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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to Cardigan  with the village of St Dogmells and Neighbourhoods is 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) see their web page

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 Cardigan ,  is not repeated here.

Cardigan  with the village of St Dogmells and Neighbourhoods

The population of the parish in 1831 was 2,109, and at the last census, 1841, 2,478

Post Office, High street, Cardigan, Mary Jones, Post Mistress. Letters from London and various parts arrive (from Carmarthen) every morning at ten, and are despatched every afternoon at four. --- Letters from Pembroke, haverford West, Fishguard, Newport and Ireland arrive every morning at twenty minuts before ten, and are despatched every afternoon at half-past one.

Post, Dogmells --- Letters are forwarded to and arrive from Cardigan daily by foot post.

Gentry & Clergy

Academies and Schools


(See also Fire, &c Office Agents)

Anchor & Chain Cable Manufacturers


Bakers and Confectioners



Block Makers

Booksellers & Stationrs

Boot & Shoe Makers

Braziers & Tin-Plate Workers


Cabinet Makers

Carpenters & Joiners

China, Glass &c Dealers

Chymists & Druggists

Coal & Culm Merchants


Corn Merchants

Curriers & Leather Cutters

Fire &c Office Agents

Flour Merchants

Gardeners and Seedsmen

Grocers & Tea Dealers

(See also Shopkeepers, &c)

Hair Dressers

Hat Makers

Inns & Posting Houses

(See also Taverns & Public Houses)

Iron Founders

Iron Merchant


Lime Burners

Linen Drapers


Marine Store Dealers



Milliners & Dress Makers

Painters, Plumbers & Glaziers


Rope Makers

Saddlers & Harness Makers

Sail Makers

Salt Merchants

Ship & Boat Builders

Shopkeepers & Dealrs in Groceries & Sundries

Spirit Dealers

Stone Masons

Straw Hat Makers




Taverns & Public Houses

Timber Merchants

Watch & Clock Makers



Custom House, St Mary st

Union Workhouse, Cardigan

Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths

Coaches &c


Conveyance by Water

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(Gareth Hicks)

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