Freeman, Michael. The History of Museums in Ceredigion. (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol XIII/3 1999.
"The first plans for a public museum in Aberystwyth were discussed in 1871 - exactly 100 years before the first meetings took place to form the present Ceredigion Museum...........this paper describes the history of museums in Ceredigion during those first 100 years........."
Vincentelli, Moira. The U C W Arts and Crafts Museum. Ceredigion, Vol IX/1 1980. Welsh Journals Online
"The period between 1918 and 1936 saw the formation of an important craft collection in Aberystwyth, founded by the Davies sisters of Llandinam "(Margaret and Gwendoline, grand daughters of David Davies of Llandinam).
Anon. Bibliography of the printed literature relating to the parishes of Cardiganshire. Card. Antq. Soc Trans, Vol III Welsh Journals Online
Jones, Glyn Lewis (ed.) A Bibliography of Cardiganshire 1600-1968 (2 vols.) Ceredigion Library (1967, 1970) [BM 2719.x.16218]
Williams, Moelwyn I. Cardiganshire in Periodical Literature. Ceredigion, Vol IV/3 1962 Welsh Journals Online
"The following bibliographical list brings together under one general heading over three hundred articles and notes relating to the history of Cardiganshire and its people........."
Morgan, Gerald. A Welsh House and its Family : the Vaughans of Trawsgoed [Crosswood].1999.A study of the largest landowners in Cardiganshire, from the C14 to C20. The Trawsgoed estate extended over 22 Cardiganshire parishes.
Morgan, J J. Hanes bywyd Twom o'r Bryn, sef Thomas Williams, o'r Bryn, Sir Aberteifi. Cylch. Cymd. Hanes. Meth. Calf., Vol XVIII
Williams, Benjamin [Gwynionydd] . Enwogion Ceredigion. 1869.
Williams, J Gwyn. Sir John Vaughan of Trawscoed. NLW journal, Vol VIII
Gibson, J.S.W. and Medlycott, M.T. Local Census Listings 1522-1930 (2nd ed.), Birmingham, Fed. of Fam. Hist. Soc. (1994) 52 pp. [ISBN 1-872094-75-9]. Extracted are details of local censuses in Wales, listed by county
Wilson, Dave. Cardiganshire Census Statistics. Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 3/8 June 2004
Barker, T.W. Particulars Relating to Endowments etc of Livings .Diocese of St David's Vol3: Archdeaconry of Cardigan. 1907
Barrow, Julia. [Ed]. St Davids Episcopal Acta 1085-1280. South Wales Record Society, 1998. Contains the Latin text of all the charters known to have been issued by the bishops of St Davids down to the death of Richard de Carew in 1280, with English summaries and notes.
Beynon, Tom. Howell Harris's visits to Cardiganshire. Cylch Cym Hanes Meth Calf Cymru. Vol XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII. and his 'Last visits etc 1766, 1769, 1770' XXXII
Evans, D.E. Mudiad Rhydychen yng Ngogledd Sir Aberteifi. .[The Oxford movement in North Cardiganshire] Historical Society of the Church in Wales, Journal, 1954, Vol.4
Evans, George Eyre. Cardiganshire, a Survey of its Antiquities, Chapels, Churches .1903
Evans, J.T. The Church Plate of Cardiganshire. Stow-on-the-Wold, 1914
Gray, Madeleine. The diocese of St Davids in 1563. Journal of Welsh Religious History 5 (1997), p. 29-56
Green, Tyrrell Prof. Carved work in Cardiganshire churches Card. Antq. Soc. Trans., Vol I/3 Welsh Journals Online
Greenway, W. The Election of David Martin, Bishop of St David's, 1293-6. Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales Vol. X, No. 15 (1960)
'Hanes Capeli'r Enwad yn Sir Aberteifi' [History of the Chapels of the Denomination in Cardiganshire]. Yr Ymofynydd : Cylchgrawn Misol Cymdeithas Undodiad Deheudir Cymru [The Enquirer: The monthly magazine of the Unitarian Society of South Wales], 1928-33
Jenkins, Geraint H. The Established Church and Dissent in Eighteenth Century Cardiganshire. Cardiganshire County History, Vol III
Percival, D. Inventory of nonconformist chapels and Sunday Schools in Cardiganshire. Cardiganshire County History. Vol.3.
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The CGN section of these books (in Welsh) is being extracted - some with translations
Salter, Mike . The Old Parish Churches of South-West Wales. Malvern, 1994 .
Saunders, Erasmus. A view of the state of religion in the diocese of St.David's about the beginning of the 18th century : with some account of the causes of its decay,together with considerations of the reasonableness of augmenting the revenues of impropriate churches . Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1721
Sharpe, F. The church bells of Cardiganshire: their inscriptions and founders. Brackley, Smart and co, 1965.
The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese of St.Davids, 1397-1518 : from the original registers in the Diocesan Registry of Carmarthen. London : The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1917. 3 v ; 25cm. Series title Cymmrodorion Record series ; No.6
The Welsh Church Year Book 1929. Published by The Representative Body of The Church in Wales. Cardiff, 1928. pp 624 including over 130 pages of biographies of clergy. A Cd containing a scanned copy of the book was published by Archives CD Books in 2002. With the permission of the latter part of the statistical data for parishes in the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire has been extracted onto those GENUKI parish pages. The Explanatory notes state that;
Where parishes have been grouped or divided then the acreage is unreliable, some town figures are not given.
Population figures are according to the 1921 census returns.
Rawlins, B.J. The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke. P.O. Box 510652, Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0652, Celtic Heritage Research (1987). [Provides details of [ but no personal names] parish registers at the National Library of Wales and at the Carmarthenshire Record Office, and very extensive details of the various types of nonconformist records, mainly held at the PRO or at the chapel concerned.This book has been used as a source of data of nonconformist records on the Genuki parish pages.
Samuel, David. Schedule of Records and Printed Materials of the North Cardiganshire Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Wales [Calvinistic Methodist Archives Collection]. Chapel histories are included for the chapels of ;
Williams, C.J. and Watts-Williams, J. Cofrestri Plwyf Cymru: Parish Registers of Wales (National Index of Parish Registers, Vol. 13).Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, Second edition, 2000. This book has been used as a source of data of parish records and bishop's transcripts on the Genuki parish pages
Pre-1858 Welsh probate jurisdictions.South Wales & Monmouthshire : a genealogical research guide to probate courts having jurisdiction in the counties of Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Monmouth (England), Pembroke, and Radnor. Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. : Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Inc., 1970
'An old inhabitant'. Vanished and vanishing Cardiganshire; 1. Castle Lane, Aberystwyth. 2. Bont Cottage , Aberaeron. 3. Llanrhystud Church before restoration. 4. Nantcwnlle Church before restoration. 5. Llanfihangel-y-Creuddin in 1889. 6. Leaves from an old sketch book (relating to the Aeron valley). Card. Antq. Soc. Trans, Vol II Welsh Journals Online
Davies, Paul. A Company of Forts, A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales. Published by Gomer, site intro; "As in the rest of Wales, the western counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion abound with reminders of a turbulent medieval past, - magnificent castles which grace the landscape, their inherent menace only somewhat subdued by the passing years. Paul R. Davies provides us here with an introduction to the history which led to the building of the medieval castles, and then divides the fortresses into three types - motte and bailey sites, stone-built castles and fortified manor-houses. The text is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line-drawn reconstructions, which vividly show the range of castles, both large and small, in West Wales, from mighty Pembroke and Carreg Cennen to the fortified manor-houses of Green Castle and Eastington and the atmospheric mounds such as Pencader and Llangadog......."
*Ellis, T.I. Crwydro Ceredigion.1952. Gives a fairly detailed background as to the history and geography of this mainly rural county some fifty years ago.
Horsfall-Turner, E.R. Walks and Wanderings in County Cardigan, being a descriptive sketch of its Picturesque, Historic, Antiquarian, Romantic and Traditional Features. n.d. ca 1903. Appendices include : lists of wrecks off Cardiganshire coast -1743/1901; Cardiganshire militia; nonconformist chapels (with some ministers' names).
Jones, E D Some glimpses of Cardiganshire Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society vol 6/1 1943 Welsh Journals Online
Lewis, C.R. and S. Wheatley. The towns of Cardiganshire, 1800-1995. Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
Macalister, R A S The sculptured stones of Cardiganshire Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. V, 1927 Welsh Journals Online
Padfield, Roger and Barrie Burgess. The Teifi Valley Railway. Haverfordwest, 1974
Rees, T. A topographical and historical description of Cardiganshire; containing an account of its towns, castles, antiquities, churches, monuments, public edifices, picturesque scenery, the residences of the nobility &c accompanied with biographical notes of eminent and learned men to whom this county has given birth. London, 1810. Based mainly on the ancient seats of the county.
Sarn Helen-A Roman Road in Wales. Morris Marples. Welsh Outlook Press, 1939
William-Davies, John. Tom Mathias, Folk Life Photographer. Gomer site intro; "A selection of photographs from the Tom Mathias Collection and a resume of the photographer's life and work.A fascinating record of daily life in south Ceredigion and north Pembrokeshire at the end of the nineteenth century and during the early years of the twentieth century. "
Kelly's Directory of South Wales 1884 ,1910 , 1920.
Kelly's Directory of South Wales 1904
Pigot's Directory of South Wales 1835 . A classified directory of Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, Merchants, Bankers, Professional Gentlemen, Manufacturers and Traders - Not a listing of all residents or households.
Pigot's Directories of North Wales, South Wales and Monmouthshire 1822-3
Slater's Directory of South Wales and Monmouthshire 1850
Slaters Directory of North and South Wales 1858-1859
Worrall's Directory of South Wales : comprising the counties of Glamorgan Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, Brecknock and Radnor, with Newport, Monmouthshire. Oldham : John Worrall, 1875. ,436,174p. Includes 178p of advertisements.Includes index.
James, Evan L. Ceredigion Ancestors of Joe Tanner, Astronaut. Cardiganshire FHS journal, vol 3/9, Oct 2004
Knowles, Anne Kelly. Calvinists incorporated : Welsh immigrants on Ohio's industrial frontier Chicago : University of Chicago Press,1997. Includes a section on emigration and immigration history in 19th century Cardiganshire, and has bibliographical references to Cardiganshire individuals, and an index.
Morgan, Gerald & J Ann Davies. Americans in Cardiganshire in 1881. Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 4/1 Feb 2005
Owen, Bob. 'O Sir Aberteifi i Jackson a Gallia, Ohio. Llawlyfr Cymdeithas Ceredigion Llundain XI (1955/6)
Thomas, Peter. Strangers from a Secret Land.- the voyage of the brig "Albion" and the founding of the first Welsh Settlement in Canada.Gomer, 1st ed., 1986. 329pp. The story of the original emigration from west Wales, especially from the surroundings of Cardigan and the Teifi valley, in the early 1800s, and the fate of the emigrees in Canada.
Williams, Daniel Jenkins . The Welsh Community of Waukesha County (Wisconsin).1926. 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.
Ashworth, Norma. My 'Illustrious' Ancestry. Cardiganshire FHS journal, vol 3/2, June 2002. Explores the author's ancestors from Llanarth, Henfynyw, Ciliau Aeron parishes links and Sir Richard Herbert of Coldbrook, Abergavenny.
Baker-Jones, D.L. Princelings, Privilege and Power: the Tivyside Gentry in their Community. Llandysul, 1999.This has many references to the parish, its main houses and their families [including a pedigree of the Brigstockes of Blaenpant] and an extensive bibliography. Gomer 2002 Catalogue (1 85902 381 9);- "This sumptuously researched book charts the rise and fall of the Tivyside gentry from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the 1930s....."
Bridgeman, Rev. The Hon. George T. O. History of the Princes of South Wales. 1976 (Wigan) 310pp. + intro. 11 genealogical tables
Evan Thomas Rhys o Lanarth. Diliau'r awen; sef crynodeb o waith awenyddol y diweddar ardderchog brydydd Evan Thomas Rhys o Lanarth Ceredigion [yr hwn a flodeuodd tua chanol ddeunawfed ganrif] ac eraill, wedi ei gasglu gan William Hughes Griffiths, Tyhen Llandyssilio Gogo. Argraffwyd gan D Jenkins, Heol fawr, Aberystwyth 1842.
(A series of collected poems of Evan Tomos Rhys; collected by William Hughes Griffiths, Tyhen Llandyssilio Gogo and printed by D Jenkins, Heol fawr, Aberystwyth 1842.
Here is the list of subscribers from this book
Evans, W (Parch). Cyfrol o Bregethau (Book of Sermons). 1st Ed. Aberayron 1893. D.D.Williams, Bookbinder, Merthyr Tydfil.
Here is the list of subscribers - with addresses - from this book; mainly Cardiganshire but also Liverpool, London, Barry and Other Places.
Green , Francis [Ed] . West Wales Historical Records The Annual Magazine of the Historical Society of West Wales. c 1920 in 14 volumes. Here is a listing of Contents
Hughes, H Harold. Some further notes on North Cardiganshire wills and deeds. Arch. Camb. 1919
Lowe, Vera. The Mortimers in Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire and Related Families. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 7/6 Dec 2001.
Morgan, Gerald. Women's Wills in West Wales 1600-1700. Trans of Hon Soc of Cymmrodorion , 1993
Morgan, Gerald. Dowries for Daughters in West Wales 1500-1700. Welsh History Review 17, (1995)
Phillips, Sir Thomas (ed.) Pedigrees of Caermarthenshire, Cardiganshire, and Pembrokeshire, in continuation of Lewis Dwnn [i.e. of the pedigrees recorded by him in his Heraldic Visitations], to about the years 1700-10, from the MS. of John P. A. L. Philipps, etc. Jacobus Rogers, Middle Hill (1859) pp. 4. 44. fol. [BM Tab.436.b.4.(3.)]
Rowlands, John & Sheila. Cardiganshire marriages. Ilar Hundred. Aberystwyth, 1991
Rowlands, John & Sheila. Cardiganshire marriages pre 1813, Pennarth Hundred : indexes and transcripts Aberystwyth, 1992
Theakston, Lucy E. Lloyd & Davies, John. Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor.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.
*Thomas, David N. Dylan Thomas. A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow. Seren, the book imprint of Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend, 2000 The area covered is around Talsarn, Talgarreg, Llanon, Aberaeron, Llanina, New Quay and Llangrannog.
Bowen, E G Cardiganshire in prehistoric times Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 11 1936 Welsh Journals Online
* Cardiganshire County History . Volume1: From the earliest times to the coming of the Normans , edited by Davies J.L and Kirby, D.P. Cardiff, 1994 Volume 3: Cardiganshire in Modern Times, edited by Jenkins, Geraint H. and Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. Published by the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society in association with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales: Cardiff .
Briggs, C S. The Bronze Age. Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
Description of Photographs
Growth of Non-conformity
Houses of the Early Gentry in Tudor times
Occupations in Cardiganshire from the 1831 census Tai un nos on Mynydd Llanddewibrefi
The Middle Ages, names of commotes, and explanation, from the book's map/diagram
Lloyd, J.E. The Story of Ceredigion 400-1277. Gregynog Lectures. U.W.P,Cardiff, 1937
*Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. A transcript of this book, separated into parishes etc, is viewable on the Forebears site.
This 1907 print has now been reprinted .
Here are extracts from the book;
Moore, D[ed]. The Land of Dyfed in Early Times. Cardiff, 1964.
Morgan, Gerald. Helyntion y Cardi : ysgrifau ar hanes Ceredigion. Aberystwyth : Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion,1997
*Morgan, Gerald. Ceredigion: a Wealth of History. Gomer, 2005. ISBN 1 84323 501 3
Mynegai i Ceredigion 1-X / Index to Ceredigion 1-X, edited by Howells,W.H. 1990
Rebecca Riots . Commissioners Report (1844) into the conditions in South Wales which contains a lot of background evidence and comment by Dyfed people. Backed by contemporary press extracts relating to the Rebecca Riots in the Llanelly, Llannon and Pontardulais areas. Indexed by witnesses.
Rowlands, J. Historical Notes of the Counties of Glamorgan, Carmarthen, & Cardigan, and a list of the Members of Parliament for South Wales, from Henry VIII, to Charles II., Cardiff, Hugh Bird (1866) 135 p. [BL 10109.t.51.]
Saer, D J. The Story of Cardiganshire. Educational Publishing Co, Cardiff, c 1911. 165 pp, one of "Welsh County" series.
Sansbury, Arthur R Recent finds in Cardiganshire Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 7 1930 Welsh Journals Online
Sansbury, Arthur R Bronze objects of the Bronze Age found in Cardiganshire Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 7 1930 Welsh Journals Online
Williams, W Ogwen. Some Notes on Tudor Cardiganshire (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 2, 1969.
".....Until the reorganisation of the government of Wales by the Acts of Parliament passed in 1536 and 1543, Cardiganshire formed part of the principality as it existed after the Edwardian Conquest.....the principality consisted of the five counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth, Cardigan and Carmarthen and was divided for administrative and fiscal purposes into two parts... the principality of North Wales consisted of the three northern counties and the principality of West Wales, sometimes called the principality of South Wales, of the counties of Carmarthen and Cardigan. This division of the principality between 1284 and 1536 was not simply a matter of geography, though there was in the Dovey estuary a marked geographical divide such as might form a frontier between two separate and independent states on the continent of Europe...."
Huws, Daniel . The Lewes Family of Abernantbychan . Ceredigion,Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol V1/2 1969. Estates of Sir John Lewes and James Lewes settled in 1650. Compiled by Gareth Hicks, the index of data in two deeds has been produced in table format showing properties, parishes, occupants and annual value
Richards, Melville. Gwynionydd Is Cerdin in 1564. Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol V/2, 1965. Welsh Journals Online . This article is a listing of the rent roll of the manor of Gwynionydd Is Cerdin in 1564, made by Howel John Lloyd. The parishes contained are Gwestva Llandyssill, Llangynllo, Llanvair olloyn, Llandyvriog, and Trevigod a Dihewyd. There are more than 150 properties listed, all in the format "Tir.............". Refers very briefly to a later survey made in 1651 which the author published in the Ceredigion for 1963.
Rudeford, C C. Soils and Land Use. Cardiganshire County History, vol 1, 1994
Smith, Peter. The domestic architecture of the county. I. The rural domestic architecture: ffermdy, plas a bwthyn. Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
Vaughan, H M. Some historic houses of Cardiganshire. Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain, Vol II(1935/6)
Vincent, J E. The Land Question in South Wales. London, 1897
White, P. The domestic architecture of the county. II. The secular urban architecture in context. Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
Heaton , P.M. Welsh Shipping - Forgotten Fleets, 1989. Biographical details restricted mainly to owners & managers, and details of ships owned. Here is an index by David Webb .
Jenkins, David [principal author]. The Maritime Heritage of Dyfed . NLW: 1982
Jenkins, David. Shipping and Shipbuilding. Cardiganshire County History, vol III
Jenkins, David. "Cardiff Tramps, Cardi Crews" : Cardiganshire shipowners and seamen in Cardiff, c.1870-1950 (NLW's site) Ceredigion, x 4 : 405-30 (1987)
Jenkins, J.Geraint. Maritime Heritage,The Ships & Seamen of Southern Ceredigion. Llandysul: 1982.14 maps and diagrams. 63 b/w photo illus. area covered is coastline between mouth of Teifi and village of Aberaeron. Two appendices give trade list of freights from Bristol to Cardigan and The Diary of Simon Jones of Llangrannog. Here is an index and review by Mary Jane Stephenson.
Lloyd, Lewis. A Real Little Seaport : the port of Aberdyfi and its People, 1565-1920. 1996. Although Aberdyfi is in Merioneth, this book in the context of Cardigan Bay has numerous references to Cardiganshire men and families.
Morgan, Gerald. Adeiladu llongau yng Ngogledd Ceredigion 1700-1880 (North Cardiganshire shipbuilding 1700-1880 ) Aberystwyth : Coleg Prifysgol Cymru, Adran Efrydiau Allanol,1992
Rowlands, John. Trinity House Petitions - A Little Known Resource for Maritime Ancestors. Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 3/5 June 2003. And vol 3/6 October 2003
The People of Dyfed and the sea. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 6/4 Aug 1998. An extensive article, pp 134/142 describing resources available and several examples found at the various county Archives. Other headings include ; Steam Packets, Pembroke Dockyard and Pembrokeshire Lighthouse Keepers on the 1891 census.
Troughton, W. Ceredigion Shipwrecks. 2006, Ystwyth Press ISBNO-9552125-0-
Williams, Moelwyn. Commercial Relations. Cardiganshire County History, vol III
Davies, Reginald[Dr]. Welshmen at the Battle of Trafalgar Was your ancestor a one legged survivor of the Battle ?. Part I. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 5/5 Dec 1995. Concentrates on the story of one man, James Davis of Pembroke.
Davies, Reginald[Dr]. Welshmen at the Battle of Trafalgar [21 Oct 1805]. Part II. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 5/6 April 1996. The author refers to the index he has produced of all Welshman at the battle.
Owen, Bryn. History of the Welsh militia and volunteer corps, 1757-1908 Wrexham, Clywd: Bridge Books, 1989. Vol 4, pt. 2. Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire
Parfitt, Geoffrey Archer. Some notes on the Royal Cardigan Militia and its heirs and successors being the auxiliary forces of Cardiganshire . Shrewsbury: 1981
Retallack, John . The Welsh Guards Foreword by H R H The Prince if Wales.Published (1981) by Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd. London. Here is an index by Allen Powell
Sinnett, R J M[Lt Col]. The Royal Welch Fusiliers at the Battle of Waterloo. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 5/4 Aug 1995. Lists 50 names of soldiers who came from the 3 Dyfed counties.
Davies, Elwyn. Hafod, Hafoty and Lluest: Their Distribution, Features and Purpose. Ceredigion, Vol IX/1 1980. Welsh Journals Online
" Hafod and lluest are words of considerable antiquity. Both occur in manuscripts of the Welsh Laws written in the 13th century........... Hafoty does not appear in Welsh literature until 'as late as the 16th century'....."
Wmffre, Iwan. The Place-Names of Cardiganshire. 3 vols. BAR British Series 379 2004. Oxford, British Archaeological Press, 2004
Wood, Juliette. The Mid-Wales Context of Hanes Taliesin: Local Place Names in the Manuscript Tales. Ceredigion, Vol IX/1 1980. Welsh Journals Online
"According to the version of Hanes Taliesin copied by John Jones in 1609, the baby Taliesin is found by Elphin son of Gwyddno in his father's weir located 'yn y traeth rrwng Dyfi ag Aberystwyth garllaw ei gastell ei hun'....."
A Guide to Local Newspapers in Dyfed. Dyfed County Council Archives Department.
Ballinger, John, 1860- . Gleanings from a printer's file. Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales,1928 . Extracts from the records of the publisher of the Tivyside advertiser, Cardigan, from 1825 to 1865, illustrating the value from the point of view of local history of the products of local printing offices."The papers here reprinted were written for the Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society, and printed in vols. IX-XII."
Anon. Cardiganshire silver. See 'A relic of the Mackworth works' in Trans Neath Antq Soc, Vol VII
Anon. The passing of the Coracle. P.D. Review, 1948, no 76
An Abstract of the Proposals of Sir Carbery Pryse and his present Partners, concerning their Famous Lead-Mines called Bwlchireskirhir, in the County of Cardigan. (A Short Account of Sir Carbery Pryse's Lead-Work, given in the First of June, 1693, by William Waller, Steward there.). 1693
Bateman, D I. Cardiganshire Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: an Economic Perspective. Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
Bick, David E. The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales . Parts 1-4 in a new paper back, 1978..
Bick, David Ewart and Davies, Philip Wyn . Lewis Morris and the Cardiganshire mines Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales, 1994
Bick, David. Waller's Descriptions of the Mines in Cardiganshire. Black Dwarf, 2004
Boon, George C. Cardiganshire silver and the Aberystwyth Mint in peace & war Cardiff : National Museum of Wales,1981
Burt, Roger & Peter Waite & Ray Burnley. The Mines of Cardiganshire. Exeter, n.d
Carr, Tina & Schöne, Annemarie. Pigs & ingots : the lead/silver mines of Cardiganshire . Talybont,Y Lolfa, 1993
Carpenter, Kathleen Edith. Notes on the history of Cardiganshire lead mines. Aberystwyth ,1923
Colyer, Richard. The Welsh Cattle Drovers (1976). Here is a contents listing/introduction and an index by Catherine Davies-Shiel. Reissued in 2002 by Landmark Publishing Co, with revision of some chapters, now p192.
Colyer, (Moore), R J. A Land of Pure Delight. Landysul, 1992
Davies, J Ll. The Livestock Trade in West Wales in the C19th. Aberystwyth Studies, XIV, 1936, pp99 and 108
Davies, J Ll. The diary of a Cardiganshire farmer, 1870-1900. Welsh Journal of Agriculture, Vol X.
Foster-Smith. The Mines of Cardiganshire N.M.R.S. British Mining No. 12
Francis, Absalom, 1823-1891. History of the Cardiganshire mines from the earliest ages, and authenticated history to A.D. 1874, with their present position and prospect.1987. Mining facsimiles ; reprint no. 14
Francis-Jones, Gwyneth. Cows, Cardis and Cockneys,1984, Welsh Books Centre
Hall, G W. Metal Mines of Southern Wales, Kington, 2nd. edn., published privately, 1993 - A detailed account of mining in the pre Carboniferous rocks of south Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Brecknockshire
Howells, Brian. Social and Agrarian Change in the Early Modern Cardiganshire. Ceredigion 1974/5 Welsh Journals Online
Hughes, Simon John Southworth. Cardiganshire, its mines and miners. Ceredigion, Talybont, The author (1976) [BM X.429/10150]
Jenkins, D. The Agricultural Community in South-West Wales at the turn of the 20th Century. Cardiff, 1971
Jenkins, David. Land and Community around the Close of the Nineteenth Century Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
Jenkins, David Braslun o hanes argraffu yn Sir Aberteifi Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society vol 7/4 1953 Welsh Journals Online
Jenkins, J Geraint. Rural Industry in Cardiganshire (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 1, 1968. A most detailed article; - 'Cardiganshire had a great variety of rural industry in the nineteenth century, they may be divided into categories............Extractive industries such as... stone quarrying and mining for non-ferrous metals; .............Processing industries such as ... corn milling, lime-burning, malthouses, tanning hides, woollen industry.............. Service industries such as... the joiner and the cobbler...............Creative industries such as...bowl turning and spoon carving, clog sole making, fishing, stone cutting and lead smelting, brick making, hat making, woollen manufacturing, saddlery, founding, sail/rope makers, shipwrights, blacksmiths, butter/cheese making, brewing, quilting and needlework ..........'
Johnes, Thomas. A Cardiganshire landlord's advice to his tenants. Hafod: 1800
Pretty, David. ' Gwrthryfel y Gweithwyr Gwledig [The Revolt of the Rural Workers] yng Ngheredigion 1889-1950'. Ceredigion, vol 11 1989 Welsh Journals Online
Roberts, Gomer M Argraffwyr Aberteifi Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society vol 10/2 1968 Welsh Journals Online
Rowlands, John. Family connections and ship ownership. Cardiganshire FHS journal, vol 3/7 Feb 2004. Includes details of the owners of the barque M A Evans first registered in Aberystwyth in 1864; demonstrates a high level of same family ship ownership, even by farmers.
Sanders, I J. Trade and industry in some Cardiganshire towns in the Middle Ages. Ceredigion, Vol III Welsh Journals Online
*Toulson, Shirley/Forbes, Caroline. The Drovers' Road of Wales. II Pembrokeshire and the South. Whittet Books Ltd, 1992 This is the second book in the series and covers from the Englishry of Pembrokeshire around Angle and Castlemartin up through Carmarthenshire, across from Ceredigion through Gower into Glamorgan and over the Black Mountains into the Welsh Marches.
Jones, J Graham. The Cardiganshire Election of 1959. (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol XII/2 1994.
"During the 1950s Cardiganshire was widely regarded as the safest Liberal seat in the whole of Britain. Indeed the Liberals had first captured the seat in the epoch-making election of 1868, and from 1880 onwards the party had enjoyed a seemingly impregnable ascendancy...................."
Kirkby, D P. The Political Development of Ceredigion. c 400-1081 Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
Madgwick, P J & Non Griffiths, Valerie Walker. The Politics of Rural Wales - A study of Cardiganshire. Hutchinson, London, 1973. pp272
Morgan, Kenneth O. Cardiganshire Politics: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1885-1923 (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol V, No 4, 1967.
" 'There is a spirit of vassalage among the tillers of the soil, begotten by the tyranny of the past. The shadows of the oppression and evictions of 1868 have not lifted from among the people'. ( Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire, Evidence, 1895). This evidence given before the Welsh Land Commissioners at Aberaeron in 1894, evokes the spirit of the modern phase of Cardiganshire politics - the politics of nostalgia...."
Phillips, J R. A List of the Sheriffs of Cardiganshire. 1868
Davies, Alun Eirug. Some Aspects of the Operation of the old Poor Law in Cardiganshire, 1750-1834 NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 1, 1968. Introduction summary;-The principal evidence for the operation of the old Poor Law in Cardiganshire is found in three sources. Firstly, the minutes of Vestry meetings and overseers' accounts, these are extant in some part for about 33 Cardiganshire parishes. Secondly, there are the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions Order Books which exist from the year 1739. Thirdly, the Poor Law Enquiry Commission appointed in 1832 collected a good deal of information concerning the administration of the Old Poor Law in the form of reports and questionnaires; the Report itself was published in 1834. As far as Cardiganshire is concerned there were detailed questionnaires completed for only Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Llansanffraid.
Evans, Alan Eurig. Poor Law Administration in Cardiganshire 1750-1948. 1999
Jones, Dot. Pauperism in the Aberystwyth Poor Law Union 1870-1914. Ceredigion, ix 1 : 78-101 (1980)
Martin, Shirley. The New Poor Law Act of 1834 .Cardiganshire FHS journal Vol 2/3, p 62-3. Not a long article but a good bibliography included for further reading on the subject vis a vis Cardiganshire.
Morgan, Gerald. "Bottom of the heap": identifying the poor in west Wales records 1600-1680. Llafur VII, 9 (1996)
Anon. The Quakers in Cardiganshire. Card. Antq. Soc. Trans., Vol I/2
Anon. Quakers in Cardiganshire. Carmarthen Notes, Vol II
*Barnes, David Russell . People of Seion. A history of non-conformist religious movements in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire from the 1730's (Methodist Revival) to the mid C19.Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1995.
Cunnane, James. Ceredigion and the Old Faith. (NLW's site) Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. II, No. 2 (1994).
"This talk is about overt signs of Catholic belief or customs persisting in Ceredigion after the Reformation. It does not deal with physical reminders of the Old Faith - religious houses, churches, oratories, holy wells or pilgrim paths - nor Catholic place names, unless they come within my brief....."
Davies, T Eurig. Dyddiau bore Annibyniaeth yn Sir Aberteifi. Llawlyfr Cym Cered. Llundain, Vol III(1936-7)
Davies-Evans, Herbert. Life of Saint Nennock. Card Antq Soc Trans, Vol I/4
Evans, Henry. Holwyddoreg ar Hanes Dechreuad y Bedyddwyr yng Ngogledd, Ceredigon [Catechism on the History of the Baptist Origins in North Cardiganshire]. Aberystwyth, Gibson.
Evans, John, 1830-1917. Hanes Methodistiaeth, rhan ddeheuol Sir Aberteifi : oddechreuad y "Diwvgiad Methodistaidd" yn 1735 hyd 1900 . Dolgellau , 1904 (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church History in the southern part of Cardiganshire from 1735 to 1900) This book contains an entry for each CM chapel in existence in South Cardiganshire at the end of 1900. It includes a history of preaching in the area before the chapel was built, lists deacons, ministers etc, and contains a wealth of genealogical information.
Evans, John, 1830-1917. Y trydydd byr-gofiant : yn cynwys hanes oddeutu cant o bregethau anordeiniedig a fu farw yn Sir Aberteifi o ddechreuad y cyfundeb hyd 1913 . Dolgellau, 1913
Evans, W.G. Nonconformist chapels and Sunday schools: education in Cardiganshire, 1700-1974. Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
Hanes Creffydd yn Sir Aberteifi [History of Religion in Cardiganshire]. National Library of Wales, Add. Manuscript 361A
Himbury, D.M. Churches in fellowship: a short history of the English Baptist Associations in South Wales, Priory Press (1960) 27,  p.
James, Heather. The Archaeology of Early Christianity in Cardiganshire. Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
Evans, W Gareth. The Aberdare Report and Cardiganshire (NLW's site) (An Assessment of Educational Conditions and Attitudes in 1881) Ceredigion, vol IX/3, 1982.
" 'At the present time Cardiganshire is to Wales what Scotland is to England. It is the county that has kept education to the front in Wales, and the spirit of education prevails in Cardiganshire more than in any other place. Therefore I think Cardiganshire has a claim, not as a question of justice or of right, but of expediency, as being the the county in Wales where education has been most appreciated, and therefore, we may infer, where it would still be most appreciated.' " ( Aberdare Report, p60)
Evans, W Gareth. Education in Cardiganshire 1700-1974 Cardiganshire County History, vol III
Dodgson, R A. Early Society and Economy. Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
Ebenezer, Lyn. Cerddi Ceredigion. Llandysul, 2003
Edwards, Ifan ab Owen. Urdd Gobaith Cymru yng Ngheredigion. Llawlyfr Cym Cered Llundain, Vol V (1938-9)
Evans, Howell. County of Cardigan: A Retrospect of the Nineteenth Century relating especially to Crime and its Prevention , the Administration of Justice, and the creation of the Police Force. Aber, 1901
Evans, R M. Folklore and customs in Cardiganshire. Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 12 1937 Welsh Journals Online
Griffiths, Rhidian. Music and Popular Culture. Cardiganshire County History, vol III
Griffiths, Ralph A. Gentlemen and Rebels in Later Mediaeval Cardiganshire (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol V/2 1965.
"I shall be concerned, firstly, with those gentlemen who, in time of peace or rebellion, were recognised as the leaders of society and the moulders of opinion in the county........................Secondly, I shall be concerned with those Cardiganshire men who led revolt and rebellion against the Crown in the later Middle Ages.....these I have called rebels...."
Howell, David W. Patriarchs & Parasites: The Gentry of South-West Wales in the 18th Century. 1986 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press) ix + 310pp. inc. appendixes, bibliography, notes and index. 2 maps - 1 foldout. the area covered is Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. an examination of the fortunes and character of the ruling class but much else besides.
Jenkins, D. Rhyfel y Sais Bach (NLW's site) Ceredigion, i, 1951. This relates an enclosure dispute in 1820 in an area called Mynydd Bach, the hilly land between Lampeter and Aberystwyth, the 'Sais Bach' is an English gentleman called Augustus Brackenbury.
Palmer, Helen. The Shadow in the Family. Cardiganshire FHS Journal, Vol 2~ No 6, Oct 2000.The author's concluding words are ; " Let us remember when researching family history or social history, not only the physical conditions, but also the psychological conditions which our ancestors shared. The fear of consumption and the reality of the condition was a dark shadow at the edges of their lives."
Parry-Jones, D. A Welsh Country Upbringing. 1948 (Batsford) 139pp. + index. 88 b/w photo. illus. frontispiece in colour. views of Cards./Carms. border in early years 20th cent.
Peate, Iorwerth C. The Welsh HouseA Study in Folk Culture First published in 1940, reprinted by Llanerch Publishers, Felinfach in 2000. ISBN 1 86143 112 0. Here is a review and listing of Contents, Illustrations, Figures and houses/sites mentioned, from the 1940 edition.
Peate, Iorwerth C Rhai o grefftau Ceredigion Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol 7 1930 Welsh Journals Online
Price, Cecil. Some Welsh Theatres, 1844 - 1870,National Library of Wales journal. 1961, Winter Volume XII/2. The towns featured are; Aberystwyth, Abergavenny, Brecon, Carmarthen, Merthyr, Monmouth, Newport, Tredegar and Wrexham.
Williams, Gareth W. The Disenchantment of the World: Crisis and Change in Cardiganshire (NLW's site) Ceredigion; Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983).
"I originally undertook to address the Society on aspects of religion and recreation in Cardiganshire in the late nineteenth century and I proposed as a title 'Fighting Parsons'............the turbulent priests of my original title were those fifteen representative of the Lampeter College rugby team whose brawling ordinands were once memorably headlined in the Carmarthen Journal as 'Fighting Parsons'......... But if this was civilisation, the vast majority of the population of Cardiganshire was untouched by it. For one thing, less than a quarter of them were Anglicans (1851 census)..... for another Ceredigion to this day has remained obdurately, some might say perversely, resistant to the game of rugby...... what mattered far more to ordinary people, and sustained them in their everyday lives, was a varied repertoire of magical beliefs and superstitions that were still held and practised in Cardiganshire well into the nineteenth century........."
Williams, John and Eben Davies, 'Fferm, Ffair a Phentre', Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion, 1958. Index on Ceredigion Library