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;
- Area 2182 acres; Population 154 males, 181 females, total 335
Places, villages, farms etc within Silian 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)
- Silian (70); Afon Denys; Cwm-mawr; Drem-ddu; Dyffryn; Gelli-gwenyn; Glan-Denys; Gorwydd; Nant Creuddyn; Pant-coy; Perth-hela; Pont Creuddyn; Silian (village);
Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895
With the kind permission of the publisher, these selected extracts below 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.
- "Formerly only a chapel of ease, is now a parish, and adjoins those of Lampeter and Bettws Bleddrws."
- "Two shares of the tithes belong to the canons of St David's, the remainder to the vicar."
- "The three last incumbents [of the parish church] were the Rev. Mr David Williams ; the Rev. Mr Evans ; and the Rev. Mr Evan Williams."