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Llandyfriog

"LLANDYVRÎOG (LLAN-DYVRÎOG), a parish in the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 1 1/2mile (E.) from Newcastle- Emlyn containing 854 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tyvriog, an eminent British saint who lived towards the close of the sixth century, is pleasantly situated on the northern bank of the river Teivy, and on the turnpike road from Newcastle-Emlyn to Lampeter....."  [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions for Llandyfrïog: [Sant Tyfrïog, Bryngwenith]. are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llandyfriog area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

St Tyfriog church - photograph on Dyfed FHS

LLANDYFRIOG, St. Tyfriog 1843-1844 - on the Church plans online site

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Tyfriog's Church

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

  • Llandyfriog Parish Church                 Isaac Hughes, Vicar  

Parish entry for Llandyfriog with Llanfair Trelygen from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Tygwydd
  • &
  • (Church in ruins, Llanfair Trelygen)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D R Enoch
  • Rural Deanery of Sub Aeron
  • Acreage  2,891 & 650 ; Population 316

The parish church of Llanfair Trelygen was disused from the beginning of the C19. The Parish Register and Bishop's Transcripts are  included in those of Llandyfriog.

 

Butler, L. A. S. The consecration of Llandyfrïog Church in 1717 .Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales 27 (1990), p. 60-9

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1725-1812 with gaps, 1813-1973. Marriages 1725-1971 [Banns 1835-66, 1893-5, 1918-83]. Burials 1725-1869 with gaps, 1869-1955   NLW/Cer.RO
Copy typescripts PR CB 1725-1812  M 1725-1837 NLW
Bishops Transcripts;
1676, 1680, 1682, 1686, 1703, 1799-1803, 1805-12, 1819-20, 1823-58, 1861-74 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1874

Nonconformist Chapels; None

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llandyfriog which are provided by:

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 2867 acres; Population 434 males, 525 females, total 959

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandyfriog   as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)

  • Llandyfriog (93); Adpar (village); Afon Teifi; Allt-yr-Esgob; Blaen-cil-llech; Blaenant; Bryn-dioddef-isaf; Castell Henllys; Cilgwyn; Llain; Llandyfriog (village); Llwch-yr-hal; Old Cilgwyn; Pen-walk; Perth-y-fedwen; Plas-newydd; Pont-Ceri; Pwll-yr-haiarn; Sychpant; Wern-fach;

Description of the parish of Llandyfriog  from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Descriptions of Townships in Llandyfriog parish  from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis

Evans, Gruffydd.   Story of Newcastle Emlyn and Atpar to 1531. Cymmrodor; Calvinistic Methodist, 32, 1922, p. 58-170.

Lewis, R. LL. Love of Atpar. Welsh Gazette, June 17, 1937

Directories

Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1830. Extracts relating to Newcastle-in-Emlyn and Atpar

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895 for Llandyfriog parish

Emigration and Immigration

The Trail to Silverton [Powell family of Llandyfriog and Newcastle-Emlyn]. Dyfed Family History Society journal Dec 1994, Vol 5, number 2, pages 84-86. And Return to Silverton . Dyfed Family History Society journal 5/9 April 1997, p 370.

Historical Geography

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

History

Evans,Gruffydd. The Story of Newcastle Emlyn and Atpar to 1531, with a concluding survey. Cymmrodorion, 1923

Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. This 1907 print  has now been reprinted. The brief section relating to this parish is on pages 187/8; the four last incumbents of the Church were Rev Mr David Richards, Rev Mr Griffiths, Rev Mr Theo Howels and Rev Mr John Williams. There is a section on the Cilgwyn estate,  and also on Atpar (that part of Newcastle Emlyn which is in Cardiganshire).

Land and Property

Held at the NLW;

  • Cilgwyn. Records of the Cilgwyn estate in the counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke[and in Paddington, Middlesex], and the families of Lloyd, Hall and Fitzwilliams ,1509-1936. Also records of the Newquay Harbour Co and Llandyssul Market Co, 1834-1900.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN330415 (Lat/Lon: 52.046632, -4.436724), Llandyfriog which are provided by:

Public Records

Held at the NLW ;

  • In the Cilgwyn estate papers  of the families of Lloyd, Hall and Fitzwilliams are records for the borough of Adpar, c 1670-1832.

Held at Ceredigion Archives;

  • Llandyfriog Community Council Records 1974-1997