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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to Aberayron and Neighbourhood 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 Aberaeron, is not repeated here.

Aberayron and Neighbourhood

The market days are Wednesday and Saturday; they are tolerably well attended.

Fairs, January 12th, March 12th, May 10th, June 17th, September 22nd, October 27th, November 13th (a statute), and the first Wednesday in December.

The parish of Llan-ddewi-Aber-arth ( with which the population of Aberayron is returned) contained in 1831, 976 inhabitants, and at the last census (1841) 1,066.

Post Office, Market-street, Thomas Havard, Post Master. --- Letters from London and various other parts of England, also parts of South and North Wales, arrive every forenoon at a quarter past eleven, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter past one. --- Letters from Carmarthen, and parts south, arrive (from Lampeter) every day at a quarter before one, and are despatched at a quarter before twelve noon.

Nobility, Gentry & Clergy

Academies and Schools

Bakers and Flour Dealers


Boot & Shoe Makers

Chymist and Druggist

Coal Merchants

Grocers and Dealers in Sundries

Hotel (see also Taverns & Public Houses)

Joiners ( Marked thus * are also builders)

Lime Burners

Linen & Woollen Drapers



Milliners & Dress Makers

Painters & Glaziers


Ship Builders

Slate Merchants

Stone Masons




Taverns & Public Houses

Retailers of Beer

Timber Merchants

Watch Makers



Calls at the Feathers Inn


Conveyance by Water

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Gareth Hicks  24 Jan 2002


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