"LLANDEWY-ABERARTH(LLAN-DDEWI-ABER-ARTH), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 13 miles (N. W. by N.) from Lampeter, containing 976 inhabitants. The name of this parish, which comprises about three thousand acres, is derived from the dedication of its church, and its distinguishing adjunct from its situation near the mouth of the small river Arth, which here discharges its waters into the bay of Cardigan. This parish is also watered by the Aëron and from the vale through which this river winds the greater part of its surface presents a hilly aspect."
[From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]
Aberaeron district [ 3 parishes, 11 churches and chapels], Mls, ; searches within their Research Service from Cardiganshire Family History Society
St David's church - photograph on Dyfed FHS
Holy Trinity church - photograph on Dyfed FHS
See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re Holy Trinity Church, Aberaeron
Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants
Parish entry for Llanddewi Aberarth with St Alban, Tyglyn from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Parish entry for Henfynyw with Aberaeron from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Downey, David S. A History of Llanddewi Aberarth Church (NLW's site) Ceredigion, x 1 : 82-96 (1984)
Downey, David S. St Albans Chapel, Tyglyn (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol IX
See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page
Baptisms 1737-1992. Marriages 1737-1809, 1813-1970 [Banns 1823-1977] . Burials 1737-1993 NLW with copies of some dates at Cer.RO
Copy manuscripts PR CB 1737-1812 M 1737-1801 NLW and typescript PR M 1737-1837 with index NLW/Cer.RO
1811-18, 1821-57, 1859-63, 1865-72 NLW
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
I.G.I; Baptisms 1812-72
Index to Burials from Parish Registers 1813-1837 available for purchase from Cardiganshire Family History Society Volume 3: Ilar (Lower) Hundred . Parishes covered: Cilcennin, Henfynyw, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, Llanddeiniol, Llanddewi Aberarth, Llangwyryfon, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraid, Llanychaiarn, Trefilan
Nonconformist Chapels; see Chapels Database
The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., by Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;
Places, villages, farms etc within Llanddewi Aber-Arth as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)
Descriptions of the parish of Llanddewi Aber-Arth and the sea-port of Aberaeron from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
Welcome to Aberaeron site
Aberarth - a community site. Sections on shipbuilding, the church, reminiscences , and more
Aberaeron - on Wikipedia
Aberaeron a chanol Ceredigion [Aberaeron and Mid Ceredigion] .The Old photographs series Stroud , 1994. There is an index on Ceredigion Library
Ardern, C.E. Aberayron, Cardiganshire. The official guide, etc. Cheltenham, 1931
Cozens, Lewis. Aberayron Transport. London, 1957.
Howell, JM. The birth and growth of Aberayron. Card. Antq. Soc. Trans, Vol IV
Jones, Alicia Gower. Ebb and flow. Llawlyfr Cym Cered Llundain, Vol XIV
Jones, Gwilym M. Notes on Aberaeron (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 3, 1970.
Jones, Gwilym. Aberaeron landmarks (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol I
Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1830. Here are some Extracts relating to Aberayron
Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1844. Here are some Extracts relating to Aberayron and Neighbourhood
Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895 For Llanddewi Aber-Arth village and parish
Kelly's Dictionary South Wales 1910 Here is the general description and name lists for Aberayron
Held at Ceredigion Archives;
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 (with many in Aberaeron) but also Liverpool, London, Barry and Other Places.
Henry Loyn by Compton - from the Carmarthen Journal of April 9th 1897. Dyfed FHS journal vol 9/1, Dec 2005. Contributed by Dr W G Loyn
Jones, Siân. A very remarkable ancestor- Captain Rees Jones, Drefach, Aberaeron. Dyfed Family History Journal 3/8 (1990), p. 286-7. Baptised as Rees John Rees in December 1772, this is the story of Captain Rees Jones, Master Mariner
Lewis, Haydn Rev. Hen Deuloedd Aberaeron.
Martin, Shirley. The story of Henry and Mary Thomas of Llanddewi Aberarth, a lucky find and history rescued from oblivion ! Part I in Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 3/8 June 2004. Part 2 in vol 3/9 Oct 2004
Beazley, Elisabeth and Margaret Atwood. On the danger that attends playing with guns (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol V. A description of the appalling accident which happened at Tyglyn, Aberaeron in Oct 1825
Davis, Peter. Aber-arth Mill and its owners. (NLW's site) Ceredigion XI
Galar gan er coffadwriaeth am un ar ddeg o bysgodwyr a foddodd ar gyffiniau Aberteifi pedwar o Landydoch a saith o Aberporth. [Grief in remembering the eleven fishermen who drowned in the vicinity of Aberteifi , four from Landydoch and seven from Aberporth] Publication: S.l. : s.n., Evan Jones : 1815
Howell, J M. The Birth and Growth of Aberaeron. Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. IV, 1926 Welsh Journals Online
Lewis, William John. Aberaeron . Aberaeron, 1984? - There is an index to this book on the Ceredigion Library site
Lewis, Lewis Haydn. Penodau yn hanes Aberaeron.(Chapters in the history of Aberaeron] Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer, 1970.
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. This 1907 print has now been reprinted. The brief section relating to this parish is on pages 260/1; the last 2 church incumbents were 1747 David Jones, 1801 --- Price of Carmarthen.
Phythian-Adams, Henry. The Planning of Aberaeron - Some new evidence (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 4, 1979
Rees, D Morgan. Industrial Archaeology in Cardiganshire. Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol V/2, 1965. This article has an item on Aberaeron forge;- One of the county's most interesting industrial buildings, historically, is that which at one time accommodated a mill and a forge on the right bank of the river Aeron, quite near to the harbour at Aberaeron............The Aberaeron forge, or the shovel works as it became known, originated in a small enterprise in Ciliau Aeron, established there for the forging of sickles in 1800. These were worked from metal which came to Aberaeron from Bristol in small ships and was transported to the forge at Ciliau Aeron in horse-drawn wagons. The forge was re-established in Aberaeron in 1850............'Dafydd Tomos y Go [David Thomas the blacksmith] established an edge tool manufactory which goes on still. [J M Howell, 'The Birth and Growth of Aberayron'. Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Transactions, Vol 4 1926.].
Sampson, Aylwin Arthu & Llwyd, Rheinallt. Aberaeron . Aberystwyth: Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion,1971. Parallel Welsh and English texts.
Williams, George. A Group of Burnt Mounds at Morfa Mawr, Aberaeron (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol X
Held at the NLW ;
-Records collected by Thomas G.G.Herbert of Aberaeron. They include the papers of Daniel Lewis Lloyd [1843-99], bishop of Bangor ; and records of the family of Pryse and Saunders of Ty Mawr, Cardiganshire, and Glanrhydw, Carmarthenshire, 1609-C20.
Griffiths, J.E. The Architecture of Aberaeron (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 3, 1970.
Davies, Peter. Pen-y-Banc, Aberarth.(NLW's site) Ceredigion; Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983). This is a follow on article to that by Mcdermott, M. Two examples of vernacular architecture in the parishes of Llansantffraid and Aberarth. (NLW's site) Ceredigion 8 . Penybanc, in the coastal village of Aberarth, was a pair of rubble walled cottages built c 1797.
Paintings of ships connected to Aberaeron harbour - on the People's Collection Wales site
Sundry Aberaeron maritime material - on the People's Collection Wales site
Jones, David Lewis. Aberaeron; The Community and Seafaring, 1800-1900. Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 2, 1969 . Here is an index of personal, place and ships' names appearing in the article . Data has also been extracted from tables in the article under the following specific headings
- Aberaeron ships at Aberystwyth in 1845
- Aberaeron Steam Navigation Company Ltd -list of members in 1864
- The Aberayron Steam Packet Company-list of members in 1894
- Ships built at Aberaeron , 1824-1900
Jones, David Lewis. Aberaeron before the Harbour Act of 1870 (NLW's site) Ceredigion; Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983)
Jones, David Lewis. Aberaeron: the Community and Seafaring 1800-1900. (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol VI
Jones, Richard. Running Franco's Blockade: Captain John Jones, Aberarth, and the SS Sarastone (NLW's site) Ceredigion XIV
Lewis, L Haydn. Penodau yn Hanes Aberaeron a'r Cylch. Llandysul, 1970
Aberayron Workhouse - on Peter Higginbotham's site
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
Held at Ceredigion Archives;
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
Here is an extract from The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. 1847
Gorau ymgais gwybodaeth (One hundred years of education at Aberaeron.). Aberaeron : Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron,1996. Welsh/English text
Llanddewi Aberarth History Society - for details see Ceredigion Local History Forum
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