"LLANDYSILIO-GOGO (LLAN-DYSILIO-GOGOV), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 18 miles (W. N. W.) from Lampeter, containing 1430 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the shore of Cardigan bay, and is intersected by the turnpike road from Cardigan to Aberystwith, derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tysilio, and its adjunct " Gogo," or more properly "Gogovau," from the numerous caverns worn by the sea in the rocks which line this part of the coast.. "
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]



Monumental inscriptions for Llandysiliogogo Parish [Sant Tysilio, Bwlchyfadfa, Capel Cynon, Cruglas, Gwenlli, Llwyndafydd, Nanternis, Neuadd, Pen-sarn, Pisgah, Talgarreg.] (index only) are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS


Church History

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

  • Capel Cynon "Erected in lieu of an old and previously existing one by the parishioners of Llandisiliogogo" David Griffiths, Perpetual curate, Tresilian Rectory
  • Llandissilio Gogo Parish Church Edward James, Curate

        Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

        • St Tyssilio & St Mark
        • Incumbent and Curates; D E Thomas
        • Rural Deanery of Glyn Aeron
        • Acreage 10,209; Population 574

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

        • St Cynon & Talgarreg St David
        • Incumbent and Curates; W D Davies
        • Rural Deanery of Sub Aeron
        • Acreage --- ; Population 343

              St Mark's church, Gwenlli - photograph on Dyfed FHS

              St Tysilio's church - photograph on Dyfed FHS

              See Chapels database

              Child, W. T. Hanes Eglwysi Sant Tysilio a Sant Marc, Llandysiliogogo. J. D. Lewis a'i Feibion: Llandysul, 1947

              Thomas, D Egwad. Llandysiliogogo --- the parish church and district. Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 7 1930 Welsh Journals Online


              Church Records

              See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

              Parish Register;
              Baptisms 1727-52, 1765-1993. Marriages 1727-52, 1766-1970[Banns 1823-64], St Mark 1942-70.
              Burials 1727-1752, 1765-1992 NLW/Cer.RO
              Copy manuscripts PR[extracts] CMB 1738-45 NLW
              Bishops Transcripts;
              1679-81, 1683-9, 1702-3, 1706, 1799-1880 NLW

              See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

              I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1875

              Capel Cynon chapelry [ and modern parish ]
              Parish Register;
              Baptisms 1822-1978. Marriages 1824-1971 [Banns 1826-1931] and Talgarreg 1930-71. Burials 1824-1971 NLW/Cer.RO
              Bishops Transcripts;
              1824-45, 1847-50, 1852-5, 1857-9, 1861-72 NLW
              I.G.I; Baptisms 1824-72. Marriages 1824-36
              Originally a chapelry in Llandysiliogogo parish. Not in use c 1790 "for want of endowment", rebuilt chapel consecrated in 1822.
              See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

                    Nonconformist Chapels; see Chapels database


                    Description & Travel

                    The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., by Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

                    • Area 10224 acres; Population 649 males, 746 females, total 1395
                            You can see pictures of Llandyssiliogogo which are provided by:



                            Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910. This entry is for Capel Cynon parish (previously a chapelry) which was formed out of Llandysiliogogo

                            Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895 for Llandysiliogogo parish



                            The transcription of the section for Llandysiliogogo from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

                            Description of Llandysiliogogo parish from Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833

                            Descriptions of Llandysiliogogo Townships from Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833



                            Held at Ceredigion Archives;

                            • Diaries of J.P. Rees, Llandisilio 1904 - 1958
                            • Hunangofiant "Atgofin Ruth Mynachlog" [being some early and mid 19th century memoirs of Ruth Jones, Brinsilio, nr Synod Inn]. Published by Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul. Gives information on Capel Pisgah, stories of her childhood (born 1856), farming practices etc. In Welsh

                            Evan Evans, Postmaster and his family, Cross Inn , Llanllwchaearn. Dyfed Family History Society journal April 1994, Vol 4, number 9, pages 370-372
                            Further researches on the Post Office family, Cross Inn, Llannarth, Llandysiliogogo and Llanllwchaearn. Dyfed Family History Society journal April 1995, Vol 5, number 3, pages 114-116

                            Passmore, Sue. The Owens of Penparc and Foel. Available from Ceredigion Archives 2003. Also contains a good deal of information on Llandysiliogogo parish and the social background of the late C18th and C19th. There is also a related article by the same author 'The First 'Extra Master' of Cardiganshire' in the Dyfed FHS journal vol 8/4 December 2003.

                            Passmore, Sue. Ruth Mynachlog's Recollections. Dyfed FHS journal vol 8/7 Dec 2004 to vol 9/2, April 2006. The author has translated sections of this autobiography published in 1939 by Gomer.


                            Historical Geography

                            You can see the administrative areas in which Llandyssiliogogo has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



                            Davies, D. J. Hanes, hynafiaethau ac achyddiaeth Llanarth, Henfynyw, Llanllwchaiarn a Llandyssilio-gogo. Caerfyrddin, W. Spurrell (1930) [BM YA.1995.b.886].Many family trees, lists taken from parish records etc.,details of well known men, much text in Welsh but some English.

                            Jones, E. Lloyd. Hanes Talgarreg. Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul, 2003. Contains a good depth of local information and would certainly be of interest to anyone researching the area. It has several genealogies and numerous photographs.

                            Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. This 1907 print has now been reprinted. The section relating to this parish is on pages 232/34; the church was a vicarage, the last 2 incumbents were the Rev Mr Rhys and the Rev Mr Evan Thomas. Mentioned are Cwmcynon estate, and Llwyndavydd estate.



                            Passmore, Susan. Manorial Records of Caerwedros, Cardiganshire. After Edward 1's conquest of Wales the commot of Caerwedros became a Crown manor comprising the present day parishes of Llangrannog, Llandysiliogogo, Llannarth, Llanina and Llanllwchaearn.Dyfed Family History Journal 5/6 (Apr 1996), p. 227-230


                            Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

                            You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN388532 (Lat/Lon: 52.153824, -4.357409), Llandyssiliogogo which are provided by:


                            Names, Geographical

                            Places, villages, farms etc within Llandysiliogogo 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 Gareth Hicks)

                            • Llandysiliogogo (66); Allt Ddu; Allt-y-maen; Blaen-Bedw-fach; Blaen-bedw-fawr; Blaen-Bedw-isaf; Blaen-cwm-pridd; Blaen-cwrt; Blaen-Glowon-fach; Blaen-waun; Brebast; Bwlch-y-fadfa; Caer Wedros; Caer-wenlli; Capel-cynon; Castell; Castle Hill; Ciliau; Clyn-gwyn; Crug Bach; Crug Du; Crug-las; Crug Las; Crug-yr-Eryr; Cwm-bychan; Cwm Tydi; Daran-fawr; Dol-Ioroth; Erwan-fach; Esgair-Einon; Fadfa; Ffynnon-Ddewi; Ffynnon-lefrith-fawr; Foel-y-Fadfa; Fron-felen; Gaer Wen; Gellie; Hafod-Iwan-fawr; Hafod-wynog; Henbant; Llandyssiliogogo; Llawr-cwrt; Lluest-fach; Llwyn-Dafydd; Maes-y-crugiau; Mynachlog; Nant-ernis; Nant-goch; Nant-y-cwnstabl; Neuadd; Pant-bach; Pant-coch; Pant-gwyn; Pant-swllt; Pant-y-bryn; Pant-y-dderw; Penar; Pen-bont-rhyd-y-Fothau; Pen-cwm; Pen-llwyn-du; Pen-Moel-ciliau; Pen-y-graig; Pen-y-rhiw; Pisgah; Pledrog; Rhyderwen; Rhyd-wen; Talgarreg (village); Trwyn Croi; Ty-hen; Wstrws;

                                  Public Records

                                  Held at Ceredigion Archives;

                                  • Caerwedros, Llandysilo-gogo, Memorial Hall Committee Minute Books and correspondence 1946-1992.