I think your right to assume it is Cardigan "the county", if it had
been the town it should presumably have said "Cardigan,Cardigan" !
Not that census enumerators are renowned for accuracy of the data, out
of home county/parish entries are notorious for being inaccurate.
The trick is to find which CGN parish those places were in, what
about emailing Ceredigion Archives in Aberystwyth and asking them ?
Their contact details on my Help Page, see below, under Archives.
My only reservation is that they look like they could be house/farm
names, not necessarily villages or hamlets.
Taigwynion translates as "white houses", and Gwynfryn is probably
The greater majority of people by mid century were nonconformists I
think, according to the 1851 religious census anyway.Which is bad
news in Wales as far as baptisms go, non existant registers being such
a feature.So the GRO is really the place to search, post 1837 of
No good suggesting you search the GRO for the post 1837 marriage,
Richard Rees a fairly common name combination, and you don't have her
surname. Why not get the latter from the children's birth
certificates, use the GRO to find the entries unless you have exact
dates. And just pray that the mother's surname wasn't
Jones/Davies/Evans etc :-)
By GRO I mean the civil registration indexes of course.
I was just pondering whether the fact they both came from CGN made it
more likely they were married before they left there for MT, or did
they meet up there ? Hmm.
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Indeed the names and addresses were taken from the 1881 census in
Tydfil, I have assumed that the pair lived in Cardigan(shire ?) at
until they married as they both from the same County, so they would
been living there from around 1836 - to around 1856 at least as
son was born in Tredegar in 1861. I unfortunately can't place
either of the
names and so don't know whether it was the County or town -
certain the couple were non-conformist