Pigot & Co. South Wales directory for 1830

Aberayron is 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 Dictionary1833 extract, see Aberaeron, is not repeated here.


Courts Leet are held in May and October by John Atwood, Esq., the representative of Mrs Gwynne, the lady of the manor of Llyswen. The magistrates hold monthly meetings at 'the Feathers', a respectable inn in the village. The hamlet contains at the present period about 300 inhabitants.

Post Office; Evan Evans, Post master. Letters from London, Aberystwith etc arrive every day at twelve, and are depatched every afternoon at a quarter before one.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy

  • Kensington, Rt Hon. Lord, Noyadd
  • Lewis, Major, Llanayron
  • Lewis, Rev John, Aberayron
  • Longcroft, C R esq., Lanina
  • Saunders, Capt. RM, Ty mawr
  • Thomas, Rev Wm., Michaelstone

Inns & Public Houses

  • Butchers' Arms; David Jones
  • Feathers (commercial) Inn & posting house); Charles Mitchell
  • Hope; David Davies
  • Joiners' Arms; Thomas Lewis
  • Red Lion; Lewis Davies (and harbour master)
  • Ship; Evan Evans
  • Ship on Launch; Thomas Jenkins

Shopkeepers & Traders

  • Atwood, John; general merchant
  • Edwards, Ellis; wool carder & tallow chandler
  • Evans, Thos; master of the National School
  • Green, William; grocer & draper
  • Griffiths, David; hatter
  • Harris, John; shipwright
  • Herbert, Evan; baker
  • James, John; corn miller, Llyswen Mill
  • Jones, Evan; shipwright
  • Jones, Evan; blacksmith
  • Jones, Isaac; general merchant, Ystrad
  • Jones, John; chymist & druggist
  • Jones, John; boot & shoe maker
  • Lewis, Thomas; joiner
  • Moree, John; coast waiter

Coasting Trader

To Bristol, the Good Hope; David Rees, master

Gareth Hicks  21 December 2001