>> Where is it you live? If it's anywhere near Atlanta I
might drop in next
time I visit my brother in Forsyth County!<<<
Hi Gerry... I'm up here in New York. If you ever decide to visit the Big
Apple you'll be welcome to come visit me, for sure.
>> Hayston Mill is in the northern part of Llanstadwell parish,
the border with Rosemarket parish. The map reference, if you have an
Ordnance Survey map, is SM 937086 and the mill is marked on both the
1:50,000 and 1:25,000 scale maps. <<<
I have the A-Z Road map of South Wales, and although the mill isn't
shown on this map I've at least plotted its approximate location from the
details you and others have given me. Thanks very much, particularly the
descriptionn you found in that book.
I'm going to have to get that Ordnance Survey map too, I think. At least
for the added detail it provides.
I also got into the 1881 Census and by a most tedious search I found
Hayston Mill, Farm and Hill. The Farm was occupied by one John DAVIES, his
family and half a dozen domestics, dairy maids and milking boys... (ah the
good old days). Hayston Hill was occupied by Thomas DAVIS, his wife, and a
laborer, a groom, a cook, housemaid, kitchenmaid and dairymaid.
The Mill was occupied by George COLE, his family and a servant. Cole was
described as "Miller & Cowkeeper 25 Acres Employing 1 Boy (Corn)." From
your find in the 1891 Census, the man was still there and prospering
(presumably) ten years later.
So I wonder what happened to the THOMAS family. Strange they didn't pass
the place on to Illtyd who was also farming at the time.
>>Why there are so many places in south Pembrokeshire with the
Mountain when they could hardly be even described as a mound I really would
like an answer to.<<<
<G> Here in New York too, Gerry. To my eyes, accustomed to mountains
such as the Sierras and Franklins (out west and the southwest U.S.) these NY
"mountains" are little more than bumps in the road.
Thanks again for your input. You all make this the best List of all
those I'm subscribing too... and it makes the place feel like home.