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"CLARBESTON, a parish in the hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 1/2 miles (W.) from Narberth, containing 218 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with 800 royal bounty, and 400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of W.H. Scourfield, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Martin. The rates in this parish are levied on the ploughlands, each of which contains one hundred statute acres. An average annual expenditure of 54.14. is applied to the support of the poor." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]


The 1851 census for this parish has been indexed by Dyfed Family History Society.

Census Returns for this parish have the following LDS Call Numbers:

Church History

CLARBESTON, St. Martin of Tours   1840-1850      - on the Church plans online site

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 New Moat with Clarbeston from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

No mention of PR M (1813-37) in 1933 survey

Parish registers: Christenings (1718-1993), Marriages (1724-1813, 1837-1970) Banns (1755-1812, 1825-1952), Burials (1725-1993) at Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1806, 1809-67, 1878-82) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105137.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Clarbeston parish   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 Barry Johnson)



Held at Pem.RO

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[Gareth Hicks: 28 Dec 2012]

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