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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A George Austin - musician (Prince of Wales Theatre) - Penarth - 1899 B Henry Baker - comedian - Cardiff - 1808 Stokes Basil Baker - comedian - Cardiff - 1827 Cornelius Bennett - strolling player - Cowbridge - 1818 Henry John Butcher - showman - Bristol, Glos, - 1864 (Penarth) C Henry Chilcott - organist - Cardiff - 1753 Roger Coppy - actor - Cardiff - 1721 D James Day - musician - Penarth - 1889 John Deer - musician - Cardiff - 1763 Paul Draper - musician - Penarth - 1887 E John Edwards - musician - Cardiff - 1781 George Philip Evans - piano tuner - Penarth - 1897 Thomas Pearce Evans - musician - Colwinston - 1933 F G Charles Gage - amusement caterer - Penarth - 1897 Thomas Frederick Goldfinch - comedian - Cardiff - 1793 David Gregory - musician - Cardiff - 1817 - 31 H John Harry - harper - Cardiff - 1772 J Hopkin Jenkin - fiddler - Cardiff - 1750 - 53 Thomas Jones - drummer - Cardiff - 1792 K L William Lewis - harper - Dinas Powis - 1742 (Lavernock) Thomas Lewis - harper - Cardiff - 1687 John Lloyd - amusement caterer - Penarth - 1898 M William Gilchrist Marshall - actor - Penarth - 1900 Henry Masterman - comedian - Cardiff - 1785 John Benjamin Mockford - organist - Dinas Powis, St.Andrews Major - 1888 N James Nooth - organist - Cardiff - 1743 O David Owen - bandmaster - Cardiff - 1814 William Owen - harp maker - Colwinston - 1833 P Henry M Partridge - bell hanger - Cardiff - 1823 - 28 Charles Powell - comedian - Cardiff - 1777 Edward Rowland Protheroe - musician - Sully - 1876 Charles Prouse - musician - Cardiff - 1829 Thomas Prouse - musician - Cardiff - 1819 Q R John Poole Rivers - Piano Tuner - Penarth - 1887 - 97 Philip Martin Robusky - bandsman - Cardiff - 1817 - 29 S Walter Scott - Professor of Music - Roath - 1874 - 77 William Sweet - organist - Cardiff - 1803 T Benjamin Treherne - organ builder - Cardiff - 1857 V W George Whatley - organist - Cardiff - 1787 - 95 Samuel Williams - harper - Cardiff - 1837 Thomas Williams - showman - Cardiff - 1830GO TO MY HOME PAGE