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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to ' Aberystwith with Llanbadarn fawr and neighbourhoods'  was extracted  by Gareth Hicks with the kind permission of the publishers from the CD of the same title as the main heading. (Archive CD Books)

This is a selective extraction of facts that might interest genealogists and all personal and property names mentioned. Any general data such as referred to in Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary1833 extract, see Description of the parish of Aberystwyth or Description of the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr  , is not repeated here.

Aberystwith with Llanbadarn fawr and neighbourhoods

The parish of Llanbadarn-fawr contained, in 1831, 9,824 inhabitants; and the borough and chapelry of Aberystwith 4,128 of that number; at the last census, 1841, the population of the parish was 11,239; and that of Aberystwith, 4,916.

Post Office, New-street, Aberystwith, Anne Cox, Post Mistress. --- Letters from London, the North of England, Scotland, Ireland, and North Wales arrive every afternoon at twenty-five minutes before five, and are despatched every morning at eight. --- Letters from Cheltenham and the West arrive every afternoon at half-past five, and are despatched every morning at half-past six.
Letters from Cardigan, Carmarthen, Swansea, and the greater part of South Wales arrive every afternoon at four, and are despatched every morning at half-past eight.
*The bags are made up for Cheltenham, &c mail at ten at night, but letters can be dropped into the box during the entire night for the other mails.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy(73)

Academies and Schools(12)

(Not otherwise described are Day Schools)




Bakers & Flour Dealers(17)




Block and Pump Makers(2)


Booksellers, Stationers & Printers(5)

Boot & Shoe Makers(27)

Braziers & Tin-Plate Workers(3)


Cabinet Makers & Upholsterers(7)

China, Glass, &c. Dealers(5)

Chymists and Druggists(4)

Coach Builders(3)

Coal Dealers(6)

Coal Merchants(2)



Corn & Flour Merchants(3)

Curriers & Leather Sellers(3)


Fire &c Office Agents(5)


Grocers & Tea Dealers(14)

(See also Shopkeepers &c)

Hat Makers(4)

Horses, &c --- Owners of---For Hire(10)

Inns & Posting Houses(3)

Iron Merchants(1)



Marked thus * are also Builders

Lapidaries & Working Jewellers(5)

Lead Mine Proprietors  See Mine Proprietors

Libraries --- Circulating(3)

Lime Burners(3)

Linen & Woollen Drapers(19)

Lodging-House Keepers(c 80)



Milliners & Dress Makrs(12)

Mine Proprietors---Lead(10)

Painters, Plumbers & Glaziers(8)

Perfumers & Hair Dressers(6)

Plasterers, &c(4)

Porter Merchants(3)

Rope and Twine Maker(1)

Saddlers and Harness Makers(6)

Ship Builders(2)

ShopKeepers & Dealers in Groceries & Sundries(25)


Slate Merchants(3)

Stone Masons(14)

Straw Hat Makers(10)


Surveyors --- Land(3)


Tallow Chandlers(3)


Taverns and Public Houses(12)

Retailers of Beer(28)

Timber Merchants(3)

Toy Dealers(3)

Turners in Wood(4)

Watch & Clock Makers(5)


Wine & Spirit merchants(3)

Woollen Manufacturers(3)


Customs House, Custom House St(5)

Harbour Office, Drefechan(3)

Registrars of Births, Marriages & Deaths(3)



Conveyance by Water(7)

Coasters to all parts of England, Ireland and Scotland

(Total names c 700)

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