Projects and Publications
• Chapels Project
Our current project is to locate the records of the more than 50 Welsh chapels and churches which once existed in London, and to transcribe those which are likely to be of interest to family historians.
Baptisms at Jewin Welsh Chapel are available on CD.
The first Welsh chapel in London was built at Wilderness Row, east of Clerkenwell Green, EC1, moving in 1828 to Jewin Crescent. Rebuilt following wartime bombing at Fann Street (EC1Y 0SA), the chapel is now known as Jewin Welsh Church.
The information on this CD covers baptisms for the period 1837 to 1920.
• Welsh soldiers in the East India Company Army
Members of the branch have transcribed an Index of Welsh soldiers in
the East India Company Army. This is available for purchase, on
microfiche, from the
Glamorgan Family History Society.
• Welsh Debtors
Members of the branch have transcribed an Index of Welsh Debtors in the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors (1804-1862). This is available for purchase from the branch. Please contact the Treasurer (see below) for details.
• Welsh contributors to rebuilding St Paul's
An index to the names of some 4,000 people in Welsh parishes who gave their contributions towards the rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral in London c. 1678. The CD includes a transcription of each parish and township folio, with sums paid, and indexes of the first name and last name of contributors. The parishes and townships covered are located mainly in North and Mid Wales.
CDs cost £10 including post and packing in the UK and are available from Bill Griffith-Jones, Treasurer of the London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies: