Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Lampter, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; ...

Lampeter (Welsh: Llanbedr Pont Steffan or, more informally, Llambed) is a town, community and ecclesiastical parish in Ceredigion, Wales. It lies at the confluence of the Afon Teifi and the Afon Dulas.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Cardiganshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Dyfed. In 1996 it became part of the modern Ceredigion.


LAMPETER (LLAN-BEDR) PONT-STEPHEN, a borough, market-town, and parish, partly in the upper division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, but chiefly in that of the hundred of MOYTHEN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 27 Miles (E) from Cardigan, and 203 (W. by N.) from London, containing the hamlet of Trêvycoed. The name signifies the church of St. Peter, the distinguishing appellation having been added from the erection of a bridge over the river Teivy, at the distance of about half a mile, as has been vaguely conjectured, by King Stephen, in one of his inroads into Wales. The church, dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle, has been entirely rebuilt; it is a very handsome edifice, consisting of a nave and chancel, and when the tower shall be completed it will add greatly to the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The churchyard commands a fine view of the Vale of Teivy. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and Calvinistic Methodists; and four Sunday schools.[1]

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Years County
before 31 March 1974 Cardiganshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Dyfed
from 1 April 1996 Ceredigion


Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

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.

Probate Records

Maps and Gazetteers


Past Mayors of Lampeter


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 459-473. Adapted. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.