Hello Achwr (or Shw Mae!) and Melanie,
Thanks for your messages. I am not sure what burial grounds I'm
interested in because I am don't know which chapels had burial
grounds, with the exception of Rhydwilym which I have read does have
one, and I am not 100% sure which chapels various people were members
of at the time they died. However the names, dates and place of death
of a few of the people I'm interested in are listed below as are the
names of some chapels which certain family members seem to have had
Sarah James (formerly Thomas) wife of George James, died in Market
Square, Narberth on 23 December 1849.
Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Benjamin Phillips, died at Danygraig
farm near Llangolman on 30 May 1874.
Phoebe Griffiths (formerly Davies), the wife of Thomas Griffiths, died
in Danygraig Farm near Llangolman on 26 May 1879.
Ann James (wife of John James) died on 4 September 1880 in Redstone, Narberth.
John James (a stonemason) died 25 April 1889 in Redstone, Narberth.
Most of the descendants of these Jameses and Griffithses from
Pembrokeshire who later moved to Glamorgan were Baptists and therefore
some of those above were probably also Baptists, but perhaps not all
Some of the chapels in which various relations got married or which
some family members are thought to have had a connection are:
Nebo Independent Chapel, Cilymaenllwyd.
Bethesda Baptist Chapel, High Street, Narberth.
Ffynnon Baptist Chapel, Llanddewi Velfrey.
Rhydwilym Baptist Church, Llandissilio. (Danygraig Farm where
Elizabeth Phillips and Phoebe Griffiths died is quite close to
I don't want to inconvenience you, or other members of this list, but
if you do have access to any sources that you could check reasonably
easily, or if you have any other suggestions, I would be grateful.
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:10:22 +0100
From: yr achwr <achwr(a)fsmail.net>
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Non-conformist burial grounds in Pembrokeshire?
To: Roy Davies <roydavies(a)gmail.com>, DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com
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I'm afraid the simple answer is no.
MI Surveys in Pembrokeshire of Church let alone Chapel Burial Grounds is
Some areas have been covered better than others.
This is also true for Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire.
If you could be more specific, about the Parishes or Chapels you are
interested in, I might be able to answer your question.
I am always suprised by the number of burials in local graveyards of
individuals, and whole families from other counties. They were returned to
be buried in the ancestral plot or burial ground. The connection in some of
the instances I have researched out of curiosity, is often a couple of
An all Dyfed Index is therefore sorely required.