Explore Welsh baptism records from the historic county of Denbighshire, and discover your ancestor’s birth date, parents’ names and even your relative’s father’s occupation. View images of the original documents.
Each record includes an image of the original register book page and a transcript the individual entry. The amount of the detail in each record can vary due to the parish or the time it was recorded. Records from after 1812 will have more details due to the standardisation of record keeping within Anglican parishes. Most of the transcripts will include:
Parish of baptism (Place)
Images are always valuable resources to discover and can add further insight into your family history. Many records will include:
Trade or profession, usually of the Father
Officiate of the ceremony
Denbighshire, Sir Ddinbych in Welsh, is a north-eastern county of Wales, bordered at the north by the Irish Sea.
Within the later records (post 1812) you can discover your ancestor’s occupation. The occupation listed is generally the occupation of the baptised person’s father. The occupation can give you further insight into your ancestor’s family life and parish. For example if your ancestor was a farmer, you known that the family lived in a rural area, but your ancestor was listed as a puddler (of iron) you can infer that they lived in a more industrialised area. Coal mines and iron production were active in the Wrexham area of Denbighshire, especially in Ruabon parish with large deposits of iron, clay and coal.