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"CAPEL-COLMAN, otherwise *LLAN-GOLMAN*, a parish, in the union of CARDIGAN, hundred of KILGERRAN, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (S.W. by W.) from Newcastle-Emlyn, on the road from that town to Narberth; containing 142 inhabitants. . . it comprises about 750 acres, of which 60 are woodland, and remainder nearly equally divided between arable and pasture; the surface is undulated, and the scenery, embracing wood and water, picturesque and beautiful; the soil is dry, and the chief produce, corn, butter, and cheese. . . The church, dedicated to St. Colman, from whom the parish takes its name, is a small neat edifice, erected in 1835, partly by subscription and partly by a rate on the inhabitants; it is forty feet in length and twenty-two in breadth, and has a large gallery, and 170 sittings, of which about 120 are free." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

**Lewis may be wrong here since there is a separate parish called Llangolman


The 1851 census for this parish has been indexed by Dyfed Family History Society.

Census Returns for this parish have the following LDS Call Numbers:

Church History

CAPEL COLMAN, St. Colman   1834-1835     - on the Church plans online site 

Parish entry for Capel Colman and Llanfihangel Penbedw from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

PR CB (1777-1812) recorded in 1831 apparently lost. M (1770-90) entered in PR Llanfihangel Penbedw

Parish registers: Christenings (1813-1987), Marriages (1770-1834, 1840-1970)  Banns (1824-85, 1931-89) , Burials (1824-1991) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies at Pem.RO.

Copy ts PR/BT M (pre 1813) with index at NLW and Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1806, 1810-11, 1813-17, 1820, 1823-36, 1838, 1840-56, 1858-67, 1870-1, 1873-8) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105131.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Capel Colman parish  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 John Richards)


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[Gareth Hicks:  24 Dec 2012]

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