The following is an index to those persons listed in the baptism records for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in occupations connected with entertainment. The area covered is from Cardiff in the East to Bridgend in the West, and the period up to about 1900. Many of those listed were only in the area temporarily. The town listed before the year is the place of residence. In most cases this is also the parish where the entry is recorded but in a few cases the parish was different to the place of residence - in these cases the bracketed entry after the year shows the recording parish eg John Smith - actor - Cardiff - 1821 (Roath) denotes that there is an entry in the parish register for Roath in 1821 relating to a John Smith, actor, resident in Cardiff.
Every effort at accuracy has been made but mistakes/omissions may well occur in such a list, particularly in relation to the spelling of names. This list is intended to be a finding aid and the original records should always be inspected to check accuracy.
Correspondence regarding the list is welcome but I cannot undertake to carry out lengthy research on the individuals concerned, though I will provide details of the individual entries on request.
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AGeorge Austin - musician (Prince of Wales Theatre) - Penarth - 1899BHenry Baker - comedian - Cardiff - 1808Stokes Basil Baker - comedian - Cardiff - 1827Cornelius Bennett - strolling player - Cowbridge - 1818Henry John Butcher - showman - Bristol, Glos, - 1864 (Penarth)CHenry Chilcott - organist - Cardiff - 1753Roger Coppy - actor - Cardiff - 1721DJames Day - musician - Penarth - 1889John Deer - musician - Cardiff - 1763Paul Draper - musician - Penarth - 1887EJohn Edwards - musician - Cardiff - 1781George Philip Evans - piano tuner - Penarth - 1897Thomas Pearce Evans - musician - Colwinston - 1933FGCharles Gage - amusement caterer - Penarth - 1897Thomas Frederick Goldfinch - comedian - Cardiff - 1793David Gregory - musician - Cardiff - 1817 - 31HJohn Harry - harper - Cardiff - 1772JHopkin Jenkin - fiddler - Cardiff - 1750 - 53Thomas Jones - drummer - Cardiff - 1792KLWilliam Lewis - harper - Dinas Powis - 1742 (Lavernock)Thomas Lewis - harper - Cardiff - 1687John Lloyd - amusement caterer - Penarth - 1898MWilliam Gilchrist Marshall - actor - Penarth - 1900Henry Masterman - comedian - Cardiff - 1785John Benjamin Mockford - organist - Dinas Powis, St.Andrews Major - 1888NJames Nooth - organist - Cardiff - 1743ODavid Owen - bandmaster - Cardiff - 1814William Owen - harp maker - Colwinston - 1833PHenry M Partridge - bell hanger - Cardiff - 1823 - 28Charles Powell - comedian - Cardiff - 1777Edward Rowland Protheroe - musician - Sully - 1876Charles Prouse - musician - Cardiff - 1829Thomas Prouse - musician - Cardiff - 1819QRJohn Poole Rivers - Piano Tuner - Penarth - 1887 - 97Philip Martin Robusky - bandsman - Cardiff - 1817 - 29SWalter Scott - Professor of Music - Roath - 1874 - 77William Sweet - organist - Cardiff - 1803TBenjamin Treherne - organ builder - Cardiff - 1857VWGeorge Whatley - organist - Cardiff - 1787 - 95Samuel Williams - harper - Cardiff - 1837Thomas Williams - showman - Cardiff - 1830GO TO MY HOME PAGE