A guide to genealogy in Cilcennin, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.
KÎLKENNIN (CÎL-CENIN), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 9 1/4miles (N. W. by N.) from Lampeter, comprising the Upper and Lower hamlets. This place is remarkable in history as the scene of a slaughter committed, in 1210 by Rhys and Owain ab Grufydd, at the head of a chosen band of three hundred men, on a superior body of English and Welsh troops, under the command of their uncle Maelgwyn. The parish is situated on the road from Aberystwith to Lampeter, and is bounded on the north by Llanbadarn-Trêveglwys, on the south by CiliauAëron and Llanvihangel-Ystrad, on the east by Trêvilan, and on the west by Llandewy-Aberarth. The church, dedicated to St. Cannen, was rebuilt about the year 1835, in the later style of English architecture, by public contributions. A Sunday school is supported in connexion with the Established Church; and there are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans, with a Sunday school held in each of them.
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|before 31 March 1974||Cardiganshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Dyfed|
|from 1 April 1996||Ceredigion|
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.
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Maps and Gazetteers
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 445-456. Adapted. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.