"AMBLESTON, a parish, in the union of HAVERFORDWEST, hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles (N.N.E.) from Haverfordwest containing 605 inhabitants. . . The lands in this parish are, with a very trifling exception, all enclosed, and the soil is in general fertile; the rateable annual value being returned at £970. 10. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at £3. 19. 4. 1/2. , endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant; present net income, £183; it is in the gift of the crown; impropriator, Lloyd Phillips, Esq. The Church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a chapel of ease in the parish, called Rinaston chapel. The Calvinistic Methodists have a place of worship here. In a day school 26 children are instructed at the expense of their parents; and a Sunday school, consisting of 88 males and 81 females, is supported by the Calvinistic Methodists."[From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
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:
- 1841 Census - 0464343
- 1851 Census - 0104238
- 1861 Census - 0543245
- 1871 Census - 0850858
- 1881 Census - 1342306
- 1891 Census - 6099650
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 Ambleston with St Dogwells from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
BETHEL CHAPEL, AMBLESTON on the People's Collection Wales site
Woodstock Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Ambleston on the People's Collection Wales site
Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1765-1974) and Marriages (1776-1968) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies at Pem.RO.
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1685, 1799-1862, 1864) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.
LLYS Y FRAN RESERVOIR on the People's Collection Wales site
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You can see the administrative areas in which Ambleston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Wallis Woollen Mill, Ambleston, Pembrokeshire. Opened: 1812 Closed: 2001 on the People's Collection Wales site
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Places, villages, farms etc within Ambleston 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)
- Ambleston (50); Ambleston, Bigws, Bill, Glan-dwr, Gwar y Coed, Headland, Hook Ho., Pant teg, Parc y Llyn, Rinaston, Scollock, Scollock Bill, Scollock Cross, Slouthy, Spittal Brook, Stradland, Triffleton (or is it in Spittal?), Wallis, Wallis Moor, Woodstock, Woodstock Slop, Woolen Mill.