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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