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Llanfigael

"LLANFIGAEL, (or Llanfugail), a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Tal-y-Bolion, county Anglesey, 6 miles S.W. of Llanerchymedd, and 7 from Holyhead, its post town. The river Alaw flows through it. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of Llanfachreth, in the diocese of Bangor. There is no church. The ' Calvinistic Methodists have a chapel." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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.

Llanfigael Parochial Chapelry; Statistics; Area 484 acres; Population 68 males, 82 females, total 150

  • Llanfigel      Separate parish attached to Llanfachraith              Attendance - evening 28     Church rebuilt in 1841 (Lewis)       "There is no Day School"               David Williams, Rector
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  • Ty'n y Maen Chapel, Calvinistic Methodists             Erected 1800           Attendance - morning 129, afternoon 88 scholars, evening 101     "There is only two or three in our Parish that can't read theire bibles. A good day school is much wanted in the Neborhood................"          William Williams, Minister, Graianfryn, nr Llanfaethlu

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

LLANVIGAEL (LLAN-VIGEL), a parish in the hundred of TAL Y BOLION, county of ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (N. N. W.) from Bodedern, containing 146 inhabitants. This small parish is situated on one of the finest rivulets in the isle, called Avon Alaw, which adds greatly to its fertility : the lands are enclosed and in a good state of cultivation. The scenery is finely varied, and the views from the higher grounds are interesting and extensive, and in some parts highly picturesque. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Llanvachreth, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese of Bangor. The church was situated on the margin of the rivulet which flows through the parish : at present but a small portion of its ruins are remaining. The parishioners attend divine service in the church of Llanvachreth ; but distinct officers are still chosen, and the public business of the parish is transacted, in the same manner as prior to the decay of the church. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 63. 1. (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)

Historical Geography

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Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

  • Llanfigael land tax;- 1745-1814: assessments
  • Llanfigael Parish;- 1695-1992: records
  • Llanfigael Parish Council;- 1801, 1843: address, bond
  • Llanfigael tithes;- 1925-36: Tithe Rent Charge account books

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SH328828 (Lat/Lon: 53.315650, -4.511436), Llanfigael which are provided by:

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