"LLAN DDEWI, in the Cwmwd of Gwyr, Cantref of Eginog (now called the Hundred of Swansea), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage valued in the King's Books at £3..3..4: Patron, The Bishop of St. David's: Church dedicated to St. David. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 126. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £36..17..2 1/2, at 3s. 6d. in the pound. It is 13 m. S W. b. W. from Swansea. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Augmentation, Tythes, and Surplice fees, was £55..5..0. The Lord Bishop of St. David's is the Impropriator. This Parish contains about 1200 acres of Land, chiefly inclosed." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.
The church is dedicated to St. David, is in the Benefice of Port Eynon with Rhosili with Llanddewi with Knelston and in the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SS460891.
Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
1678, 1684, 1686, 1697, 1702, 1704, 1707, 1710, 1712, 1717, 1725, 1727-1731, 1733-1736, 1738-1739, 1741-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1806, 1808-1831, 1833-1848, 1850-1862, 1864-1883
(At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Llanddewi ecclesiastical parish records " Registers (including service and banns registers) 1718-1978; Churchwardens' accounts 1834-1896; electoral roll 1920-1959; faculties and licences 1754-1886; tithe rentcharge 1913-1914; visitors' book 1968-1974."
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Llanddewi with Knelston, St. David - Christenings (BT's), 1814-1875
"LLANDDEWI, or LLANDEWY, a parish in the hundred of SWANSEA, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 14 miles (W. by S.) from Swansea, containing 150 inhabitants. A castle is said to have been anciently erected here, the reputed site of which is now occupied by a farm-house, in which some of the walls of the ancient building are reported to be incorporated : there are, however, no records either of the origin or history of the fortress. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Carmarthen, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £3.3.4., endowed with £800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David's, who is also impropriator of the tithes. The church, dedicated to St. David, is a small edifice. The parishioners of Knelston perform their various religious duties and ceremonies at this church, their own being in a state of dilapidation; and the vicar receives a small additional stipend from the chapter of St. David's, as a compensation for the additional duty. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £29. 18." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)
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