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"LLANVIHANGEL-LLEDROD (LLAN-VIHANGEL LLETHR Y TROED), a parish in the Upper division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 9 miles (S. E.) from Aberystwith, comprising the townships of Lledrod Isāv and Lledrod Uchāv each of which supports its own poor, and containing 1213 inhabitants, of which number, 732 are in a Lledrod Isāv and 481 in Lledrod Uchāv. This parish derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Michael, and its distinguishing appellation from its situation at the foot of a declivity on which it is built. It extends for nearly seven miles in length, and three miles in breadth, forming a part of the lordship of Mevenydd which belongs to the crown, and contains a large tract of land, of which the greater portion is enclosed and cultivated........"    [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]

Business and Commerce Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Church History

St Michael - photograph on Dyfed FHS LLEDROD, St. Michael 1826-1828  - 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  for Lledrod (otherwise Llanfihangel Lledrod) from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

Parish Register;
Baptisms 1770-2, 1778-1850, 1853-1991. Marriages 1766-1804, 1813-1970. Burials 1770-2, 1778-1992   NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO [inc Banns 1823/4]
PR M 1804-12 recorded as missing in 1831
Copy ts PR M 1765-1837 with index  NLW/Cer.RO
Bishops Transcripts;
1674-5, 1678-80, 1682, 1684, 1687, 1699-1700, 1703, 1811-17, 1819-29, 1831-75, 1880 NLW

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

I.G.I; Baptisms 1811-75

Index to Burials from Parish Registers 1813-1837 available for purchase from  Cardiganshire Family History Society Volume 2: Ilar (Upper) Hundred . Parishes covered: Eglwys Newydd, Gwnnws, Llanafan, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Llanilar, Lledrod, Rhostļe, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Ystrad Meurig

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 Lledrod parish   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

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

Extracts of Township descriptions from Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833

"LLEDROD ISĀV  (LLETHR Y TROED), a township in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL LLEDROD, upper division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 9 Miles (S. S. E.) from Aberystwith, containing 732 inhabitants. The small river Wyra passes through it, and falls into the sea at Llanrhystid. There is a separate assessment for the maintenance of the poor, the average annual expenditure being £117.16."

"LLEDROD UCHĀV  (LLETHR Y TROED), a town-ship in the parish of LLANVIHANGEL LLEDROD, upper division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 9 miles (S. E.) from Aberystwith, containing 481 inhabitants. The parochial church stands at the foot of the western declivity of a high and dreary common, and near the source of a small rivulet called the Wyra. Several tumuli are observable on the adjacent hills ; and there is a chalybeate spring, formerly much regarded for its sanatory properties. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £ 156.4."

Emigration and Immigration

"In 1847 the "Tamerlane" left Aberystwyth with 462 passengers and crew. The passengers were mainly from the parts of Cardiganshire, such as Lledrod, Mynydd-bach, and Tai-hirion-y-rhos" (Tai-hirion, near Blaenpennal). The newspaper, The Welshman, identified the male passengers as 75 farmers, 65 labourers, 13 carpenters, 17 tailors, 6 blacksmiths, 5 hatters, and 10 miners, the latter probably came from the lead mining district north east of Mynydd Bach. "

Genealogy

Cardiganshire Families

 

Hughes, John. Tea and Tears.   Dyfed FHS journal , Vol 8/2 April 2003. Features  Robert Evans, grocer of Lledrod.

Jenkins, Philip. Shopkeepers of Swyddffynnon-A Family Diary and Ledger. Cardiganshire FHS  journal vol 2/9, Oct  2001. A ledger was kept by Evan Jones, shopkeeper in Swyddffynnon, from 1871 for several years, this is an extract of the period 1871-1891.

History

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 277/9; Llanfihangel Lledrod (otherwise Lletherod). Section on  Ffoes-y-Bleddiaid, ancestral home of the Lloyd family (Mabws).

Land and Property

Documents held at the NLW :

Maps

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Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Held at Ceredigion Archives ;

Schools

Lloyd, Rev. J. Trefor. Centenary Celebrations of Lledrod Primary School. 1977

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

Swyddffynnon School Log Book. Headmaster's comments. As published in the Cardiganshire FHS journal  vol 3/5 June 2003 ( reproduced there with permission of Ceredigion Archives). Extracts below;

Social Life and Customs

Jones, R Osborne            Ty Dawns              Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. IV, 1926   Welsh Journals Online

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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