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The description and list of names below have been extracted for

Ruthin, Denbighshire
(1844)

[ Mold  |  Ruabon  |  Ruthin 1835  |  Wrexham ]

from the
PIGOT & CO. DIRECTORY
1844

(pp 55-57)

This transcript has been generously provided by Anne Jones,
and is used with grateful thanks

[ go straight to the list of names below ]

RUTHIN is a market and borough town, partly in the parish of its name, and extending into that of Llanfwrog, in the hundred of Ruthin and county of Denbigh; 206 miles N.W from London, 21 N. by S. from Chester, 46 N.W. from Shrewsbury, and 8 S. by E. from Denbigh; delightfully seated in the Vale of Clwyd, and on the banks of the river of that name.

The town, which is of great antiquity, suffered at various times from the broils of its chiefs, but Owen Glendwr surpassed them in revenging his wrongs, which he imputed to Lord Gray, of Ruthin. Having entered the town on the 20th of September, 1400, and unfortunately it being fair day, he and his followers plundered the people, and then burnt the town. The site of the ancient castle now supports a noble modern edifice, in the castellated style, erected by the Hon. Frederick West. The present town consists chiefly of one street, about a mile in length, which is embellished with several public buildings; among which is the county-hall, a spacious and handsome edifice, in which the great assizes for the county, and a court-leet are held twice a year; besides a court for the recovery of debts to any amount, and for the trial of real personal actions every fortnight; a court leet is also held in the Town-hall twice annually. The county gaol is a strong and well-constructed building. The government of the borough is vested by the municipal act in a mayor, four aldermen, and twelve councillors. The burgesses, conjointly with those of Denbigh, Wrexham, and Holt, possess the privilege of returning one member to parliament.

The parish church of Ruthin is a large, handsome and venerable structure, dedicated to St. Peter : the living is a wardenship, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster; the present warden, who is also rector of Llanfwrog parish, and archdeacon of Merioneth, is the Rev. Richard Newcome, M.A., "a man he is to all the country dear." The other places of worship are four commodious chapels for Dissenters.

The principal charitable institution is Ruthin Free Grammar School, founded in the time of Queen Elizabeth, by Dr. Gabriel Goodman, Dean of Westminster (who also endowed an almshouse, designated Christ's Hospital). From this school many eminent and distinguished scholars have been produced; among those who have filled high official situations, either in church or in state, educated here, were Dr. John Williams, Lord Keeper and Archbishop of York; Dr. Wynne, Bishop of St. Asaph; Dr Josiah Tucker, Dean of Gloucester, and those learned lawyers, the late Chief Justice Richards and Lord Kenyon. There are several valuable exhibitions attached to this school, open to natives of all counties of England and Wales.

The fine mansion of Lord Bagot, in Pool Park, and many other seats with which this neighbourhood is studded, add greatly to the beauty of the surrounding scenery. Within a short walk of Ruthin, on the summit of the highest of the Clwydian mountains, is a large tower, erected to commemorate the period when his late Majesty, George III, completed the 50th year of his reign.

The market days are Monday and Saturday, for corn and provisions, and two large markets are held on the next Monday but one before and after Christmas day. The fairs and the 2nd Monday in January, 19th of March, 10th of April, the Friday before Whit-Sunday, 8th of August, 30th of September, 10th of November, and the 2nd Monday in December, for cattle and pedlary.

The parish contained in 1821, 1294 inhabitants; and in 1831, 3376. This great increase is attributed to part of the Llanfwrog parish being added to that of Ruthin, at the latter census. In 1841, the population of Ruthin parish was 3,333; and that of Llanfwrog 1,554 : at the last named period the population of the town and borough of Ruthin was 2,394.

Post Office, Clwyd-street, Samuel Jones, Post Master. — Letters from LONDON and various parts arrive every morning at a quarter past nine, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter past three. — Letters from ST. ASAPH &c. arrive every morning at a quarter past nine, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter before five. — Letters from CORWEN arrive every afternoon at a quarter before four, and are despatched every morning at nine.

Coaches & omnibuses
To BARMOUTH and DOLGELLEY, an Omnibus, from the White Lion, every Monday and Thursday noon.
To CHESTER, an Omnibus, from the White Lion, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at two.
To CHESTER and LIVERPOOL, a Coach, from the White Lion, every morning (Sunday excepted) at seven.
To RHYL, an Omnibus daily, from the Cross Keys and Wynnstay Arms alternately in the morning during the summer months.

Carriers
To CHESTER, Edward Harker and Ann Jones, from Clwyd street, every Monday and Thursday.
To DENBIGH, John Jones, from Clwyd street, every Wednesday.
To LIVERPOOL, Edward Harker, from Clwyd street, every Tuesday.


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 some 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 :)

ABLETT, Joseph, Esq. Llanbedr (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ASHTON, John, Esq Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)

BAGOT, the Right Honourable Lord, Pool Park (nobility, gentry and clergy)
BARNWELL, Rev. Edward Lowry M.A., School House (nobility, gentry and clergy)
BARNWELL, Rev. Edward Lowry, head master Grammar School (academies & schools)
BEEVER, William, Esq. Coed y gawer (nobility, gentry and clergy)
BYWATER, James, Well st (temperance houses)

CADDOCK, William, Llanrhydd (nail makers)
CHAPMAN, Mr. Charles Henry, Castle street (nobility, gentry and clergy)
CLEGG, Mainwaring, Esq. Eyarth House (nobility, gentry and clergy)
COLE, Wm. (& town clerk), Town Hall (attorneys)

DAVIES, David, BRIDGE INN, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
DAVIES, David, Market place (coopers)
DAVIES, David, Market place (ironmongers)
DAVIES, David, Market place (linen & woollen drapers)
DAVIES, Edward, Llanfair (butchers)
DAVIES, Edward, Mwrog st (joiners)
DAVIES, Edward, HORSE SHOE, Mwrog st (taverns & public houses)
DAVIES, Edward (and glazier), Well st (braziers and tinmen)
DAVIES, Edward, CROSS KEYS, Well st (inns)
DAVIES, Ellen, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
DAVIES, Hugh (and brewer) Market st (wine & spirit vaults)
DAVIES, Hugh, GEORGE, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
DAVIES, John, Esq., Buarthe (nobility, gentry and clergy)
DAVIES, John, Clwyd st (boot & shoe makers)
DAVIES, John, Market place (coopers)
DAVIES, John, CASTLE ARMS, Market place (taverns & public houses)
DAVIES, John, Market st (painters)
DAVIES, Mrs Menice, Market st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
DAVIES, Robert, Market place (joiners)
DAVIES, Robert, Market place (turners)
DAVIES, Thos., earthenware dealer, Clwyd st (miscellaneous)
DAVIES, Thomas, Clwyd st (boot & shoe makers)
DAVIES, Thomas, Prior st (butchers)
DAVIES, Walter, Castle st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
DAVIES, Walter, Castle st (linen & woollen drapers)
DAVIS, Benjamin, clerk UNION WORKHOUSE, Rhos st (miscellaneous)
DAVIS, William, Llanfair st (academies &. schools)
DENMAN, John, Esq. chief constable, Gellygynnan (nobility, gentry and clergy)
DOWNWARD, Thomas, Esq Bathafern (nobility, gentry and clergy)

EDWARDS, Hugh, Well st (hatters)
EDWARDS, John, Market place (linen & woollen drapers)
EDWARDS, William, Market place (wheelwrights)
ELLIS, Mary Ann (boarding and day), Mwrog street (academies & schools)
ELLIS, Mrs. Mary Sarah, Mwrog st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ELLIS, Robert (and manufacturing chymist), Mwrog st (soda water manufactr)
ELLIS, Robert (manufacturing chymist & soda water manufactr.) Mwrog st (chymists & druggists)
EVANS, Ann, Market st (milliners & dress makrs)
EVANS, John, Mwrog st (maltsters)
EVANS, John, DUKE OF YORK, Mwrog st (taverns & public houses)
EVANS, John, Nantclwyd (maltsters)
EVANS, Richard, Clwyd st (maltsters)
EVANS, Richard, Clwyd st (retailers of beer)
EVANS, Richard, ROYAL OAK, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
EVANS, Robert, Market Place (chymists & druggists)

FAY, John Francis Bellwood, Well st (attorneys)
FOULKES, Thomas, Upper Clwyd st (bakers & flour dealers)

GARNER, John, Mwrog st (maltsters)
GILLER, Samuel, Clwyd st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
GRIFFITHS, Maurice, BLACK HORSE, Market pl (taverns & public houses)
GRIFFITHS, Thomas, Esq. Well st. (nobility, gentry and clergy)

HARKER, Edward (see Carriers to Chester, and to Liverpool, in description above)
HUGHES, Miss Ann, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
HUGHES, Miss Elizabeth, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
HUGHES, Elizabeth, Well st (flour dealers)
HUGHES, Henry, MACHINE HOUSE, Well st (taverns & public houses)
HUGHES, John, Borthyn (wheelwrights)
HUGHES, Miss Martha, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
HUGHES, Thomas, Market place (boot & shoe makers)
HUGHES, Thomas, Market place (plumbers and glaziers)
HUGHES, Thomas, Market place (retailers of beer)
HUGHES, Thomas, HARP, Market place (taverns & public houses)
HUGHES, William, Borthyn (wheelwrights)
HUMPHREYS, Thomas, Clwyd st (tailors)

JENKINS, John, Mwrog st (tanners)
JENKINS, John, Plas y ward (millers)
JONES, Ann (see Carriers to Chester in description above)
JONES, Charles, Well st (boot & shoe makers)
JONES, Charles Goodman, Well st (boot & shoe makers)
JONES, David (and toy dealer), Clwyd st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
JONES, David, Clwyd st (watch & clock makers)
JONES, David, Mwrog st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
JONES, David, LABOUR IN VAIN, Mwrog st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Edward, Borthyn (blacksmiths)
JONES, Edward, Brynhyfryd (attorneys)
JONES, Edward, Clwyd st (tailors)
JONES, Edward, Market place (boot & shoe makers)
JONES, Edward (aged 104), Mwrog st (coopers)
JONES, Edward, Upper Clwyd st (tailors)
JONES, Edward, Well st (flax dressers)
JONES, Edward, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
JONES, Edward, GOLDEN HART, Well st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Edward, Well st (maltsters)
JONES, Elizabeth, Clwyd st (academies & schools)
JONES, Ellis, SHIP, Well st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Mr. Hugh Lloyd, Ty mawr (nobility, gentry and clergy)
JONES, Isaac, Mwrog st (boot & shoe makers)
JONES, Rev. James, M.A., second master Grammar School (academies & schools)
JONES, John, Clwyd st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
JONES, John, governor COUNTY GAOL, Clwyd street (miscellaneous)
JONES, Jno. (& tea dealer) Market place (confectioners)
JONES, John, Market place (bakers & flour dealers)
JONES, John (see Carriers to Denbigh in description above)
JONES, John, Well st (butchers)
JONES, John, Well st (maltsters)
JONES, John, ANTELOPE, Well st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, John, QUEEN'S HEAD, Well st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Mrs Mary, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
JONES, Mary, Clwyd st (retailers of beer)
JONES, Mary, HAND, Well st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Mary, TALBOT, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Mary, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
JONES, Mary, Well st (maltsters)
JONES, Mary, Well st (retailers of beer)
JONES, Mary Ann, matron UNION WORKHOUSE, Rhos st (miscellaneous)
JONES, Phillip, Llanrhydd st (gardeners & seedsmen)
JONES, Rev. Jas., M.A. Manor House (nobility, gentry and clergy)
JONES, Rev. John, Llanganhafal (nobility, gentry and clergy)
JONES, Richard, master UNION WORKHOUSE, Rhos st (miscellaneous)
JONES, Richard, Mwrog st (blacksmiths)
JONES, Robert, sheriff's officer, Borthyn (miscellaneous)
JONES, Robert, Clwyd st (butchers)
JONES, Robert (& circulating library) Upper Clwyd st (booksellers & stationers)
JONES, Robt., ATLAS, Upper Clwyd st, (fire, &c. office agents)
JONES, Roger, Market place (grocers and dealers in sundries)
JONES, Roger, Market place (ironmongers)
JONES, Saml. MANCHESTER, Clwyd st (fire, &c. office agents)
JONES, Samuel, Clwyd st (booksellers & stationers)
JONES, Samuel, organist, Clwyd st (miscellaneous)
JONES, Samuel (Post Master Post Office, Clwyd-street)
JONES, Sarah, KING'S HEAD, Upper Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Thomas, ANCHOR, Well st (taverns & public houses)
JONES, Thomas, Castle st (surgeons)
JONES, Thomas, slater, Prior st (miscellaneous)
JONES, Thomas, Rhos st (boot & shoe makers)
JONES, Thos., Waterloo Cottage (painters)
JONES, Townley Rigby, Upper Clwyd st (painters)
JONES, Townley Rigby, Upper Clwyd st (temperance houses)
JONES, William, Market place (chymists & druggists)
JONES, William, Mwrog st (gardeners & seedsmen)
JONES, Mr. William, Record st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
JONES, William, Esq., Record st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
JONES, William, Well st (joiners)
JOYCE, James, Clwyd st (watch & clock makers)
JOYCE, James, BLACK LION, Market st (taverns & public houses)
JOYCE, John, Well st (watch & clock makers)
JOYCE, John, sub-distributer of stamps, Well street (miscellaneous)
JOYCE, Robert, Well st (watch & clock makers)

KEWLEY, Mrs. –, Eyarthueha (nobility, gentry and clergy)

LANGFORD, Thomas, Well st (butchers)
LEWIS, Ebenezer, Market place (butchers)
LEWIS, Evan, Market place (braziers and tinmen)
LEWIS, Evan, Market place (ironmongers)
LEWIS, Hugh, EAGLES, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
LEWIS, William, Prior st (butchers)
LLOYD, Ellis, Clwyd st (saddlers)
LLOYD, Ellis, jun., Market place (saddlers)
LLOYD, Grace, BULL, Market pl (taverns & public houses)
LLOYD, Hannah, mistress National, Borthyn (academies & schools)
LLOYD, Isaac, Well st (boot & shoe makers)
LLOYD, John, Clwyd st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
LLOYD, John, Mwrog st (butchers)
LLOYD, Margaret, BULL, Market pl (taverns & public houses)
LLOYD, Martha, straw hat maker, Well st (miscellaneous)
LLOYD, Martha, Well st (milliners & dress makrs)
LLOYD, Mrs. –, Well st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
LLOYD, Robert, Well st (auctioneers)
LLOYD, Robert, Well st (chymists & druggists)
LLOYD, William, master, National, Borthyn (academies & schools)
LONGFORD, Thomas, WHITE SWAN, Well st (taverns & public houses)

MADDOCK, George, Well st (hair dressers)
MADDOCK, Robert, Clwyd st (hair dressers)
MADOCKS, &, Clwyd st (milliners & dress makrs)
MADOCKS, Jno., NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK, Market st, manager (banks)
MADOCKS, Nathan (and accountant), Record st (surveyor)
MADOCKS, Nathan, SAVINGS BANK, Record st, actuary (banks)
MATTHEWS, Miss –, Well st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
MAYSMORE, William, Rhyd y cilgwin (millers)
MORRIS, John, Clwyd st (tailors)
MORRIS, John, UNICORN, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
MORRIS, John, Well st (wine & spirit vaults)
MORRIS, William, Mwrog st (butchers)

NEWCOME, Rev. Archdeacon, M.A., Cloisters (nobility, gentry and clergy)
NICHOLLS, Robert, Well st (surgeons)

OGDEN, Westby, Mwrog st (plumbers and glaziers)
ORMROD, Jon., Esq. Brynffynon (nobility, gentry and clergy)
OVERTON, Catherine, stationer & tea dealer, Market place (miscellaneous)
OVERTON, John, Market place (auctioneers)
OWEN, Evan, Clwyd st (auctioneers)
OWEN, Rev. Francis, Efenechtyd (nobility, gentry and clergy)
OWENS, John, Market place (plumbers and glaziers)
OWENS, Moses, Clwyd st (tailors)

PARRY, Ann, BOAR'S HEAD, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
PARRY, David, Upper Clwyd st (curriers)
PARRY, David, PRINCE OF WALES, Upper Clwyd street (taverns & public houses)
PARRY, Henry, Well st (linen & woollen drapers)
PARRY, John, Clwyd st (watch & clock makers)
PARRY, John, Mwrog st (butchers)
PARRY, Robert, Rhos st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
PARRY, Thomas, Clwyd st (saddlers)
PEERS, Joseph, Castle st (attorneys)
PEERS, Mrs. –, Well st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
PIERCE &, Market st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
PIERCE &, Market st (linen & woollen drapers)
PIERCE, John, WHITE HORSE, Market place (inns)
PIERCE, Thomas, tallow chandler, Castle st (miscellaneous)
PRICE, John, BOOT, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
PRICE, John, Well st (retailers of beer)
PRICE, Rowland, CROWN, Well st (taverns & public houses)
PRICE, Samuel, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
PRICE, Simon, Clwyd st (joiners)

RICHARDS, Thomas, Llanrhydd (joiners)
ROBERTS &, Market st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
ROBERTS &, Market st (linen & woollen drapers)
ROBERTS, Catherine & Mary, Mwrog st (milliners & dress makrs)
ROBERTS, Edward, Mwrog st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
ROBERTS, Edward, Well st (bakers & flour dealers)
ROBERTS, Edward, Well st (confectioners)
ROBERTS, Edward, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
ROBERTS, Gabriel, Esq. Cefncoch (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, Hugh, Mwrog st (maltsters)
ROBERTS, John, Clwyd st (tailors)
ROBERTS, John, Mwrog st (nail makers)
ROBERTS, John, Mwrog st (tanners)
ROBERTS, John, Well st (attorneys)
ROBERTS, John, Well st (curriers)
ROBERTS, John, Well st (temperance houses)
ROBERTS, Mary, Well st (flour dealers)
ROBERTS, Miss Margaret, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, Miss Mary, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, Mrs. Mary, Mwrog st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, R. Price, Clwyd st (surgeons)
ROBERTS, Rev. Edward, Mwrog st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, Rev. Ellis, Llanynys (nobility, gentry and clergy)
ROBERTS, Robert, Mwrog st (butchers)
ROBERTS, Robert, Mwrog st (flour dealers)
ROBERTS, Thomas, Clwyd st (maltsters)
ROBERTS, Thomas, RED LION, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
ROBERTS, Thomas, Upper Clwyd st (temperance houses)
ROWLAND, David, Market place (bakers & flour dealers)
ROWLAND, John, Ruthin Mill (millers)

SCANLON, James, Upper Clwyd st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
SIMON, Isaac, printer, Market st (miscellaneous)
SIMON, Thomas, Market place (braziers and tinmen)
SIMON, Thomas, Mwrog st (hatters)
SMART, John, Well st (maltsters)
SMART, John, WYNNSTAY ARMS, Well st (inns)
SPACKMAN, James, eating house, Clwyd st (miscellaneous)
SUMMERS &, Clwyd st (milliners & dress makrs)

THELWALL, Rev. Edward, Llanbedr (nobility, gentry and clergy)
THOMAS, Richard, Clwyd st (hair dressers)
TREHEARN, William, Market place (bakers & flour dealers)
TREHEARN, William, Market place (confectioners)
TURNER, Edward, Borthyn (nail makers)
TURNOR, Thomas, Esq. Pool Park (nobility, gentry and clergy)

VAUGHAN, John, Llanrhydd st (wheelwrights)
VAUGHAN, Peter, bookbinder, Upper Clwyd st (miscellaneous)
VAUGHAN, Peter, SIR WATKIN, Upper Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)

WALKER, Mrs. Mary, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WARING, Mr. John, Clwyd st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WELCH, John, agent and builder, Berth (miscellaneous)
WEST, Frederick Richard, Esq. Ruthin Castle (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WEST, the Honourable Frederick, Ruthin Castle (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WILLIAM, Thomas, TURF, Mwrog st (taverns & public houses)
WILLIAMS, Catherine, FEATHERS, Well st (taverns & public houses)
WILLIAMS, Edw., dealer in game, Llanfair st (miscellaneous)
WILLIAMS, Edward, Clwyd st (joiners)
WILLIAMS, Edward, Clwyd st (turners)
WILLIAMS, Edward, Market place (blacksmiths)
WILLIAMS, Edward, Mwrog st (joiners)
WILLIAMS, Edward, Rhos st (wheelwrights)
WILLIAMS, Edward, Well st (flax dressers)
WILLIAMS, Hugh, Market place (linen & woollen drapers)
WILLIAMS, Jane, Mill st (milliners & dress makrs)
WILLIAMS, John, Clwyd st (maltsters)
WILLIAMS, John, STAR, Clwyd st (taverns & public houses)
WILLIAMS, John, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
WILLIAMS, Margaret, WHITE LION, Market Place (inns)
WILLIAMS, Mary, Rhos st (temperance houses)
WILLIAMS, Mrs. Frances, Castle st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WILLIAMS, Rev. William, Borthyn (academies & schools)
WILLIAMS, Rev. William, Mwrog st (nobility, gentry and clergy)
WILLIAMS, Richard, Well st (grocers and dealers in sundries)
WILLIAMS, Robert, SPREAD EAGLES, Upper Clwyd street (taverns & public houses)
WILLIAMS, Thomas, Mwrog st (butchers)
WILLIAMS, Thomas, Mwrog st (retailers of beer)
WILLIAMS, William, Castle st (wine & spirit vaults)
WILLIAMS, William, Fellinscyboriae (blacksmiths)
WILLIAMS, William, Mwrog st (butchers)
WILLIAMS, William, Rhos st (joiners)
WILLIAMS, William, Well st (tailors)
WYNN, Miss Ann, Record st (nobility, gentry and clergy)

Other listings available from Pigot's directories:

Mold 1835
Ruabon 1835
Ruthin 1835
Wrexham 1835


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