"COEDCANLAIS (COEDCANLASS), a parish in the hundred of NARBERTH, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles (S.E. by S.) from Haverfordwest, containing 169 inhabitants. This small parish is situated on the eastern bank of Milford Haven, from which there is a ferry to Llangwm, on the opposite shore, and is five miles distant from Pembroke, across the ferry at Lawrenny. The substratum of the soil is a fine limestone rock, which is quarried to a considerable extent. The living is a donative, annexed to the vicarage of Martletwy: the stipend of the minister is not more than £2. 2. per annum, which is paid by Sir John Owen, Bart. The church is a small picturesque building of great antiquity, repaired a few years ago, at the expense of Sir John Owen. Divine service is only occasionally performed in it, but burials generally, the remaining ecclesiastical rites being celebrated at Martletwy. Here are the ruins of an ancient mansion, which bore the same name as the parish, and belonged to the family of Percival. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £9.15." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]
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
No return for Parish Church
Parish entry for Begelly with East Williamston and Coedcenlas from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
St Parish Church & Chapel of Ease (East Williamston) & (Church in ruins, Caedcenlas)