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"LLANGAN (LLAN-GAN), a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, chiefly in the lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, but partly in the hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 16 miles (W.) from Carmarthen; containing 640 inhabitants, of which number, 603 are in Carmarthenshire, and the remainder in the Pembrokeshire portion. On the banks of the Tāf, in this parish, anciently stood the famous Ty Gwyn ar Dāf, or "the White House on the Tāf," an occasional residence of Hywel Dda, sovereign of all Wales . . . The parish is pleasantly situated on the river Tāf, and intersected by the old Whitland road from Carmarthen to Haverfordwest; it comprehends a large tract of arable and pasture land, the whole of which, with a very small exception, is inclosed and in a good state of cultivation. . . The church, dedicated to St. Canna, is a neat modern edifice, rebuilt in the year 1820, and consisting of a nave and chancel . . . There are two Sunday schools, in which 110 children are taught gratuitously by the dissenters. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

Biography

Higham, B. Rev. David Jones, the angel of Llangan, [S.l.], Brian Higham (1995) 24 p. [Paper given at the Congregational Studies Conference 1995 at Westminster Chapel, London] p.

Church History

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 Llan Gan

Parish entry for Henllan Amgoed and Llangan 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

Parish registers: Christenings (1768-93, 1813-1989), Marriages (1769-1963) and Burials (1768-94, 1813-1992) are at the Pembrokeshire Record Office, and microfiche copies are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1677-9, 1681-5, 1690-1, 1693-5, 1697-9, 1704-5, 1707-8, 1711, 1713, 1715-18, 1720-2, 1725-7, 1729-83, 1785-92, 1794-5, 1805, 1807-31, 1833, 1837, 1840) 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 Llan-Gan  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)

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 . NB.The map link for Llan-Gan itself is aimed at the church of St Canna which is within that part of Llan-Gan parish  in Pembrokeshire ---  the bulk of the Carmarthenshire section of the parish is to the north and east of this spot.

Public Records

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

 

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[Gareth Hicks :  29 Dec 2012]

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