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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)

History

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

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries
 
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[Gareth Hicks: 20 Dec 2012]

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