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THE CAMBRIAN JOURNAL ALBAN ^Wf^ ELVED. (autumnal equinox.) AN INQUIRY INTO THE NECROLOGY, HISTORY, HERALDRY, AND EPITAPHIAN INSCRIPTIONS OF SOME PARISHES IN GLAMORGANSHIRE. During a short but most agreeable visit, in the month of August, 1859, to my friend (and relative by marriage) Mr. Rees Powell, of Llangewydd Court, near Bridgend, I took the opportunity of exploring the parochial churches and church-yards of Coity, Laleston, Merthyr Mawr, Newcastle, Oldcastle, and Saint Bride Minor. I did this with a view to ascertain the mortality of the popu¬ lation, their local history, the heraldry of the resident families, and to record the quaint epitaphs there existing, so as to compare my notes made there with those I have collected in the parishes of Acton, Ealing, Fulham, Chis- wick, and Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex; in Barnes, Fulham, Kew, and Mortlake, in the county of Surrey; in the parish of All Saints, Maidstone, in the county of Kent; and in the parish of Holmer, near CAMB. JOUR., 1860. Y