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LLANGEFNI

"LLANGEFNI, a parish and market town in the hundred of Menai, county Anglesey, North Wales, 7 miles N. of Newborough, 8 W. of Beaumaris, and 4½ S. of the Gaerwen station on the Chester and Holyhead line of railway. It is situated in a vale, watered by the river Cefni, which is here crossed by a-bridge of two arches. The main road between Bangor and Holyhead passes through it, as well as the old Roman road. The little town of Llangefni is a bustling and prosperous place, with a population of about 1,800. It contains a market-house, a commercial bank, and one for savings. Petty sessions are held in the town. It unites with Beaumaris and others in returning one member to parliament. The chief employments of the people are leather dressing, malting, and the woollen manufacture. There are corn mills on the stream. In the last century it was only a small hamlet." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Bibliography

An act for inclosing lands in Llangefni, Llanddyfnan, Pentraeth, and Cerrigceinwen, in the County of Anglesey : (Royal Assent, 9 June 1812.). [London : Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons], 1812. 27p

Cofiant a phregethau y Parch. David Thomas, Llangefni. Caernarfon : Argraphwyd gan W. Gwenlyn Evans, [1891]. 271p

Education in Wales : memorial to the Committee of Council on Education in refernce to their proposed exclusion of British schools at Llangefni and Menai Bridge, Anglesey from participation in the Parliamentary Grant. London : Blackburn & Burt, 1851. 28p

Frimston, Thomas. Ebenezer : sef, hanes Eglwys Fedyddiedig Llangefni, o'i chychwyniad yn 1779 hyd 1897 (118 mlynedd), yn nghyda hanes ei gweinidogion, a'i chymanfaoedd ... Caernarfon : Cwmni'r Wasg Genedlaethol Gymreig, pr., 1897. 128p

Jones, Gwilym T. Llangefni - 80 years ago. Country Quest 28/5 (1987), p. 37-9

Roberts, John. Plans of properties in the parishes of Llanidan, Llanfihangel Esceifiog, Llanddaniel, Llaniestyn, Heneglwys and Llangefni in the couty of Anglesey. c 1756. 17 maps

Wiliam, Dafydd Wyn. Dafydd Wyn Wiliam ar hanes argraffu Llangefni . Y Casglwr 31 (1987), p. 13

Williams, J R. St. Cyngar's Church, Llangefni . Bangor : Welsh National Centre for Religious Education, [1988] 27p

Business and Commerce Records

North Wales Chronicle Co. Limited, Y Clorianydd office, Llangefni, records 1871-1965 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"The North Wales Chronicle was established in 1827. The company was taken over in the 1960s by North Wales Newspapers Ltd; it had published a Welsh-language newspaper, Y Clorianydd, from offices in Llangefni  and Bangor, 1891-1969"

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

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.

Llangefni Parish and Borough; Statistics; Area 2426 acres; Population 813 males, 986 females, total 1799

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Rees, Thomas & John Thomas   Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Rhosymeirch section (in Welsh) has been extracted  - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (June 2014)             Also Llangefni Ind chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Nov 2014)

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Anglesey Record Office.

Description and Travel

Llangefni - on the Anglesey info site

Llangefni - on wicipedia (Welsh)

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

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

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Schools

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

Social Life and Customs

Papurau Theatr Fach Llangefni  1940-1983 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Cymdeithas Ddrama Llangefni, Anglesey, was an amateur dramatic society, active from 1942."

 


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