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A Pembrokeshire countryman  looks back, by W R Morgan, 1988

Robert Alun Chick

Llwyngwair.  (in Nevern) by Dillwyn Miles, published by Gwasg Dinefr Press 2002 . About Llwyngwair and the Bowen family who lived there for five hundred years when Sir George Bowen died in 1940. Elaine Barsosky
Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor.

By Lucy E Lloyd Theakston & John Davies. Oxford: Fox, Jones & Co (1913).

Counties - Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Family names - Lloyd, Philipps, Allen

Estates/properties - Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach  Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor, Llanfair Clydogau, Maes y Felin, Highmead, Pantstreimon.

Peter G Williams
Mynachlog-ddu a Historical Survey of the Past Thousand Years, by E.T.Lewis, printed by E.L.Jones, Cardigan 1969.  See a brief description on     Gareth's Help Page Withdrawn
The Story of the Milford Haven Waterway - The Good Times and The Bad Times by Sybil Edwards, published 2001. Rosemary May
Old Pembrokeshire Families, by Henry Owen  and published in 1902.

The names included are : Barri of Manorbier, Carew of Carew Castle, The Lords of Stackpole, The Wogans, Malefant of Upton, The Perrots, De La Roche, De Brian, Shirburn of Angle, De Vale, Laugharne of St. Brides, Owen of Orielton, Baret, Vaughan and Wiseman.
Rosemary May
Pembroke People, by Richard Rose.Otterquill Books, London, 1/2001.(ISBN 0-9535542-0-1) .A detailed account of every person who lived and worked in Pembroke and Pembroke Dock between 1800 and 1830.
A great deal is by occupation from Accountants to Wine and Spirit Merchants...Part I. gives detailed accounts of the persons and their families. There's a huge section on the Dockyard 1820 List with occupations such as messenger, joiner, etc. For instance, Gentry is an occupation as is Farmer. Part II is Anonymous to Young...these are the names of persons whose trades or occupations are not known or whose names are so common as to make a positive attribution unsafe...maiden names of women...names of children whose parents can't be identified...witnesses to weddings and misc. other persons. Both parts are in alphabetical order. The four appendix also have some wonderful statistical information.

I am happy to do lookups from the book but I can't go looking for a Davies, for example, in all the occupations...people will have to be much more specific in the lookup request.

For more information concerning the book please check

Elaine Barsosky
The Misercords of St Davids Cathedral. Nona Rees. Huw Daniel
St David's Bishops Palace. CADW. Huw Daniel
Every Single One, Visiting the Churches of Pembroke. By Peter Ball Huw Daniel
A Vision of Greatness - The History of Milford 1790-1990 by K D McKay Rosemary May
From Roch to Ramsey the St. Davids Peninsula by Paul Raggett - Social history in words and many pictures, mostly named people.Published 1999 Lyn
A History of Solva by Trevor Broom - Archaeology, Church and chapel, Schools, all sorts of social info, people named, jobs, farms, movements of people etc. Published 1995 Lyn
Forgotten Mines by Peter B.S. Davies - Copper and lead mines in area 1800's. Published 1995 Lyn
Twr-y-Felin history and guide to St. Davids by Henry Evans - Guide book + map.Published 1923 Lyn
St. Davids and Dewisland a social history by David W. James - info from  cromlechs to list of St. Davids residents in 1906.Published 1981 Lyn
In the footsteps of our fathers - Peter B.S. Davies - Stories of life,  people, times, changes in 19th century St. Davids and surrounds - lots of "people" named, farms. Published 1994 Lyn
Deadly Perils by Peter B.S. Davies - Coastal shipping, cargoes, shipwrecks  around the coast and islands of Pembs.Published 1999 Lyn
Shipwrecks around St. Davids by Tom Bennett - Shipwrecks from1668 - 1981 contains names, cargo, rescue info, wreckers info, lifeboats and men from 1869.Published 1994 Lyn
Solva - An interesting introduction to village life including life in  the 1930's, notable characters of the past, village photographs, Queen Elizabeth's visit 1995 and notes on St. David's airfield - Paul Raggett 1990, 5th edition 2000

Notes for a History of Solva .Part One the 19th Century and Part Two Chapels and Churches in the Parish of Whitchurch - Trevor Broom

Solva, Half a Century of Change - E J Davies. Gives fascinating details of village life, shipping, shops, pubs, schools, etc. between 1800's and 1970. Photographs. No lookups but book can be purchased from Stuart James

Dewisland Kilns - Peter B S Davies

North of the Hills - by E.T.Lewis - a history of the parishes of Eglwyswen, Eglwyswrw, Llanfair Nantgwyn, Meline and Nevern Sian Bowi
Images of West Wales . Produced by the Carmarthen Journal. 1999

An online index by Ruth Broad is available on   INDEX

Ruth Broad
The History of Haverfordwest and some old Pembrokeshire parishes. Originally written by the late John Brown and added to by J.W.Phillips & Fred J.Warren .  Published by subscription 1914

An online index by Pat Powell is available on       INDEX

Pat Powell
The Description of Pembrokeshire by George Owen of Henllys Wendy Angove
Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire And Their Families by Major Francis Jones 1996

Historic Pembrokeshire Homes and Their Families Extended Edition by Francis Jones. Caroline Charles Jones (ed). Published by Brawdy Books 2001.

Elaine Barsosky
Treasury Of Historic Pembrokeshire   by Francis Jones .   Not indexed Elaine Barsosky
The Story of Milford  by Prof J F Rees  1954 David Webb
Milford Haven: waterway & town, compiled by Ken McKay & George Springer; Images of Wales series, Tempus, 1999.

There is an index by Mary Bryceland on    INDEX 

Mary Bryceland
A Book on Nevern by Dillwyn Miles    1998  Gomer Press

A history of the region with  photographs , and some  personal names of "notables".

Bettye Kirkwood
Newport in Pembrokeshire. Official Guide. by Dillwyn Miles Bettye Kirkwood
The Ancient Borough of Newport in Pembrokeshire by Dillwyn Miles Bettye Kirkwood
The Lords of Cemais  by Dillwyn Miles Bettye Kirkwood
Pembrokeshire Past and Present by Brian John...published by Greencroft Books 1995...Indexed. Elaine Barsosky
A History of Haverfordwest  edited by Dillwyn Miles, published by Gomer 1999....Indexed. Elaine Barsosky
Some books have overlapping interests, see also All Wales and  the other counties       All Wales

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