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Llangynfelyn chapels

For further details of this project see Cardiganshire Chapels Database

Compiled by Gareth Hicks (March 2007)


NB.  Not all available data was necessarily used from sources - and sources 1 & 4 have been combined as similar

  • 1.  The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 2.   The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D.      UWP,   Cardiff, 1976
  • 3.   Nonconformist Registers of Wales published by the National Library of Wales in 1994.
  • 4.   The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke, by Rawlins, B.J. (1987).
  • 5.  Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 -  the Archive Cd Books Cd
  • 6.  Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 -  the Archive Cd Books Cd
  • 7.  My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
  • 8.  Independent Chapels of Wales: History Books and Pamphlets by Huw Walters.
  • 9.  Death and Burial indexes available for purchase from Cardiganshire Family History Society
  • 10. Online Commercial & Residential Directories as appropriate to a particular parish - apart from what may already be on Genuki, see also the Historical Directories site

 Other sources

  • Dyfed FHS  - Photographs of chapels (may also be other data there)
  • Archives Network Wales
  • Lewis 1833 on Genuki  (Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833 )


  • There was no Independent chapel in this parish but on the Llancynfelin  site are baptism entries for Llancynfelin people baptised in 1811-21  by Azariah Shadrach who was the minister at Bethel Ind chapel, Talybont and Capel Seion, Aberystwyth


Rehoboth Welsh CM chapel, Tre Taliesin

  • Rehoboth Welsh CM chapel, Tre Taliesin           SN65769143              Started c1773, school built 1791, chapel (re)built 1833, 1899.         Members; 300 in 1850      Records;   1.  births & bapts 1821-36 PRO & in IGI         2. Register of bapts 1812-85  NLW        3. register of members 1845-1929   NLW      4. register of members 1858, 1871, 1874     NLW      5.   Sunday school register 1897-1914    NLW              Still open 1998    (1) & (4)
  • Rehaboth   CM            Erected in 1833          Thomas Davies, Elder, Taliesin    1851  (2)
  • Rehoboth CM  Tre Taliesin      Bapts 1812-36 PRO     Bapts 1812-85  NLW    (3)
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
  • On the Llancynfelin site for this chapel are;
    Baptisms 1812-1850  (inc. ministers' names)
    List of members 1859
    Annual Report and list of members 1949
    Pew Rent accounts (with names) - a few sample years between 1894 and 1975
  • Cardiganshire Family History Society - Index to deaths and burials in Cardiganshire from non-conformist records is available on fiche. Check details on their site, for this parish includes ; Rehoboth (Cal.Meth., 1877-79, 1943, 1947, 1953).

Soar Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tre'r-ddol

  • Soar Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tre'r-ddol        SN65959215      Cause started 1804     First chapel built 1809 with burial ground, rebuilt 1845 , enlarged 1864, rebuilt 1877        Records;  see Aberystwyth circuit records  under Soar, Aberystwyth           Still open 1998    (1) & (4)
  • Soar  WM        Erected in 1806, rebuilt in 1845        Thomas Jones, Class Leader, Post Office, Taliesin      1851  (2)
  • Soar/ Hen Gapel  Wesleyan, Tre'r-ddol     Bapts 1835-1964    NLW      (3)
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
  • No graveyard
  • Rev Edward Jones, Wesleyan minister, Wesley Villa, Trerddol       1910   (5)
  • On the Llancynfelin site for this chapel are;
    Sunday school   Some years between  1842-56 -  List of teachers and statistics
    Members of classes 1871
    Trustees 1895
    Aberystwyth Wesleyan circuit.    Baptisms for Llancynfelin 1815-37  
    Articles from " Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd" (The Wesleyan Treasury) which relate to this parish
  • On the Llancynfelin site is also a photograph of Hen Gapel, the original Wesleyan chapel before the new one was built in 1845
    The MIs for this chapel are transcribed here and cover the period 1845-1900  (21 of them)
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS  (New chapel)
  • Closed 2002


[Gareth Hicks: 16 Oct 2011]