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On a recent visit to my father’s cousin, John Williams, I was told that Glascoed’s people in previous generations were “as poor as church mice”. I have no reason to doubt this; most of the “farmers” had smallholdings and others were labourers. As such, a number of my ancestors don’t seem to have a surviving grave. What they DID have though, was a record of their burial. Some are tricky to trace - such as my Great-Great Grandfather, John Pitt, which I’m still looking for. One thing I’ll have to try and source is the Mount Zion chapel burial register. Someone told me once that more people were buried at Mount Zion than St. Michael’s because burial there was cheaper!

In any case, I have managed to trace a number of burial registers from neighbouring churches thanks to people like David Woolven, Mike John and the Mongenes family history group. Many thanks to all of them for their hard work and allowing me to abstract Glascoed people from their copies of registers.

It’s also worth checking out the Monumental Inscriptions pages.

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