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Parish Pages - Brecon St John

Struet Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Brecon: Births and Baptisms 1810-1837

Introduction to the records
The BLFHS Transcription Group recorded the data in the register which was surrendered to the General Record Office when civil registration began in 1837. The entries are of children from families who lived in Brecon and many parishes around. The register was filled in by a few scribes, probably chapel officials, rather than by the various ministers. Although the book is in good condition (see sample below), repairs to its double page spread have partially obscured some place names.

Example page from Register


Our Transcriptions
The register has been transcribed as seen, except that surnames are capitalised to aid searching and dates have been standardised to a simple form and are always at the beginning of an entry. Spelling mistakes and variants of place-names e.g. Henery and Lanwrtud, have been retained.


  • The order of information has been changed when transcribed into the spreadsheet to help users.
  • A Notes column has been added to the spreadsheet for extra information provided by the writer, or to give an explanation for the user.
  • The penultimate column of the spreadsheet gives the page number of the register.
  • The final spreadsheet column (shaded pink) gives the identification number of the scanned image from which our transcribers worked.

Transcribers' Marks

  • Anything enclosed in square brackets has been added by a transcriber.
  • [?] indicates that part of a word (more than two letters) or a number was illegible.
  • [] indicates that one letter or numeral could not be deciphered.
  • [] indicates that one letter could not be deciphered.
  • A word enclosed in square brackets indicates that the word (or number) is obvious from the context.
  • A word enclosed in square brackets with a question mark indicates an educated guess: e.g. [WILLIAMS?]
  • Notes or comments added by a transcriber to help the researcher are enclosed in square brackets.
  • [n/e] indicates that the original document has no entry in that column.

View the Transcriptions

The transcriptions from the Chapel are with the other transcriptions for the parish of Brecon, St John.  Click here to access them.