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  Census figures for Merthyr Cynog parish  

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 815 people
In the year 1851 - 825
In the year 1861 - 800
In the year 1871 - 812
In the year 1881 - 734
In the year 1891 - 659
In the year 1901 - 590

Merthyr Cynog is a large remote upland parish. In Victorian times most people would have been involved in making a living from the land in some way.

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