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Llandyfrydog

"LLANDYFRYDOG, a parish in the hundred of Twrcelyn, county Anglesey, 1 mile N.E. of Llanerchymedd, its post town, and 5 from Amlwch. It is situated on the river Dulas. Copper is obtained here. Many of the people are employed in the celebrated copper mines on Parys Mountain. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value with the curacy of Llanfihangel-Tre-r-Beirdd annexed, £457, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Tyvrydog, is an ancient structure, standing on the same spot as one founded in the 5th century. There are charities of about £8 per annum. The Calvinistic Methodists have a chapel. In the neighbourhood are two wells held in reverence by the superstitious." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Business and Commerce Records

Melin Esgob, Llandyfrydog, deeds 1817-1947  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Melin Esgob is a water-powered corn grist mill......"  

Census

The 1851 Census of Llandyfrydog in "As Enumerated" and "Surname Order" form - provided by Joyce Hinde.

Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has an index of the 1881 census for Llandyfrydog

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Llandyfrydog Parish; Statistics; Area 3819 acres; Population 360 males, 359 females, total 719

  • Llandyfrydog Church (Diocese of Bangor)    Attendance - morning 50 + 23 scholars       Services in Welsh      Edw. Herbert, Rector
  • Capel Newydd Glan'r Afon, Particular Baptist       Erected 1786         A dwelling house not used exclusively as a place of worship    (no signature or other data)
  • Park Chapel, Calvinistic Methodists      Erected 1820       Attendance - morning 105, Sunday School afternoon 143, Evening 149         William Griffith, Elder, Penygraigwen
  • Capel Newydd (Baptist), Penygraigwen  -  on geograph.org.uk    and  "Capel Mwd Baptist Chapel [Capel Newydd Glan'r Afon] was built in 1786 as a dwelling house and the chapel added on in 1848. ....."  coflein
  • CM Chapel in Capel Parc   -  on geograph.org.uk    and   "Capel-y-Parc Methodist Chapel was built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1860...."      coflein

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Anglesey Record Office.

Neil Summers' Amlwch data site has an index of Llandafrydog Marriages 1813-75

Description and Travel

Llandyfrydog - on wicipedia (Welsh)

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Gazetteers

LLANDYVRYDOG (LLAN-DYVRYDOG), a parish in the 'hundred of TWRCELYN, county of ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES, 3 miles (N. E.) from Llanerchymedd, containing 853 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church, and comprises about two thousand acres of level and well-cultivated land, is situated near the road from Beaumaris to Llanerchymedd. The soil is generally argillaceous, and the parish is watered by numerous rivulets, by some of which a few acres are occasionally inundated. Peat earth is found in the marshy land upon the banks of a rivulet descending from the Parys mountain ; and from this earth, after burning it for that purpose, a considerable quantity of copper-ore is obtained. The living is a discharged rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Llanvihangel Tre 'r Beirdd annexed, in the archdeaconry of Anglesey, and diocese of Bangor, rated in the king's books at £ 14. 9.7., and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Tyvrydog, great-grandson of Cunedda Wledig, by whom it was originally founded, about the year 450, is a spacious, lofty, and venerable structure, in excellent repair, having a remarkably large chancel : it is sixty feet in length, and twenty-five in breadth. There are places of worship for Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists : to the former of these is attached a burial-ground. A National school, in which fifty poor children of this parish and of the adjoining one of Llanvihangel Tre 'r Beirdd receive gratuitous instruction, was erected in 1816, and is supported by subscription. Dr. Wynne bequeathed a house in the borough of Carnarvon, which is at present let for £ 12 per annum, £6 of which, together with the produce arising from several small charitable donations and bequests, is annually distributed among the poor of the parish at Christmas, according to the intention of the several benefactors. About a mile from the village is a large upright stone, called Lleidr Dyvrydog, or the "Thief of Dyvrydog," the origin of which is by tradition attributed to the conversion into stone of a man who had stolen the church bible, and was carrying it away on his shoulder. Near this stone, on a farm called Clorach, are two copious springs, called Fynnon Cybi and Fynnon Seiriol, deriving their names respectively from St. Cybi, patron of Caer Cybi, or Holyhead, and St., Seiriol, patron of Ynys Seiriol, or the 'island of Priestholme, who were in the habit of meeting at this place, which was about half-way between their respective abodes, to consult about the religious affairs of this part of. the principality : the fame of these springs anciently extended to distant places, and they are still held in high estimation. The average annual expenditure for the support of the Door is £242. 16. ( A Topographical Dicionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833)

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Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);

  • Llandyfrydog and Rhosybol Community Council;- 1876-1990: minutes, financial papers
  • Llandyfrydog land tax;- 1744-1814: assessments
  • Llandyfrydog Parish;- 1690-1992: records
  • Llandyfrydog tithes;- 1925-36: Tithe Rent Charge account books
  • Llandyfrydog window tax;- 1760: assessments

Public Records

E. G. Wright Collection of Anglesey and Merionethshire Deeds - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"(include) overseer's accounts and parochial records relating to the parish of Llandyfrydog, Anglesey, 1804-1869."