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"KILLYMAENLLWYD (CĪL-Y-MAEN-LLWYD), a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Narberth; containing 582 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the banks of the river Tāf, which here separates the counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke; and, with a very small exception, is inclosed and in a good state of cultivation. The surrounding scenery, though not characterized by any peculiarity of feature, is generally pleasing, and is agreeably diversified with wood and water: Coed-llys, the seat of the family of Philipps, is beautifully situated in a richly-wooded vale on the banks of the river Taf, of which simplicity and retirement are the leading features. That part of the parish which is in Pembrokeshire, maintains its own poor separately from that within the county of Carmarthen. . . the church is dedicated to St. Philip and St. James. At Castell-Dauyran is a chapel of ease . . . Here are two day schools, in which forty children of both sexes are instructed at the expense of their parents. . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

Business and Commerce Records

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

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re Calfaria Particular Baptist Chapel, Login

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


Griffiths, G. Milwyn. A Visitation of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, 1710   National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer Vol XVIII/3. Includes the parish of Kil y Maen Llwyd

Parish entry for Cilymaenllwyd with Llanglydwen  from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books)).

Church Records

Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site

PR earliest reputedly used to stoke parsonage fire c 1765

Parish registers: Christenings (1742-1956), Marriages (1742-1836) and Burials (1742-1812) are at the National Library of Wales.

Parish registers: Marriages (1837-1947) and Burials (1813-1977), and facsimile copies of Christenings (1742-1956), Marriages (1742-1947) and Burials (1742-1972) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1671-2, 1675, 1677-9, 1681-7, 1690-1, 1693-9, 1711, 1713, 1715-18, 1720-2, 1724-92, 1794-1800, 1802-3, 1805-41) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 14 - Derllys Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

Description and Travel

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.  These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

Places, villages, farms etc within Cilymaenllwyd   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 Katherine Hocking)


Transcript of complete entry in Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales of 1833.


Carmarthenshire Families


Lewis, T.E., Jones, J.T. and Lewis, H. Local heritage from Efailwen to Whitland: comprising the history of the parishes of Climaenllwyd, Hellanfallteg, Llanboidy, Llandysilio, Llanddewi Velfrey, Whitland (2 vols), Clunderwen, The Author (1976) [ISBN: 0902126059 (v. 2)] p.

Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). Extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, see here for this parish.


Public Records

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


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[Gareth Hicks: 28 Dec 2012]

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