I agree with what David said in the context of north CGN.
As a matter of interest how do we think a native of even Aberystwyth, say,
would describe his home, north or south ?
I'm not even sure 'west' would cover it in the C19th, I would speculate on
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From: "David Rowlands" <drowlan1(a)bigpond.net.au>
To: "Dyfed List" <Dyfed(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Dyfed] DYFED-CGN-David Evans-1836
Gareth's 'take' is as good as any, in my view but, if
these EVANS came
from somewhere like, say, the parish of Llanfihangel genau'r glyn in
north Ceredigion I doubt whether they would have referred to their
home as 'South Wales'.
I would assume first that a person referring to 'South Wales' would
mean somewhere in Glamorgan, Monmouth or Carmarthen. However, we tend
to identify 'South Wales' with the old coal-mining area these days. In
the 1840s people may have used the expression differently. Ultimately,
I think the 'S' is not much of a clue.
I wonder, too, whether there is any possibility that the EVANS moved
internally in Wales before emigrating, perhaps to the developing
industrial area and then to America?