"GARTH-BEIBIO, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MATHRAVAL, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, on the road from Welshpool to Machynlleth, Dolgelley, &c., 9 miles (N. W. by W.) from Llanvair, containing 342 inhabitants. This place derives its name from Garth, a ness, or promontory, and Peibio, the name of some chieftain, of whom nothing is known. The parish contains about one thousand six hundred acres of land enclosed and under cultivation, and nine hundred acres unenclosed : it is situated between the rivers Twrch and Banwy, which unite just below the church : peat is procured within its limits. ... The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Tydecho. ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]
Deanery of Careinion; Garthbeibio Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire Vol 34 1907 Welsh Journals Online
Edwards, Griffith. The works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards (Gutyn Padarn), M.A., F.R.H.S., late Vicar of Llangadfan, Montgomeryshire : parochial histories of Llangadfan, Garthbeibio, and Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire, together with Welsh and English poetry. London : Elliot Stock, 1895. 296p
Jones, Francis. Plwyf Garthbeibio a'i hynafiaethau. Dolgellau : Richard Hughes, [186?] 20p
Wheeler, R E M A tumulus at Gartheibio Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire Vol 40 1923 Welsh Journals Online
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP, 1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.
Parish statistics; Area 7200 acres; Population 169 males, 186 females, total 355
Garthbeibio Parish Church Attendance - morning 50, evening 120 Services in Welsh William Evan Jones, Rector
As a guide only, the principal extant parochial church records for this parish span the dates shown below (as detailed in Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 2000) but exact current holdings should be confirmed with the individual Archives;
Baptisms 1710-1925; Marriages 1722-95, 1837-1917, 1919-1941; Burials 1710-1903
Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW, and/or Powys Archives.
Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW, Denbighshire Archives and/or Flintshire Archives