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Flintshire County Including Clwyd County and Historic Flintshire County

(Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a unitary authority county under the under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 effective April 1, 1996 located in north-east Wales bordering England. Flintshire is considered part of the Welsh Marches and formed part of the historic Earldom of Chester and Flint. The largest town in the county is Connah's Quay, followed by Flint, Buckley and Mold.

Clwyd County – 1974-1996

Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1972 Historic Flintshire County was merged into new formed Clwyd County until it was abolished under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 effective April 1, 1996. At that time, the newly formed Flintshire County came into effect.

Historic Flintshire County Until 1974

Flintshire is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. It was notable as having several exclaves and being the smallest county in Wales. It was formed in 1284 under the terms of the Statute of Rhuddian and included the cantrefi (hundreds) of Tegeingl and the Maelor Saesneg formerly parts of the Welsh kingdoms of Gwynedd and Powys Fadog.

Flintshire Emigrants

External Flintshire Resources

External Flintshire Genealogy Resources

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