A Glamorgan Family History
Baran Chapel Members
April 4th 1841
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This list of the members of Baran Chapel on 4th April 1841 was probably compiled in the 1860s from earlier records.  It was entered into the new chapel record ledger started at this time. 
It has been transcribed as seen, with all the irregularities of spelling unchanged. It demonstrates a healthy congregation for this small, isolated chapel, founded in 1805 and indicates that the majority of members at the time were living fairly locally.  Rev. Roger Howell was the minister in 1841.
Rev. Roger Howell 1774-1843
There doesn't appear to be any order to the numbering, although those members named on page 6 seem to be "stragglers" who have been missed from earlier entries of their families, e.g John Rees, Hendregadog (178) probably belongs with Mary Rees, Hendregadog (142).  In comparison with the 1841 census, some family groups don't include every adult family member, suggesting that they either worshipped elsewhere or did not attend chapel.
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David Rees Lan-Bettws
Mary Rees do
John Williams Henryd
Mary Williams do
Luce Jones do
Mallt Williams do
Thomas Thomas do
Thomas Thomas Penlane
Gwenllian Thomas do
John Thomas do
Mary Thomas do
Sara Thomas Hafod
Gwenllian Richard Hafod
Richard Rees do
Richard Thomas Lygos
Catherine Thomas do
Rachel Evans Tynygraig
Anne Evans do
Evan Evans do
Llywely Evans do
William Bevan Twllygwyddil
Mary Bevan do
Llywelyn Bevan do
Daniel Bevan do
Anne Bevan do
Evan Llywelyn Gerdinen fawr
William Llywelyn Gerdinen ganol
Ann Llywelyn do
Edward Thomas Lleudiemore uchaf
Anne Thomas do
Mary Wallter Bwllfa
Hannah Davis Beily
William Walter Bwllfa isaf
Hannah Wallter do
All farms are situated in Rhyndwyclydach (either Higher or Lower Divisions) unless otherwise indicated.
1841 census of Rhyndwyclydach Higher
Map of Rhyndwyclydach
Hafod and the above mentioned Lan-Bettws (1) and Henryd (3) farms were in the neighbouring, Carmarthenshire parish of Bettws. Mary Rees of Lan, Bettws was the older sister of Henry Bowen of Lletty'rcrydd (whose wife, Sarah is recorded as member no. 70).
Genuki Betws
These 2 farms were in the Mawr Hamlet of Llangyfelach
Genuki Llangyfelach
Lleudimore uchaf is in the Ynyslwchwr (Loughor) parcel of Llandilo Talybont parish
Genuki Llandilo Talybont
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Elizabeth Morgan Tymawr
William Lewis Spite
Anne Lewis do
Margaret Hopkin Manufactory
Isaac Hopkin Tanygraig
Elizabeth Hopkin do
Mary Hopkin do
Jane Hopkin do
Llewelyn Hopkin Bankyfynon
Hannah Hopkin do
Mary Jones Ty newydd y Cwm
Mary Thomas Ty beccaisaac
Mary Thomas do
Hannah Henry do deceased
John Thomas do
Ann Thomas do
John Jones Craigcefnpark
Anne Jones do
Mary Nathaniel Tynycwm
Catherine Nathaniel do
John Thomas Craigyda
Mary Thomas do
Jacob Wallter Melingwm
Elizabeth Wallter do
Margaret Walter do
Margaret Llywelyn do
Joan Walter Tyucha
Margaret Wallter do
Catherine Bowen Nantmole isaf
John Howell Nantmole uchaf
Ann Howell do
Mary Williams do
Mary Nathaniel Pantyfynon
Mary Jones Tywith
Elizabeth Morgan is a daughter of Rev. Roger Howel.  Tymawr is in the Mawr parcel of Llangyfelach parish.  Her husband, Mathew is recorded on page 6, as member no. 179
Elizabeth (Howell) Morgan 1814-1876
Recorded as Danygraig on 1841 census of Rhyndwyclydach Higher
Craigcefnpark was in the Mawr parcel of Llangyfelach
Tyucha is recorded on the 1841 census as Tyucha a felin gwm in Rhyndwyclydach Higher and Joan is recorded as Juan.
John Howell was the only son of Rev. Roger Howell (1774-1843), the founding minister of Baran Chapel
John Howell 1816-1895
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Margaret Jones Pantyboblen
Sarah Bowen Llettyrcrydd
Jenet William Brynmawr
Phillip William do
Mallt William do
Noah William Cwmgorse
Mallt William do
David Jones Nantygafeale
Jane Jones do
Henry Jones Pwllfawatkin
Anne Jones do
Anne David servant
John Phillip Nantygwin
Hannah Jones do
John Jones servant
Elizabeth Thomas do
David Rees Coedcae Mawr
Hannah Rees do
Margaret Nathaniel servant
Margaret John Gelliluog
Elizabeth John do
Elizabeth John Daughter
Hannah John do
David John do
Elizabeth John do
Margaret John do
Elizabeth John do
Jane Jones Llachartfawr
Anne Jones servant
Margaret Williams do
Gwenllian Griffiths
Hannah David Cwmgors
Thomas David Howell Star
Elizabeth Howell do
Sarah Bowen was a daughter of Rev. Roger Howell and the wife of Henry Bowen who doesn't appear to be a member.
Sarah (Howell) Bowen 1810-1851
Jane Jones was the youngest daughter of Rev. Roger Howell.  Her husband was Howell Jones, who doesn't appear to be a member.
Jane (Howell) Jones 1819-1897
This is probably the Star Inn, Cwmgorse, in the Caegurwen parcel of Llangiwg parish.
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Gwenllian Harries Cwmbach
Daniel Jones Cwmnanthopkin
Mary Jones do
Evan Bevan Cwmgorse
Anne Bevan do
Llywelyn Bevan do
Ann Williams Gate Cwmgorse
William Hopkin Gottregarth
Hannah Hopkin do
Job Morgan do
John James do
Elizabeth James do
Hannah Jones Ynyswch
Gwenllian Williams Tynygarth
Rachel Rees Harry Tynheol
Gwenllian Davis Taylor's daughter
Catherine Loyd Rhydyfro
Anne Williams (Rhyddech)
William Harry Thomas
Elizabeth Harry Thomas
Margaret HarryThomas
Rachel Harries widow
Rachel Harries
Anne James Royal Oak
Margaret Edwards
Jacob Williams
Mary Williams
Ester Howells Cefen Llan
Mary Rees servant
William Jones Llwynmeudw
Owen Evans
Mary Evans
Gwenllian Rees servant
David Bowen servant
Cwmbach and Cwmnanthopkin farms were in the Caegurwen parcel of Llangwig parish.  Carmel chapel, Gwauncaegurwen was originally built on land from Cwmbach farm.
Evan Bevan was a son-in-law of Rev. Roger Howell, married to his eldest daughter, Anne.  He was also the brother of William Bevan, Twllygwyddil and lived at Nantygaseg isaf in the Caegurwen parcel of Llangiwg.
Ann (Howell) Bevan 1805-1845
Gottre (Godre) garth farm was in the Blaenegel hamlet of Llangiwg, between Cwmgors and Rhydyfro
Tynygarth and Tynheol (Tyn'rheol) farms were both in the Blaenegel hamlet of Llangiwg
Rhydyfro was in the Mawr parcel of Llangiwg parish, between Cwmgors and Pontardawe.
The Royal Oak public house was in Rhydyfro in the Mawr parcel of Llangiwg
Cefn Llan farm lies to the east of Saron chapel in Rhydyfro, in the Mawr parcel of Llangiwg.
Llwynmeudw is near Llangiwg church in the Mawr parcel of Llangiwg.
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Howell Llywelyn Gellilwca
Rachel Rees do
David Samuel do
Rachel Samuel do
Mary Rees Hendregradog
James Davies Alltwen
Rachel Davies do
Margaret Hinkin do
Hannah Jones Penlan
Sarah Jones do
David Jones weaver
Elizabeth Jones do
Llywelyn William mason
Luce William do
William Thomas Brynmane
Hannah Thomas do
Mary Thomas Cwmbryn
Sarah Thomas do
David Hopkins Gellionen
Hannah Nathaniel do
Hannah Hopkin Heolddu
David Morgan Gottre Gwryd
Luce Morgan do
Ann Hopkin Rhydyfro
Evan Hopkin Cefen park
Thomas Davies smith
Rachel Davies do
David Edwards Rhydyfro
Mary Rees
Ann Alexander
Mary Hopkin
Howell Jones
John Thomas
Hannah Thomas do
Alltwen is in the Glamorgan parish of Cilybebyll (Kilybebill)
Genuki Cilybebyll
Gwryd (Gwrhyd) was in the Mawr parcel of Llangiwg.
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David Hopkin Tanygraig
(left blank) servant Rhydyfro
(left blank) servant Tygwynbach
Hannan Bowen Cefenllan
Mary Evans Travellers Well
Noah Williams Gottrebach
John Rees Hendregradog
Mathew Morgan Tymawr
Rachel Williams Henryd
William Davies Baily
The Traveller's Well public house was in Rhydyfro, in the Mawr parcel of Llangiwg.
Husband of Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Rev. Roger Howell, (page 2, no. 35).  Mathew was one of the Morgan brothers allegedly involved in the destruction of the Rhydypandy tollgate during the Rebecca Riots of July 1843. He was a son of Morgan Morgan, Cwmcille fach farm, Velindre, in the Mawr parcel of Llangyfelach.
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