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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to Newcastle-In-Emlyn 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)


See the 1830 extract for a full general description.

The parish of Kennarth contained, in 1831, 1,935 inhabitants, and in 1841, 2,044; of which last number, it is estimated, about 1,000 formed the population of Newcastle.

Post Office, Ann and Sarah Evans, Post Mistresses. - Letters from London and various other parts arrive (from Carmarthen) every morning at ten minutes past eight, and are despatched every evening at half-past five. - Letters from Cardigan, &c arrive every evening at half-past five, and are despatched every morning at half-past eight.

Gentry and Clergy

  • Beynon, John Esq (clerk of the peace); Adpar hill
  • Bowen, James Esq; Troderoyr
  • Brigstocke, Rev Augustus; Gellidowill
  • Brigstocke, Wm Owen Esq; Blaenpant
  • Buck, ---Mrs; Park y gorse
  • Campbell, D Esq; Emlyn Cottage
  • Davies, A D Saunders Esq; Pentre
  • Davies, Thomas Esq; Abercery
  • Evans, --- Mrs; Newcastle
  • Griffith, John Esq; Llwyndwrys
  • Hall, Edward Lloyd Crompton Esq; Emlyn Cottage
  • Howell, Henry Esq; Glaspant
  • Hughes, Rev Isaac; Llandevereog
  • Jones, Rev John Price; Newcastle
  • Jones, --- Miss; Cilwandeg
  • Jones, --- Mrs; Penlan
  • Jones, --- Mrs; Newcastle
  • Lewis, Rev Benjamin; Diffryn
  • Lewis, Thomas Esq; Clinfien
  • Lewis, Wm Price Esq; Valindre House
  • Lloyd, Capt ---; Dolhaidd
  • Parry, W H W Esq; Noyaddtrefawr
  • Ploughman, Capt ---; Newcastle
  • Pringle, Capt James; Newcastle
  • Thomas, Rees Goring Esq; Llysnewyd
  • Thomas, Thomas Parry Esq; Abercery
  • Tytherleigh, --- Esq; Nantypobty
  • Walters, the Misses; Blandudeny
  • Williams, Aldborough Lloyd Esq; Talgarreg
  • Williams, Edward Lloyd Esq; Alderbrook Hall


  • Davies, John
  • Francis, Elizabeth
  • Jones, Grace
  • Williams, Wm


  • Evans, Benjamin, and at Lampeter
  • Lloyd & Davies, and at Cardigan


  • Davies, Thomas; Henllan bridge
  • Jones, John; Drefach
  • Rees, David; Caercadw


  • James, David
  • Jenkins, Hannah
  • Jones, John
  • Owen, Ann
  • Parry, Elizabeth


  • Jones, Samuel
  • Morris, Enos
  • Thomas, Benjamin

Bookseller & Stationer

  • Jones, William (and printer)

Boot & Shoe Makers

  • Jones, James
  • Jones, John
  • Jones, Thomas
  • Lewis, Daniel
  • Lewis, Samuel


  • Jones, John
  • Jones, Thomas
  • Phillips. Thomas
  • Thomas, Thomas

Chymists & Druggists

  • Evans, M
  • James, Thomas
  • Pridham, Edward

Curriers & Leather Sellers

  • Evans, John
  • Jenkins, John
  • Watkins, Enoch (and tanner)
  • Williams, Stephen

Glovers & Skinners

  • Davies, David
  • Matthias, James
  • Thomas, Roger
  • Thomas, Thomas

Grocers & Drapers

  • Davies, Eliza
  • Evans, Benjamin
  • Evans, Henry
  • Morris, Thomas
  • Thomas, David
  • Watkins & Evans (and ironmongers)
  • Williams, Thomas

Hat Manufacturers

  • Jones, David
  • Rees, David


(See also Taverns & Public Houses)

  • Emlyn Arms (and posting house), James Herbert
  • Salutation Family Hotel (commercial and posting house, & excise office), Daniel Oliver Rees


  • Evans, Benjamin
  • Evans, Henry
  • Watkins & Evans
  • Williams, Stephen


  • Thomas, Margaret
  • Thomas, Timothy
  • Thomas, Titus

Milliners & Dress Makers

  • James, Elizabeth
  • James, Esther (and straw hat)
  • James, Mary

Painters, Plumbers, &c

  • Esau, Owen
  • Jones, John
  • Price, David


  • Evans, John
  • James, Theopilus
  • Jones, Samuel
  • Jones, Thomas

Spirit Dealers

  • Evans, Daniel
  • Morgan, Margaret

Stone Masons

  • Davies, Benjamin
  • Morris, David
  • Morris, John


  • Lewis, David
  • Phillips, John
  • Thomas, James


  • Charles, John
  • Charles, Thomas
  • Jones, Abel
  • Jones, Joseph
  • Lewis, David
  • Powell, David

Taverns & Public Houses

  • Angel, Mary Morgan
  • Butchers' Arms, Theophilus Thomas
  • Black Lion, Eleanor Jones
  • Blue Bell, George Higgon
  • Castle, Fanny Owens
  • Cawdor Arms, Jessy Havard Jones
  • Coed More Arms, Elizabeth Parry
  • Drovers' Arms, Henry Davies
  • Emlyn Castle, Thomas Griffith Davies
  • Farmers' Arms, David Thomas
  • Farriers' Arms, James Wilson
  • Ivy Bush, Jacob Lloyd
  • Lamb, Margaret Thomas
  • Nag's Head, David James
  • Pelican, Hannah Rees
  • Plough, David Davies
  • Red Cow, Thomas Jones
  • Red Lion, David Jones
  • Swan, Mary Owens
  • White Hart, John Howell
  • White Lion, Samuel Jones

Watch & Clock Makers

  • Davies, David
  • Evans, Thomas

Wool Carders & Spinners

  • Griffiths, David
  • Griffiths, James
  • Williams, Ebenezer


  • Davies, David, butcher
  • Evans, Benjamin, agent for the Clerical and Medical Life Assurance Company
  • Evans, Henry, cooper
  • Griffiths, Daniel, tin-plate worker
  • James, Peter, tanner
  • Jones, Joseph, bookbinder
  • Jones, Thomas, clerk to the magistrates
  • Rees, Thomas, miller
  • Savings Bank - Thomas Jones, actuary

Union Work-House

  • Clerk - Thomas Jones
  • Master - David Davies
  • Matron - Esther Davies

Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths

  • Superintendent - Thomas Jones
  • Registrar of Marriages - Timothy Thomas
  • Registrars of Births and Deaths - Joseph Jones and Thomas Williams


  • To Cardigan, the Royal Mail (from Carmarthen) calls at the Emlyn Arms, every morning at eight
  • To Carmarthen, the Royal Mail (from Cardigan) calls at the Emlyn Arms, every evening at half-past five.


  • To Cardigan and Merthyr Tydvil, D Thomas, once a fortnight
  • To Carmarthen, John Davies \nd John Rees, every Monday and Friday