Rhoscolyn, a parish in Anglesey, comprising the SE part of Holyhead Island, 2 miles SSW of Valley station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4½ SSE of Holyhead. It has a post office under Holyhead; money order and telegraph office, Valley. It includes the village of Four-Mile Bridge. Acreage, 2250 of land and 424 of water, including 395 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 400; of the ecclesiastical, with Llan-fair-yn-Eubwll and Llanfihangel-yn-Nhowyn, 864. Marble, verd-antique, and asbestos are found. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacies of Llanfair-yn-EubwIl and Llanfihangel-yn-Nhowyn, in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £317 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church was rebuilt in 1876. There are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Registration district||Anglesey||1837 - 1885|
|Registration district||Holyhead||1885 - 1937|
|Registration district||Anglesey West||1937 - 1968|
|Registration district||Anglesey||1968 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
FindMyPast have a parish records collection which includes transcripts and images of most Welsh parish registers.
This includes Rhoscolyn: Baptisms from 1764 to 1812, Marriages from 1813 to 1927, and Burials from 1801 to 1812. Free to search.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rhoscolyn from 1837 to 1885 you should search for the Anglesey Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rhoscolyn from 1885 to 1937 you should search for the Holyhead Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rhoscolyn from 1937 to 1968 you should search for the Anglesey West Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rhoscolyn from 1968 to 1974 you should search for the Anglesey Registration District.
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Anglesey is online.
Online maps of Rhoscolyn are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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