Richard Davies
Alan Dyer and D. M. Palliser (eds), The Diocesan Population Returns for 1563 and 1603
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pg 25411. DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS 1563
Introduction
The return for the diocese of St Davids is contained in the Harleian collection.^{1} The diocese was a large one, some 100 miles by 65 miles, with much upland terrain, difficult communications and a multiplicity of small parishes. It covered the four complete counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, Cardigan and Brecon, plus most of Radnorshire, a modest section of Herefordshire and the western end of Glamorgan, and was divided into four archdeaconries.^{2} However, the return impresses with its neatness, and high standards of completeness and of arithmetic. It makes a particular effort to provide the Privy Council with exactly what it asked for, explaining, for instance, that it was rare to find townships with names different from those of their mother parishes, but providing these where applicable as marginal notes. The impression is of an efficient administration responding conscientiously to the enquiry, and it is unfortunate that the effect is rather spoilt by the high level of rounding of household numbers displayed in most of the diocese. The bishop explained in his preamble that he had received the Council's letter dated the 9th of July on the 27th, it having been transmitted with letters from the president of the Council in the Marches, so that he had been very short of time to make a reply which was both rapid and considered.
His answers to the administrative questions included a complete list of the more than four hundred benefices in his diocese, separated by deaneries into parishes and chapels and noting whether parishes were rectories, vicarages or otherwise. This first reply is dated the 28th of July  so that he had apparently taken only one day to react. This is such a remarkably rapid response that one suspects that he had known unofficially that the letter was coming and had prepared his reply, but could not send it until the formal demand had actually reached him. In the reply to the fifth enquiry on household
pg 255
pg 256numbers the bishop replied that he could not answer within the short time demanded because 'it requirethe bothe a longere tyme and also painfull inquisacons and diligent consultacon w[i]th the p[ar]son, vicare, or curate of ev[er]ye p[ar]ishe'. The supplementary certificate of household numbers is bound immediately after this letter, and is undated, but endorsed as received by the Privy Council on 12 October. It provides a very neat and unaltered list by deaneries which gives each parish and then any subordinate chapels on the following lines; it is in two columns, with the left hand one headed 'The names of the p[ar]ishes' and the right hand 'The nombre of the howsholdes'. An edition of the manuscript has been recently printed, in a version which lacks modern place names but does transcribe the administrative section omitted here.^{3}
Omissions
Breconshire: Llandeilo'rfan.
Carmarthenshire: Brechfa; Egremont; Llancrwys (ycrwys).
Pembrokeshire: Haroldston (either H. West or H. St Issells); Little Newcastle; Llanycefh (?); Mynachlogddu, and its chapelries of Llangolman and Llandeilo; Spital.
Assessment of accuracy
The general level of rounding for the whole diocese is high, with much of it concentrated on the score, and the use of the dozen varying greatly between the deaneries. But one archdeaconry, St Davids, is nearly free of approximation, and this is, once more, the area around the centre of diocesan administration. Otherwise, each of the the remaining three archdeaconries displays very similar levels among its constituent deaneries, as if there was some natural mechanism which produces rounding to this consistent extent  presumably the attitude of the archdiaconal officials in part. Some of the totals for parishes in the archdeaconries of Carmarthen and Brecon look to be suspiciously large, as if communicants, adults or total populations rather than households have been counted. In other dioceses this is very rare and may be investigated by comparison with the Compton Census, but there is so much confusion over what was counted for this diocese in 1676 that it is of little use.^{4} Another device is to calculate the density of settlement in terms of households per square mile, which one would normally expect to range between about 5 and 20, and if communicants pg 257
Table 11.1. Rounding to multiples of ten, twenty and twelve.
Number 
Multiples of 
Multiples of 
Multiples of 


of * 
Ten 
Twenty 
Twelve 

Parishes 
n 
% 
n 
% 
n 
% 

Brecon First 
31 
12 
38.7 
10 
32.3 
8 
25.8 
Brecon Second 
31 
11 
35.5 
7 
22.6 
5 
16.1 
& Third 

Builth 
15 
9 
60.0 
6 
40.0 
3 
20.0 
Elfael 
47 
17 
36.2 
10 
21.3 
5 
10.6 
BRECON 
124 
49 
39.5 
33 
26.6 
21 
16.9 
Cemais 
22 
7 
31.8 
4 
18.2 
4 
18.2 
Emlyn 
9 
5 
55.6 
3 
33.3 
1 
11.1 
SubAeron 
43 
19 
44.2 
12 
27.9 
5 
11.6 
UltraAeron 
25 
10 
40.0 
8 
32.0 
6 
24.0 
CARDIGAN 
99 
41 
41.4 
27 
27.3 
16 
16.2 
Carmarthen 
39 
11 
28.2 
6 
15.4 
4 
10.3 
Cydweli 
16 
5 
31.3 
4 
25.0 
3 
18.8 
Gower 
25 
8 
32.0 
8 
32.0 
5 
20.0 
Llangadog & Ll. 
30 
19 
63.3 
11 
36.7 
1 
3.3 
CARMARTHEN 
110 
43 
39.1 
29 
26.4 
13 
11.8 
Daugleddau 
10 
0 
 
0 
 
4 
40.0 
Pebidiog 
22 
1 
4.5 
0 
 
1 
4.5 
Pembroke 
44 
6 
13.6 
3 
6.8 
1 
2.3 
Roose 
31 
5 
16.1 
3 
9.7 
5 
16.1 
ST DAVIDS 
107 
12 
11.2 
6 
5.6 
11 
10.3 
pg 258  
DIOCESE 
440 
145 
33.0 
95 
21.6 
61 
13.9 
Note: * = Includes chapelries when they are given an independent return.
At the end of each deanery, in Latin, the number of parish churches, of chapels and of households is given on successive lines, and this process is repeated with sum totals at the end of each archdeaconry. The substance of these lines is given below, translated and in square brackets. All numerals are arabic. The document is mostly in Latin, with latinate parish names which have been given below in a translated version. However the initial heading is in English. The problem of providing modern place names is particularly acute in this diocese. In the absence of a single generally accepted reference list of modern parishes such as Youngs provides for English counties, the Church in Wales' official parish name, as given in recent volumes of Crockford's pg 259Clerical Directory has been used, in conjunction with Melville Richards' Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969), which is the standard generally used by historians in Wales; both versions are usually given where they differ significantly, and both English and Welsh versions of names are supplied where this might be helpful.
pg 260 f. 84r [DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS]^{6}
[ARCHDEACONRY OF ST DAVIDS] / ST DAVIDS
[Deanery of] Pebydyanke / Pebidiog
St David alias Meneven 
St Davids 
189 

Whytchurch 
Whitchurch 
52 

Llanelvewe 
St Elvis (Llaneilfyw) 
6 

Llandeloye 
Llandeloy 
23 

Llanhowell 
Llanhywel^{7} 
14 

Llanryan 
Llanrhian 
42 

Marthrye 
Mathry 
49 

Letterston 
Letterston 
18 

Llanvayr 
Llanfair Nantygof 
12 

Granndston 
Grandston 
14 

Brodye 
Brawdy 
65 

Hayscastell 
Hayscastle 
31 

Fyshgarde 
Fishguard 
31 

Jordannston 
Jordanston 
16 

Llanunda 
Llanwnda 
71 

St Laurentii 
St Lawrence 
10 

St Dogwells 
St Dogwells 
16 

Llanstynan 
Llanstinan 
14 

Llanrythan 
Llanrheithan 
8 

Llanedryn 
St Edrens (Llanedren) 
13 

Manernawen 
Manorowen 
21 

[St Nicholas] 
St Nicholas 
19 

[Number of households]: 
734^{8} 
f. 84vpg 261[Deanery of] Rowse / Roose
[St Mary] in Hav[er]ford West 
Haverfordwest St Mary 
212 

[St Martin in the same town] 
Haverfordwest St Martin 
59 

[St Thomas in the above] 
Haverfordwest St Thomas 
44 

Frestroppe 
Freystrop 
12 

Llangome 
Llangwm 
15 

Burton 
Burton 
36 

Rosem[ar]ket 
Rosemarket 
32 

Johnston 
Johnston 
13 

Llanstadwell 
Llanstadwel 
31 

Steynton 
Steynton 
116 

Hubberston 
Hubberston 
20 

Harbranston 
Herbrandston 
25 

Roberston 
Robeston 
15 

Walwens 
Castell Walwyn's Castle 
20 

Hascard 
Hasguard 
16 

St Ismaells 
St Ishmael's^{9} 
34 

Marlos 
Marloes 
24 

St Brydes 
St Brides 
30 

Dale 
Dale 
25 

Talbenny 
Talbenny 
16 

Walton 
Walton WeSt 
12 

Nolton 
Nolton 
14 

Roche 
Roch 
54 

Lamston 
Lambston 
12 

Harraldston 
Haroldston……^{10} 
15 

Camros 
Camrose 
31 

Trefgarne 
Trefgarn 
10 

Osmyston 
Uzmaston 
13 

Boulston 
Boulston 
9 

Llangolman 
Llangolman 
20 

pg 262  
Slebech 
Slebech 
26 

[Number of households]: 
1,011^{11} 
f. 85r[Deanery of] Penbroke / Pembroke
[St Mary] Penbroke 
Pembroke St Mary 
81 

[St Michael in the same town] 
Pembroke St Michael 
52 

Woram 
Warren 
23 

Castell 
M[ar]tyn Castlemartin 
65 

Monkton 
Monkton 
66 

Angulo 
alias Nangle Angle 
54 

Rosgrother 
Rhoscrowther 
33 

Polcroghan 
Pwllcrochan 
31 

St Tonnells 
St Twynnells 
23 

Stackpole 
Bossher Bosherston 
21 

Stackepole 
Elyder Stackpole Elidor 
54 

Cossheston 
Cosheston 
39 

St Petrockes 
St Petrox 
8 

Lawrenny 
Lawrenny 
22 

Yerbe[r]ston 
Yerbeston 
11 

Lantfey 
Lamphey (Llandyfai) 
40 

Cayrew 
Carew 
70 

Rydbert 
Redberth 
13 

M[ar]tyltwye 
Martletwy 
23 

Mynwer 
Minwear 
11 

Nasshe 
Nash 
6 

Upton 
Upton 
1 

Gu[m]freston 
Gumfreston 
19 

St Florence 
St Florence 
50 

Manerbyer 
Manorbier 
60 

Hodgeston 
Hodgeston 
8 

Pennaley 
Penally 
33 

Ludchurch 
Ludchurch 
15 

Loveston 
Loveston 
10 

St Issells 
St Issell's 
47 

pg 263  
Tynbye 
Tenby 
400^{12} 

Geffreston 
Jeffreyston 
22 

Begelly 
Begelly 
26 

f. 85v Will[ia]mston 
East Williamston 
16 

Cronwer 
Crunwere 
25 

Amrothe 
Amroth 
31 

Caldey 
Caldy^{13} 
6 

Narberth 
Narberth 
32 

Robeston 
Robeston Wathen 
21 

Newton^{14} 
Newton North 
5 

Coedcynlas^{15} (..canlas) 
1 

Kylvayne^{16} 
Mounton (Cil Maen) 
5 

Reynaldston^{17} 
Reynoldston 
5 

[Number of households]:1,609^{18} 
[Deanery of] Dungledy / Daugleddau
Prendgast 
Prendergast 
24 

Rudbackston 
Rudbaxton 
23 

Llysvrane 
Llysyfran 
15 

Nove 
Motae New Moat 
24 

Mayncloghog 
Maenclochog 
15 

Ambleston 
Ambleston 
24 

Reynaldston^{19} 
Rinaston 
16 

pg 264  
Llawhaden 
Llawhaden^{20} 
65 

Wyston 
Wiston 
24 

Clareston & Walton^{21} 
Clarbeston; Walton East^{22} 
25 

[Number of households]: 255^{23} 

[Sum total of households in the archdeaconry]: 3,609^{24} 
f. 86r[ARCHDEACONRY OF] CARMARTHEN / CARMARTHEN
[Deanery of] Carmarthen / Carmarthen
Carm[ar]than 
Carmarthen 
430 

Llangaing 
Llangain 
40 

Llanllough 
Llanllwch 
60 

Newchurch 
Newchurch 
33 

Marthyr 
Merthyr 
21 

Llanvalteg 
Llanfallteg 
15 

Llandewy Velfrey 
Llanddewi Felffre (Velfrey) 
51 

Kyllemaynlloyd 
Cilymaenllwyd 
25 

Castell Dyrrain 
Castell Dwyran 
7 

Llandyssylyo 
Llandysilio 
64 

Llanglodwen 
Llanglydwen 
19 

Llanbed[e]r Velfrey 
Llanbedr Felffre (Lampeter Velfrey) 
50 

Cryno 
Crinow 
4 

Llanboydy 
Llanboidy 
88 

Llanvair ar Tave 
Eglwys Fair GlynTaf^{25} 
22 

(…ar lan Taf) 

Llanviniyo 
Llanwinio 
45 

pg 265  
Treflegh 
Trelech (a'r Betws) 
40 

Bettus 
Betws (Capel Betws) 
52 

Llanstephan 
Llansteffan 
92 

Llangynnog 
Llangynog 
68 

M[ar]blechurch 
Marblechurch^{26} 
20 

St Cleres 
St Clears 
36 

Llangynnyn 
Llangynin (Llan ginning) 
26 

Llangan 
Llangain 
40 

Lagharne 
Laugharne 
90 

Kyffyg 
Cyffig 
47 

Marros 
Marros 
13 

Kynwylelvet 
Cynwyl Elfed 
70 

Abernannt 
Abernant 
39 

Mydrym 
Meidrim 
60 

Llanyhangell Ab[er]cowen 
Llanfihangel Abercywyn 
50 

Llandylo Abercowen 
Llandeilo Abercywyn 
15 

Llandawke 
Llandawg 
7 

Pendyne 
Pendine 
18 

f. 86v Llansadornen 
Llansadwrnen 
11 

Llandou[er]our 
Llanddowror 
22 

Henllan 
Henllan Amgoed 
7 

Egloyskymmyn 
Eglws Gymyn 
24 

Mayr Achyrig^{27} 
Eglwys Fair a Churig^{28} 
21 

[Number of households]: 
1,842^{29} 
[Deanery of] Kydwelly / Cydweli
Kydwellye 
Cydweli (Kidwelly) 
152 

St Ismaelis 
St Ishmael's^{30} 
56 

pg 266  
Hawgynchurch 
Halkenchurch (Llansaint^{31}?) 
16 

Llandeveylog 
Llandyfaelog 
92 

Llangyndeyrne 
Llangyndeyrn 
134 

Llangynhython 
Llangynheiddon^{32} 
57 

Llanllothgen 
Llanllyddgen^{33} 
70 

Llangunor 
Llangynnwr 
75 

Llanedye 
Llanedi 
60 

Penbrey 
Penbre 
52 

Llandydery 
Llandyry 
33 

Llangu[r]nor 
Capel Cynnor^{34} 
42 

Llannellye 
Llanelli 
200 

Llanvullew 
60 

Llanon 
Llannon 
100 

Llangynnegh 
Llangennech 
36 

[Number of households]: 
1,235^{36} 
f. 87r [Deanery of] Gower / Gower
Swansey 
Swansea 
180 

[St John's in the same town] 
Swansea St John^{37} 
8 

Llangywk 
Llangiwg 
77 

Oystermowth 
Oystermouth 
60 

Tallepont 
Llandeilo Talybont 
60 

Rossyllye 
Rhosili 
22 

Llangynneth 
Llangennith 
67 

pg 267  
Llanvadog 
Llanmadog 
19 

Chyryton 
Cheriton 
29 

Llandewy 
Llanddewi 
21 

Ilston 
Ilston 
40 

Llanrydyan 
Llanrhidian 
162 

Pennnarth 
Pennard 
26 

Byshopston 
Bishopston 
40 

Nycholaston 
Nicholaston 
16 

Penmayne 
Penmaen 
13 

Llangevelagh 
Llangyfelach 
200 

Bettus 
Betws 
48 

Llansamlet 
Llansamlet 
60 

Reynoldston 
Reynoldston 
18 

Knolston 
Knelston 
14 

Loghor 
Lougher 
60 

Porteynon 
Port Eynon 
17 

Oxmych 
Oxwich 
17 

Penrys 
Penrice 
27 

[Number of households]: 
1,301^{37} 
f. 87v [Deanery of] Llandylo & Llangadig / Llangadog and Llandeilo^{38}
Llandylo Vaur 
Llandeilo Fawr 
620 

Llanllony 
Llanllwni 
35 

Roscorney 
Llanfihangel Rhosycorn 
50 

Llangadog 
Llangadog 
300 

Llantheysaint 
Llanddeusant 
80 

Mothvey 
Myddfai 
98 

Llansadorne 
Llansadwrn 
110 

Llanvrda 
Llanwrda 
50 

Llanvenyth 
Llanfynydd 
150 

Llandyngat 
Llandingat 
100 

pg 268  
Llanvayr ar bryn 
Llanfairarybryn 
240^{39} 

Kynwilgayo 
Cynwyl Gaeo 
500^{40} 

Llansawell 
Llansawel 
200 

Llangathen 
Llangathen 
110 

Llan[er]thney 
Llanarthne 
150 

Llandebye 
Llandybie 
111 

Abergwylly 
Abergwili 
160 

Llanyhangell Llechvyler 
LlanfihangeluwchGwili 
22 

Llanlowthog 
Llanllawddog 
53 

Llanypymsaint 
Llanpumsaint 
41 

Kylvargen 
Llanfihangel Cilfargen 
13 

Talley 
Talley (Talyllychau) 
90 

Pencarreg 
Pencarreg 
90 

Llanybyther 
Llanybydder 
104 

Aberbythighe 
Llanfihangel Aberythych 
60 

Llandeveyson 
Llandyfeisant 
15 

Llantharog 
Llanddarog 
600^{41} 

Kyllycome 
CilyCwm 
80 

Llanyhangell Yerrorth 
Llanfihangelararth 
112 

Llanegwad 
Llanegwad 
159 

[Number of households]: 
4,503^{42} 

[Sum total of households in the archdeaconry]: 
8,881^{43} 
f. 88r [ARCHDEACONRY OF] CARDIGAN / CARDIGAN
[Deanery Of] Ultrayaron / UltraAeron
Llanbaderne Vaur 
Llanbadarn Fawr 
500 

pg 269  
Aberoystw[y]th 
Aberystwyth 
52 

Llangynvellyn 
Llangynfelyn 
42 

Llanychayron 
Llanychaearn 
39 

Llangrothon 
Llangwyryfon 
30 

Llanvunus 
Llanwnnws 
100 

Llanava[n] 
LlanafanyTrawscoed^{44} 
28 

Spytty Kynven 
Ysbyty Cynfyn 
15 

Llanyhangell Castell Gwalter 
Llanfihangel Genau'rglyn 
216 

Llanyhangell Gelyndrod 
LlanfihangelyCreuddyn 
100 

Llanylar 
Llanilar 
60 

Llanrysted 
Llanrhystud 
100 

Trefegloys 
Llanbadarn Trefeglwys^{45} 
60 

Llansanfrede 
Llansanffraid 
60 

Charon 
Tregaron 
160 

Llandewy Aberarth 
Llanddewi Aberarth 
48 

Nantgu[n]lley 
Nancwnlle 
48 

Trevylan 
Trefilan 
30 

Carrog 
Llanddeiniol 
24 

Rosdye 
Rhostie 
7 

Lledrod 
Llanfihangel Lledrod 
76 

Llanbaderne odyn 
Llanbadarn Odwyn 
42 

Llangythoo 
Llangeitho 
16 

Kyllyayron 
Ciliau Aeron 
16 

Henvynewe 
Henfynyw 
22 

[Number of households]: 
1,891^{46} 
f. 88v [Deanery Of] Subayron / SubAeron
Cardygan 
Cardigan 
52^{47} 

Tremayne 
Tremain 
20 

pg 270  
Verwick 
Y Ferwig (Verwick) 
32 

Aberporth 
Aberporth 
22 

Llangoydmor 
Llangoedmor^{48} 
57 

Blaenporth 
Blaenporth 
32 

Penbry[n] 
Penbryn 
70 

Bettus Iev[an] 
Betws Ifan 
17 

Bryngwyn 
Brongwyn 
10 

Gogof 
Llangrannog 
36 

Llandyssyllyo 
Llandysiliogogo 
60 

Llanychayron 
Llannerch Aeron 
20 

Llanarth 
Llannarth 
100 

Llanyna 
Llanina 
16 

Llanllowchayrne 
Llanllwchaearn 
28 

Dyhewed 
Dihewyd 
30 

Istrad 
Llanfihangel Ystrad 
80 

Llandewybrevye 
Llanddewi Brefi 
160 

Garthelny 
Gartheli 
23 

Blaenpennall 
Blaenpennal 
19 

Gunvyll 
Gwynfil^{49} 
16 

Bettus Llykye 
Betws Leucu 
17 

Llangybye 
Llangybi 
21 

Bettus Bledrus 
Betws Bledrws 
20 

Kellan 
Cellan 
42 

Llanvunen 
Llanwnnen 
30 

Llansylyen 
Silian 
20 

Llanbed[e]r Pont Stephen 
Llampeter Pont Steffan (Llanbedr..) 
60 

Llanwenok 
Llanwenog 
80 

Llandyssyll 
Llandysul 
60 

Dewy 
Capel Dewi 
23 

Llanfren 
45 

Llansylved 
Llandysulfed 
28 

Llanvair Berthgyndye 
Llanfair 
11 

f. 89r Llanvayre Cledoge 
Llanfair Clydogau 
40 

Bangor 
Bangor Teifi 
30 

pg 271  
Llanvayr Ollwyn 
Llanfairorllwyn 
19 

Trefdreir 
Trefdreyr^{51} 
33 

Llandogwy 
Llandygwydd 
30 

Llangu[n]llo 
Llangynllo 
31 

Llandevryog 
Llandyfriog 
36 

Llanvayr Trellygen 
Llanfair Treflygen 
6 

Lleghryd et Mount^{52} 
Llechryd, Mount^{53} 
10 

[Number of households]: 
1,592^{54} 
f. 89v [Deanery Of] Kemys / Cemais
St Dogmaels 
St Dogmaels^{58} 
60 

Llantwyd 
Llantood 
30 

Molgrove 
Moylgrove 
40 

pg 272  
Bavill 
Bayvil 
8 

Eglois Yrroo 
Eglwyswrw 
11 

Llanv[e]rnagh super Tave 
Llanfyrnach 
24 

Henryes Mote 
Henry's Moat 
20 

Castle Bigh 
Castle Bythe (Castlebythe) 
14 

Poncheston 
Puncheston 
19 

Pontvayne 
Pontfaen 
8 

Llan[er]chlloydog 
Llanychlwydog 
15 

Llanlawen 
Llanllawern 
6 

Dynas 
Dinas 
27 

Newport 
Newport 
50 

Nevarne 
Nevern 
60 

Kylgwyn 
Cilgwyn 
15 

Melyney 
Meline 
30 

Brydell 
Bridell 
23 

Nantgwyn 
Llanfair NantGwyn 
12 

Eccl[es]ie Albae 
Whitechurch in Kemes 
28 

Morvill 
Morvil 
16 

Llanychayth 
Llanychar 
9 

[Number of households]: 
525^{59} 

[Sum total of households in the archdeaconry]: 
4,342^{60} 
f. 90r [ARCHDEACONRY OF] BRECHON / BRECON
[Deanery of First Part of] Brecon / Brecon^{61}
[St John] in Brechon 
Brecon St John^{62} 
160 

[Blessed Mary]^{63} 
Brecon St Mary 
196 

Llanvygan 
Llanfeugan 
87 

pg 273  
Trallon 
Trallwng 
48 

Llandeveylog 
LlandyfaelogFach 
60 

Llanyhangell Vaghan 
Llanfihangel Fechan 
46 

Istradgynllys 
Ystradgynlais 
68 

Cantref 
Cantref 
27 

Nantduy 
Capel Nantddu 
11 

Vaynor 
Vaynor 
36 

Llanyspydded 
Llanspyddid 
46 

Penpont 
Penpont 
20 

Tallachduy 
Talachddu 
23 

Aberysker 
Aberyskir 
20 

Penderyn 
Penderyn 
60 

Llansaint frede 
LlansantffraedjuxtaUsk 
47 

Llandettye 
Llanthetty 
56 

Tave Vaghan 
Capel Taf Fechan^{64} 
12 

Llanhanlagh 
Llanhamlach 
24 

Lleghvaine 
Llechfaen^{65} 
12 

Llanvaes 
Llanfaes 
71 

Dyvynnok 
Defynnog 
132 

Istradveltey 
Ystradfellte 
100 

Llewell 
Llywel 
180 

Rydbrewe 
Rhydybriw 
20 

M[er]thyr Conock 
Merthyr Cynog 
133 

Nantbrane 
Llanfihangel Nantbran 
60 

Llanvrennoch 
Llanfrynach 
46 

Carthprengye 
Garthbrengy 
20 

Llandowe 
Llanddew 
30 

Battell^{66} 
Battle 
30 

f. 90v [Number of households]: 
1,881^{67} 
pg 274[Deanery of the 2nd and 3rd Parts of] Brechon / Brecon
Llanelvewe 
Llanelieu 
30 

Llanyhangell Tallelyn 
Llanfihangel Talyllyn 
28 

Kethedyn 
Cathedine 
41 

Brantlys 
Bronllys 
43 

Talgarth 
Talgarth 
165^{68} 

Gwetho[u]r^{69} 
Gwenddwr 
66 

Llyswen 
Llyswen 
10 

Ab[er]linvyr 
Aberllynfi 
5 

Llangyneder 
Llangyndir 
90 

Llangors 
Llangorse 
56 

Llanyhangell Come Duy 

180 

Treto[u]r 

Llanbeder 
Llanbedr Ystrad Yw 
50 

P[ar]trisso 
Patricio 
15 

Llangaston 
Llangasty Talyllyn 
31 

Crykhowell 
Crickhowell (Crucywel) 
67 

Llangattog 
Llangattock 
161 

Llanelly 
Llanelli 
6 

Llangeny 
Llangenni 
60 

Llanygon 
Llanigon 
64 

Hay 
Hay 
60 

Glasebury 

140 

Picton 

Llanvillo 
Llanfilo^{70} 
23 

Llandevalley 
Llandefalle 
60 

Crykgaderne 
Crickadarn 
60 

Clydog^{71} 

240 

Craswall 

pg 275  
[St Margaret]^{73} 
St Margaret's^{74} 
25 

Old Castell^{75} 
Oldcastle^{76} 
7 

Llandyssyllyo & Raulston^{77} 
Llancillo,^{78} Rowlstone 
37 

f. 91r Esklye^{79} 
Michaelchurch Escley^{80} 
64 

Dewlas 

36 

Ewes Harrold 

Come Yoye 
Cwmyoy^{82} 
127 

[Number of households]: 
1,947 [2,047]^{83} 
[Deanery of] Buylt / Buallt^{84}
Llangam[er]ch 
Llangammarch^{85} 
130 

Llanvrtyd 
Llanwrtyd 
60 

Llandewy 
Llanddewi (Abergwesyn) 
26 

Llanyhangell 
Llanfihangel 
64 

Llanganten^{86} 
Llanganten^{87} 
40 

pg 276  
Llanynys 
Llanynys 
43 

Mays mynys 
Maesmynis 
48 

Llanavan vaur 
Llanafan Fawr^{88} 
140 

Brynbapbean 
Llanfihangell Brynpabuan 
60 

Abergwessen 
Llanfihangell Abergwessin 
50 

Llanavan Veghan 
Llanafan (Fechan) 
32 

Llandewy Come 
Llanddewi'r Cwm 
46 

Llanfair^{89} 
Builth (LlanfairymMuallt) 
40 

Llanvthull 
Llanwrthwl 
90 

Llanllewelvell 
Llanllywenfel 
40 

[Number of households]: 
909^{90} 
f. 91v [Deanery of both parts of] Elvells / Elfael^{91}
Bowghroed 
Boughrood 
34 

Llanbeder 
Llanbedr Painscastle 
46 

Paynscastle 
Painscastle 
20 

Llanelwydd 
Llanelwedd 
41 

Aberedwy 
Aberedw 
68 

Llanvareth 
Llanfaredd 
24 

Clyro 
Clyro 
80 

Bettus 
Betws 
20 

Llanstephen^{92} 
Llanstephen 
60 

Llandylo 
Llandeilo Graban 
61 

Dysserth 
Disserth 
81 

Bettus 
Bettws Disserth 
31 

Llansanfrede 
LlansanffraidynElfael 
48 

(inElwell) 

Brongwyn 
Bryngwyn 
49 

pg 277  
Newchurch 
Newchurch 
22 

Glascombe 
Glascombe (Glasgwm) 
10 

Rulen 
Rhulen 
26 

[Another chapel] 
Colva?^{93} 
46 

Crykrena 
Cregrina 
33 

Llanbaderne 
LlanbadarnyGarreg 
25 

Llowes 
Llowes 
75 

Llandewy Vagh 
Llanddewi Fach 
30 

Glawstry 
Gladestry 
66 

Nantmellan 
Llanfihangel Nantmelan 
35 

Llandryndod 
Llandrindod 
41 

Cascob 
Casgob 
25 

Bygeldye 
Beguildy (Bugeildy) 
100 

Nantmell 
Nantmel 
200 

Llanyhangell Heligen^{94} 
Llanfihangel Helygen 
21 

Llanyre Yrroes 
LlanllyrynRhos 
65 

Raydergoy 
Rhayader (Rhaeadr) 
33 

St Harmon^{95} 
St Harmon's 
90 

Blethvagh 
Bleddfa 
26 

Llanbyster 
Llanbister^{96} 
160 

Llandewy 
Llanddewi Ystradenni 
80 

Llanawno 
Llananno 
30 

Rydython 
Llanfihangel Rhydithon 
60 

Llanbaderne Venyth 
Llanbadarn Fynydd 
36 

Whytten 
Whiston 
13 

Llangu[n]llo 
Llangynllo 
50 

Pylleth 
Pilleth 
13 

Hyoppe 
Heyope 
30 

Moghtref 
Mochdre 
30 

Llandegley 
Llandegley (Llandeglau) 
71 

Kerry^{97} 
Kerry (Ceri) 
200 

Lanbaderne 
Llanbadarn Fawr 
54 

pg 278  
Kevenllys^{98} 
Cefnllys 
42 

[Number of households]: 
2,592 [2,501]^{99} 

[Sum total of the archdeaconry]: 
7,329 [7,338]^{100} 

[Sum total of all families within the diocese]: 
24,161 [24,170]^{101} 