For more material and links to relevant websites, see the
Genuki county & parish pages
Not everyone knows this. For a collection of historical snippets re CGN
|Cardiganshire Mining Industry in 1896 - A
List by County of Coal & Metalliferous Mines. (No Cardiganshire
coal mines are present)
By the Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd., Britain's Active Mining History Society
From the Tables compiled by Joseph T. Robson, H.M.Inspector for the South Wales District in his Report for 1896
Welsh Mariners by Dr Reg Davies---includes a searchable database of over 17,000 Welsh born (or Wales resident) Master mariners, mates and engineers who held certificates of competency or service; in practice it is an index of men active from 1850 to 1945 in the merchant navy.
by Bryan Richards --- period 1891-1894, a database of
ratings such as un-certificated officers, bosun, able
seaman, ordinary seaman, boy, cook, steward, etc in Glamorgan
Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, or from around the
|Aberystwyth history and timeline, also a guide to the modern town||.|
|Farms and Estates ; owners and occupiers from census and other records. These details have been submitted by members of Dyfed FHS and can be viewed on their site.||.|
|Dyfed. This section of the Dyfed FHS site lists the parishes, churches, and chapels, within the three counties of Dyfed. It contains all those currently identified, by the National Library of Wales, where the location of registers is known. Each entry gives the OS National Grid Reference and name of the church or chapel, if known, (religious denomination), parish, county code and (page name).||.|
from "The History of Cardiganshire" by S R
Meyrick, 1810, specifically the reprint of the 1907 imprint
published by Stephen Collard in July 2000 .
township in Llanbadarn fawr parish
An index of about 160 property names, districts, hamlets and villages noted in the 1841-1871 censuses for this township in the article by E Alwyn Benjamin called Melindwr, Cardiganshire...The Censuses of 1841-71 , Ceredigion, Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983).
|Available within their Research Service
Family History Society
A site based on historical snippets relating to the county and parishes which have been gleaned from various sources.
Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of
Apart from their online Archive Catalogue there is the ;
Chapels database; The computerised database will eventually list all known nonconformist chapels in Wales. This initial list covers the pre-1974 county of Cardiganshire; further counties will be added as and when the database for these areas is completed. The record lists basic information about each chapel together with key dates.
|Llanarth parish. Steve Thomas is currently involved in gathering information about old houses/homesteads in the Mydroilyn Ward (Llanarth Parish)and has already listed over 100 which no longer exist, along with their location and in most cases the people who lived in them. The details have been taken from census returns, local essays and chapel records. Steve is not sure if the project will ever be "finished", but would be pleased to help individuals researching the Ward.||Steve Thomas|
|Estates of Sir John Lewes and James Lewes
settled in 1650
Based on "The Lewes Family of Abernantbychan " by Daniel Huws; in Ceredigion, the journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol V1/2 1969
The estates concerned are Abernantbychan, Aber-Mad and Coedmor, the parishes named are Penbryn; Llangrannog; Troedroyr/Tredroyr; Llangunllo; Llandevriogg ; Llanbadarne ; Llanychayarne ; Llanilar ; Llanbadarne Vawre; Rhosdie ; Bettus Ifan ; Aberporth & Kidplwy Tremaine ; Blaenporth ; Llangoidmore ; Llechryd ; Cardigan ; Tremain.
Compiled by Gareth Hicks, the index of data in two deeds has been produced in table format showing properties, parishes, occupants and annual value. The original spelling has been maintained.
|Llanddewi Brefi, area of Gorwydd . A list of 269 entries extracted from 1910 Land Valuation schedules; lists Name of Occupier, Owned or rented, type of property (house, land etc) and name of property.||Withdrawn|
|The Welsh Community of Waukesha County (Wisconsin).1926, by Daniel Jenkins Williams This book mentions over 600 individuals who came from the Teifi Valley to Wales/Genesee (Towns), Waukesha County, Eastern Wisconsin, USA in the 1840--1850's period. The abstract lists individuals by family, local nickname, marital relationships, children, shire and farm/parish (if available) in Wales, and some birth and death dates as well as Wisconsin moves.||David (2) Jones|
|*GRO Marriage Database 1837 September and December quarters Volume 26 whole of South Wales||Carmarthenshire FHS|
|*South & West Wales Marriage Bonds & Fiats Index & Abstracts Database 1612-1800||Carmarthenshire FHS|
|*St Davids Diocese Testators Wills Index Database 1564-1858||Carmarthenshire FHS|
|Index of Wills and Administrations proved at CARMARTHEN
for persons from Cardigan Town,Mwnt,Verwig,Tremain,
Llangoedmore and Llandygwydd 1858-1900.
A list of over 300 with: No./year./names./parish./Will or Admin.
|Lynn John has a list of the Tithe Apportionments for Verwig, Mwnt and Tremain parishes for the year 1838.These include : a) Name of farm. b) Owner c) Occupier.||Lynn John|
A Portrait of a Village in Llanbadarn Trefeglwys parish, by
Another great site, here is a summary of its varied section headings;
The Story of Pennant; Monachty Mansion; Dinierth Castle; The Church; The Chapel;
The Inn; The Mill; The School; The Census Returns; The Vestry Book 1821 - 1899; 1821 baptisms;
Notable People; Village Slide Show; The Ohio Connection;
The neighbouring village of Aberarth, and the de Clare family .
|Llangynfelyn - The
history of a community by Stephen Benham and Nigel Callaghan.
A superb bi-lingual website, with lots of
transcriptions of original records including;
Nigel also has an original copy of the three sheets of the 1st Series 1inch OS map for Cardiganshire. The part covering Llangynfelyn has been added to the Llangynfelyn website, but he will be happy to scan and e-mail (reasonably-sized) extracts of other parts of the county to people who are interested.
|Nigel A Callaghan|
|Llanbadarn Trefeglwys tithe returns||See Census Returns|
1. ' Who's Where at Llandysul 1758-1789'- A list of about 60 individuals names and their abodes included in an article published in 'Ceredigion' Vol 1 No. 2 1951 entitled 'Llandysul Church: Minute Book of the Vestry and Parish Meetings'. There is also a list of wardens and overseers for the same period.
2. A copy of Land Tax Assessments
- 1795. [Lists 62 properties, landlordsand occupiers.]
- 1810.[Lists 59 properties, landlords and occupiers.]
- 1831.[Lists 55 properties, landlords and occupiers.]
3. Tithe Map Schedule c.1830 - Lists 58 properties, landowners and occupiers
4. Bidding Book of Ann DAVIES (formerly REES) 1825 - Over 200 entries
5. A Village Worthy Evan Isaac Thomas of Llandysul, His days (1823-1908) and Diary(1876-1885)' By H.R.Evans. Published in 'CEREDIGION' (Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society) Vol. 4 No. 2 (1951). An index of names/properties is online at Index
|The Return of Owners of Land 1873 Cardiganshire||Sue Martin|
|Llanwenog parish, Ron has a growing database
comprising the following material;
Please contact Dai Bevan if you are willing to add your name to this list.
The Cardiganshire Family History Society also has some indexes for sale and provides a research service, see its website for details
Carmarthenshire FHS offers various lookup
entries marked * which are available from them
"All these indexes are available for free lookups as are all our books and microfiche, from Carmarthenshire FHS, for a request subscribe to Carmarthenshire-L-Request@rootsweb.com">Carmarthenshire-L-Request@rootsweb.com (The only charge made by Carmarthenshire FHS is if anyone wants to purchase an Index or requires any external research)"