"LLANDISSILIO (LLAN-DYSILIO), a parish, in the union of NARBERTH, partly in the lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, and partly in that of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Narberth, on the road to Cardigan; containing 1060 inhabitants, of whom 643 are in the Carmarthen, and 417 in the Pembroke, portion. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church . . . is about five miles in length, and four in breadth, and contains by admeasurement 6467 acres, of which two-thirds are in the Camarthen portion, and one third in that of Pembroke. The soil is of a very mixed kind and various qualities, being generally poor, but with some which is good and productive interspersed in particular situations: the mountainous parts afford indifferent pasture for the small sheep that appear to be aboriginal . . . the chief agricultural product is wheat, barley, and oats; and the prevailing timber is oak, ash, sycamore, and alder. . . There are two quarries producing an indifferent quality of slate, and two corn-mills . . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
This page has data covering both parts of the parish of Llandissilio including that which was in Pembrokeshire, see above map
Monumental inscriptions for Rhydwilym Baptist Church, and for Blaenconin Baptist Chapel in this parish are available on microfiche from the Dyfed Family History Society.
The 1851 census for this parish has been indexed by Dyfed Family History Society.
Census Returns for this parish have the following LDS Call Numbers:
- 1841 Census - 0464343
- 1851 Census - 0104230
- 1861 Census - 0543241
- 1871 Census - 0850850
- 1881 Census - 1342301
- 1891 Census - 6099632
|Pisgah Independent Chapel, Llandissilio|
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. The list includes both CMN and PEM entries
Parish entry for Llandyssilio with Egremont from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).
Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- Church, Llandysilio (Penf)
- BLAENCONIN WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH, LLANDISSILIO
- Photograph showing a general view of Pisgah Independent Chapel. Llandyssilio, taken by Robert Scourfield, 1995.
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 Dyssilio
Absalom, J. and Williams, E.L. Rhamant Rhydwilym, Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer (1939) 77 p.,  leaves of plates, ill. [Rhydwilym Baptist Chapel History]
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg (under Pem)
Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
Parish registers: Christenings, Marriages and Burials (1720-50) are at the National Library of Wales.
Parish registers: Christenings (1751-1812), Marriages (1783-1969) and Burials (1751-1948), and Facsimile Christenings, Marriages and Burials (1720-50) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.
Microfiche Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1720-96) and Marriages (1720-53, 1837-1969) are at the Pembrokeshire Record Office.
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1671-2, 1677-9, 1681-2, 1684-7, 1689-90, 1693-5, 1697-9, 1707, 1715, 1717, 1719-22, 1724-54, 1756-90, 1792-4, 1796, 1798, 1802-36, 1841-3, 1847-8, 1850-4, 1863-70, 1875-6) 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. 10 - Dungleddy Hundred (Pemrokeshire) (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989).
Nonconformist Chapels: [ in both parts of the parish]
Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.
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;
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Llandissilio to another place.
James, David. EVANS of Llandissilio. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 7/75. Discovering more about the inhabitants, of Cwm Isaf farm, from the census and a life insurance policy
You can see the administrative areas in which Llandissilio has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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
Michael, D J. Hanes Blaenconyn [History of Blaenconyn]. Llandysul, 1956.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN130237 (Lat/Lon: 51.88084, -4.718542), Llandissilio which are provided by:
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- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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 Llandissilio 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 Katherine Hocking)