Shown below is an example of a parish register, which for the layperson can be very difficult to understand.
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Maud yei daughter of James Wm Jon: bapt[ised} Jan[uary]: 13th
Margaret ye daughter of Jon James Prichard bapt[ised] feb[uary] : 7th
Rice ye Son of Thomas Powell David, bapt[ised], feb[uary]: 10th.
Margaret ye daughter of Charles Sisrill a
stranger bapt[ised], february, 17th .
Burialls in the yeare
Wm John david Griffith buried May, 7th.
Alice Willi[a]ms ye wife of Jeva[n] Taylor : buried June 17th
Margarett ye daughter of Wm dd Morga[n] buried Aug[ust]: 1st
Margarett ye daughter of Thomas Watkin Lewis buried Sept[ember] 16th
Johane wms ye wife of Jon : Morga[n] Jon: Tho : bur[ied]: Octob[er]: 3d .
Anne ye daughter of Maurice Hughes of Bergeven[n]y bur [ied]:Octob[er]: 16th .
Owen ap Prichard buried, Octob[ober]: 26th
Jane wms Spinster buried Novemb[er]: 22th.
Lewis ye son of Wm Jon : Howell ap Jeva[n] bur[ied]: dec[ember] 23th.
Rebena ye daughter of Germa wms bur[ied]: dec[ember], 28th .
Jevan watkin buried february ye last
Pme Thoma Edmunds Cler [ic],Viccar ibimii
Richard Edmunds and gard[ians]
Matrimonies Solempnized in the yeare
Matrimony Solempnized betweene Jon :William
of Lantillio P[er]tholey, and Elizabeth Thomas of
Langattoc=juxta Uske June ,2d.
Matrimony Solempmized betweene David Probert
and Elizabeth Edwards June, 29th.
Matrimony Solempnized betweene Wm Prosser
Vichan of Talgarth and Margaret Nicholas of
Lantilliop[er]tholey July, 14th.
Baptis [i]mes in the yeare
John ye son of Wm : Jon : Lewis bapt[ised] Aprill, 13th .
Catherine ye daughter of Jeba[n] Jo,n of Lanelen bapt[ised] May 29th
John ye Son of Lewis Morgan bapt[ised]. July, 7th
Anne ye daughter of Jon :Thomas Lewis bapt[ised] :August .13th.
Luce ye daughter of Edward Jon :Price bapt[ised] :Sept :15th.
Sybbill ye daughter of Wm Griffith bapt[ised]: October, 12th.
David ye son of Wm : Jon: Howell ap Jeva[n] bapt[ised] Novemb[er]: 3d.
Anne ye daughter of Morgan Jon: dd bapt[ised] :Dec[e]mb[er] : 8th.
Jenett ye daughter of Jon :Sanders bapt[ised], Dec[ember]: 21th.
Walter ye son of Tho: Watkin ap Jeva[n] bapt[ised] :Jan[uary]: 17th.
Anne ye daughter of Tho: Watkin Lewis bapt[ised]: Jan[uary]: 17th.
Alice ye daughter of Wm Powell Morgan, bapt[ised] : Jan[uary] :24th
Elizabeth ye daughter of Rosser Jenkin bapt[ised] :Feb[ruary] :2d.
Thomas ye son of David Lewis Abraham Jon : Wm, Feb[ruary] 9th 4th .
John Ye Son of David Lewis, Feb: 9th.
Sybbill ye daughter of dd Wm Howell, bapt[ised]: March 7th
Morgan ye son of David Jon : David bapt[ised] :March: 15th .
Burialls in the yeare
Alice David ye wife of Morgan Wm Thomas buried March: 28th
John ap Jeva[n] david Meyicke buried Aprill, 4th.
Maude ye daughter of James Wms buried Aprill, 9th.
Howell Morice buried April, 27th.
Alice Howell ye wife of Tho: Lloyd of Bergeven[n]y bur: Octob[er] 22nd
Anne ye daughter of Jon : Tho: Lewis buried Octob[er] 29th
John ye son of Nicholas Prichard buried, Novemb[er]: 15th
Margarett Nicholas ye wife of Wm Prosser Vicha bur Noveb[er]: 17th
Anne ye wife of David Powell Gwyllym buried Novemb[er]:25th.
Elizabeth Howell ye wife of Lewis Morgan buried Dec[ember]:1st.
Alice ye daughter of Wm Jon :Howell buried Decemb[er]:3d.
Lewis Gwenthor buried December, 5th.
Catherine Rosser buried, January ,1st.
Jevan ye son of Roger Jevans buried January: 8th.
Thomas Powell buried, February, 3d.
John ab Jevan John buried, February , 11th,
Jane ye Daughter of Roger Willims, buried March : 15th
William Jon: Howell ap Jeva[n] buried March: 21th.
Pme Thoman Edmunds Cler vicar ibim
John Thomas Lewis & gard ibim
i Ye commonly the and may be read as such throughout the document.
ii Ibim possibly ibid. latin abbreviation of ibidem meaning of the same place.