The Mwldan name comes from the Mwldan brook
"The town of Cardigan grew around the castle ... the area lies between the
river Teifi and one of its tributaries - the Mwldan Brook....."
A History of Cardigan , the Locality and its People [Those were the Days]
Edited and published by The Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser. Vol 1, Ist
edition 1991. ISBN 0-9517607-0-X
I'm afraid I can't work out what the word mwldan might mean.
Genuki Wales http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Zimmer House" <zimmerhouse(a)bellsouth.net>
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 4:43 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] CGN Welsh Street Name Help
I would appreciate it if someone who speaks Welsh can help me with a
translation of a street name in the 1841 census. In St. Mary's Cardigan,
my ancestor William Phillips, 40, is shown living on a street that looks as
though it is spelled "Muldan issaf". Several entries before that, the
street seems to be "Muldan uchaf" while following entries seem to be
"Muldan ipaf". Then comes Quay Street.
I suspect those street names may be the Welsh forms of Middle, Upper and
Lower Mwldan Street since even today Quay Street seems to run into Lower
Mwldan Street. I would appreciate it if someone familiar with the Welsh
language can tell me whether I am guessing correctly (and also, if I'm
correct, which word means upper, middle and lower). Of course, I could
just be doing a poor job of interpreting the handwriting!
If the family does live on Mwldan Street, it will provide one further tie
to Ann Phillips, William's daughter, who is identified as the mother of
Eliza Cook who was baptized in the Parish of St. Mary's Cardigan on 14
November 1850. Ann is identified as a "Single woman" of Mwldan Street.
The father is John Cook of Llanelly, a Surgeon. (Source: Bishop's
I can't help wondering if John Cook is the John Kirkhouse Cooke who was
Christened at the age of eight on 27 May 1821 in Llanelly. A Google search
for "John Kirkhouse Cooke" produces six results that show he was a surgeon
who gave a deposition at an inquest into the death of Sarah Williams,
killed during the attach on the Hendy tollhouse on 11 September 1843.
All help is appreciated.