Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
Parish registers: Christenings, Marriages and Burials (1763-1812) are held at the National Library of Wales; Christenings (1764-1993) Marriages (1754-1965) and Burials (1813-1993) at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.
An index to Christenings (1813-65), Marriages (1754-1875), and Burials (1813-75), is available on microfiche from DFHS.
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1672, 1675-7, 1679, 1681-4, 1686-7, 1690-1, 1693-5, 1697-9, 1701, 1703-4, 1707-11, 1717, 1721, 1724-40, 1742-6, 1748-68, 1770, 1773, 1775, 1778-9, 1781-5, 1800, 1802, 1804-64) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS.
Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 15 - Elvet Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989).
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
- Bethania (Baptist, c1835) - records with those of Tabernacle Chapel, Carmarthen In Talog SN32642517 Cause established ca. 1835 and chapel built 1839. Rebuilt/modified 1895
Status (1998): in chapel use Coflein
- Capel Cendy (Independent, 1833) - records with those of Bwlchnewydd Chapel, Newchurch SN34272269 Cause established in 1833, schoolroom built 1838 & chapel in 1839; rebuilt in 1866. Status (1998): in chapel use Coflein Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
- Bwlchnewydd (Independent, bef 1715): baptisms (1805-41) PRO RG4/4123; burials (1855-57) PRO RG4/3816 LDS 828109 IGI; baptisms (1841-50) with Bwlchnewydd secretary SN36862491 Chapel built in 1746, rebuilt 1808; enlarged 1832/3 & rebuilt/modified 1859. Status (1998): in chapel use. Coflein Photograph etc on Dyfed FHS Ind chapel, Bwlchnewydd (no parish) - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Gareth Hicks (Jan 2009)
- Bethel Ind Sunday School, Abernant (near Talog) SN32452528 Chapel built 1896-7 Coflein
MacDonald, R W. The Parish Registers of Wales, National Library of Wales journal. 1976, Winter. Volume XIX/4. Here is an extract relating to this parish;
"There was a fine of £5 for not complying with the Act by burying the corpse in linen or material other than wool. One half of the fine went to the poor of the parish and the other half to the person who provided the information relating to the non-compliance with the law. The Act was not repealed until 1814 but it appears to have been generally disregarded long before then. In the register of Abernant, co. Carmarthen, however, the following memorandum was written in August 1800:
- 'An Oath was made before me that the two last were buried in Flannel according to an Act of 30 C 2 Ch 3. But notwithstanding the party belonging to the Burial of Jane W. of Joel David of Pantyllyn have been frequently admonished by me, they totally disregarded my admonition & neglected to comply with the above mentioned Act.' " Dd. Lewis Vr. of Abernant.