Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Abergwili, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

Abergwili is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Carmarthenshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Dyfed. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Carmarthenshire.

History[edit | edit source]

ABERGUILLY (ABER-GWILI), a parish, in the union of CARMARTHEN, higher division of the hundred of ELVET ... 2 miles (E. by N.) from Carmarthen, on the road to Llandilo-Vawr. The village is pleasantly situated, and the meadows in the neighbourhood are watered by the rivers Towy and Guilly, over which last is a neat substantial stone bridge of three arches. The parish abounds with roofing slate of excellent quality, of which there are two quarries at present open, affording employment to about fifty persons. The church, dedicated to St Maurice, and situated near the bank of the Towy, was made collegiate by Dr Beck, Bishop of St David's, in 1287. The church is a neat plain building, consisting of two aisles, without either tower or steeple. At Llanvihangel-uwch-Guilly is a chapel, formerly a chapel of ease. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Methodists.[1]

For more information on Abergwili see:

Abergwili Parish
County bef 1974 add here
County 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1996 add here
County 1 Apr 1996 - add here
Civ Reg District Carmarthen (1881)
Reg Sub-district Carmarthen (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union Carmarthen
Hundred ELVET
Province add here
Hamlets add here

Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Carmarthenshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Dyfed
from 1 April 1996 Carmarthenshire

Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Union Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(1849), pp. 12-25. Adapted. Date accessed: 10 January 2014.