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Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1844

The information  below relating to Llangadock  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 Dictionary1844 extract, see the main parish page, is not repeated here.


..................the town is governed by a portrieve and eight burgesses; a court leat is held twice annually, and a baron court monthly.

..........a chapel if ease in the hamlet of Gwinfe..............

..........there is also an excellent school supported by Mr Lloyd.....................

..........this is a place of little trade but what is derived from its fairs --- which are on the 16th of January, 12th of March, last Thursday in May, 9th of July, first Thursday after September 11th, second Thursday after old Michaelmas-day, and the 12th of December.

The parish, which comprises the hamlets of Above-Sawdde, Duffryn-Cydrich, and Gwinfe, contained, in 1831, 2,476 inhabitants, and in 1841, 2,604.

Post Office, Henry Evans, Post Master.--- Letters from London and all parts arrive (from Brecon) every afternoon at a quarter before two, and are despatched every morning at thirteen minutes past ten.

Gentry and Clergy

  • Cross, Captain J W Arango; Abermarlais Park
  • Davies, Rev Thomas; Vicarage
  • Eyres, Capt --- RN; Virlgwyn House
  • Gulstone, Captain ---; Llwynyberllan
  • Lewis, Lewis Esq; Gwinfe House
  • Lloyd, Mrs Cathn; Mandinham Villa
  • Lloyd, Edward Pryse Esq; Glansevin
  • Lloyd, John Philip Esq; Danyrallt
  • Lloyd, John William Esq; Danyrallt
  • Veamans, Jos (surgeon); Llangadock


  • Jones, Morgan; Trehelig
  • Lloyds School, James Thomas, master
  • Lora, Louisa

Inns & Public Houses

  • Bear, Benjamin Williams
  • Black Lion, David Phillips
  • Butchers' Arms, Florentia Lewis
  • Castle, David Jones
  • Carpenters' Arms, David Lewis
  • Glansevin Arms, Catherine Evans
  • Golden Lion, David Lewis
  • King's Head, William Williams
  • Plough, Thomas Thomas
  • Red Lion, John Roderick
  • Rose & Crown, James Vinson
  • Royal Oak, William Williams
  • Sexton's Arms, Rebecca Lewis
  • White Bear, Benjamin Williams
  • White Hart, William Beynon

Shopkeepers, Traders &c

  • Davies, David, carpenter & wheelwright; Garregsawdda
  • Edwards, Edward, stone mason
  • Evans, Henry, watch maker
  • Gray, Henry, carpenter; Garregsawdda
  • Jenkins, David; grocer, draper, &c
  • Jones, Henry, beer retailer
  • Jones, Isaac, tailor
  • Jones, Morgan, saddler
  • Jones, Wm, boot and shoe maker
  • Lewis, David, maltster
  • Lewis, Florentia, baker
  • Lewis, Thomas, beer retailer
  • Richards, John, miller
  • Rigg, Marcus, superintendent of police
  • Stevens, George, painter & glazier
  • Thomas, Benjamin, druggist
  • Thomas, Philip, blacksmith
  • Wilkins, John, blacksmith
  • Williams, William, saddler
  • Williams, William, grocer and tallow chandler
  • Williams, William, flannel manufacturer


  • To Carmarthen, the Paul Pry (from Cheltenham) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening at six; goes through Llandilo
  • To Cheltenham, the Paul Pry (from Carmarthen) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at half-past eight; goes the same route as the Gloucester Mail.
  • To Gloucester, the Royal Mail (from Pembroke) every morning at ten; goes thro' Llandovery, Brecon, Abergavenny, Monmouth, and Ross
  • To Pembroke, the Royal Mail (from Gloucester) every afternoon at a quarter past two; goes through Llandilo and Carmarthen


Passing through Llangadock

  • To London, Brecon, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llandilo, Narberth, St Clears, Pembroke, Llandovery, Gloucester, Bristol, Worcester &c., William North Rees, twice a week