Hi Dale and List,
The Peregrines of Eglwyswrw and Meline appear to be weavers in early 19th century. They
may have been attracrted to Pembs because of the many woollen mills there at that time.
However from what I can understand the quality of cloth etc on the continent(if they came
from there) was far higher than Pembs. Later n 19th century some were master mariners at
Dinas Pembs. Also my own Peregrine ancestors were masons in Llanycefn and Llandysilio on
Carms/Pembs border. I have no idea why they arrived in Llandysilio etc except perhaps they
had a special building project such as chapels and churches.
Yvonne From: Dale Davies
To: 'yvonne evans'
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: Mendus
I'm still wondering about the Menduses of Dinas; St Dogmaels is not far from there,
and there is a temptation to wonder if they all link up somewhere further back.
With regard to Flemish/Walloon protestants winding up in PEM/Cardigan, as I mentioned in
my post the wool trade may have left an established tradition of contact between the two
places. Your point about Peregrine is interesting, as pre-reformation (and dissolution of
the monasteries) there is the example of St Dogmaels itself to consider.
From: yvonne evans [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 22 November 2012 9:19 PM
To: Dale Davies
2 things:- 1. There were Menduses at Dinas Pembrokeshire late 18th century. I
remember there was a legal document involved in one of the Mendus men of Dinas having
guardianship of a young girl together with Vincent Oliver of Dinas. This was late 18th
century. Vincent Oliver was part of my tree.
2. There seems to have been a small immigration of religiously
persecuted people from the Netherlands having come into Pembrokeshire around 1600.
These could either have been French Hugenots or Walloons from Belgiium. Anyway both these
were Protestant people. I have a friend who told me that her relatives were from people
fleeing the Netherlands and they arrived in Pembrokeshire(Eglwyswrw) They were called
Marsden but of course that is an English surname (which does not really make sense) They
might have adopted that surname.
I also have ancestors by the name of Peregrine who were also in Eglwyswrw and Meline
district of Pembrokeshire around late 18th century. They were weavers.There is a family
tale that they fled the Netherlands around 1600. Why these people would come to Pembs I
have no idea, but apparently they came in through the port of Cardigan. Peregrine could
also be an adopted name as it is the anglicised version of Peregrinus(Pilgrim)