Author Topic: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla  (Read 11042 times)

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MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« on: Wednesday 14 September 11 20:59 BST (UK) »
I understand this was a chapel that was demolished. I am following up some very old notes scribbled on a family tree for the MORGAN side of my tree; it makes reference to a Morgan grave in Babell Cemetery; can anyone tell me if the cemetery has gone too?

If its still there I am looking for any Morgan graves; the notes mention a Lilian Morgan b.1912, d.1915 who is apparently on the headstone.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 September 11 22:16 BST (UK) »
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GLA/Swansea/Cwmbwrla

CWMBWRLA, SWANSEA, St LUKES

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing monumental inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
Babell Calvinistic Methodist Church

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S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 September 11 22:37 BST (UK) »
Located Babell Chapel on an 1884 Ordnance Survey map.

If you locate Cwmbwrla/Carmarthen Rd (A483) on a google/street view map the burial ground is near the first roundabout after leaving Cwmbwrla and following Carmarthen Rd towards Cwm du

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S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 September 11 16:40 BST (UK) »
I was there not long ago and took this photo - not the easiest graveyard to search, but I'll give it a go if you give me the names you are looking for.

Bev.
Ambrose; Llandilofawr, Pennsylvania.
Grindley; Llandilofawr, Ohio, Louisiana, Washington DC.
Rees(e); Pennsylvania.
Lewis, Llandilofawr.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 September 11 21:30 BST (UK) »
Transcript of M.I. sent by P.M
Bev - the stone is mentioned to be a white marble open book hopefully will help you with finding the plot

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Glamorgan -  Clement; Jenkins; Llewellyn; Lougher; Marshall; Mordecai; Morgan; Mort; Sims; Vaughan.
Breconshire - Penry; Rees
Radnorshire -  Penry; Bevan; Meredith.
Monmouthshire - Allsopp;  Lovell;  Lucas; Williams.
Essex - Butler; Buttle; Devenish; Devonish.
Cheshire - Ackerley;  Rose,
N. Yorkshire -  Garbutt; Rose,
Nottinghamshire - Clifford;  Marshall.
Cornwall - Dennis, Hambly, Wills, Ede
Devon - Curtis; Hanford; Jewell; Williams
New Zealand - Robert Rose 1853-?

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 September 11 07:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks all for the replies - it looks like a pretty overgrown place!

Hi Bev - as Non says its a MORGAN grave apparently with a white open book. If you are able to get there and take a photo that would be much appreciated, no rush though.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 September 11 16:52 BST (UK) »
No problem, I'll look this week.

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Bev - the stone is mentioned to be a white marble open book hopefully will help you with finding the plot

Good to have an idea of what it looks like - that's half the battle.  ;)
Ambrose; Llandilofawr, Pennsylvania.
Grindley; Llandilofawr, Ohio, Louisiana, Washington DC.
Rees(e); Pennsylvania.
Lewis, Llandilofawr.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 20 September 11 15:39 BST (UK) »
Oh dear, I've been today and the graveyard is so overgrown it's not possible to see many of the stones; it's very dangerous underfoot due to some of the stones sinking and being broken so as you walk you slip down holes.  ???

There has also been a lot of fly tipping there - I saw 4 settees and a bag of clothes strewn around as well as cans and bottles etc. It looks as if the area is used in the nights - I won't guess what for.

Add to that the fact that the Japanese Knotweed hasn't been cleared for some time and you'll get the picture. As the stone you are interested in is going to be a low one, it must be covered by the growth, if it still exists at all.

Sorry.  :(

Ambrose; Llandilofawr, Pennsylvania.
Grindley; Llandilofawr, Ohio, Louisiana, Washington DC.
Rees(e); Pennsylvania.
Lewis, Llandilofawr.

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Re: MORGAN - Capel Y Babell, Cwmbwrla
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 September 11 11:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Bevbee,

Sorry for the delayed reply, I've only just seen your message. Its certainly overgrown there!! Thanks for trying and for the pics.

Kind Regards,
ASA1