Thanks for that very clear explanation. I will certainly do as you suggest.
I am presuming that "Pwll y Hwyad" ("Duck Pond" according to Emyr
in fact in the centre of Pembrey Village or there abouts. The family you
found there on the 1881 are my ancestors.
So before I do anything else I'll be off to the Llanelli Registrar's Office on
Tuesday (Wonder if they are open at all this week?), I have a bunch of certs
to get there if they are indeed the Registrar for that part of Pembrey during
the CENT 19.
Thanks again to you John, and thanks to Emyr and Pauline for chipping in here too.
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---------- Original Message -----------
From: "John Ball" <wfha(a)clara.co.uk>
To: <johnjones(a)twlc.biz>, <DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sun, 30 May 2004 08:14:26 +0100
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Pembrey 1881 Address (Crossposting)
John <johnjones(a)twlc.biz> wrote:
I wonder if anyone can precisely place the following address in
Pembrey from the 1881 Census. Pembrey Village (Pwlly Wyad) Census
Place Pembrey, Carmarthen, Wales.
Pembrey Village is at Ordnance Survey co-ordinates 242762,201200 on the
large scale 1891 map available at the Old Maps website www.old-maps.co.uk
In the 1881 census, "Pwlly Wyad" (possibly Pwll-y-Wyad) is enumerated
between the addresses "8 Pembrey Village" and "10 Pembrey Village"
appear to be in a row of nineteen houses in the village. The
occupant of Pwll-y-Wyad in 1881 is described as a farmer of 20 acres,
suggesting the address is a smallholding. I cannot find any
building identified as Pwll-y-Wyad on the 1891 map.
If you don;t get a definitive answer from the mailing lists, I
advise you to study the microfilm of the relevant part of the 1881
census and examine the enumerator's description of the area he
covered in this section of his survey of Pembrey. The LDS film is
FHL1342296; the PRO film is RG11/5376. The specific entry is at
folio 50, page 2, but wind the film back from there to find the
description of the area covered. Then, with a large scale map of the
area to hand, you should be able to retrace the census enumerator's
footsteps as he surveys the area.
John Ball, Ystalyfera, South Wales, UK
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