"GARTHELI, a chapelry in the parish of LLANDEWY-BREVI, lower division of the hundred of PENARTH, county of CARDIGAN,SOUTH WALES, 6 miles [N.by W.] from Lampeter, containing 216 inhabitants. This chapelry contains several respectable residences, and is situated on elevated ground above the Vale of the Aeron, with the Meiric brook flowing into the Teivy at the bottom, over which the prospects are pleasing and picturesque. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St David's, endowed with £1000 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Perpetual Curate of Llandewy-Brevi. It is separately assessed for the maintenance of the poor, the average annual expenditure amounting to £51.5."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]
Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants
Gartheli, an ancient chapel in the parish of Llanddewi Brefi, but wholly separate from the Mother Church Rees Williams, Chapel Warden
Parish entry for Bettws Leiki and Gartheli from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., by Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;
Area 2475 acres; Population 156 males, 181 females, total 337
Hyatt, Jenni W . The Tragic Family of Elizabeth Elinor Lodwick. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 7/4 April 2001. A story that starts with David Lodwick [1768-1833] of Tynyfron, Gartheli. With an update in Dyfed FHS journal , Vol 8/2 April 2003