Steve J <steve(a)dorsetcoast.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
There is a place called "Trephiban" near Brynhoffnant at RG11 5433 folio
72, with a Thomas Parry resident. Looks likely. No sign of Cwmnant farm,
but I'm still looking.
Your information looks like it might be from an agricultural census - in
which case Cwmnant farm could be elsewhere.
Well spotted Steve. I'm sure you're right about the reference to
"Trephiban" in the 1881 census, which shows that one of the neighbouring
properties to Trephiban is Treddafydd, which is marked on the modern
Ordnance Survey map covering this area. Also nearby is a farm identified
as "Llain" (a different one from the one I described in my earlier
There is no farm in this area identified as Cwmnant, but there are
several clusters of buildings nearby which are not identified by name on
the modern map.
The property called Llain, referred to above, is at the coordinates
"230800,250800". Entering these coordinates in the search field of the
Old Maps website ( http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
) gives access to a large
scale map (dated 1891) of this part of Penbryn parish.
Careful examination of this map shows a group of small properties
identified as "Tre-pibau". The group includes a smithy. The Welsh word
'tre(f)' means home(stead); 'pibau' means pipes or tubes.
The coordinates of Tre-pibau are "230200,251200".
Several properties in this area are prefixed with the word "Llain" (=
narrow strip [of land]) so it's possible Tre-pibau may once have been
known as Llaintrepibau.
If Richard Parry <rparry(a)dsl.pipex.com> wishes to contact me off list, I
can provide further details of the relevant maps.
John Ball, Ystalyfera, South Wales, UK
Welsh Family History Archive: http://home.clara.net/wfha/wales/
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