The County of Flintshire

Flintshire in North Wales, is bounded, North by the Irish Sea, North-East by the Dee, East by Cheshire, and South and South-West by Denbighshire. It is about 27 miles in length, and 10 in breadth; and is divided into five Hundreds — Coleshill, Maylor, Mold, Prestayn, and Rhyddlan. Rivers: the Dee, the Clwyd, the Alun, the Terrig, the Wheler, and the Elwy. It has four Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Dioceses of St. Asaph and Chester, and in the Northern Circuit. Population, 66,919

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Flintshire Towns, Villages & Parishes

Index of places in Flintshire. The place names used in this index are as in the original documents which, hopefully, will make it easier to match them with other records such as census and parish registers. The spellings of place names change over time, particularly it seems, in Wales.

 

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Bagilt Flintshire – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

BAGILT, a town of Flintshire, N. Wales, about two miles N.W. from Flint. Post town, Holywell. It has a money ord. off. Pop. about 2500, mostly employed in coal and lead works. It is a station on the Chester and Holyhead Railway, 70 miles from Holyhead, and 14½ miles from Chester.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Rhyl Flintshire – The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rhyl, a chapelry in Rhuddlan parish, county of Flint, North Wales; 5 miles north-west of St. Asaph’s. Living, a perpetual curacy. In 1835, a grant of £200 towards the building of a chapel here was made by the St. Asaph diocesan society, for promoting the building and enlargement of churches and chapels. Pop., in 1801, 289; in 1811, 252. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

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Rhuddlan Flintshire – The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rhuddlan, or Rhyddlan, a parish in the above hund. and county, union of St. Asaph; 3 miles north-north-west of St. Asaph. Houses 308. A.P. £5,715. Pop., in 1801, 883; in 1831, 1,506. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of St. Asaph; rated at £11 10s. 5d.; gross income £266. Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount £649 17s. 2d due to the bishop, dean, and chapter, of St. Asaph, £6 to the bishop of Bangor, £8 18s. 3d. to the archdeacon of Dyserth, and £264 Is. 10d. to the vicar. Patron, the bishop of St. Asaph. The Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists have places of worship here; and there are 3 daily schools. View full post…

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Nerquis or Nercwys Flintshire – Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Nerquis, or Nercwys, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Mold parish, Flint. The village stands 2 miles SW of Llong r. station, and 2 S by W of Mold; and has a post-office under Mold, Flintshire. – The township comprises, 2,280 acres. Real property, £2,477. Pop., 482. Houses, 99. Nerquis Hall was built by the Wynnes in 1683, and is now the seat of the Rev. Lloyd Wynne. Extensive and successful experiments in planting were made here by the late Dr. Thackeray of Chester. – The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1844. Pop., 842. Houses, 180. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £100. Patron, the Vicar of Mold. The church is recent and good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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Holywell Flintshire – Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Holywell, 207 miles N.W. London. P. 10,834

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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Holywell Poor Law Union

Formed 25 Feb. 1837 by Order dated 30 Jan. 1837.

The Workhouse was situated in Holywell.

Holywell Union

  • Population in 1881 45,774
  • Area in Statute Acres in 1881 73,380
  • Rateable Value in 1881 197,571

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Hawarden Poor Law Union

Formed 1 Feb. 1853 by Order dated 7 Jan. 1853.

The Workhouse was situated in Hawarden.

Hawarden Union

  • Population in 1881 15,695
  • Area in Statute Acres in 1881 32,787
  • Rateable Value in 1881 94,380

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Flint Flintshire Universal British Directory 1791

Flint is the chief town of Flintshire, in North Wales. It has no market, but has four fairs, viz. on February 15, June 24, August 10, and November 30, for cattle. It is commodiously seated on the river Dee, and is but a small place, though it sends one member to parliament. This town, and its contributory boroughs, Caerwis, Overton, Rhyddlan, and Caergoerley, has a greater number of votes in the election of its representative than any other in the country. The chief interest which prevails here is Sir Watkin Williams Wynne’s, whose relation, Major Williams, of Penbedw, is the present member. The corporation consists of a mayor, who is by patent constable of the castle, and two bailiffs. The right of election is in the inhabitants of the borough of Flint, Rhyddlan, Overton, Caerwis, and Caergoerley, paying scot and lot. The inhabitants of Knolton and Overton, foreign, paying scot and lot in the parish of Overton, have a right to vote for the town of Flint. The number of voters is about one thousand. The mayor is the returning officer. View full post…

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Faenol Flintshire – Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Faenol, a township in St. Asaph parish, Flint; near St. Asaph. Real property, £7,036; of which £367 are in mines. Pop., 209.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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Dyserth Flintshire – The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

DYSERTH, or Daberth, a parish in the hund. of Prestatyn, union of St. Asaph, county of Flint, North Wales; 3 miles south of St. Asaph, on a streamlet which runs into St. George’s channel. Living a perpetual curacy in the archd. and dio. of St. Asaph; gross income £113. Patron, the bishop St. Asaph. Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount £388 12s. 3d. Here is a day and Sunday National school. Houses 164. A.P. £1,429. Pop, in 1801, 436; in 1831, 714. Poor rates, in 1837, £230.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

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