A Cardiganshire Bibliography


Books of General Interest for Family Historians

It is acknowledged that the principal source of the details of books etc included
 on these pages is the online catalogues of the National Library of Wales


Archives and Libraries

  • Freeman, Michael. The History of Museums in Ceredigion. (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol XIII/3 1999.
    "The first plans for a public museum in Aberystwyth were discussed in 1871 - exactly 100 years before the first meetings took place to form the present Ceredigion Museum...........this paper describes the history of museums in Ceredigion during those first 100 years........."
  • Jones, T Howell. The County Museum (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol II
  • Vincentelli, Moira. The U C W Arts and Crafts Museum. Ceredigion, Vol IX/1 1980. Welsh Journals Online
    "The period between 1918 and 1936 saw the formation of an important craft collection in Aberystwyth, founded by the Davies sisters of Llandinam "(Margaret and Gwendoline, grand daughters of David Davies of Llandinam).


  • Anon.         Bibliography of the printed literature relating to the parishes of Cardiganshire.           Card. Antq. Soc Trans, Vol III  Welsh Journals Online
  • Jones, Glyn Lewis (ed.) A Bibliography of Cardiganshire 1600-1968 (2 vols.) Ceredigion Library (1967, 1970) [BM 2719.x.16218]
  • Williams, Moelwyn I. Cardiganshire in Periodical Literature. Ceredigion, Vol IV/3 1962  Welsh Journals Online
    "The following bibliographical list brings together under one general heading over three hundred articles and notes relating to the history of Cardiganshire and its people........."


  • Anon. William Evans. ( Alaw Afan). Y Cerddor, Medi 1900
  • Anon. John Jones, Aberaeron. Y Cerddor, Ebrill 1908.
  • Anon. David Jenkin Morgan, Llechryd (1751/2?-1814). Y Cerddor, Gorph 1889
  • Baker-Jones, D L. Charles Evans Davis Morgan-Richardson 1857-1913   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VIII
  • Davies, R I.        Twm Shon Gati          (Thomas Jones c 1530-1609).         Card. Antq. Soc Trans, Vol V          Welsh Journals Online
  • Ellis, Mari.  T E Ellis a Cheredigion  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion XIV
  • Evans, D E. David Lewis, Llanrhystud. Y Cerddor, Ebrill 1902 & Tach 1908
  • Evans, D E. Parch John Roberts ( Ieuan Gwyllt). Y Cerddor, Hyd 1892
  • Evans, H R. Thomas Pritchard, rector of Llandysul. NLW journal, Vol XII
  • Hughes, Mary. Idwal Jones, Llanbedr. Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain. Vol IV
  • Jenkins, David.  Edward Edwards ( Pencerdd Ceredigion), Aberystwyth. Y Cerddor, Tach 1897
  • Jenkins, David.  R S Hughes. Y Cerddor, Ebrill 1893
  • Jenkins, Geraint H. Lewis Morris: 'the fat man of Cardiganshire'   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XIV
  • Jones, G . (Glan Menai) Enwogion Sir Aberteifi . Dolgellau,  1868.
  • Jones, T Hughes.  Daniel Rowland, Llangeitho. Llawlyfr. Cym. Cered. Llundain. Vol V
  • Jones, Thomas Dr.  David Alban Davies. Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain, Vol VIII
  • Lewis, W J. 'Yr Hen Syr' (John Williams, Ystrad Meurig).      Ceredigion, Vol IV 1960/63     Welsh Journals Online
  • Lloyd-Johnes, Herbert. John Johnes (1800-1876). Ceredigion, Vol III           Welsh Journals Online
  • Morgan, Gerald. A Welsh House and its Family : the Vaughans of Trawsgoed [Crosswood].1999.A study of the largest landowners in Cardiganshire, from the C14 to C20. The Trawsgoed estate extended over 22 Cardiganshire parishes.
  • Morgan, J J.  Hanes bywyd Twom o'r Bryn, sef Thomas Williams, o'r Bryn, Sir Aberteifi. Cylch. Cymd. Hanes. Meth. Calf., Vol XVIII
  • Williams, Benjamin     [Gwynionydd] .   Enwogion Ceredigion. 1869.
  • Williams, J Gwyn.  Sir John Vaughan of Trawscoed. NLW journal, Vol VIII

Business and Commerce Records

  • Green, F.  Early Banks in West Wales. Trans. Historical Society of West Wales, 1916.
  • Y CYMMRODOR,  XXXIX (1928) Peate: A North Cardiganshire Woollen Yarn Factory .


  • James, Auronwy. The First Graves in the Cemeteries of Ceredigion. Cardiganshire FHS journal, Vol 4/2, June 2005.


  • Benjamin, E. Alwyn. Human Afflictions : a study of the North Ceredigion census returns, 1851-71 (NLW's site) Ceredigion, x 2 : 155-60 (1985)
  • Gibson, J.S.W. and Medlycott, M.T. Local Census Listings 1522-1930 (2nd ed.), Birmingham, Fed. of Fam. Hist. Soc. (1994) 52 pp. [ISBN 1-872094-75-9]. Extracted  are details of local censuses in Wales, listed by county
  • Wilson, Dave. Cardiganshire Census Statistics. Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 3/8 June 2004

Church History

  • Barker, T.W. Particulars Relating to Endowments etc of Livings .Diocese of St David's Vol3: Archdeaconry of Cardigan. 1907
  • Barrow, Julia. [Ed]. St Davids Episcopal Acta 1085-1280. South Wales Record Society, 1998. Contains the Latin text of all the charters known to have been issued by the bishops of St Davids down to the death of Richard de Carew in 1280, with English summaries and notes.
  • Beynon, Tom.   Howell Harris's visits to Cardiganshire. Cylch Cym Hanes Meth Calf Cymru. Vol XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII. and his  'Last visits etc 1766, 1769, 1770'  XXXII
  • Brinkley, Richard. Connop Thirwall, Bishop of St David's    (NLW's site)    Ceredigion Vol VII
  • Chater, A.O. Early Cardiganshire gravestones Parts I and II. Archaeologia Cambrensis. 1976, Vol.125, pp 140-61 and Vol.126, pp 116-38.
  • Ellis, Mari. Thomas Beynon, Archddiacon Ceredigion 1745-1833 . (NLW's site)   Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. XIII, No. 1 (1997]
  • Evans, D.E.   Mudiad Rhydychen yng Ngogledd Sir Aberteifi. .[The Oxford movement in North Cardiganshire]  Historical Society of the Church in Wales, Journal, 1954, Vol.4
  • Evans, George Eyre. Cardiganshire, a Survey of its Antiquities, Chapels, Churches .1903
  • Evans, J.T. The Church Plate of Cardiganshire.   Stow-on-the-Wold, 1914
  • Gray, Madeleine. The diocese of St Davids in 1563. Journal of Welsh Religious History 5 (1997), p. 29-56
  • Green, Tyrrell Prof.            Carved work in Cardiganshire churches           Card. Antq. Soc. Trans., Vol I/3     Welsh Journals Online
  • Greenway, W. The Election of David Martin, Bishop of St David's, 1293-6.   Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales Vol. X, No. 15 (1960)
  • 'Hanes Capeli'r Enwad yn Sir Aberteifi' [History of the Chapels of the Denomination in Cardiganshire]. Yr Ymofynydd : Cylchgrawn Misol Cymdeithas Undodiad Deheudir Cymru [The Enquirer: The monthly magazine of the Unitarian Society of South Wales], 1928-33
  • Jenkins, Geraint H.  The Established Church and Dissent in Eighteenth Century Cardiganshire.   Cardiganshire County History, Vol III
  • Jenkins, Geraint H. Yr Eglwys Wiwlwys Olau a'i Beirniaid  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol X
  • Jones, E D. Some aspects of the history of the church in north Cardiganshire in the eighteenth century. J Hist Soc Church Wales, Vol III/5
  • Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. Church Reconstruction in North Cardiganshire in the Nineteenth Century.   National Library of Wales journal. 1978, Winter Volume XX/4
  • Jones, I G.      Church and Chapel in Cardiganshire, 1811-1914       Cardiganshire County History, Vol III
  • Kirkby, D.P.     The church in Ceredigion in the early Middle Ages.      Cardiganshire County History, Volume 1.
  • Levi, T A          A tribute to the early church            Card. Antq. Soc. Trans., Vol I/3     Welsh Journals Online
  • Ludlow, N.    Ceredigion churches (DAT 48): church reports.   Cardiff, CADW,Welsh Historical Monuments project, 1998/2000.   Details and description of every church
  • Morgan, W T.    Disciplinary Cases against Churchwardens in the Consistory Courts of St David's .  Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales Vol. X, No. 15 (1960)
  • Morris, J.    Dedications of Cardiganshire Churches. Card. Antq. Soc, Trans., Vol I/4   Welsh Journals Online    &      Card. Antq. Soc. Trans, Vol II/1   Welsh Journals Online
  • Percival, D.      Inventory of nonconformist chapels and Sunday Schools in Cardiganshire.    Cardiganshire County History. Vol.3.
  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas   Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The CGN section of these books (in Welsh) is being extracted - some with translations
  • Salter, Mike .    The Old Parish Churches of South-West Wales. Malvern, 1994 .
  • Saunders, Erasmus. A view of the state of religion in the diocese of St.David's about the beginning of the 18th century : with some account of the causes of its decay,together with considerations of the reasonableness of augmenting the revenues of impropriate churches . Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1721
  • Sharpe, F.      The church bells of Cardiganshire: their inscriptions and founders.           Brackley, Smart and co, 1965.
  • The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese of St.Davids, 1397-1518 : from the original registers in the Diocesan Registry of Carmarthen.   London : The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1917. 3 v ; 25cm. Series title Cymmrodorion Record series ; No.6
  • The Welsh Church Year Book 1929. Published by The Representative Body of The Church in Wales. Cardiff, 1928. pp 624 including over 130 pages of biographies of clergy. A Cd containing a scanned copy of the book was published by Archives CD Books in 2002. With the permission of the latter part of the statistical data for parishes in the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire has been extracted onto those GENUKI parish pages. The Explanatory notes state that;
    • Where parishes have been grouped or divided then the acreage is unreliable, some town figures are not given.
    • Population figures are according to the 1921 census returns.

Church Records

  • Ifans, Dafydd [ed]. Cofrestri Anghydfurol Cymru/ Nonconformist Registers of Wales. Aberystwyth, 1994. This book includes Ordnance Survey references for listed chapels.
  • Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales.   Cardiff, 1976.
  • MacDonald, R W. The Parish Registers of Wales, National Library of Wales journal. 1976, Winter. Volume XIX/4
  • Rawlins, B.J. The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke. P.O. Box 510652, Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0652, Celtic Heritage Research (1987). [Provides details of  [ but no personal names] parish registers at the National Library of Wales and at the Carmarthenshire Record Office, and very extensive details of the various types of nonconformist records, mainly held at the PRO or at the chapel concerned.This book has been used as a source of data of nonconformist records on the Genuki parish pages.
  • Samuel, David. Schedule of Records and Printed Materials of the North Cardiganshire Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Wales [Calvinistic Methodist Archives Collection]. Chapel histories are included for the chapels of ;
    • Elim, Llanddeinol
    • Swyddffynnon, Lledrod
    • Tabor, Llangwyryfon
    • Siloh, Aberystwyth
    • Bethel, Llangwyryfon
    • Blaenplwyf, Llanychaearn
    • Rhiwfelen, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn
  • Williams, C.J. and Watts-Williams, J. Cofrestri Plwyf Cymru: Parish Registers of Wales (National Index of Parish Registers, Vol. 13).Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, Second edition, 2000. This book has been used as a source of data of parish records and bishop's transcripts on the Genuki parish pages

Court Records

  • Foley, R. The Practice of the Court of Great Sessions for Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan. 1792
  • Griffiths, G. Milwyn. Glimpses of Cardiganshire in Sessions Records (NLW's site) Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. . Vol V, No. 3 (1966)
  • Pre-1858 Welsh probate jurisdictions.South Wales & Monmouthshire : a genealogical research guide to probate courts having jurisdiction in the counties of Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Monmouth (England), Pembroke, and Radnor. Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. : Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Inc., 1970

Description and Travel

Books marked * have an entry on the separate 'Review/Contents' page.

  • 'An old inhabitant'. Vanished and vanishing Cardiganshire; 1. Castle Lane, Aberystwyth. 2. Bont Cottage , Aberaeron. 3. Llanrhystud Church before restoration. 4. Nantcwnlle Church before restoration. 5. Llanfihangel-y-Creuddin in 1889. 6. Leaves from an old sketch book (relating to the Aeron valley). Card. Antq. Soc. Trans, Vol II Welsh Journals Online
  • Benbough-Jackson, Michael. Ceredigion and the changing visitor gaze, c1760-2000  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion XIV
  • Chater, Arthur.     Inscriptions on Bridges in Ceredigion (NLW's site)     Ceredigion, 1978
  • Colyer, (Moore) R J. The Teifi: Scenery and Antiquities of a Welsh River. Llandysul, 1987
  • Davies, Dewi.  The Early Years of the Turnpike Trust in Cardiganshire.  (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, 2003
  • Davies, Paul. A Company of Forts, A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales. Published by Gomer, site intro; "As in the rest of Wales, the western counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion abound with reminders of a turbulent medieval past, - magnificent castles which grace the landscape, their inherent menace only somewhat subdued by the passing years. Paul R. Davies provides us here with an introduction to the history which led to the building of the medieval castles, and then divides the fortresses into three types - motte and bailey sites, stone-built castles and fortified manor-houses. The text is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line-drawn reconstructions, which vividly show the range of castles, both large and small, in West Wales, from mighty Pembroke and Carreg Cennen to the fortified manor-houses of Green Castle and Eastington and the atmospheric mounds such as Pencader and Llangadog......."
  • *Ellis, T.I. Crwydro Ceredigion.1952. Gives a fairly detailed background as to the history and geography of this mainly rural county some fifty years ago.  
  • Horsfall-Turner, E.R. Walks and Wanderings in County Cardigan, being a descriptive sketch of its Picturesque, Historic, Antiquarian, Romantic and Traditional Features. n.d. ca 1903. Appendices include :  lists of wrecks off Cardiganshire coast -1743/1901; Cardiganshire militia; nonconformist chapels (with some ministers' names).
  • Images of West Wales. Carmarthen Journal, 1999. Here is an index  by Ruth Broad
  • Inglis-Jones, Elisabeth. Memories of old Cardiganshire (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol IV
  • Jones, E D             Some glimpses of Cardiganshire           Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society  vol 6/1 1943              Welsh Journals Online    
  • Lewis, C.R. and S. Wheatley.   The towns of Cardiganshire, 1800-1995.  Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
  • Macalister, R A S          The sculptured stones of Cardiganshire             Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. V, 1927   Welsh Journals Online
  • Padfield, Roger and Barrie Burgess.   The Teifi Valley Railway.   Haverfordwest, 1974
  • Rees, T. A topographical and historical description of Cardiganshire; containing an account of its towns, castles, antiquities, churches, monuments, public edifices, picturesque scenery, the residences of the nobility &c accompanied with biographical notes of eminent and learned men to whom this county has given birth. London, 1810. Based mainly on the ancient seats of the county.
  • Sarn Helen-A Roman Road in Wales. Morris Marples. Welsh Outlook Press, 1939
  • Victorian and Edwardian Wales from old photographs. Introduction and commentary by E D Jones. Batsford 1972. Here is a brief introduction and an index of the 154 photographs.
  • William-Davies, John. Tom Mathias, Folk Life Photographer. Gomer site intro; "A selection of photographs from the Tom Mathias Collection and a resume of the photographer's life and work.A fascinating record of daily life in south Ceredigion and north Pembrokeshire at the end of the nineteenth century and during the early years of the twentieth century. "


  • Kelly's Directory of South Wales  1884 ,1910 , 1920.
  • Kelly's Directory of South Wales  1904
  • Pigot's Directory of South Wales  1835 . A classified directory of Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, Merchants, Bankers, Professional Gentlemen, Manufacturers and Traders - Not a listing of all residents or households.
  • Pigot's Directories of North Wales, South Wales and Monmouthshire 1822-3
  • Pigot's 1830 directory South Wales,  and , Pigot's 1830 directory North Wales; searches within  their Research Service from  Cardiganshire Family History Society
  • Slater's Directory of South Wales and Monmouthshire  1850
  • Slaters Directory of North and South Wales 1858-1859
  • Worrall's Directory of South Wales : comprising the counties of Glamorgan Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, Brecknock and Radnor, with Newport, Monmouthshire. Oldham : John Worrall, 1875. [18],436,174p. Includes 178p of advertisements.Includes index.

Emigration and Immigration

  • Beddow, Deirdre . Eleanor James: Cardiganshire's only Female Transportee to Australia (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 3, 1978
  • James, Evan L. Ceredigion Ancestors of Joe Tanner, Astronaut. Cardiganshire FHS journal, vol 3/9, Oct 2004
  • Knowles, Anne Kelly. Calvinists incorporated : Welsh immigrants on Ohio's industrial frontier  Chicago : University of Chicago Press,1997. Includes a section on emigration and immigration history  in 19th century Cardiganshire, and has bibliographical references  to Cardiganshire individuals, and  an index.
  • Morgan, Gerald & J Ann Davies. Americans in Cardiganshire in 1881. Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 4/1 Feb 2005
  • Owen, Bob. Ymfudo o Sir Aberteifi i Unol Daleithiau America o 1654 hyd 1860 (NLW's site- 2 parts)    Ceredigion, Vol II  1954
  • Owen, Bob.  'O Sir Aberteifi i Jackson a Gallia, Ohio.    Llawlyfr Cymdeithas Ceredigion Llundain XI (1955/6)
  • Thomas, Peter. Strangers from a Secret Land.- the voyage of the brig "Albion" and the founding of the first Welsh Settlement in Canada.Gomer, 1st ed., 1986. 329pp. The story of the original emigration from west Wales, especially from the surroundings of Cardigan and the Teifi valley, in the early 1800s, and the fate of the emigrees in Canada.
  • Williams, Daniel Jenkins . The Welsh Community of  Waukesha County (Wisconsin).1926.   This book mentions over 600 individuals who came from the Teifi Valley to Wales/Genesee (Towns), Waukesha County, Eastern Wisconsin, USA in the 1840--1850's period. The abstract lists individuals by family, local nickname, marital relationships, children, shire and farm/parish (if available) in Wales, and some birth and death dates as well as Wisconsin moves.


Books marked * have an entry on the separate 'Review/Contents' page.

  • Ashworth, Norma.     My 'Illustrious' Ancestry.       Cardiganshire FHS journal, vol 3/2, June 2002. Explores the author's ancestors from  Llanarth, Henfynyw, Ciliau Aeron parishes links and Sir Richard Herbert of Coldbrook, Abergavenny.
  • Baker-Jones, D.L. Princelings, Privilege and Power: the Tivyside Gentry in their Community. Llandysul, 1999.This has many references to the parish, its main houses and their families [including a pedigree of the Brigstockes of Blaenpant] and an extensive bibliography.  Gomer 2002 Catalogue (1 85902 381 9);- "This sumptuously researched book charts the rise and fall of the Tivyside gentry from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the 1930s....."
  • Bridgeman, Rev. The Hon. George T. O. History of the Princes of South Wales. 1976 (Wigan) 310pp. + intro. 11 genealogical tables
  • Evan Thomas Rhys o Lanarth. Diliau'r awen; sef crynodeb o waith awenyddol y diweddar ardderchog brydydd Evan Thomas Rhys o Lanarth Ceredigion [yr hwn a flodeuodd tua chanol ddeunawfed ganrif] ac eraill, wedi ei gasglu gan William Hughes Griffiths, Tyhen Llandyssilio Gogo. Argraffwyd gan D Jenkins, Heol fawr, Aberystwyth 1842.  
    (A series of collected poems of Evan Tomos Rhys; collected by William Hughes Griffiths, Tyhen Llandyssilio Gogo and printed by D Jenkins, Heol fawr, Aberystwyth 1842.
    Here is the list of subscribers from this book
  • Evans, W (Parch). Cyfrol o Bregethau (Book of Sermons). 1st Ed. Aberayron 1893. D.D.Williams, Bookbinder, Merthyr Tydfil.
    Here is the list of subscribers - with addresses - from this book;  mainly Cardiganshire but also Liverpool, London, Barry and Other Places.
  • Green , Francis [Ed] . West Wales Historical Records The Annual Magazine of the Historical Society of West Wales. c 1920 in 14 volumes.  Here is a listing of Contents
  • Hughes, H Harold. Some further notes on North Cardiganshire wills and deeds. Arch. Camb. 1919
  • Jones, E D.   John Humphreys Davies  1871-1926    (NLW's site)   Ceredigion  Vol IV
  • Jones, Francis.      Gellidywyll: a Ceredigion Family South of the Teifi .     Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 4, 1979 Welsh Journals Online
  • *Jones, Francis. Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their Families. Brawdy Books, Newport, Pem; Nov 2000. Here is a list of parishes/houses appearing in the book.
  • Jones, Francis. The old families of south-west Wales  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IV
  • Jones, Francis   Lloyd of Gilfachwen, Cilgwyn & Coedmore   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VIII
  • Lloyd, Howell A.  The Gentry of South-West Wales 1540-1640.   Cardiff, 1968
  • Lloyd-Johnes, Herbert. John Johnes 1800-1876   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol III
  • Lowe, Vera. The Mortimers in Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire and Related Families. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 7/6 Dec 2001.
  • Morgan, Gerald.      Women's Wills in West Wales 1600-1700.    Trans of Hon Soc of Cymmrodorion , 1993
  • Morgan, Gerald.      Dowries for Daughters in West Wales 1500-1700.   Welsh History Review 17, (1995)
  • Phillips, Sir Thomas (ed.) Pedigrees of Caermarthenshire, Cardiganshire, and Pembrokeshire, in continuation of Lewis Dwnn [i.e. of the pedigrees recorded by him in his Heraldic Visitations], to about the years 1700-10, from the MS. of John P. A. L. Philipps, etc. Jacobus Rogers, Middle Hill (1859) pp. 4. 44. fol. [BM Tab.436.b.4.(3.)]
  • Porter, Edward T. The Olivers of Cardiganshire 1778-1993: their descendents in Wales, England and North America and some of their related Welsh families. Author, 1993(USA). Apart from family details, contains background history of the area, especially the lead mining district around Gwnnws. Here are some extracts from the CD of the book
  • Rowlands, John &  Sheila. Cardiganshire marriages. Ilar Hundred. Aberystwyth, 1991
  • Rowlands, John &  Sheila. Cardiganshire marriages  pre 1813, Pennarth Hundred : indexes and transcripts Aberystwyth, 1992
  • Theakston, Lucy E. Lloyd & Davies, John.   Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor.Oxford: Fox, Jones & Co (1913). Counties - Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Family names - Lloyd, Philipps, Allen Estates/properties - Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach  Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor, Llanfair Clydogau, Maes y Felin, Highmead, Pantstreimon.
  • *Thomas, David N. Dylan Thomas. A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow. Seren, the book imprint of Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend, 2000 The area covered is around Talsarn, Talgarreg, Llanon, Aberaeron, Llanina, New Quay and Llangrannog.


Books marked * have an entry on the separate 'Review/Contents' page.

  • Afan ab Alun.  'Cestyll Ceredigion', , Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1991.
  • Anon. Cardiganshire prices etc in 1601. Bye-Gones, 1874-5
  • Barber, Jill and Derryan Paul.  Catherine Chichester and Cardiganshire, 1705-1735  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion XI
  • Barber, Jill.  A Fair and Just Demand?: Tithe unrest in Cardiganshire, 1796-1823   (NLW's site)   Welsh History Review 16
  • Bird, A.J. The Menhir in Cardiganshire: a Re-assessment (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VII, No 1, 1972.
  • Bowen, E G. From antiquarianism to archaeology in Cardiganshire, 1909 -1959  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol III
  • Bowen, E G    Cardiganshire in prehistoric times           Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 11  1936   Welsh Journals Online
  • * Cardiganshire County History . Volume1: From the earliest times to the coming of the Normans , edited by Davies J.L and Kirby, D.P. Cardiff, 1994
      Volume 3: Cardiganshire in Modern Times, edited by Jenkins, Geraint H. and Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. Published by the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society in association with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales: Cardiff [1998].
  • Briggs, C S.  The Bronze Age.    Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Briggs, C S.  Historical notes on the study of Megalithic and Bronze Age sites and finds from Ceredigion  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IX
  • Cameron, T Duncan. Recent fieldwork in Ceredigion  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IX
  • Davies, D Ernest          Recent finds in Cardiganshire         Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 9  1933   Welsh Journals Online
  • Davies, D J. The Economic History of South Wales prior to 1800, Cardiff, 1933
  • Davies,  Hettie Glyn.   'Edrych Yn Ol, Hen Atgofion Am Bentref Gwledig'  Gwasg y Brython, 1958.
  • Davies, Gwyn.   Ceredigion in the Second World War. (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, 2000
  • Davies, J Ceredig            Brittany and Cardiganshire           Card. Antq. Soc, Trans., Vol I/4   Welsh Journals Online
  • Davies, J L & A H A Hogg.    The Iron Age.   Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Davies, J L.   The Roman Period.      Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Davies,  J. M.   'O Gwmpas Pumlumon : Atgofion a Hanesion', Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion, 1966.
  • Davies, T I.   The vale of Aeron in the making (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol III
  • Davies, W H.  The Romans in Cardiganshire (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol IV
  • Evans, Eyre. Cardiganshire; a personal survey of some of its Antiquities, Chapels, Churches, Fonts, Plate and Registers. 1903
  • Eyre, George              Cardiganshire relics in Carmarthenshire Museum              Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 12  1937   Welsh Journals Online
  • Gaffney, Angela.  The Great War in Wales: Memory and Monuments in Ceredigion.   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, 2001
  • Green , Francis [Ed] .  West Wales Historical Records      The Annual Magazine of the Historical Society of West Wales. c 1920 in 14 volumes.  Here is a listing of Contents
  • Griffiths, Ivor. The Rebecca Riots.    Journal of Dyfed FHS, Vol 5, no 2, Dec 1994, pp 60-68
  • Griffiths, Ralph A. Gentlemen and Rebels in later Medieval Cardiganshire . Ceredigion. Vol V, No. 2 (1965)        Welsh Journals Online
  • Hancox, Nicola.  Recent finds from Ceredigion   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XIII
  • Houlder, C H.   The Stone Age.   Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Houlder, C H. The excavation of a barrow in Cardiganshire (NLW's site in 2 parts) Ceredigion Vol III
  • Hughes, Ieuan T. Lwm Bwa (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol V
  • Hughes, I T            A regional survey of north Cardiganshire prehistoric earthworks             Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. IV, 1926   Welsh Journals Online
  • Hughes, Ieuan T          Some south Cardiganshire earthworks           Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 7  1930     Welsh Journals Online
  • Hughes, Ieuan T           Some observations on hill-top camps            Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 9  1933   Welsh Journals Online
  • James, David. Ceredigion: a Natural History. Aberystwyth, 2001
  • Jenkins, Geraint H & Ieuan G Jones. Cardiganshire County History. Vol 3, Cardiganshire in Modern Times. 1998
  • Jenkins, J Geraint. Ceredigion: Interpreting an Ancient County. Gomer, 2005. ISBN 0-86381-961-3
  • John, A H. The Industrial Development of South Wales, 1750-1850. UWP, 1950
  • Jones, Ieuan G. The County and its History, 1909-1984 (NLW's site) Ceredigion, x 1 : 1-17 (1984)
  • Jones, J.Eurfil.J.    Fairs in Cardiganshire    Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 7  1930     Welsh Journals Online
  • "Key of all Wales" in South-West Cardiganshire. Surprising relics of prehistory on old estuary-River Teifi, etc. Western Mail & Echo: Cardiff, 1932
  • King, D J C.   The Castles of Cardiganshire (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, 1956
  • Kirby, D P. The place of Ceredigion in the early history of Wales  c400 - 1170   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion Vol VI
  • Lewis, G J. Mobility, locality and demographic change: the case of North Cardiganshire, 1851-71   (NLW's site)   Welsh History Review 9
  • Lewis, W.J. Hanes Darluniadol o Geredigion (An illustrated history of Cardiganshire)  Vol 1. Cardiganshire. Aberystwyth, 1976. Also  by same author; An Illustrated History of Cardiganshire. 1970. bilingual text. numerous b/w illus., maps, drawing.            Here is data based on material in the book under the following headings; Chapter headings
    Description of Photographs
    Growth of Non-conformity
    Houses of the Early Gentry in Tudor times
    Occupations in Cardiganshire from the 1831 census
    Tai un nos on Mynydd Llanddewibrefi
    The Middle Ages, names of commotes, and explanation, from the book's map/diagram
  • Lloyd, J.E. The Story of Ceredigion 400-1277. Gregynog Lectures. U.W.P,Cardiff, 1937
  • Moore, D[ed]. The Land of Dyfed in Early Times. Cardiff, 1964.
  • Morgan, Gerald. Helyntion y Cardi : ysgrifau ar hanes Ceredigion.         Aberystwyth : Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion,1997
  • *Morgan, Gerald. Ceredigion: a Wealth of History.  Gomer, 2005. ISBN 1 84323 501 3
  • Mynegai i Ceredigion 1-X / Index to Ceredigion 1-X,  edited by Howells,W.H.  1990
  • Rebecca Riots .  Commissioners Report (1844) into the conditions in South Wales which contains a lot of background evidence and comment by Dyfed people. Backed by contemporary press extracts relating to the Rebecca Riots in the Llanelly, Llannon and Pontardulais areas. Indexed by witnesses.
  • Rees, D Morgan. Industrial archaeology in Cardiganshire   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol V
  • Rees, G. Sarn Helen: Olion y Rhufeiniaid yn Sir Aberteifi .c 1927 [Sarn Helen; Roman Remains in Cardiganshire]
  • Rees, S. A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales : Dyfed. HMSO/CADW, 1992. 241p. A guide to c 150 archaelogical sites in the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
  • Richards, Melville.  Is Coed Uwch Hirwen in 1651   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IV
  • Richards, Melville.   Gwynionydd is Cerdin in 1651   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion  Vol IV  And also Gwynionydd is Cerdin in 1564 in Vol V
  • Rowlands, J. Historical Notes of the Counties of Glamorgan, Carmarthen, & Cardigan, and a list of the Members of Parliament for South Wales, from Henry VIII, to Charles II., Cardiff, Hugh Bird (1866) 135 p. [BL 10109.t.51.]
  • Saer, D J. The Story of Cardiganshire. Educational Publishing Co, Cardiff, c 1911. 165 pp, one of "Welsh County" series.
  • Sanders, I J. Trade and industry in some Cardiganshire towns in the middle ages (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, iii 4 : 319-36 (1959)
  • Sansbury, Arthur R      Recent finds in Cardiganshire        Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 7  1930     Welsh Journals Online
  • Sansbury, Arthur R       Bronze objects of the Bronze Age found in Cardiganshire      Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 7  1930     Welsh Journals Online
  • Williams, W Ogwen.    Some Notes on Tudor Cardiganshire  (NLW's site)    Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 2, 1969.
    ".....Until the reorganisation of the government of Wales by the Acts of Parliament passed in 1536 and 1543, Cardiganshire formed part of the principality as it existed after the Edwardian Conquest.....the principality consisted of the five counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth, Cardigan and Carmarthen and was divided for administrative and fiscal purposes into two parts... the principality of North Wales consisted of the three northern counties and the principality of West Wales, sometimes called the principality of South Wales, of the counties of Carmarthen and Cardigan. This division of the principality between 1284 and 1536 was not simply a matter of geography, though there was in the Dovey estuary a marked geographical divide such as might form a frontier between  two separate and independent states on the continent of Europe...."
  • Williams, Moelwyn I.  Cardiganshire in periodical literature   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IV

Land and Property 

  • Bowen, D Q, The Land of Cardiganshire. Cardiganshire County History, vol 1, 1994
  • Cave, R & B A Hains (eds). Geology of the country between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth.  HMSO 1986
  • Colyer, (Moore), R J.        The Landed Gentry of Ceredigion.        Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
  • Davies, Alun Eifug. Enclosures in Cardiganshire, 1750-1850 (NLW's site) Ceredigion (Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society) Vol VIII No 1 [1976].
  • Davies, Elwyn. Hafod, hafoty and lluest - their distribution, features and purpose  (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol IX
  • Davies, J H.       Cardiganshire Freeholders in 1760.         West Wales Historical Records iii, 1913
  • Evabns, E D. A Cardiganshire Crown Land dispute   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XIV
  • Huws, Daniel .   The Lewes Family of Abernantbychan .      Ceredigion, Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society Vol V1/2 1969. Estates of Sir John Lewes and James Lewes settled in 1650. Compiled by Gareth Hicks, the index of data in two deeds has been produced in table format showing properties, parishes, occupants and annual value
  • James, Brian Ll. The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873.    National Library of Wales journal. 1966, Summer Volume XIV/3
  • Jenkins, Dan.  Cartrefi Ceredigion.    Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain, Vol II, III & IV
  • Jones, Francis. Blaenbylan: Chronicle of a Minor Gentry House   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion Vol VII
  • Jones, Francis. Gellidywyll - a Ceredigion Family south of the Teifi  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VIII
  • Lewis, W J.   Some freeholders of Cardiganshire in 1632 (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol III
  • Lloyd-Johnes, Herbert.   The lesser country houses of Cardiganshire. (Vol II on NLW's site in 3 parts)   Ceredigion, Vol II & Vol III
  • Morgan, Gerald. Twf a diflaniad ystadau Dyffryn Ystwyth  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion XIII
  • Parkinson, A J.   Wheat, Peat and Lead : Settlement Patterns in West Wales, 1500-1800.  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, x 2 : 111-30 (1985)
  • Richards, Melville.    Gwynionydd Is Cerdin in 1564.    Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol V/2, 1965. Welsh Journals Online . This article is a listing of the rent roll  of the manor of Gwynionydd Is Cerdin in 1564, made by Howel John Lloyd. The parishes contained are Gwestva Llandyssill, Llangynllo, Llanvair olloyn, Llandyvriog, and Trevigod a Dihewyd. There are more than 150 properties listed, all in the format "Tir.............".  Refers very briefly to a later survey made in 1651 which the author published in the Ceredigion for 1963.
  • Rudeford, C C.     Soils and Land Use.     Cardiganshire County History, vol 1, 1994
  • Smith, Peter.      The domestic architecture of the county. I. The rural domestic architecture: ffermdy, plas a bwthyn.  Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
  • Vaughan, H M.    Some historic houses of Cardiganshire.    Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain, Vol II(1935/6)
  • Vincent, J E.     The Land Question in South Wales.   London, 1897
  • White, P.      The domestic architecture of the county. II. The secular urban architecture in context.   Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
  • Wood, Juliette.  The Mid Wales context of Hanes Taliesin - Local place names in the manuscript tales  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IX

Language and languages

  • Aitchison, J W & Harold Carter.   The Welsh Language in Cardiganshire 1891-1991.     Cardiganshire County History Vol, III
  • Davies, W Beynon.  Ffiniau iaith ac arferion   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IX
  • Evans, Huw & Marian Davies.   Fyl'na Weden I: Blas ar dafodiaith canol Ceredigion.  Llanrwst, 2000
  • Jenkins, David.  Trefn Ffarm a llafar gwlad  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IV
  • Jones, D Gwenallt.     Cyfieithwyr Ceredigion.     Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain, Vol III(1936-7)
  • Thomas, David.    Some of the remains of the 'lost' Goidelic language in Cardiganshire.     Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. V, 1927   Welsh Journals Online
  • Thomas, David            The old system of numeration found in south Cardiganshire            Card. Antq. Soc Trans, Vol III  Welsh Journals Online


Merchant Marine

  • Campbell-Jones, Susan.      Welsh Sail.    Gomer 1976. Here is an index by Mary Jane Stephenson
  • Davies, A Stanley.   Cardiganshire salt-smugglers.   Arch Camb, 1936
  • Davies, E Beynon.     Llongau a llongwyr y bae.     Llawlyfr Cym. Cered. Llundain, Vol IV (1937-8)
  • Eames, Aled.     Ships and Seamen in Rural Wales in the Age of Victoria - Some Cardiganshire Examples    (NLW's site)      Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 3, 1978
  • Heaton , P.M.     Welsh Shipping - Forgotten Fleets, 1989.      Biographical details restricted mainly to owners & managers, and details of ships owned. Here is an index by David Webb . 
  • Jenkins, David [principal author].     The Maritime Heritage of Dyfed . NLW: 1982
  • Jenkins, David.  Shipping and Shipbuilding.        Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Jenkins, David.   "Cardiff Tramps, Cardi Crews" : Cardiganshire shipowners and seamen in Cardiff, c.1870-1950 (NLW's site)     Ceredigion, x 4 : 405-30 (1987)
  • Jenkins, J.Geraint.        Maritime Heritage,The Ships & Seamen of Southern Ceredigion. Llandysul: 1982.14 maps and diagrams. 63 b/w photo illus. area covered is coastline between mouth of Teifi and village of Aberaeron. Two appendices give trade list of freights from Bristol to Cardigan and The Diary of Simon Jones of Llangrannog. Here is an index  and review by Mary Jane Stephenson.
  • Jenkins, J Geraint. The maritime heritage of some Southern Ceredigion villages (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, ix 2 : 111-27 (1981)
  • Lloyd, Lewis. A Real Little Seaport : the port of Aberdyfi and its People, 1565-1920. 1996. Although Aberdyfi is in Merioneth, this book in the context of Cardigan Bay  has numerous references to Cardiganshire men and families.
  • Morgan, Gerald. Adeiladu llongau yng Ngogledd Ceredigion 1700-1880 (North Cardiganshire shipbuilding 1700-1880 ) Aberystwyth : Coleg Prifysgol Cymru, Adran Efrydiau Allanol,1992
  • Rotie, D J.  The Passing of a Fleet (NLW's site)    Ceredigion Vol 1
  • Rowlands, John.    Trinity House Petitions - A Little Known Resource for Maritime Ancestors.          Cardiganshire FHS journal vol 3/5 June 2003. And vol 3/6 October 2003
  • The People of Dyfed and the sea.          Dyfed FHS journal  Vol 6/4 Aug 1998. An extensive article, pp 134/142 describing resources available and several examples found at the various county Archives. Other headings include ; Steam Packets, Pembroke Dockyard and Pembrokeshire Lighthouse Keepers on the 1891 census.
  • Troughton, W.   Ceredigion Shipwrecks.  2006,  Ystwyth Press   ISBNO-9552125-0-
  • Williams, Moelwyn.   Commercial Relations.     Cardiganshire County History, vol III

Military History

  • Davies, Reginald[Dr]. Welshmen at the Battle of Trafalgar Was your ancestor a one legged survivor of the Battle ?. Part I. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 5/5 Dec 1995. Concentrates on  the story of one man, James Davis of Pembroke.
  • Davies, Reginald[Dr]. Welshmen at the Battle of Trafalgar [21 Oct 1805]. Part II. Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 5/6 April 1996. The author refers to the index he has produced of all Welshman at the battle.
  • Owen, Bryn. History of the Welsh militia and volunteer corps, 1757-1908   Wrexham, Clywd: Bridge Books, 1989. Vol 4, pt. 2. Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire
  • Parfitt, Geoffrey Archer. Some notes on the Royal Cardigan Militia and its heirs and successors being the auxiliary forces of Cardiganshire . Shrewsbury: 1981
  • Retallack, John .     The Welsh Guards        Foreword by H R H The Prince if Wales.Published (1981) by Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd. London. Here is an index by Allen Powell
  • Sinnett, R J M[Lt Col].     The Royal Welch Fusiliers at the Battle of Waterloo.       Dyfed FHS journal, Vol 5/4 Aug 1995.    Lists 50 names of soldiers who came from the 3 Dyfed counties.

Names, Geographical

  • Davies, Elwyn.       Hafod, Hafoty and Lluest: Their Distribution, Features and Purpose.     Ceredigion, Vol IX/1 1980.   Welsh Journals Online
    " Hafod and lluest are words of considerable antiquity. Both occur in manuscripts of the Welsh Laws written in the 13th century........... Hafoty does not appear in Welsh literature until 'as late as the 16th century'....." 
  • Wmffre, Iwan. The Place-Names of Cardiganshire. 3 vols. BAR British Series 379 2004. Oxford, British Archaeological Press, 2004
  • Wood, Juliette. The Mid-Wales Context of Hanes Taliesin: Local Place Names in the Manuscript Tales. Ceredigion, Vol IX/1 1980.    Welsh Journals Online
    "According to the version of Hanes Taliesin copied by John Jones in 1609, the baby Taliesin is found by Elphin son of Gwyddno in his father's weir located 'yn y traeth rrwng Dyfi ag Aberystwyth garllaw ei gastell ei hun'....."

Names, Personal

  • Celtic Educational Ltd.  Welsh First Names for Children - Their meanings explained . 1978
  • Lloyd, Annie. Welsh Surnames and Given Names, 1996
  • Morgan, T J/Morgan, Prys. Welsh Surnames. UWP, 1985.


  • A Guide to Local Newspapers in Dyfed. Dyfed County Council Archives Department.
  • Ballinger, John, 1860- . Gleanings from a printer's file. Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales,1928 . Extracts from the records of the publisher of the Tivyside advertiser, Cardigan, from 1825 to 1865, illustrating the value from the point of view of local history of the products of local printing offices."The papers here reprinted were written for the Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society, and printed in vols. IX-XII."
  • Jones, Aled. Sir John Gibson  and the Cambrian News (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XII


Books marked * have an entry on the separate Review/Contents page.

  • Anon.     Cardiganshire silver.    See 'A relic of the Mackworth works' in Trans Neath Antq Soc, Vol VII
  • Anon.    The passing of the Coracle.    P.D. Review, 1948, no 76
  • An Abstract of the Proposals of Sir Carbery Pryse and his present Partners, concerning their Famous Lead-Mines called Bwlchireskirhir, in the County of Cardigan. (A Short Account of Sir Carbery Pryse's Lead-Work, given in the First of June, 1693, by William Waller, Steward there.). 1693
  • Bateman, D I.    Cardiganshire Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: an Economic Perspective.    Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
  • Bick, David E. The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales . Parts 1-4 in a new paper back, 1978..
  • Bick, David Ewart and Davies, Philip Wyn . Lewis Morris and the Cardiganshire mines Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales, 1994
  • Bick, David.     Remnants of Mining in Ceredigion before the C19 (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, No 3, 1978
  • Bick, David.    Waller's Descriptions of the Mines in Cardiganshire.  Black Dwarf, 2004
  • Boon, George C.       Cardiganshire silver and the Aberystwyth Mint in peace & war   Cardiff : National Museum of Wales,1981
  • Burt, Roger & Peter Waite & Ray Burnley.   The Mines of Cardiganshire.    Exeter, n.d
  • Carr, Tina & Schöne, Annemarie.      Pigs & ingots : the lead/silver mines of Cardiganshire .    Talybont,Y Lolfa, 1993
  • Carpenter, Kathleen Edith.      Notes on the history of Cardiganshire lead mines. Aberystwyth ,1923
  • Colyer, Richard. The Welsh Cattle Drovers (1976). Here is a contents listing/introduction and  an index by Catherine Davies-Shiel. Reissued in 2002 by Landmark Publishing Co, with  revision of some chapters, now p192.
  • Colyer, (Moore), R J.  A Land of Pure Delight.  Landysul, 1992
  • Colyer, R. J. Moore.Further References to the Welsh Cattle Trade. National Library of Wales journal. Volume XXV/3 Summer, 1988. Extract of this article by Bill Griffith-Jones 2002
  • Colyer, Richard. Welsh Cattle Drovers in the Nineteenth Century - 1   National Library of Wales journal. 1972, Winter Volume XVII/4
  • Colyer, Richard. Welsh Cattle Drovers in the Nineteenth Century - 2   National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer. Volume XVIII/3
  • Colyer, Richard. Welsh Cattle Drovers in the Nineteenth Century - 3 National Library of Wales journal. 1975, Summer. Volume XIX/1
  • Colyer, (Moore), R J.     Agriculture and Land Occupation in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Ceredigion.         Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
  • Davies, Arthur Stanley. Cardiganshire Salt Smugglers, etc . Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1936. [BM 7711.c.30.(9.)]
  • Davies, Dan.     'Atgofion Dau Grefftwr'  1963        
  • Davies, J Ll. The Livestock Trade in West Wales in the C19th. Aberystwyth Studies, XIV, 1936, pp99 and 108
  • Davies, J Ll. The diary of a Cardiganshire farmer, 1870-1900. Welsh Journal of Agriculture, Vol X.
  • Foster-Smith.  The Mines of Cardiganshire N.M.R.S. British Mining No. 12
  • Francis, Absalom, 1823-1891. History of the Cardiganshire mines from the earliest ages, and authenticated history to A.D. 1874, with their present position and prospect.1987. Mining facsimiles ; reprint no. 14
  • Francis-Jones, Gwyneth. Cows, Cardis and Cockneys,1984, Welsh Books Centre
  • Hall, George. A Note on the Decline of Mining in Cardiganshire (NLW's site)     Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VII, No 1, 1972.
  • Hall, G W. Metal Mines of Southern Wales, Kington, 2nd. edn., published privately, 1993 - A detailed account of mining in the pre Carboniferous rocks of south Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Brecknockshire
  • Howell, David. The Agricultural Community of Cardiganshire in the C18. (NLW's site) Ceredigion [new paper back format] : Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol 2, No 1, 1993
  • Howells, Brian.  Social and Agrarian Change in the Early Modern Cardiganshire.     Ceredigion 1974/5   Welsh Journals Online
  • Hughes, Simon John Southworth. Cardiganshire, its mines and miners. Ceredigion, Talybont, The author (1976) [BM X.429/10150]
  • Jenkins, D. The Agricultural Community in South-West Wales at the turn of the 20th Century. Cardiff, 1971
  • Jenkins, David.      Land and Community around the Close of the Nineteenth Century      Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
  • Jenkins, David              Braslun o hanes argraffu yn Sir Aberteifi              Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society  vol 7/4 1953              Welsh Journals Online
  • Jenkins, J Geraint.    Rural Industry in Cardiganshire (NLW's site)      Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 1, 1968. A most detailed article; - 'Cardiganshire had a great variety of rural industry in the nineteenth century, they may be divided into categories............Extractive industries such as... stone quarrying and mining for non-ferrous metals; .............Processing industries such as ... corn milling, lime-burning, malthouses, tanning hides, woollen industry.............. Service industries such as... the joiner and the cobbler...............Creative industries such as...bowl turning and spoon carving, clog sole making, fishing, stone cutting and lead smelting, brick making, hat making, woollen manufacturing, saddlery, founding, sail/rope makers, shipwrights, blacksmiths, butter/cheese making, brewing, quilting and needlework ..........'
  • Johnes, Thomas. A Cardiganshire landlord's advice to his tenants. Hafod: 1800
  • Jones, David Ceri.  The Board of Agriculture, Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') and Cardiganshire, c 1794-1815.  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, 2001
  • Jones, R L.   Changes in the pattern of Cardiganshire farming.        Roy.Welsh Agr. Soc. Trans., Vol XXVII
  • Jones, T J.    Farming Cameo: Central Cardiganshire.        Agriculture, Vol LXV
  • Lewis,W.J.    The condition of labour in mid-Cardiganshire in the early C19 (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, IV, 1963
  • Lewis, W J.     Some aspects of lead mining in Cardiganshire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (NLW's site)     Ceredigion, Vol I
  • Lewis W J.    A Welsh Salt Making Venture of the Sixteenth Century.    NLW journal Vol VIII/4 Winter 1954. Here is the article which relates the story of the salt works on the Cardiganshire side of the Dyfi.
  • Lewis, W J. The Cardiganshire miners' drinking song. Ceredigion, ii 1 : 53-4 (1952)
  • Liscombe and Co The Mines of Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire S.J.S. Hughes Talybont
  • Lloyd, T & Turner, D. General View of the Agriculture of Cardiganshire. London: 1794
  • Macve, Jennifer.     The Search for Zinc Blende in Mid-Cardiganshire during WWII  (NLW's site)     Ceredigion, 1991
  • Morgan, D J.   The State of agriculture in the County of Cardigan towards the end of the eighteenth century.       J.U.C.W. Agric Dept, Vol VI
  • O'Brien R Barry.  Last of the coracle men.   Ship and Boat Builder, Nov 1950
  • Palmer, Marilyn. "The richest in all Wales" : the Welsh Potosi or Esgair Hir and Esgair Fraith lead and copper mines of Cardiganshire . Sheffield : Northern Mine Research Society,1983
  • Peake, Harold              The introduction of metal into Wales         Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. V, 1927   Welsh Journals Online
  • Phillips, D Rhys       Pioneer printing in Wales          Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 13  1938  Welsh Journals Online
  • Phillips, Richard.  Some aspects of the agricultural conditions in Cardiganshire in the 19th century.         Welsh J. Agric, Vol 1.
  • Phillips, Richard.  Amgau tir ar Fynnydd Bach  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VI
  • Pretty, David.  ' Gwrthryfel y Gweithwyr Gwledig [The Revolt of the Rural Workers] yng Ngheredigion 1889-1950'.    Ceredigion, vol 11 1989  Welsh Journals Online
  • Roberts, Gomer M             Argraffwyr Aberteifi             Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society  vol 10/2 1968        Welsh Journals Online
  • Rowlands, John.   Family connections and ship ownership.      Cardiganshire FHS journal, vol 3/7 Feb 2004. Includes details of the owners of the barque M A Evans first registered in Aberystwyth in 1864; demonstrates a high level of same family ship ownership, even by farmers.
  • Rowlands, Marc A.   Mining Plans of Cardiganshire; The Human Dimension.Ceredigion  (NLW's site) Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol XIII, No 2, 1998.
  • Sanders, I J.  Trade and industry in some Cardiganshire towns in the Middle Ages.       Ceredigion, Vol III   Welsh Journals Online
  • *Toulson, Shirley/Forbes, Caroline. The Drovers' Road of Wales. II Pembrokeshire and the South. Whittet Books Ltd, 1992  This is the second book in the series and covers from the Englishry of Pembrokeshire around Angle and Castlemartin up through Carmarthenshire, across from Ceredigion through Gower into Glamorgan and over the Black Mountains into the Welsh Marches.
  • Tucker, Gordon and Mary. The Old Slate Industry of Pembrokeshire and Other Parts of South Wales. National Library of Wales journal. 1983, Winter. Volume XXIII/2. Extract by Bill Griffith-Jones
  • Tucker, Gordon & Mary.    Slate Working in North Cardiganshire with Particular Reference to Cwmerau. (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, xi:1, 75-80 (1988-9)
  • Turner, D.          General View of the Agriculture of the County of Cardigan. 1794
  • Vaughan, H M.       Cardiganshire book-binders a century ago        Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society  vol 2/2  1917    Welsh Journals Online
  • Waller, William.   A description of the Mines of Cardiganshire (1704) Reprint
  • Williams, M I.   Seasonal Migration of Cardiganshire Harvest Gangs to the Vale of Glamorgan in the C19th.       Ceredigion, III, no 2, 1957, pp156-9.


Politics and Government 

  • Barber, Jill.     A Fair and Just Demand?  Tithe Unrest in Cardiganshire, 1796-1823.     Welsh History Review, 16 (1992)
  • Escott, Margaret M.    Parliamentary Representation from the French Revolution to the Passage of the Reform Bill, 1790-1832.      Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Hughes, John.     A History of the Parliamentary Representation of the County of Cardigan.   Aber, 1849
  • Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. Cardiganshire Politics in the mid 19th Century . Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. V. No. 1 (1964)
  • Jones, Francis. Cardiganshire Election Songs (NLW's site) Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. V. No. 1 (1964)
  • Jones, Howard C. The Labour Party in Cardiganshire 1918-1966  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IX
  • Jones, Ieuan G. Cardiganshire politics in the mid-nineteenth century (NLW's site) Ceredigion, v 1 : 14-41 (1964)
  • Jones, J Graham. The Cardiganshire Election of 1959.  (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol XII/2 1994.
    "During the 1950s Cardiganshire was widely regarded as the safest Liberal seat in the whole of Britain. Indeed the Liberals had first captured the seat in the epoch-making election of 1868, and from 1880 onwards the party had enjoyed a seemingly impregnable ascendancy...................."
  • Jones, J Graham   'The Young Upstart': Dr E Roderic Bowen 1913-2001   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XIV
  • Jones, J Graham.   Cardiganshire Politics, 1885-1974           Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Jones, J Graham.    The Cardiganshire County Council, 1889-1974            Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Jones, J Graham. Dame Margaret in Cardiganshire   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion XIV
  • Jones, Richard. The strange case of a wartime pig and a judicial enquiry into the conduct of a Cardiganshire Bench   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XIV
  • Kirkby, D P.  The Political Development of Ceredigion. c 400-1081       Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Madgwick, P J & Non Griffiths, Valerie Walker. The Politics of Rural Wales - A study of Cardiganshire. Hutchinson, London, 1973. pp272
  • Morgan, Kenneth O. Cardiganshire Politics: The Liberal Ascendancy, 1885-1923 (NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol V, No 4, 1967.
    " 'There is a spirit of vassalage among the tillers of the soil, begotten by the tyranny of the past. The shadows of the oppression and evictions of 1868 have not lifted from among the people'. ( Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire, Evidence, 1895). This evidence given before the Welsh Land Commissioners at Aberaeron in 1894, evokes the spirit of the modern phase of Cardiganshire politics - the politics of nostalgia...."
  • Phillips, J R. A List of the Sheriffs of Cardiganshire. 1868
  • Richards, Melville. Local Government in Cardiganshire (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol IV/3 1962.
  • Smith, Robert.  "Enlightened Radical Cardiganshire": David Ivon Jones and his Native County.  (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, 1995
  • Thomas, Peter D G. County Elections in Eighteenth Century Cardiganshire  (NLW's site)  Ceredigion XI
  • Thomas, P D G. Parliamentary Representation from the Glorious Revolution to the French Revolution, 1688-1789.      Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Thorne, Roland G.    Parliamentary Representation from the First to the Third Reform Acts, 1832-1885           Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Williams, David.  Cardiganshire politics in the mid-eighteenth century (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol III

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc. 

  • Benjamin, E. Alwyn. Of Paupers and Workhouses (NLW's site) Ceredigion, x: 2 147-54 (1985)
  • Davies, Alun Eirug. Some Aspects of the Operation of the old Poor Law in Cardiganshire, 1750-1834 NLW's site) Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VI, No 1, 1968.   Introduction summary;-The principal evidence for the operation of the old Poor Law in Cardiganshire is found in three sources. Firstly, the minutes of   Vestry meetings and overseers' accounts, these are extant in some part for about 33 Cardiganshire  parishes. Secondly, there are  the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions Order Books which exist from the year 1739. Thirdly, the Poor Law Enquiry Commission appointed in 1832 collected a good deal of information concerning the administration of the Old Poor Law in the form of reports and questionnaires; the Report itself was published in 1834. As far as Cardiganshire is concerned there were detailed questionnaires completed for only Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Llansanffraid.
  • Davies, Alun E. The New Poor Law in a Rural Area 1834-1850  (NLW's site)  Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VIII, no 3, p 245-290.
  • Evans, Alan Eurig.     Poor Law Administration in Cardiganshire 1750-1948. 1999
  • Jones, Dot.     Pauperism in the Aberystwyth Poor Law Union 1870-1914. Ceredigion, ix 1 : 78-101 (1980)
  • Martin, Shirley. The New Poor Law Act of 1834 . Cardiganshire FHS journal Vol 2/3, p 62-3. Not a long article but a good bibliography included for further reading on the subject vis a vis Cardiganshire.
  • Morgan, Gerald.  "Bottom of the heap": identifying the poor in west Wales records 1600-1680.     Llafur VII, 9 (1996)
  • Palmer, Helen.    Documentary evidence on the lives of the poor in the later C19 in Cardiganshire. (NLW's site)   Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol XIII, No 2, 1998.

Public Records

  • Aitchison, J W. & Harold Carter.       The Population of Cardiganshire.        Cardiganshire County History Vol, III
  • Jones, ED.    Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions Order Books, 1739-1800.   Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 12  1937   Welsh Journals Online
  • Jones, ED.    Court Leet Records.   Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 11  1936   Welsh Journals Online

Religion and Religious Life

Books marked * have an entry on the separate 'Review/Contents' page.

  • Anon. The Quakers in Cardiganshire.  Card. Antq. Soc. Trans., Vol I/2
  • Anon.  Quakers in Cardiganshire. Carmarthen Notes, Vol II
  • *Barnes, David Russell . People of Seion. A history of non-conformist religious movements in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire from the 1730's (Methodist Revival) to the mid C19.Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1995.
  • Bowen, E G.  The Celtic Saints in Cardiganshire (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol I
  • Bowen, E G. The Teifi Valley as a religious frontier   (NLW's site)    Ceredigion Vol VII
  • Carter, Jane.  Santesau Ceredigion.  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion 1998
  • Cunnane, James. Ceredigion and the Old Faith. (NLW's site) Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. II, No. 2 (1994).
    "This talk is about overt signs of Catholic belief or customs persisting in Ceredigion after the Reformation. It does not deal with physical reminders of the Old Faith - religious houses, churches, oratories, holy wells or pilgrim paths - nor Catholic place names, unless they come within my brief....."
  • Davies, T Eurig. Dyddiau bore Annibyniaeth yn Sir Aberteifi. Llawlyfr Cym Cered. Llundain, Vol III(1936-7)
  • Davies-Evans, Herbert. Life of Saint Nennock. Card Antq Soc Trans, Vol I/4
  • Evans, Henry. Holwyddoreg ar Hanes Dechreuad y Bedyddwyr yng Ngogledd, Ceredigon [Catechism on the History of the Baptist Origins in North Cardiganshire]. Aberystwyth, Gibson.
  • Evans, John, 1830-1917. Hanes Methodistiaeth, rhan ddeheuol Sir Aberteifi : oddechreuad y "Diwvgiad Methodistaidd" yn 1735 hyd 1900 .    Dolgellau , 1904 (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church History in the southern part of Cardiganshire from 1735 to 1900) This book contains an entry for each CM chapel in existence in South Cardiganshire at the end of 1900. It includes a history of preaching in the area before the chapel was built, lists deacons, ministers etc, and contains a wealth of genealogical information.
  • Evans, John, 1830-1917. Y trydydd byr-gofiant : yn cynwys hanes oddeutu cant o bregethau anordeiniedig a fu farw yn Sir Aberteifi o ddechreuad y cyfundeb hyd 1913 . Dolgellau, 1913
  • Evans, W.G.          Nonconformist chapels and Sunday schools: education in Cardiganshire, 1700-1974.       Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
  • Hanes Creffydd yn Sir Aberteifi [History of Religion in Cardiganshire]. National Library of Wales, Add. Manuscript 361A
  • Himbury, D.M. Churches in fellowship: a short history of the English Baptist Associations in South Wales, Priory Press (1960) 27, [1] p.
  • James, Heather.  The Archaeology of Early Christianity in Cardiganshire.    Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Jenkins, Geraint H. Bywiogrwydd crefyddol a llenyddol Dyffryn Teifi 1689-1740   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VIII
  • Jenkins, Kathryn.  'Pantycelyn a'r Cardis' (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, 1993
  • Jones, David. Hanes y Bedyddwyr yn Neheubarth Cymru [History of the Baptists in South Wales].Carmarthen, 1839 [ LDS GS 994005]
  • Jones, E D. Ymneilltuaeth gynnar yng Ngheredigion (NLW' site) Ceredigion, Vol IV, 1961
  • Jones, I.G.       Religion in Cardiganshire, 1811-1914. Cardiganshire County History, Vol.3.
  • Kirkby. D P.   The Coming of Christianity.   Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Lewis, D Evan. Braslun o Hanes Henduriaeth Gogledd Aberteifi 1873-1972 [ A Brief Historical Sketch of the North Cardiganshire Presbytery, 1873-1972].Carnarfon : Llyfrfa'r M.C., 1972
  • Morgan T R. Bedyddwyr Parthau Uchaf Sir Aberteifi [Baptists in the Upper part of Cardiganshire]. Trafnodion Cymdeithas Hanes Bedyddwyr Cymru. Cardiff, 1924
  • Morgan, T R.     Y Bedyddwyr yng Ngheredigion.     Llawlyfr Cym Cered Llundain, Vol IV(1937-8)
  • O Riain, Padraig.   The Saints of Cardiganshire.       Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Roberts, Gomer M . Methodistiaeth Gynnar Gwaelog Sir Aberteifi (NLW's site)       Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Vol. V. No. 1 (1964)
  • Roderick, H.           A fire made of shavings?: the 1904 Revival in Cardiganshire.         Ceredigion, 2005, Vol.15(1), pp 107-38.
  • Thomas, W Gwyn.  The Early Christian Monuments.         Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Thickens, John.   Ceredigion a'r Diwygiad Methodistaidd.    Llawlyfr Cym Cered Llundain, Vol I(1934-5)
  • Williams, David.   The Census of religious worship of 1851 in Cardiganshire  (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, Vol IV


Social Life and Customs

  • Bevan, Teleri. Years of my time : glimpses of a Cardiganshire upbringing . Llandysul : Gomer,1997
  • Brennan, T et al. Social Change in South-West Wales. (First half of C20th). 1954, p200.
  • Colyer, R J.  The Gentry and the County in C19th Cardiganshire   (NLW's site)   Welsh History Review 10
  • Cecil-Williams, John.       Y Cymmrodorion yng Ngheredigion.        Llawlyfr Cym Cered Llundain, Vol VII(1951-2)
  • Davies, Alan Eurig.  Wages, Prices and Social Improvements in Cardiganshire, 1750-1850   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol X
  • Davies, Jonathan Ceredig C.   The Folklore of West and Mid Wales. Aberystwyth: Welsh Gazette 1911. There is a review of the book in the Cardiganshire FHS  journal vol 2/8, June 2001.
  • Davies, Llinos M.  Crochan Ceredigion.  Aber, 1992 .
  • Dodgson, R A.      Early Society and Economy.   Cardiganshire County History . Volume1, 1994
  • Ebenezer, Lyn.  Cerddi Ceredigion.   Llandysul, 2003
  • Edwards, Ifan ab Owen.      Urdd Gobaith Cymru yng Ngheredigion.        Llawlyfr Cym Cered Llundain, Vol V (1938-9)
  • Evans, Howell.   County of Cardigan: A Retrospect of the Nineteenth Century relating especially to Crime and its Prevention , the Administration of Justice, and the creation of the Police Force.  Aber, 1901
  • Evans, R M.       Folklore and customs in Cardiganshire.     Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 12  1937   Welsh Journals Online
  • Fleure, H J.          The people of Cardiganshire.    Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. IV, 1926   Welsh Journals Online
  • Forty Welsh traditional tunes             Trans. Cards. Antiq. Soc. V, 1927   Welsh Journals Online
  • Ifans, Dafydd. Lewis Morris ac arferion priodi yng Ngheredigion   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VIII
  • Lewis,G.J. The Demographic Structure of a Welsh Rural Village (NLW's site) [Bow Street] during the mid 19th century. Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. . Vol V, No. 3 (1966)
  • Griffiths, Rhidian.      Music and Popular Culture.       Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Griffiths, Ralph A.  Gentlemen and Rebels in Later Mediaeval Cardiganshire (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol V/2 1965.
    "I shall be concerned, firstly, with those gentlemen who, in time of peace or rebellion, were recognised as the leaders of society and the moulders of opinion in the county........................Secondly, I shall be concerned with those Cardiganshire men who led revolt and rebellion against the Crown in the later Middle Ages.....these I have called rebels...."
  • Howell, David W. Patriarchs & Parasites: The Gentry of South-West Wales in the 18th Century. 1986 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press) ix + 310pp. inc. appendixes, bibliography, notes and index. 2 maps - 1 foldout. the area covered is Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. an examination of the fortunes and character of the ruling class but much else besides.
  • Howells, Brian.    Social and Agrarian Change in Early Modern Cardiganshire (NLW's site)    Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol VII, No 3/4, 1974/5.
  • Jenkins, D.  Rhyfel y Sais Bach (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, i, 1951. This relates an enclosure dispute in 1820 in an  area called Mynydd Bach, the hilly land between Lampeter and Aberystwyth, the 'Sais Bach' is an English gentleman called Augustus  Brackenbury.
  • Jenkins, David. Some Cardiganshire Broadsides (NLW's site) Ceredigion Vol II
  • Jenkins, J Geraint.  Rhai o grefftau Ceredigion  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion  Vol IV
  • Johnes, Thomas, 1748-1816     Edited by Moore-Colyer, Richard J.    A land of pure delight : selections from the letters of Thomas Johnes of Hafod, Cardiganshire,1748-1816 . Llandysul, Dyfed : Gomer,1992
  • Jones, D J V.   Distress and Discontent in Cardiganshire, 1814-1819 (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, v, no 3, 1966
  • Jones, D J V.   More light on Rhyfel y Sais Bach.       Ceredigion, v. 1965. [see Jenkins entry above]   Welsh Journals Online
  • Jones, David J V.    Crime and Policing in the Twentieth Century (The South Wales Experience). UWP
  • Jones, Emyr Wyn. Medical Glimpse of Early Nineteenth Century Cardiganshire . National Library of Wales journal. 1966, Summer Volume XIV/3
  • Jones, G Penrhyn       Cholera in Wales.    National Library of Wales journal Vol X/3 Summer 1958.
  • Jones Pierce,T.   Medieval Cardiganshire - A Study in Social Origins'    Ceredigion, vol 3 1959  Welsh Journals Online
  • Jones, Rosemary A. N.   Popular Culture, Policing, and the Disappearance of the Ceffyl Pren in Cardigan, c. 1837-1850. (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, xi:1, 19-40 (1998-9)
  • Knowles, Anne Kelly.   The Structure of Rural Society in North Cardiganshire, 1800-1850.        Cardiganshire County History . Volume III
  • Lewis , D .   Pobl Wrth Eu Gwaith/People at Work . Llandysul 1987.     Here  is an index by Jill Smith
  • Lewis, G J.   Mobility, Locality and Demographic Change: the case of north Cardiganshire.     Welsh History Review 9, no 3 (1979)
  • Linnard, William.  Merched y gerddi yn Llundain ac yng Nghymru  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol IX
  • Lloyd, H A. The Gentry of South-West Wales 1540-1640. Cardiff, 1968
  • Loffler, Marion.  Mudiadau ieuenctid yng Ngheredigion cyn yr Ail Ryfel Byd  (NLW's site)    Ceredigion XIII
  • Meyrick, Robert.  Famous among the Barns: the Cardiganshire landscapes of John Elwyn   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion XIV
  • Miles, Dafydd. Rhai agweddau ar hanes cerddoriaeth yn Sir Aberteifi (Notes on the history of music in Cardiganshire  - 2 parts)   (NLW's site )   Ceredigion Vol VI
  • Millward, E.G.   Beirdd Ceredigion yn Oes Victoria. (NLW's  site)   Ceredigion : Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol XI, No 2, 1990
  • Morgan, Gerald.   Women in Early Modern Cardiganshire. (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, xiii:4, 1-19 (2000)
  • Owen, Trevor M.  Some aspects of the bidding in Cardiganshire (NLW's site)    Ceredigion, Vol IV
  • Palmer, Helen.  The Shadow in the Family.    Cardiganshire FHS Journal, Vol 2~ No 6, Oct 2000.The author's concluding words are ; " Let us remember when researching family history or social history, not only the physical conditions, but also the psychological conditions which our ancestors shared. The fear of consumption and the reality of the condition was a dark shadow at the edges of their lives."
  • Parry-Jones, D. A Welsh Country Upbringing. 1948 (Batsford) 139pp. + index. 88 b/w photo. illus. frontispiece in colour. views of Cards./Carms. border in early years 20th cent.
  • Peate, Iorwerth C. The Welsh House A Study in Folk Culture First published in 1940, reprinted by Llanerch Publishers, Felinfach in 2000. ISBN 1 86143 112 0. Here is a review and  listing of Contents, Illustrations, Figures and houses/sites mentioned,  from the 1940 edition.
  • Peate, Iorwerth C           Rhai o grefftau Ceredigion         Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society    Vol 7  1930     Welsh Journals Online
  • Phillips, Richard.  Ychwaneg am 'Ryfel y Sais Bach' 1820-29  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VI
  • Pierce, T Jones.  Medieval Cardiganshire - a study in social origins  (NLW's site) Ceredigion, Vol III, 1959
  • Pretty, David A. Gwrthryfel y gweithwyr gwledig yng Ngheredigion, 1889-1950 [The rising of  rural workers in  Cardigan 1889-1950]   (NLW's site)   Ceredigion vol XI
  • Price, Cecil. Some Welsh Theatres, 1844 - 1870,     National Library of Wales journal. 1961, Winter Volume XII/2.     The towns featured are; Aberystwyth, Abergavenny, Brecon, Carmarthen, Merthyr, Monmouth, Newport, Tredegar and Wrexham.
  • Roberts, D Hywel E. Noddi beirdd yng Ngheredigion - rhai agweddau  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VII
  • Scourfield , Elfyn . Welsh Rural Life in Photographs. Barry, 1979.       Here is an index by Jill Smith
  • Thomas, Colin.    Rural Society in 19th Century Wales: South Cardiganshire in 1851 (NLW's site)    Ceredigion (Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society) Vol VI No 4 [1971]
  • Vaughan, H M. The South Wales Squires. London, 1926
  • Wiliam, Eurwyn. Home-made Homes: Dwellings of the Rural Poor in Cardiganshire  (NLW's site)     Ceredigion XII
  • Walker, R F.    Tourism in Cardiganshire, 1774-1974             Cardiganshire County History, vol III
  • Williams, D. Rhyfel y Sais Bach (NLW's site) Ceredigion, ii, 1952.
  • Williams, Gareth W.   The Disenchantment of the World: Crisis and Change in Cardiganshire (NLW's site)    Ceredigion; Vol. IX, No. 4 (1983).
    "I originally undertook to address the Society on aspects of religion and recreation in Cardiganshire in the late nineteenth century and I proposed as a title 'Fighting Parsons'............the turbulent priests of my original title were those fifteen representative of the Lampeter College rugby team whose brawling ordinands were once memorably headlined in the Carmarthen Journal as 'Fighting Parsons'......... But if this was civilisation, the vast majority of the population of Cardiganshire was untouched by it. For one thing, less than a quarter of them were Anglicans (1851 census)..... for another Ceredigion to this day has remained obdurately, some might say perversely,  resistant to the game of rugby...... what mattered far more to ordinary people, and sustained them in their everyday lives, was a varied repertoire of magical beliefs and superstitions that were still held and practised in Cardiganshire well into the nineteenth century........."
  • Williams, John  and Eben Davies,    'Fferm, Ffair a Phentre',  Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion, 1958. 
  • Williams, Moelwyn I.   Glimpses of Life in C17 Cardiganshire.  Ceredigion [new paper back format] : Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol XII, No 4, 1996
  • Williams, M I.  Did Handel visit Cardiganshire ?  (NLW's site)   Ceredigion, Vol III
  • Williams-Davies, John.  Merched y gerddi - Mudwyr tymhorol o Geredigion (Seasonal migration from Ceredigion [to London]) (NLW's site)   Ceredigion Vol VIII
  • Willis-Bund, J W.   Cardiganshire Constabulary. Rules, Orders and Guides to Constables, also a short history of the force.  Aber, 1897

(Gareth Hicks : last updated 4 Nov 2013)