"HAYSCASTLE (HAYS-CASTLE), a parish in the hundred of DEWISLAND, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 1/2 miles (N.W. by N.) from Haverfordwest, containing 367 inhabitants. This parish, which is of considerable extent, is for the greater part enclosed, and in a good state of cultivation. It constitutes, together with that of Brawdy, a prebend attached to the decanal stall in the cathedral church of St. David's. The living is a discharged vicarage, consolidated with that of Brawdy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, and in the patronage of the Bishop, as Dean. The church is dedicated to St. Mary; and at the small village of Ford, in this parish, there is a chapel of ease. There are places of worship for Independents and Methodists. Several tumuli were formerly discernible in this parish, but they have been nearly levelled. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £50.10." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]
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 - 0464342
- 1851 Census - 0104237
- 1861 Census - 0543245
- 1871 Census - 0850857
- 1881 Census - 1342306
- 1891 Census - 6099648
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 Brawdy with Hayscastle from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Brimaston Hall Chapel, Hayscastle on the People's Collection Wales site
Blaenllyn Baptist Chapel on the People's Collection Wales site
Pen y Bont Independent Chapel, Ford, Hayscastle on the People's Collection Wales site
PR C (1800-12) M (1810-37) B (1798-1812) recorded in 1933 and M (1787-1812) recorded in 1831 apparently lost. Diocesan records suggest that c1790 the registers went back to 1764. Burials (1977-) entered in PR Camrose
Parish registers: Christenings (1813-1992), Marriages (1837-1968), Burials (1813-1941) at Pem.RO
Copy ts PR C (1800-12) M (1810) B (1798-1812) at NLW
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1808, 1810-66, 1872-89, 1891-6) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105141.
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
The transcription of the section for Hayscastle from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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Parish map (Kain/Oliver)
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Places, villages, farms etc within Hayscastle 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 Peter D Hall)
- Hayscastle ; Barch, Barnard's Hill, Brandy Brook, Broadway, Brunaston (Brimaston?), Chapel Farm, Cross Side, Gignog, Hayscastle, Hayscastle Cross, Hayscastle Tump, Little Rhyndaston, Nant-y-coy Brook, Pont yr hafod, Rhyndaston Fawr, Rhyndaston Mountain, Tancredston, Upper Newton