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"LLANGENNECH (LLAN-GENNECH), a parish, in the union of LLANELLY, hundred of CARNAWLLON, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (E.N.E.) from Llanelly; containing 803 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the western margin of the river Loughor, by which it is separated from the county of Glamorgan; and is intersected by the rivulet called Morlais, a tributary to that stream, and also by the turnpike-road from Swansea to Llanelly. The surface is varied; the lands for the greater part are inclosed and cultivated, and the soil is generally fertile. . . Coal of very superior quality, which obtains a high price in the London market, is found in the parish; and works upon an extensive scale have been established by the Llangennech Coal Company . . . The church is dedicated to St. Gwynog. There is a place of worship for Independents; and a day school, commenced in 1831, contains children of both sexes, and is supported by Mr. Tunno." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

Business and Commerce Records

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

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions for Salem, Llangennech, are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

Census

An index for the Llangennech 1851 census is available for purchase from CMN FHS

Church History

LLANGENNECH, St. Cennych  1852-1853   - on the Church plans online 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)).

 

Richards, Daniel. Hanes eglwys Annibynnol Bethesda, Llangennech. Paratowyd ar gyfer dathlu canmlwyddiant yr achos, 1831-1931, (Llanelli, 1936), 71p.

Church Records

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

Parish registers: Christenings (1742-1960), Marriages (1742-1970) and Burials (1742-1875) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1678, 1703, 1707-8, 1711, 1713, 1717, 1719, 1721, 1724-32, 1736-40, 1742-64, 1766-95, 1797-1800, 1802-37, 1839-40, 1842-4, 1850-3) 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. 19 - Carnwallon 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 Llangennech 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 Gareth Hicks)

Llangennech - on Wikipedia

Emigration and Immigration

Aubrey, John. Moses and Rachel Harry from "Sir Gar" to Aotearoa.[New Zealand]. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 6/7, Aug 1999, p 272-278. The CMN parishes involved are Llanelli, Llangennech,and  Llanddarog.

Genealogy

Davies, C T. Hannah and Her Sisters or The Mystery of the Stones. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol7/5 Aug 2001. A tale of Rolfe and Thomas families.

History

Charles, Alwyn C. History of Llangennech. Llangennech: Cyngor Cymdeithas Llangennech, 1997. x, 352p [12p of plates]: ill (some col), maps, charts; 27cm. [ISBN 0953080706]

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.

Land and Property

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

Held at Carmarthen Archives;

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Occupations

Morlais Colliery, Llangennech on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

Public Records

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

 

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[Gareth Hicks : 23 Dec 2012]

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