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"LLANGINNING (LLAN-GYNIN), a parish in the higher division of the hundred of DERLLYS, union and county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (W.N.W.) from St. Clear's; containing 405 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Cynin, or from its situation on the river Cynin, by which it is bounded on the eastern side, contains a considerable tract of land, and with the exception of a very small portion, is inclosed and in a good state of cultivation. A fair is held on January 18th. . . The church has no architectural claim to particular description. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists; and from thirty to forty children are instructed in a day school at the expense of their parents." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]


Buckley, W. Kemmis. A Carmarthenshire childhood. Carmarthenshire Antiquary 26 (1990), p. 73-80

Church History

LLANGYNIN, St. Cyni n 1 842-1843  - on the Church plans online site

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Cynin's Church

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  for St Clears with Llanginning from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books)).


Davies, William and David Griffiths. Pumed jiwbili eglwys Annibynnol Rhydyceisiaid, 1707-1957: stori'r achos, (Abertawe, 1957), 55p.

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 Gyning

Maurice, Maurice. Y wir eglwys yn cyrchu att y nod nefol ynghadernid y tragwyddol Dduw lle mewn rhan y gwelir gwendid a gwaith a gobaith y crediniol. A gwir allwedd i'r ystyriol i agoryd Llyfr y Datcuddiad. Att yr hyn y chwanegwyd byr hanes eglwys Rhydyceished yn eu nheulltuad o Henllan, 1708, Argraphwyd yn y flwyddyn 1727, 54p.

Church Records

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

Parish registers: Christenings (1736-1975), Marriages (1756-1970) and Burials (1736-1977) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Copy ts PR index CB (1813-75) M (1756-1895) at NLW and Carm.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1679, 1681-4, 1697, 1729, 1731-4, 1736, 1738, 1740-5, 1747-53, 1755-81, 1783-93, 1798-9, 1805-10, 1812-16, 1818-23, 1825-31, 1833, 1835, 1837, 1843, 1854-5) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

An Index to Christenings (1813-1875), Marriages (1756-1875) and Burials (1813-1875) is available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

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 Llangynin 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)


Hughes, J. Hela'r cadno, Llandysul, Gomer (1996) 126 p., ill., facsims., maps, ports. [ISBN: 1859023703 (pbk)] [Subject: Murder; Harries, Ronnie]

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 below for this parish.

Land and Property

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 : 20 Dec 2012]

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