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 Conwil Caio, St Cynwyl, Parish Church
Ordnance Survey Map Reference : SN675399
Parish Registers : Carmarthenshire Record Office

Baptisms 1698 - 1979
Marriages 1698 - 1754, 1783 - 1970
Burials 1698 - 1979

Bishops Transcripts : National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
1672, 1677-79, 1681-83, 1693, 1695-96, 1702-03, 1705, 1707-09, 1713-14,
1718-27, 1729-45, 1747-90, 1792-94, 1796-1800, 1802, 1804-36,
1838-40, 1855-56. IGI chr 1749-1840, 1855-1856

Conwil Gaio or Cynwyl Caio, Carmarthenshire



Conwil-Gaio or Cynwyl-Caio, a parish in Carmarthenshire, on the Sam-Helen Way, and on a headstream of the river Towy, 7 1/2 miles NW of Llandovery, and contains the village of Caio. It has a post office (Caio) under Llanwrda (R.S.O.); money order office, Pumpsaint; telegraph office, Llangadock. Acreage, 26,187; population, 1803. Mines yielding gold were worked here by the Romans. Many tumuli and other ancient remains are on hills, and in the valleys; remains of an aqueduct lead to the places of the old mines; remains of the Sara-Helen Way are seen; and Roman bricks, inscriptions, torques, and coins have been found. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Llansawel, in the diocese of St David's; joint net value, £170. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 2701. There are Calvinistic Methodist, Congregational, and Baptist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

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Marriages 1813-1837 Index
Burials 1813-1851 Index

1841-1901 Census Images

Cwrt Y Cadno Calvinistic Methodist Chapel 1812-1837
Cynwyl Caio, Cwrtycadno Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), 1811-1836 Piece 4041

Cayo, Tynewydd Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), 1817-1837 piece 3818 Images

1901 Carmarthenshire Strays
Owners of Land 1873


History of Caio by Fred Price