Pembrokeshire - Other source material



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Genuki.  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 PEM

Welsh Journals Online is a website of the National Library of Wales.  A list of the publications covered is available here.  At the time of writing (December 2010) items specific to Pembrokeshire are:
  • Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society
  • The Pembrokeshire Historian
Pembrokeshire Mining Industry in 1896 - A List by County of Coal & Metalliferous Mines
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
Barry Johnson's Milford Trawlers website has a database of many vessels registered in Milford. Local newspaper transcriptions referring not only to fishermen and trawler owners or managers, but also to dock workers, policemen, magistrates, solicitors, vicars, doctors and relations of crew members.
It may also of use to local historians, who can now search by place and
street names, occupations and specific dates.
Land Tax Returns for 1786 for parishes of Talbenny, Steynton, St. Ishmael's and Herbrandston

Rosemary May

Private databases by Owen Vaughan that he is prepared to do lookups on

  • Account Books for Pembroke Borough, 1770 - 1789, 1811 - 1820 and 1824 -1835. subjects include Pembroke Gaol, public punishment stocks, named apprentices and parish relief, lease of borough land and property, payment to named trades people of Monkton and Pembroke.
  • Burgesses of Pembroke borough1678 to 2006.  Approx 12,000 names, both UK and overseas.
  • Burgesses and Freemen of  Pembroke borough 1711 - 2006. 4,850 names, occupations and residence.
  • Crunwere All Censuses 1841 - 1901 for the village.
  • Innkeepers. Index of known Hostlers, Hotel Keepers Publicans Innkeepers & Tavernkeepers in Pembrokeshire in 1841
  • Minutes of Pembroke Borough 1678 - 1813 Many extracts of named persons such as Sergeants at Arms, contributors to the King's ships, those bound over to keep the peace, constables of wards etc.
  • Military Headstones Index of Military related headstones from Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire borders. Approx 1,100 photographed headstones and research covering period 1745 - 2006
  • Moncton (Monkton) land tax returns 1790 - 1831.
  • Wills 1600 - 1858. Indexes of all, beneficiaries, Executors, Witnesses, and place names mentioned in relation to Testators resident in the following parishes:
    Amroth, Crunwere (Online index), Kyffig, Lamphey, Ludchurch, Manorbier, Marros,  Rhoscrowther, St Issells
    People and places mentioned cover West to North and South Wales to Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and do NOT relate only to the parish shown above. Total entries for all parish currently indexed approximate 8,500 names mainly covering the Counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, & Glamorgan.
  • Wills for Pembroke Town 1600 - 1700 (as of April 2008) this also covers wills that are listed as Pembroke or  Pembrokeshire without any Parish so can be from anywhere. Places, relationships, executors, witnesses and property.
Owen Vaughan
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). .
Whitchurch area. 1840 Tythe map which includes Solva. It has a schedule with landowners, occupiers, name and description of premises - very limited, state of cultivation, quantities in statute measures and amount of rent/charge. Some of it is difficult to read. Some of the entries are things like - house and garden - or little meadow, pasture However, a few of the 'homesteads' are named, it also shows who were the landowners of the time. Jenny Anderton
Pembrokeshire Police Roll ; from its foundation in 1857 to its amalgamation in 1968. A comprehensive listing giving periods of service and promotions. I require as much information as possible to carry out a lookup please. Anthony James
Penally parish. A Murder of Crows by Margaret Davies 2001. It covers 500 years of Penally history. Margaret is prepared to do lookups on her extensive database;
  • Electoral lists 1886,1892, 1923, 1932, 1938, 1945, and 1997.
  • Census 1841, 1851, and 1881
  • Hearth Tax 1670
  • Court Rolls 1601, 1609, 1618, 1692 and 1726
  • Land Tax 1786, 1791 and 1842
  • Apprentices from Dyfed in 17th and 18th century
  • Monumental Inscriptions for St Nicholas Church
  • School Records from 1865 to 1991
  • Owners of property and biographical notes over the last 400 yrs.

Here is an index of names appearing in the book

Please do NOT send Margaret queries outside the scope of this book which will be ignored.

Margaret Davies

David Jenkins has a large collection of photographs of people, events, places relating to the Eglwyswrw area along with some parish histories. David is willing to help other researchers with a direct descendant in exchange for a simple family tree to add to his database of Eglwyswrw families.

David A. Jenkins
The Pembrokeshire Slate Quarrymen by Dafydd Roberts, in  Llafur [Journal of Welsh Labour History] Vol 5/1, 1988.  See Not everyone knows this. Several personal names mentioned .
Coroner's Inquests in the coal mining area of Eastern Pembrokeshire. Extract by Jon Mein. Genuki
Reported deaths from coal mining accidents in Eastern Pembrokeshire. Compiled by Jon Mein. Genuki
*St Davids Diocese Testators Wills Index Database 1564-1858 Carmarthenshire          FHS
*South & West Wales Marriage Bonds & Fiats Index & Abstracts Database 1612-1800 Carmarthenshire          FHS
*GRO Marriage Database 1837 September and December quarters Volume 26 whole of South Wales Carmarthenshire          FHS
Musters of Pembrokeshire Militia 1781-2 . By Liz Hore and Stuart Tamblin Withdrawn
Cofnodion Canrif, a diary of life at Penwaun Primary School, Tanglwst, in the parish of Cilrhedyn which includes references to all previous Headmasters and teachers, past pupils from 1874 onwards. The school closed in 1980. Sian Bowi
Llanfyrnach Parish Lore by ET Lewis of  Mynachlog-ddu printed by CI Thomas of Haverfordwest. A comprehensive parish history of 143 pages with photos ,  contains all sorts of snippets relating to the churches, schools, industry, tradespeople, place-names, incomes, prices, etc. and 18 pages of brief biographical notes on selected individuals, mostly from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including 19 Davieses. There is a list of 18th century tradespeople and there are a lot of passing references to people taken from vestry books, monuments, etc.

An online index to names and places in this book has been compiled by  Peter Jones      Index

 Pat Powell
The Return of Owners of Land 1873  Pembroke Sue Martin

*Pembrokeshire Hearths in 1670

Brigstocke's Directory for Haverfordwest - 1904 Ray Morris
War Memorials.

Details of Pembrokeshire war memorials are being collated on his web site by Steve John.

The national Roll-of-Honour site also has a page for Pembrokeshire.


Roll of Honour

Timeline of genealogically interesting dates on Gareth's Help Page


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*This source material was published by the Dyfed Family History Society , its web-site has full details of membership and other research services / publications available for purchase.

 Carmarthenshire FHS offers various lookup entries  marked * which are available from them as follows;
"All these indexes are available for free lookups as are all our books and microfiche, from Carmarthenshire FHS, for a request subscribe to [email protected]">[email protected] (The only charge made by Carmarthenshire FHS is if anyone wants to purchase an Index or requires any external research)"

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