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Llaneilian

"LLANEILIAN, a parish in the hundred of Twrcelyn, county Anglesey, 2 miles E. of Amlwch, its post town, and 6 N.E. Llanerchymedd. It is situated on the north-eastern .part of the coast, the village being about three-quarters of a mile from Lynas Point, where there is a lighthouse and telegraph station, which, previous to the introduction of electric wires, communicated by semaphore with Holyhead and Puffin Island. The parish includes the township of Rhosbeirio. Much of the copper ore extracted from the Parys Mountain is exported from this place. The village is considerable, and many of the inhabitants are engaged in the mines." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Bibliography

Guide to Llaneilian Church. [Llangefni] : Llaneilian Church, [1969].  8p

Hughes, John O. A guide to St Eilian's Church, Llaneilian, Isle of Anglesey. Llaneilian : St. Eilian's Church, 1999. 8p

Business and Commerce Records

North Anglesey Slate and Slab Quarry and Llanflewyn Slate and Slab Quarry Records - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales   "North Anglesey Slate and Slab Co. Ltd was formed in 1870, mining slate from Point Elianus, Llaneilian ......"

Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has a memorial index for St Elian

Census

The 1851 Census of Llaneilian in "As Enumerated" and "Surname Order" form - provided by Joyce Hinde.

Joyce and Douglas Hinde have provided a transcript of the 1801 Census of Amlwch, including parts of the parishes of Llaneilian, Llanerchymedd, Llanwenllwyfo and Rhosbol.

Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has an index of the 1891 census for Llanelian

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Llaneilian Parish; Statistics; Area 2398 acres; Population 622 males, 673 females, total 1295

  • Llaneilian Parish Church   (Diocese of Bangor)      Attendance - morning 100, afternoon 100    2 services in Welsh     "The schoolchildren of the Parish are not compelled to attend the Parish School on account of the distance"                 John Owen, Rector
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  • The return in respect of an Anglican place of worship is missing
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  • Siloh, Calvinistic Methodist           Erected 1835           Attendance - (average) general congregation 300, scholars 180              Wm Lewis, Deacon

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  • St Eilian's Church  -  on geograph.org.uk     and  "The medieval parish church of St Eilian's, Llaneilian,was originally a celtic 'clas' church. It consists of a late fifteenth century nave and chancel, an early sixteenth century south porch, a twelfth century west tower and a formerly detached late fourteenth century chapel - St Eilian's chapel ............."    coflein
  • St Elian church - on Anglesey-today
  • People's Collection Wales site - wall painting at St Elian's Church   (use search box)
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  • Bethania Baptist chapel (former), Pengorffwysfa  -  on geograph.org.uk     and     "Bethania Baptist Chapel was built in 1851 and rebuilt in 1894....."coflein
  • Capel Carmel (Baptist), Chapel St, Penysarn -  on geograph.org.uk     and    "Carmel Baptist Chapel was built in 1842, rebuilt in 1860 and rebuilt again in 1900....." coflein
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  • Capel Seilo (CM), Pengorffwysfa  -  on geograph.org.uk     and    "........ first built in 1826 and rebuilt in 1835......."      coflein
  • Bosrah Welsh CM chapel, Penysarn   -  on geograph.org.uk     and    "Bozrah Methodist Chapel is a good example of a hipped-roof mid-nineteenth century 'box' chapel......"     coflein
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  • "The first chapel on the Caersalem [Cerrig Man] site was built in 1842 and the congregation switched to become Wesleyan Methodist in 1847.....The present chapel was built in 1854......"   coflein

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llaneilian which are provided by:

Llaneilian - on wicipedia (Welsh)

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llaneilian has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

  • Llaneilian land tax;- 1753-1814: assessments
  • Llaneilian Parish;- 1678-1996: records
  • Llaneilian Parish Council;- 1925: tithe book
  • Llaneilian tithes;- 1932-36: Tithe Rent Charge account books
  • Llaneilian window tax;- 1754-60: assessments

Held at University of Wales, Bangor (NRA)

  • Llaneilian Parish Council;- 1838-52: vestry book

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH474928 (Lat/Lon: 53.409877, -4.297294), Llaneilian which are provided by:

Gwynedd Family History Society  have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Anglesey (under Publications)

Merchant Marine

Point Lynas Lighthouse, Llaneilian, logbooks 1865-1969  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Point Lynas lighthouse, Llaneilian, Anglesey, was built by Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in 1835 (a previous installation had been provided by Liverpool Pilotage Service). The lighthouse has operated ever since. In 1973, responsibility for running the lighthouse passed to Trinity House, and it is now fully automated."

Occupations

Rhos Mynach Mine - on mindat site

Public Records

Llaneilian Vestry Books 1768 - 1894  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales