"LLANDYGWYDD (LLAN-DYGWYDD), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N. W.) from Newcastle-Emlyn, containing 1131 inhabitants. This parish is pleasantly situated in the south-western part of the county, on the banks of the river Teivy, and is intersected by the turnpike roads from Cardigan to Newcastle-Emlyn, only four miles distant from the former, though the latter is the post town....." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]
Monumental inscriptions for Llandygwydd District (index only) are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS [Sant Tygwydd, Bethesda, Capel Cenarth, Capel Tygwydd] and are covered by the Research Service of Cardiganshire FHS.
Capel Tygwydd (Mission chapel) - photograph on Dyfed FHS
St Tygwydd church - photograph on Dyfed FHS LLANDYGWYDD, St. Tygwydd 1853-1857 - on the Church plans online site
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
Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Phillips, Richard. Crefydd a chymdeithaseg y pedwar Evan (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol VII
Rees, Gwynfor The new and very satisfactory church at Llandygwydd (NLW's site) Ceredigion XIV
See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page
Baptisms 1677-1740, 1745-1958. Marriages 1677-1740, 1745-1988 [Banns 1839-1844, 1868, 1872-1994] and Capel Tygwydd 1886-1970. Burials 1677-1740, 1745-1909 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
Copy typescripts PR CMB 1677-1802 NLW and also typescript index PR C 1813-1958. M 1837-1970 and Capel Tygwydd 1886-1970 NLW/Cer.RO
1674-6, 1678-85, 1687, 1699-1702, 1704-5, 1711, 1799-1865, 1867, 1874-5 NLW
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875
Indexes to Parish Register Marriages 1813-1837, and Burials 1813-1837 are covered by the Research Service of Cardiganshire Family History Society
For Parochial Records , see under Public Records
Nonconformist Chapels; see Chapels database
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;
Places, villages, farms etc within Llandygwydd 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)
Description of the parish of Llandygwydd from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895
Baker-Jones, D.L. Princelings, Privilege and Power: the Tivyside Gentry in their Community. Llandysul, 1999.This has many references to the parish, its main houses and their families [including a pedigree of the Brigstockes of Blaenpant] and an extensive bibliography.
Baylis, M J. A portrait of Thomas Makeig of Pen-lan Fawr 1721-1766 (NLW's site - in 2 parts) Ceredigion Vol 5
Baylis, M J. The Makeigs in Cardigan : at Penlan Mansion and Little Scotland (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol VII
Baylis, M J. The Makeigs in Cardigan : the Parkypratt family (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol VII
Baylis, M J. The Makeigs of Cardigan - Parkypratt and Sydney, New South Wales (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol IX
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 section relating to this parish spans pages 182-186; has sections covering the Church [a prebend in the collegiate church of Brecon held (in 1810)by the Rev Thomas Griffith, AM], Llwyndyris estate, Blaen Pant estate, Penywenallt residence, Pantyrlys estate, Stradmore mansion, Pencwn estate, Noyadd(Drefawr) estate.
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
Held at the NLW ;
Suggett, Richard Ty John Morgan and its roof: the Medieval King-Post in Cardiganshire (NLW's site) Ceredigion XI
There are more than ninety scheduled parochial records for Llandygwydd. The following extract relates only to the period up to the mid C19, but others exist to 1974. All are at the NLW under Church in Wales Records, St David's.
Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847
This page has been partly compiled from material previously published in their journal
by kind permission of Cardiganshire Family History Society
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[Gareth Hicks: 14 Dec 2012]
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