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Robeston West

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"ROBESTON (WEST), a parish in the hundred of RHÔS, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 3 miles ( N.N.W.) from Milford, containing 112 inhabitants. This place is situated a few miles to the north of Milford Haven, and on the old turnpike road leading to Old Milford, or Haking. It comprises but a moderate tract of arable and pasture land, which is all enclosed and in a good state of cultivation. Robeston Hall, a seat belonging to William Henry Scourfield, Esq., of New Mote, is a good family mansion, pleasantly situated, and forming, with its grounds, which are well laid out, an ornamental object. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £6. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the King, as Prince of Wales. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £88. 8." [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 - 0464345
  • 1851 Census - 0104235
  • 1861 Census - 0543243
  • 1871 Census - 0850855
  • 1881 Census - 1342304
  • 1891 Census - 6099644


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Robeston West area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

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

  • Robeston West Parish Church William Edwards, Officiating Minister

Parish entry for Walwyn's Castle with Robeston West from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St James & Parish Church (Robeston West)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D H Richards
  • Rural Deanery of Roose
  • Acreage 3,297 & 1,111 ; Population 424

    Church Records

    Parish registers: Christenings (1731-1992), Marriages (1731-1836, 1838-1926, 1930-67), Burials (1731-1992) at NLW with Mf copies at Pem.RO

    Copy ts PR C (1731-1812) M (1742-1812) B (1743-1812) at NLW

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799, 1801-7, 1809-10, 1813-21, 1823-36, 1840-7, 1849-67, 1869) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105203.

    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.

    Nonconformist Chapels: None found


    Description and Travel

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    The transcription of the section for Robeston West from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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    Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

    • Penhale and Co., Solicitors, [Haverfordwest] Records Include ".... papers relating to Charles Hugh Allen of Robeston Hall [Robeston West], 1884-1895 ................"

    Historical Geography

    You can see the administrative areas in which Robeston West has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc within Robeston West 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)

    • Robeston West (102); Bramble, Rickeston, Robeston Cross, Robeston West.