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"LLANPYMPSAINT (LLAN-Y-PUM-SAINT), a parish, in the hundred of ELVET, union and county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N.) from Carmarthen; containing 525 inhabitants. This parish, the name of which signifies the church of the five saints, is traversed on the east by the turnpike road leading from Carmarthen to Lampeter, and is intersected by the small river Guilly . . . It was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Aberguilly; from which it was separated by act of parliament; and comprises a large tract of land, by far the greater part inclosed and in a good state of cultivation. The surrounding scenery is pleasantly diversified, but not distinguished by any peculiarity of features; and the views of the adjacent country are interesting and extensive. . . About 30 children of both sexes are instructed in a day school at the expense of their parents; and there are three Sunday schools, one belonging to the Established Church, and the others respectively to Baptists and Methodists, and in which more than 200 males and females are taught gratuitously, and supplied with books from a fund raised by voluntary contributions. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

Church History

LLANPUMPSAINT, St. Celynin  1880-1882    - 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


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 y Pum Sainct

Parish entry 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 (1775-1896), Marriages (1755-1971), Banns (1823-1953) and Burials (1775-1866) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Copy ts PR index Christenings and Burials (1813-75) and Marriages (1695-1875) are at NLW and Carm.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1675, 1677-9, 1681-2, 1685-7, 1690, 1693, 1695-7, 1699, 1702, 1707-8, ?1711-12, 1715-22, 1724-41, 1750-1, 1754-5, 1757, 1759, 1763, 1765-7, 1787-91, 1793-1800, 1802-82, 1884-5, 1887) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.

An Index to Christenings (1813-1875), Marriages (1695-1875) and Burials (1813-1875) is available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.

Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 15 - Elvet 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 Llanpumsaint 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)


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.


Public Records

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


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[Gareth Hicks :  19 Dec 2012]

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