"LLANYCRWYS (LLAN-Y-CRWYS), a parish, in the union of LAMPETER, partly in the upper division of the hundred of CAYO, and partly in the upper division of that of CATHINOG, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (E.S.E.) from Lampeter; containing 400 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated near the river Cothy, and separated from the parish of Cayo by the small river Twrch, which flows near the church, comprises, in addition to an extensive tract of common, a large portion of arable and pasture land, inclosed and in a good state of cultivation. The surface is varied, and the surrounding scenery is agreeably diversified; the adjacent country is mountainous, and the views from the higher grounds embrace objects rather of striking boldness than of pleasing or picturesque beauty. The soil is favourable to the growth of corn and hay, of both which the land yields abundant crops . . . The church, dedicated to St. David, is not distinguished by any architectural details of importance. There is a day school, in which about 30 children are instructed at the expense of their parents; and a Sunday school, consisting of 90 males and females, is supported by the Independents. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
Monumental inscriptions for Llan-y-Crwys Church, and for Ffaldybrenin Independent Chapel, are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.
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
Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).
Griffiths, G. Milwyn. A Visitation of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, 1710 National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer Vol XVIII/3. Includes the parish of Llan y Crwys
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the ( Welsh) extract from this book relating to Ffaldybrenin Independent Chapel (extracted by Gareth Hicks)
Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
PR Christenings and Burials (1720-1812) and Marriages (1746-1812) recorded in 1831 apparently lost.
Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1813-1992) . Marriages (1813-1885, 1890-1970) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies of M (1813-85) at Carm.RO.
Copies ts PR index C (1813-1992) M (1813-1994) B (1813-1992) at NLW.
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1677-9, 1681, 1684, 1686-7, 1690, 1693-4, 1696-9, 1703, 1708-9, 1716, 1718, 1720-2, 1724-8, 1730-46, 1750-1, 1754-70, 1772-9, 1781-6, 1788-9, 1791, 1794, 1809-11, 1813-39, 1841-2, 1852-5, 1874-6) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 20 - Cayo Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989).
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
- Ffaldybrenin (Independent, c1700?), Ffaldybrenin, Hendy Births and baptisms (1765-1837) PRO RG4/3825, LDS 828113, IGI; other records with those of Esgairdawe (Pencarreg) On Dyfed FHS Saron Ind, Ffaldybrenin shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
Held at Carmarthen Archives;
- Reconstituted families from the baptism registers of both Esgairdawe and Ffaldybrenin Independent chapels ,and also Llanycrwys church, 1995. Also Memorial Inscriptions for the two chapels mentioned.
The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;
The transcription of the section for Llan-y-Crwys from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Llan-Y-Crwys to another place.
Walters, Islwyn. THOMAS of Llanycrwys, CMN . Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 7/89 . Tracing the life of a distant relative from his birth in Caegwyn to his burial at Maenclochog, PEM, through census and family records.
You can see the administrative areas in which Llan-Y-Crwys has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Jenkins, Dan. Cerddi Ysgol Llanycryws ynghyd a Hanes Plwyf Llanycryws. 1934
Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). Extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, see here for this parish
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN629455 (Lat/Lon: 52.090734, -4.002543), Llan-Y-Crwys which are provided by:
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- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Places, villages, farms etc within Llan-y-Crwys 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 Merv Thomas)
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Llanycrwys Parish Council records 1894-1980