"CAPEL-COLMAN, otherwise *LLAN-GOLMAN*, a parish, in the union of CARDIGAN, hundred of KILGERRAN, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (S.W. by W.) from Newcastle-Emlyn, on the road from that town to Narberth; containing 142 inhabitants. . . it comprises about 750 acres, of which 60 are woodland, and remainder nearly equally divided between arable and pasture; the surface is undulated, and the scenery, embracing wood and water, picturesque and beautiful; the soil is dry, and the chief produce, corn, butter, and cheese. . . The church, dedicated to St. Colman, from whom the parish takes its name, is a small neat edifice, erected in 1835, partly by subscription and partly by a rate on the inhabitants; it is forty feet in length and twenty-two in breadth, and has a large gallery, and 170 sittings, of which about 120 are free." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
**Lewis may be wrong here since there is a separate parish called Llangolman
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 - 0464344
- 1851 Census - 0104241
- 1861 Census - 0543247
- 1871 Census - 0850862
- 1881 Census - 1342308
- 1891 Census - 6099657
Parish entry for Capel Colman and Llanfihangel Penbedw from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
PR CB (1777-1812) recorded in 1831 apparently lost. M (1770-90) entered in PR Llanfihangel Penbedw
Parish registers: Christenings (1813-1987), Marriages (1770-1834, 1840-1970) Banns (1824-85, 1931-89) , Burials (1824-1991) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies at Pem.RO.
Copy ts PR/BT M (pre 1813) with index at NLW and Pem.RO
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1806, 1810-11, 1813-17, 1820, 1823-36, 1838, 1840-56, 1858-67, 1870-1, 1873-8) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105131.
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
The transcription of the section for Capel-Colman from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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Parish map (Kain/Oliver)
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Places, villages, farms etc within Capel Colman 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 John Richards)
- Capel-Colman (10); Cilwen-deg, Fach-hendre, Llwyn-bedw, Pen-yr-allt.