
• Marriage year
• Marriage date
• Bride’s parish
• Groom’s parish
• Notes (banns or licence, consent of parents, witnesses)
The record set comprises over 120.440 records from 126 parishes in the Welsh county of Glamorgan.
These records date from 1569 to 1869.
For brides who were widows, the records don’t include their first names, only the word “widow.”
Please note that although the title states that these records are pre-1837, the record set includes marriage records up to 1869.
Also note: there are no images accompanying the transcripts.
Marriage records are an essential part of researching your family history. There are records where the parents of the bride and groom are listed, and these are often the key to finding out the names of the generation before. Occasionally, ages of the couple may be listed as "full" rather than as a figure. This was a customary way of noting that they were over the required age of 21. If the bride or groom was under the age of 21, “with consent of parents” is noted in the record.
Glamorgan is one of 13 historic counties in Wales and a former administrative county of Wales.