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Llangwendr Farm, near Llangovan

This page has been developed by Hilary Whitton and is linked to Maria Arnold’s (nee Jones) parents - William and Ann Jones. Maria married Richard Arnold at Llanishen in 1823 and they moved to Maes Mawr, Glascoed around 1842. Many thanks to Hilary. See also Tregeiriog House page, another farm linked to the Jones and Arnold families.

Llangwendr Farm, near Llangovan. NP25 4BT.

Location: south of Llangovan, west of Kingcoed.

Llanishen Court (Llanishen House in 1841) is south & slightly east of Llangwendr (bordering each other?).

Llangwenddwr: home of William & Ann Jones indicated on the baptisms of their children at Penyclawdd; children also baptised at Llanishen but no details of abode given; double baptism seems an unusual situation

(Hilary’s) 3x great grandfather William bapt 30 Sept 1800 Penyclawdd & 2 Oct 1800 Llanishen

Welsh Newspapers Online: search on Llangwender; several mentions often to do with hounds; mentioned with Tregeiriog as two of the largest farms in the area. To find articles about Tregeiriog search on Tregirog

In 1839 Sophia Arnold, daughter of Maria (Wm’s elder sister) & Richard Arnold died at Llangwendr aged 7 yrs, buried Penyclawdd


1841 Listed between Llanishen Court & Tregirog is Llangwedor House inhabited by 2 ag labs. Who is managing the farm?

Living in Llanishen House which is the entry before Llanwgedor is the Arnold family with William's sister Maria;

This might be Llanishen Court on old-maps (Genuki)

1851 Langwendor is occupied by a farmer of 200 acres employing 3 labs

1861 Langwendor Farm - 200 acres, listed before Maerdy Farm

1871 Langwender 200 acres listed before Old Llanishen

1901 Llangwendor Farm is the last entry after Llanishen Court

1911 In the description of the parish the order of properties: first on the list: Llangwender (inhabited by a farm Bailiff), then Llanishen Court, Cottage etc

There is a Llanishen House is listed between the Carpenter’s Arms & Church House but it doesn’t correspond to the enumerator’s route.