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"LLANBOIDY (LLAN-BEADY), a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 6 1/2 miles (N.W. by W.) from St. Clear's; comprising the Upper and Lower divisions, and containing 1789 inhabitants. This parish, situated on the turn-pike road leading from Narberth to St. Clear's and Newcastle-Emlyn, extends nearly nine miles from north to south, and five in a transverse direction, and contains, in rich meadow and arable land, 10,666 a, 3 r. 7 p. . . among the gentlemen's seats in the neighbourhood, Maes Gwyn, an elegant modern mansion, Glyntâf, and Nant-yr-Eglwys, are the most conspicuous. The parish contains iron-ore, which is found in considerable quantity; and the springs in the various parts of it are strongly impregnated with that mineral. . . A fair is held annually in the village on September 18th. The living is a discharged vicarage. . . In the hamlet of Regwm, in the parish, is a chapel dedicated to St. David called Eglwys-Vair-Lan-Tâf,. . . [and] there was the residence of the famous prince and legislator, Hywel Dda." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

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Biography

Davies, Ben Rev. Cofiant Tomos Llanboidy. Gwasg Gomer, 1953.
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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

  • Llanboidy Parish Church John Evans, Vicar, St Clears
  • Cefn-y-pant Ind Erected in 1844 John Davies, Minister, Glandwr, St Clears
  • Trinity chapel, Llanboidy village Independents or Congregationalists Erected before 1800 Joshua Lewis, Minister, Llanboidy
  • Soar Ind Day school annexed Erected in 1836 John Thomas, Forest

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

  • St Brynach
  • Incumbent and Curates; J T Rees
  • Rural Deanery of St Clears
  • Acreage 10,691 ; Population 901

    Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

    • Trinity chapel (Cong), Llanboidy
    • Church, Llanboidy
    • Interior of the church, Llanboidy

    Evans, Eddie. Llanboidy: Hanes Plwyf, Pentref a Chapel; Cultural Services Section, Carmarthenshire CC., Dec 2001.This Welsh language book mainly describes the history of Trinity Chapel at Llanboidy, which celebrated its bi-centenary in 2000. Outlines the history of the village and parish, especially after the chapel was founded in 1800.

    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 Boydy

    William Gordon Owen, William Denley Owen. Canmlwyddiant Cefnypant, 1878-1978: crynodeb o hanes eglwys Annibynnol Cefnypant ar achlysur dathlu canmlwyddiant y capel, (Aberteifi, 1979), [34]p.

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    Church Records

    Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site

    Diocesan records suggest that c1790 the PR began in 1694

    Parish registers: Christenings (1748/9-1992) Marriages (1748-1970) Burials (1748-1991) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

    Copy ts PR index C (1813-75) at NLW

    An index of Parish register Baptisms 1813-1875 has been produced by Dyfed FHS

    Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 14 - Derllys Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1672, 1679, 1681-4, 1687, 1690-1, 1694-9, ?1703, 1707-8, 1711, 1714-20, 1722, 1724-56, 1758-74, 1776-8, 1780-91, 1794-5, 1798, 1802, 1804, 1806-9, 1811-13, 1815, 1817-41, 1843-4, 1849, 1852, 1776-8, 1780-91, 1794-5, 1798, 1802, 1804, 1806-9, 1864-6) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Nonconformist Chapels:

    • Cefn-y-pant (Independent, 1842), Cefn-y-pant Records with those of Glandwr and Henlan (Henllan Amgoed) On Dyfed FHS Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
    • Soar (Independent, 1810), Iet-goch, near Whitland (chapelry of Eglwys Fair glyn-taf) Records with those of Henlan (Henllan Amgoed) and Bethlehem (St. Clears) SN21341734 Built 1836 Enlarged 1896. Not open 1998 Coflein
      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 (Nov 2008)
    • Tabernacl chapel (Independent, 1873),Whitland (chapelry of Eglwys Fair glyn-taf) Records with those of Henlan (Henllan Amgoed) and Bethlehem (St. Clears) SN20411662 Built in 1873/4 Coflein On Dyfed FHS (under Whitland) Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
    • Trinity (Independent, 1800), Llanboidy village Records with those of Henlan (Henllan Amgoed) SN21642317 Built c1800; rebuilt/modified 1848, 1869, 1889 & 1903 .Coflein On Dyfed FHS 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 (Nov 2008)
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    Description & Travel

    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;

    • Area 10666 acres; Population 835 males, 960 females, total 1795

      Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

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      Gazetteers

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

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      Genealogy

      The  Lewis /Howell family, the Llanboidy connection

      Xavier, Dilys. WILLIAMS of Llanboidy, CMN. Dyfed FHS journal. 1998 . From privateers, to Jamaica, to Carmarthenshire, a tale is told and a connection to the author's ancestors is implied but not yet proven.

      Istance, Jean. Llanboidy to Aberdare-1851. [Jonah Evans 1834+, inc. Aberdare census extracts]. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 6/3 April 1998, p111-114

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      Historical Geography

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

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      History

      Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

      • Llanboidy c1885 [street scene]
      • View of Llanboidy from Hafod field
      Clwb Tynnu Rhaff Llanboidy. Hanes Clwb Tynnu Rhaf Llanboidy: 1969-1994 (History of Llanboidy Tug of War Club) LLanboidy: Clwb Tynnu Rhaff Llanboidy, 1994. [52]p: ill, ports; 21cm.

      Lewis, T.E., Jones, J.T. and Lewis, H. Local heritage from Efailwen to Whitland: comprising the history of the parishes of Climaenllwyd, Hellanfallteg, Llanboidy, Llandysilio, Llanddewi Velfrey, Whitland (2 vols), Clunderwen, The Author (1976) p.

      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

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      Land & Property

      Records of various properties in Llanboidy parish 1712-1827

      Documents at the National Library of Wales:

      • Records of the Howell and Powell family relating to Maesgwynne estate and other properties in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, 1565-1888.

      Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

      • Lewis-Philipps, Clyngwynne, Llanboidy Family papers. 1793-1977 "William Philipps, a Carmarthen timber merchant, bought Clyngwynne (Clyn Gwyn) in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, in the first half of the 19th century.........."
      • Mann, Rodway and Green, solicitors, collection of Llanboidy papers 1806-1869 "Plan of Can Erw, Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, 1806; and receipted schedule of deeds of Can Erw, 1869."
      • Maesgwynne Estate Records 1565-1888 "In the early 17th century Maesgwynne in the parish of Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, was owned by the Howell family......."
      • Thomas, Marion, deeds "Deeds and documents, 1740-1856, relating to properties in the parishes of Henllanfallteg, Llanboidy, Llanwinio, and Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, and St. Davids, Pembrokeshire......"

      Bosworth, Nicki. Llanboidy in 1840 (and earlier). Dyfed FHS journal vol 9/2 April 2006.
      The article has the names of a number of Llanboidy properties, plus tenants names, which are contained in the 1840 marriage settlement documents of Walter Rice Howell Powell of Maesgwynne, Llanboidy.

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      Maps

      Parish map(Kain/Oliver)

      You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN207217 (Lat/Lon: 51.864696, -4.606061), Llanboidy which are provided by:

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      Names, Geographical

      Places, villages, farms etc within Llanboidy 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 Lynne Kleingertner)

      • Llanboidy (47); Abbey Whitland, Afon Fenni, Afon Gronw, Afon Tigan, Banc-y-yarn, Blaen - cwmmau, Bron-yscawen, Caer, Cefn-y-pant, Cil-gynydd, Cil-hernin, Cil-Owen, Clyn-pebyll, Clyn-gwynne, Crosshands, Dyffryn-brodin, Dyffryn Marlais, Dyffryn-pwdryn, Dyffryn-tawel, East Regwm, Ffos-ddu fach, Ford, Forest, Fro-wen, Glyn-Taf, Goetre-fawr, GWR Whitland, Inn, Lan, Llanboidy, Lleiniau, Llwyn Dewi-isaf, Llwyn-llwyd, Login, Maes gwynne, Maen coch, Moor, Mound, Nant-yr-eglwys, Pant-glas, Pant-y-grug, Pant-y-rhos, Parsonage, Pen-back, Pen-cnwc, Pen-glog, Pen-rhiw, Pen-lan, Pen-sarn, Pen-yr-allt, Pen-y-coed, Regwm, Sarn-goch, Sch, Tre-Bleiddiau, Tre-hir-uchaf, Ty-newydd. Waun yr-hyddod, Wern-oleu-fawr, Wern-y-berni, Whitland Abbey
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      Occupations

      Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

      • John the tailor, Llanboidy
      • Evan Davies, blacksmith of Llanboidy
      • Dr Jones' three maids, Llanboidy c1885
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      Social Life & Customs

      Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

      • Wil y Felin, Llanboidy c1885
      • Harriet Phillips, Llanboidy