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"EGLWYS-CUMMIN (EGLWYS-CYMMYN), a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, lower division of the hundred of DERRLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (S.W.) from St. Clear's, near the road to Haverfordwest; containing 349 inhabitants. . . the parish is of great extent, and is situated at the south-western extremity of the county, on the borders of Pembrokeshire . . . a considerable portion of it is at present uncultivated. . . The church [is] dedicated to St. Margaret . . . A National school, containing about 110 children, was established in 1832, and is supported by funds bequeathed by the late Mrs. Bevan. . . There are some vestiges of an ancient military earthwork in a field, which, from that circumstance, has obtained the appelation of "Castell Park"." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

Church History

Eglwys Cymyn Church - on the Cistercian Way 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 from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books)).


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 Eglwys Cymming

Price, D. M. A guide to three ancient churches near Pendine: St. Margaret's Pendine, Eglwys Cynin, St. Lawrence's, Marros. D. M. Price, [1985?] 32p: ill; 21cm.

Treherne,Geo G T.   (1920)Eglwys Cymmin Epitaphs W. Spurrel and Son: Carmarthen.

Church Records

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

Parish registers: Christenings (1731-1982), Marriages (1731-51, 1838-1970) and Burials (1731-1984) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1690, 1693-6, 1698-9, 1701-3, 1705, 1707-8, 1716, 1720-2, 1725-7, 1729-30, 1733, 1739-41, 1744-51, 1753-1800, 1802-16, 1818-67, 1869) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

PR M 1754-1812 recorded in 1831 apparantly lost

Copy of Parish registers: Christenings (1732-1812), Marriages (1732-51) and Burials (1731-1812) - Transactions of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, 5 & 8 (1909-10).

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 Eglwys Cymyn 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 Lynne Kleingertner)


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


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