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Pigot & Co South Wales 1844

The information  below relating to Newport was extracted  by Denise Robinson from the CD of the same title published by Archive CD Books.


Is a small market town, sea-port and parish, in the hundred of Kemiss, county of Pembroke; 245 miles W. by N. from London, 10 S.W. from Cardigan, and 7 E. from Fishguard; pleasantly situated on the river Nevern, at the bottom of a steep ridge of hills, and close to the foot of Carn Ingle, a rocky eminence, rising fifteen hundred feet above the level of the sea. This place presents many vestiges of its former importance; amongst these, the castle, an interesting ruin, rises majestically above the town in 'frowning grandeur.' Newport is a corporate town, governed by a mayor, chosen by the lord of the manor annually, from three persons nominated by the free burgesses; the present lord of the manor is Thomas Lloyd, Esq. ~ lineally descended from the lords of Kemiss, who held their courts, in former times, at the castle here. The trade of Newport was at one time more considerable than now. The importations comprise timber, limestone, coal and culm; and its exports, corn, butter slates. In some seasons the salmon and herring fisheries are profitable; and the bay forms an excellent harbour of refuge from the easterly and southerly winds.

The parish church of Saint Mary stands in the upper part of the town, and is a handsome and commodious edifice, in form crucifix; the living is a rectory, in the gift of the Bronwydd family. There are places of worship for dissenters, and a charity school. Several romantically situated seats ornament the neighbourhood of Newport; and the scenery, from many points, is pleasing and picturesque. The parish contained, in 1831, 1,798 inhabitants; but by the last census (1841), it appears the number was only 1,751.

POST OFFICE, Frances Owen, Post Mistress.~ Letters from various parts arrive (from CARDIGAN) every afternoon at half past three, and are despatched every morning at half past eight, ~Letters from HAVERFORDWEST and parts West, &c. arrive every morning at half past eight, and are despatched every afternoon at half past three.


  • Bowen George, Esq. Llwyngwair
  • Bowen James, Esq. Newport
  • Bowen the Misses, Berry hill
  • Bowen Mrs.-, Cotham
  • Davies Miss-, Deepwell
  • Davies Miss-, Newport
  • Davies Mrs. Margaret, Newport st
  • Davies Mrs.-, Llwyngwair
  • Foulks Miss-, Deepwell
  • Foulks Mrs.-, Deepwell
  • Griffiths G.D. Esq. Berllan
  • Griffiths Miss-, Deepwell
  • Harries Miss-, Gellyfawr
  • Harries Mrs.-, Newport
  • Harries Captain Thomas, Newport
  • Harries Mr. Thomas, Newport
  • Harries Captain William, Newport
  • Havard Mr. David, Newport
  • James Mrs.-, Ann, Newport
  • James Mrs.-, Gellyfawr
  • Jones Rev. J. Nevern
  • Nicholas Mrs. Ann, Newport
  • Owen Mrs. Jane, Newport
  • Owen Owen, Esq. Cwmgloyn
  • Richards Lient. (coast guard) Dinas
  • Rogers Lient. Edward, Newport
  • Symmons Mrs.-, Henllys
  • Thomas Rev. Llewellyn Lloyd, Court House


  • CHARITY SCHOOL John Morgan, Master, Mary Morgan, Mistress,
  • Evans John
  • Price Ann


  • Harries David
  • Thomas William


  • Martin Ann
  • Thomas Mary
  • Williams Mary


  • Davies Samuel
  • James William
  • Parry David
  • Rees David


  • Davies William
  • Davis Thomas
  • Morgan John
  • Rowlands Thos.
  • Thomas John
  • Williams Thomas


  • Davies Stephen
  • Evan David
  • Gilbert Thomas
  • Howell Thomas
  • Hughes Thomas
  • John Thomas
  • Morris Joshua
  • Nicholas James
  • Owen John


  • Lamb James
  • Vaughan Levi
  • Williams Benjamin


  • Davies John
  • Davis Jane
  • Evans Ann
  • Gilmore Sampson
  • Harvard Levi
  • Johnston Andrew
  • Laugharn Thomas
  • Morgan John
  • Nicholas William
  • Richards Mary
  • Williams Hannah
  • Williams Mary
  • Williams Sarah


  • Angel Inn, Thomas K. Bevan
  • Castle Inn, Ann Lloyd
  • Farmers' Arms Mary Thomas
  • Golden Lion, William Owen
  • Jolly Sailor, David Williams
  • Masons' Arms Benjamin James
  • Plough, Ann Rees
  • Royal Oak, John Hughes
  • Ship-a-Ground, Margaret Havard
  • Ship & Castle, Stephen Davies
  • Tavern Spite, Evan Jones
  • Waterman's Arms, Charlotte Roach


  • Berryman Richard
  • Matthias William


  • Bowen Ann
  • Davies Sarah
  • Griffiths John


  • James Stephen
  • Owen David


  • Davies Maria
  • Dodding Margaret
  • Evan Ann
  • James Ann
  • Jenkins Elizbth.
  • George Ann
  • Griffiths Esther
  • Morgan Ann
  • Morris Elizabeth
  • Thomas Mary


  • Castles W.H; John Davis, agent
  • Davies Jane


  • George James
  • John Benjamin
  • Nicholas William
  • Salmon James


  • Bevan Thomas K.
  • Crosswell Charles Lewis
  • Llewellyn John


  • Griffiths Edward
  • Lloyd Stephen
  • Lloyd Thomas
  • Phillips Thomas
  • Richards Benjamin


  • Davies Grace, Straw Hat Maker
  • Davies Jane, Slate Merchant
  • Evans John, Architect
  • Griffiths Charles Watch Maker
  • Griffiths James, Druggist
  • Griffiths William, Cooper
  • Havard Levi, Ship builder
  • Hughes John, Butcher
  • James John, Weaver
  • James Thomas, Glover
  • Jenkins Griffith, Weaver
  • Laugharn Mary, Carding Mill
  • Lloyd David, Weaver
  • Owen David, Saddler
  • Price John, Inspector of Weights and Measures
  • Rees James, Plaisterer
  • Rodrick William, Butcher


  • To CARDIGAN, James Thomas, every Saturday
  • To FISHGUARD, James Thomas, every Thursday
  • To HAVERFORDWEST, Wm. Nicholas, Enoch Williams and James Williams, once a week.