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"LLANGYBY (LLAN-GYBI) , a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/4 miles (N. N. E.) from Lampeter, on the road to Trêgaron, containing 275 inhabitants. The lands are in general enclosed and in a good state of cultivation, and the soil is tolerably fertile. This place formerly constituted a prebend in the collegiate church of Llandewy-Brevi, rated in the king's books at £1.6.8. The living is a perpetual curacy, consolidated with that of Llanvair Clydogau, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the alternate patronage of the Earl of Lisburne and Lord Carrington. The church, dedicated to St. Cybi, is a small edifice, consisting only of a nave and chancel. There are places of worship for Independents and Presbyterians : the latter is supposed to be the most ancient congregation of dissenters in the principality, having first assembled here about the year 1663. On a hill above the river Teivy is a large intrenchment, called Castell Goedtrêv but nothing is known either of its origin or history : it gives name to the farm on which it is situated. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £39.14."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]

Church History

St Cybi - photograph on Dyfed FHS

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 for Bettws Bledrws and Llangybi from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1813-1993. Marriages 1813-1970 NLW. Burials 1813-1992  NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
Entries of CMB 1748-1812 included in PR of Llanfair Clydogau.
Bishops Transcripts;
1678, 1683-4, 1799-1806, 1808-16, 1818-40, 1859-80, 1882 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1838, 1860-1875

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 Llangybi   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)

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895

With the kind permission of the publisher, these extracts are taken  from "The History of Cardiganshire" by S R Meyrick, 1810, specifically the reprint of the 1907 imprint published by Stephen Collard in July 2000.

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