"LLANWYDDELAN (LLAN-WYDDELAN), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of NEWTOWN, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Llanvair, containing 530 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated nearly in the centre of the county, comprises about five thousand acres of arable and pasture land, ... The church, dedicated to St. Gwyddelan, is an ancient edifice ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]
Carver, B E V. Monumental inscriptions : ADFA Capel Methodistiaid Calfinaid [sic], Llanwyddelan Montgomeryshire. Basingstoke : M. E. MacSorley, c1997. 34p Parish of Llanwyddelan, Parish Church of St. Gwyddelan, Adfa Calvinistic Methodist Chapel : memorial inscriptions. [S.l.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 2003. 90p
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 3784 acres; Population 246 males, 245 females, total 491
Llanwyddelan Parish Church Attendance - morning 20 + 7 scholars, afternoon 28 Morning services in English, afternoon in Welsh "..........the Church is situated at one extremity of the parish away from the mass of the population" J McIntosh, Rector
Adfa Chapel, Welsh Calvinistic Methodists Erected c 1790 Attendance - morning 175, afternoon 193 scholars, evening 235 Robert Davies, Minister
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 1783-1808, 1813-1944; Marriages 1784-1988; Burials 1783-1808, 1813-1993
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
St Asaph Notitiae; Deanery of Cedewain, parish of Llanwyddelan 1681? & 1686 on the NLW site
Description and Travel
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Gittins family of Pengelly, Llanwyddelan, papers 1839-1871 "Richard Gittins of Penygelly, Llanwyddelan, Montgomeryshire, farmer, married Elizabeth Jones of Llangadfan, Montgomeryshire, in 1839. ...... "