"EGERMONT, otherwise EGREMONT, a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 5 mile (N. by W.) from Narberth; containing 140 inhabitants. This parish, which borders on the county of Pembroke, and is pleasantly situated on the eastern branch of the river Cleddau, is about two miles and a half in length, and, in the widest part, about two miles in breadth; the surrounding scenery, though pleasantly varied, is not distinguished by any particularity of feature. Stone of very good quality for building is found, and some quarries are worked. . . The church, dedicated to St. Michael, was rebuilt in 1839, in a plain, but neat style, partly by means of a grant of £40 from the Incorporated Society. There are some vestiges of an ancient encampment on an elevation above the church; and a stone, with an inscription in very rude characters, WANTACUS, witth a cross heading; it was found in the churchyard, and is now in the western pew-end of the church. The word MANTACUS above, and the Latin word "Agger", a head of stones or earth, appicable to the ancient encampment, may account for the etymology of "Egger-mount." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
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 Egremond
Parish entry for Llandyssilio with Egremont from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books)).
Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
Parish registers: Christenings (1813-1968) and Marriages (1813-1865) Burials (1819-1901) at the Carmarthenshire Record Office
PR all prior to 1813 recorded as lost in 1831. Diocesan records suggest that c 1790 they went back only to 1778
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1671, 1677-9, 1683-4, 1686, 1699, 1703, 1794, 1796-1800, 1802-3, 1805-7, 1809-10, 1812-37, 1851-2, 1863-59, 1870, 1875-6) 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
Non-conformist chapels - none found in this parish
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 Egremont 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)
Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). With the kind permission of the publishers sundry extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, see below for this parish.
[Gareth Hicks : 23 Dec 2012]
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