I promised to inform you of my findings after reading the marriage bonds
for Pembs on the NLW catalogue. Very interesting indeed.
However most of the bonds covered 1800 to 1840. There were about a
quarter of the number prior to 1800. There were not many above the
landsker line prior to 1800. Whether this was due to poverty in the
people getting married or because the population was sparse, I do not know.
Can anyone answer me about a very interesting fact. Several of the
marriages were between people living approx 40+ miles apart. One example
was a man from Llangeithio Cards and a woman from near Pendine! I always
thought that people got married to partners from nearby parishes. The
marriage bonds certainly contradict this..