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Ruabon, Denbighshire

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North Wales section

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Ruabon is a township, in the parish of its name, in the hundred and barony of Bromfield, and county of Denbigh; 182 miles N.W. from London, 6 w. by n. from Llangollen, 5 s. by w. from Wrexham, the like distance w. by n. from Overton, 10 n. by w. from Ellesmere, 11½ N. from Oswestry, 15 s. by w. from Chester, and 54 S.W. from Manchester; situate near the north-western extremity of the county of Salop, upon a rivulet that discharges itself into the Dee, and in a district rich in iron and coal.

No regular plan has been observed in the erection of the town, the habitations having arisen in proportion to the rapid increase of the population, interested in the mining operations, in which the inhabitants are wholly occupied.

The church is a spacious edifice, consisting of a chancel and two side aisles: it contains an organ, the gift of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., and several handsome marble monuments; among which is one of noble design and exquisite specimen of sculpture, by Rysbach, to the memory of the first Sir Watkin Wynn, the likeness of whom is said to be remarkably faithful. The living of Ruabon is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Bishop of St. Asaph. David Powell, D.D., the eminent antiquary, was vicar of this parish, and dying during his incumbency, was interred here in 1596.

The extensive demesne and stately hall of Wynnstay, imparts considerable consequence to this neighbourhood: the park is extensive and picturesque, and the views from the mansion are most enchanting.

The Caerdelin, in this parish, an ancient settlement, occupies about four acres of land, which is still encumbered with vestiges of old dwellings. The dyke, raised by Offa, King of the Mercians, appears close to this spot; and it was here that a fierce and bloody battle was fought between the English invaders and Owain Cyleileog, Prince of Powys, in which the latter was victorious: the prince to perpetuate the memory of this important conflict, produced the beautiful poem of 'the Hirlas Horn.'

The parish of Ruabon, which comprises the townships of Christwnydd, Dynhynlle Isa, and Urscha, Morton above and below, and Ruabon, contained, in 1821, 7,262 inhabitants, and in 1831, 8,353, of which last number 1,341 were returned for the township of Ruabon.

Post Office, Mary Edwards, Post Mistress. — Letters from London arrive every afternoon at half-past three, and are despatched at the same time. — Letters from Wrexham, Chester, and Liverpool arrive every morning at half-past ten, and are despatched at the same time.

To CHESTER, the Nettle (from Welchpool) calls at the Talbot, and the Sir Watkin calls at the Wynnstay Arms, every morning (Sunday excepted) at half-past eight; both go thro' Wrexham.
To WELCHPOOL, the Nettle and the Sir Watkin (from Chester) calls at the Talbot & Wynnstay Arms, every afternoon (Sunday excepted) at one; both go thro' Oswestry, &c.

To BALA, DOLGELLEY, LLANRWST, OSWESTRY, PWLLHELI & CHESTER, Carriers pass thro' twice a week.
To WREXHAM, Edward Richards, from his house, every Tuesday & Thursday.

List of names

PLEASE NOTE: The directory grouped entries into trades and professions, but here they are listed alphabetically so that names are easier to find — this reveals a few individuals listed in more than one category. The grouping in which they were originally listed is given in brackets. Inns and public houses are picked out in green. Original spellings have not been altered... any typos excepted :)

ALLEN, John, WYNNSTAY ARMS (and posting house) (inns and public houses)

BAGLEY, George (academies and schools)
BURTON - see Jones, Burton & Co.

DAVIES, Mr. David (surgeon), Ruabon (nobility, gentry and clergy)
DAVIES, John, retailer of beer (shopkeepers & traders)
DAVIES, Thomas, TALBOT (inns and public houses)
DRAKE, Mrs. —, Gardden (nobility, gentry and clergy)

EDWARDS, Edward, retailer of beer (shopkeepers & traders)
EDWARDS, Edward, tanner & skinner (shopkeepers & traders)
EDWARDS, Edward, wheelwright (shopkeepers & traders)
EDWARDS, Mary, spirit dealer (shopkeepers & traders)
EDWARDS, Mary - see Post Office in description above
EDWARDS, Thomas, blacksmith (shopkeepers & traders)
EVANS, Evan, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)
EVANS, Thomas, maltster (shopkeepers & traders)

FOULKES, Edward, retailer of beer (shopkeepers & traders)
FOULKES, Edward, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)

GREENHOW, Richard & J., Pant (iron works)
GUMMOW, Benjamin, architect (shopkeepers & traders)

HAYNES, Richard, baker (shopkeepers & traders)
HAZELDINE, William (founder), Plas kynaston (iron works)
HIGGS, William, watch maker (shopkeepers & traders)
HUGHES, Edward, tailor (shopkeepers & traders)

JONES & ROBERTS, Plassisa (coal proprietors)
JONES & SON (founders), Ruabon (iron works)
JONES, BURTON & CO., Ponkey (iron works)
JONES, George, plumber & glazier (shopkeepers & traders)
JONES, John, tailor (shopkeepers & traders)
JONES, Robert, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)
JONES, Thomas, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)
JONES, Thomas, wheelwright (shopkeepers & traders)
JONES, William, butcher (shopkeepers & traders)
JONES, William, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)

KENRICK, William, esq. Wynn hall (nobility, gentry and clergy)
KNIGHT, Edward, stone merchant (shopkeepers & traders)

MADELEY, Thomas (academies and schools)
MORRIS, Edward, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)
MORRIS, William, GOAT (inns and public houses)

OWENS, Daniel, Phose (coal proprietors)
OWENS, Martha (academies and schools)

PICKERING, Exuperius, Pont y Cyllte (coal proprietors)
PICKERING, Exuperius (forge), Pont y Cyllte (iron works)
PICKERING, Exuperius, lime burner (shopkeepers & traders)
POWELL, George, boot & shoe maker (shopkeepers & traders)
POWELL, George, shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)
PRITCHARD, Benjm. & Co., Plasmadoc (coal proprietors)

REEVES, Edwd., DUKE OF WELLINGTON (inns and public houses)
REEVES, Edward, joiner (shopkeepers & traders)
RICHARDS, Edward - see Carriers (to Wrexham) in description above.
ROBERTS - see Jones & Roberts
ROBERTS, Edward, saddler (shopkeepers & traders)
ROBERTS, John, currier & leather seller (shopkeepers & traders)
ROBERTS, Mr. Ricd. (surgeon), Ruabon (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, William, retailer of beer (shopkeepers & traders)
ROBERTS, William, wheelwright (shopkeepers & traders)
ROGERS, Elias, maltster (shopkeepers & traders)
ROGERS, John, currier & leather seller (shopkeepers & traders)
ROGERS, Samuel, boot & shoe maker (shopkeepers & traders)
ROGERS, Watkin, CROSS FOXES (inns and public houses)
ROGERS, Watkin, butcher (shopkeepers & traders)

SMALLSHEARS & TAYLOR, Acrefair (iron works)
STEPHENS, Stephen, bricklayer & shopkeeper (shopkeepers & traders)

TAYLOR - see Smallshears & Taylor
THOMAS, Rev. Thomas, Turnpike (nobility, gentry and clergy)
TURNER, Henry, maltster (shopkeepers & traders)

WARD, T.A., Cefn (coal proprietors)
WHITE, Edward, retailer of beer (shopkeepers & traders)
WILLIAMS, Edw. Lloyd, esq. Pen-y-lan (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WILLIAMS, M. (academies and schools)
WINGFIELD, Rev. Rowland, Vicarage (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WYNN, Sir Watkin Williams, bart., M.P., Wynnstay (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WYNSTANLEY, John, watch maker (shopkeepers & traders)

YOUDE, Mrs. —, Plasmadoc (nobility, gentry and clergy)

Other listings available from Pigot's directories:

Mold 1835
Ruthin 1835
Ruthin 1844
Wrexham 1835

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