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"LLANDYSILIO-GOGO (LLAN-DYSILIO-GOGOV), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 18 miles (W. N. W.) from Lampeter, containing 1430 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the shore of Cardigan bay, and is intersected by the turnpike road from Cardigan to Aberystwith, derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tysilio, and its adjunct " Gogo," or more properly "Gogovau," from the numerous caverns worn by the sea in the rocks which line this part of the coast.. "
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]


Monumental inscriptions for Llandysiliogogo Parish [Sant Tysilio, Bwlchyfadfa, Capel Cynon, Cruglas, Gwenlli, Llwyndafydd, Nanternis, Neuadd, Pen-sarn, Pisgah, Talgarreg.] (index only) are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS

Church History

St Mark's church, Gwenlli - photograph on Dyfed FHS

St Tysilio's church - photograph on Dyfed FHS LLANDISILIOGOGO, St. Tysilio 1829 - 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).

Parish entry for Capel Cynon from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Child, W. T. Hanes Eglwysi Sant Tysilio a Sant Marc, Llandysiliogogo. J. D. Lewis a'i Feibion: Llandysul, 1947

Thomas, D Egwad.  Llandysiliogogo --- the parish church and district.          Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 7  1930     Welsh Journals Online

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1727-52, 1765-1993. Marriages 1727-52, 1766-1970[Banns 1823-64], St Mark 1942-70.
Burials 1727-1752, 1765-1992  NLW/Cer.RO
Copy manuscripts PR[extracts] CMB 1738-45 NLW
Bishops Transcripts;
1679-81, 1683-9, 1702-3, 1706, 1799-1880 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

Capel Cynon chapelry [ and modern parish ]
Parish Register;
Baptisms 1822-1978. Marriages 1824-1971 [Banns 1826-1931] and Talgarreg 1930-71. Burials 1824-1971 NLW/Cer.RO
Bishops Transcripts;
1824-45, 1847-50, 1852-5, 1857-9, 1861-72 NLW
I.G.I; Baptisms 1824-72. Marriages 1824-36
Originally a chapelry in Llandysiliogogo parish. Not in use c 1790 "for want of endowment", rebuilt  chapel consecrated in 1822.
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg


Nonconformist Chapels;  see Chapels database


Description and Travel

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 Llandysiliogogo    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 Llandysiliogogo parish   from Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833

Descriptions of Llandysiliogogo Townships  from Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910. This entry is for Capel Cynon parish (previously a chapelry) which was formed out of Llandysiliogogo

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895 for Llandysiliogogo parish


Siaci'r Hatter (John Davies), Capel Cynon - on the Ceredigion Library site.    Translation of an article by 'Pen Crug Bach', Cardigan Tivyside, 16/2/1917

Held at Ceredigion Archives;


Evan Evans, Postmaster and his family, Cross Inn , Llanllwchaearn.  Dyfed Family History Society journal April 1994, Vol 4, number 9, pages 370-372
Further researches on the Post Office family, Cross Inn, Llannarth, Llandysiliogogo and Llanllwchaearn. Dyfed Family History Society journal April 1995, Vol 5, number 3, pages 114-116

Passmore, Sue. The Owens of Penparc and Foel. Available from Ceredigion Archives 2003. Also contains a good deal of information on  Llandysiliogogo parish and the social background of the late C18th and C19th. There is also a related  article by the same author 'The First 'Extra Master' of Cardiganshire' in the Dyfed FHS journal vol 8/4 December 2003.

Passmore, Sue.  Ruth Mynachlog's Recollections.   Dyfed FHS journal vol 8/7 Dec 2004 to   vol 9/2, April 2006. The author has translated sections of this autobiography published in 1939 by Gomer.


Davies, D. J. Hanes, hynafiaethau ac achyddiaeth Llanarth, Henfynyw, Llanllwchaiarn a Llandyssilio-gogo. Caerfyrddin, W. Spurrell (1930) [BM YA.1995.b.886].Many family trees, lists taken from parish records etc.,details of well known men, much text in Welsh but some English.

Jones, E. Lloyd. Hanes Talgarreg. Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul, 2003. Contains a good depth of local information and would certainly be of interest to anyone researching the area. It has several genealogies and numerous photographs.

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 is on pages 232/34; the church was a vicarage, the last 2 incumbents were the Rev Mr Rhys and the Rev Mr Evan Thomas. Mentioned are Cwmcynon estate, and Llwyndavydd estate.


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


Passmore, Susan. Manorial Records of Caerwedros, Cardiganshire. After Edward 1's  conquest of Wales the commot of Caerwedros  became a Crown manor comprising the present day parishes of Llangrannog, Llandysiliogogo, Llannarth, Llanina and Llanllwchaearn.Dyfed Family History Journal 5/6 (Apr 1996), p. 227-230

Public Records

Held at Ceredigion Archives;


Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847


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