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A guide to genealogy in Llanelli, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.
For other places with a similar name see Llanelli
The redundant spelling of Llanelly can be seen is some older documents.
LLANELLY (LLAN-ELLI), an incorporated sea-port and market town, a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of CARNAWLLON, county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH MILES, 15 miles (S.E. by S.) from Carmarthen, on the road to Swansea, and 216 (W. by N.) from London. This place, which appears to be of great antiquity, derives its name from its church being dedicated to St. Elliw. The town is situated on the northern bank of the Loughor river and though formerly described as a small and insignificant place, inhabited chiefly by sailors and persons employed in the adjacent coal-mines, has, from the convenience of its situation on a navigable river, and from the richness of the mineral productions of its vicinity in iron, coal, and limestone, risen into manufacturing and commercial importance, and is still rising rapidly in population and extent. The parish contains about twenty thousand acres, and is divided into five hamlets, called the Borough, Berwick, Glyn, Hengoed, and Westoac; about one third part of the land is arable, under the cultivation of wheat, barley, oats, and potatoes, and the remainder pasture and wood. There was a chapel in each of the five hamlets into which the parish is divided: of these, the chapel in the borough, the only one remaining entire, at present forms the chancel of the parish church. There are three places of worship for Baptists, and one each for Independents and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists.
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|before 31 March 1974||Carmarthenshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Dyfed|
|from 1 April 1996||Carmarthenshire|
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464306. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Poor Law Union Records
Maps and Gazetteers
- Llanelli at Vision of Britain.
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