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"FORD, a chapelry in the parish of HAYSCASTLE, hundred of DEWISLAND, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N.) from Haverfordwest. The population is included in the return for the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with 1200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of -- Knox, Esq. This chapelry comprises a small tract lying at the north-eastern extremity of the parish, on the western bank of the Cleddy river, where it is joined by another small stream, and on the high road between Haverfordwest and Fishguard." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]


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

Church History

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 St Lawrence with Ford from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

Odd entries CMB (1801-49) with PR Ambleston and Little Newcastle.

Parish registers: Christenings (1885-1944), Marriages (1837-1963), Burials (1866-1945) at Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1839-42, 1844-54, 1856-65, 1875, 1885) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105141.

Nonconformist Chapels:  see Hayscastle

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


Merrony, Mark W. Richard Fenton's 'Roman villa' at Ford revisited   (NLW's site)  Pemb Historian XIII


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[Gareth Hicks: 22 Sept 2010]

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