Thanks for your speedy response, Jennifer, and for all the info that you included.
As soon as I'd pressed the send button, l'd thought of a follow up question re
Rebecca and 'her' followers. You've answered it anyway
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: Jennifer Cairns <jennifercairns(a)yahoo.com>
Date: 3 February 2016 at 12:33:21 GMT
To: David Cole <dmcole540(a)btinternet.com>, "DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com"
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Fw: Bonds and Fiats
Reply-To: Jennifer Cairns <jennifercairns(a)yahoo.com>
You asked:- "An ancestor of mine, Thomas Jeremy of Abergwili ( 1781-1842), was a
shoemaker by trade but was sometimes referred to as 'gateman' in the parish
registers. Can any one tell me whether there was a tollgate in the village at this
Yes apparently so... See www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/projects/turnpike2014.pdf
Appears on the OS 1st edition 1889 labelled "T.P.". (for Turnpike) SN
(easting) 4404 (northing) 2103 (but I haven't checked)
“In the parish of Abergwili, a certain district was known as the lordship of Fyneu and
belonged to the Bishop of St David's. It had peculiar privileges, such as holding a
Court Leet, appointing constables, and, what is more important, collecting tolls for the
repair of its roads, "which are kept in order independently of the parish rate."
(Genuki who doesnt give a date) “
Also after Thomas Jeremy had died, the gate had a visit from Rebecca and her daughters...
"Abergwili Toll-bar, at the entrance of Abergwili village was totally demolished by
Rebeccaites on 24th July. 1843 (Rebecca Riots. Henry Tobit Evans, page 88). More details
are given in the book.