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You are free to post your enquiry or provide information here but there is no parish genealogy service available, and we cannot guarantee any response.

Good sources of information are the Parish records, now in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the Census. The 1841 to 1911 censuses are available on line. Copies of the 1841 to 1901 censuses can also be viewed in the County Archives, Richmond St, Carmarthen.

16 comments to Family History

  • Constance Glyde

    Lived in Pencader when I was a child. Am doing a family history research. Would like to know if there are any relatives buried in the Hen Gapel. Their surnames would be Joshua. I have retraced David and Dinah Joshua back to 1814, baptising their son John at Llanfihangel-ar-Arth in 1814. They would very possibly havel lived around Llangeler.I have my grandmother, at 6 years old living in Blaenwaun, Llangeler, with the rest of her family. Her father’s name was Thomas Joshua, who presumably was a farmer and also a tailor. Tailors, carpenters, living with their families on small-holdings seems to be a thread running through the history. Would you be able to help with some names.It would be very much appreciated.

    DIOLCH YN FAWR.

    CONSTANCE GLYDE

  • heather gregory nee jenkins

    Dear Sir/Madam.
    We are researching our family history
    My grandad Mr William Henry Jenkins with his wife Margaret Davies used to keep the Eagle Inn .
    We are trying to establish what date they moved in and also what date they left and the present people took over.
    Grandad William was born at PENRHIWGALED FARM near Newquay and his wife was born in Llangranog.both in 1873.
    We are also trying to establish when and where they were married..

    Any help would be appreciated
    Yours
    Heather Gregory and Megan Jones both nee Jenkins

    • Lyn Evans

      Hello Heather,
      My grandfather Henry Jenkins was related to the Jenkins family that lived in the Eagle. He also visited the same family in Worcestershire after the 1st World War.I have most of the family records on my family tree. The Jankins’s can be traced back to the parish of Llanegwad and to the early 1700′s.
      If you want more info please contact

  • Susan Davies

    I have been given this link to see if anyone can assist me?

    Hello
    Have just recieved my Great Gran’s death(1929) certificate and states that she lived in Cross Inn Cottage Llanfihangle ar Arth, does this come under Pencader?
    I do know that my mam said that the family Kelman had a cotatage with a bit of land next to the railway.

    I would dearly love any photos or information on the family.
    I do not know when they moved to that address but would say had lived there for about 20 years or so.

    • John Radford

      I have looked in the 1911 census, and found a Mary Davies living on her own at CrossInn or Pwlldwr (Crossinn pond), widow age 73, born 1838 in Lletterwood, Montgomery, occupation Derlyntreth Pewyfol (not sure what the translation of this is)

  • Mary Beth Adams

    Hello,

    I am looking for a Linda Morgan who lived at Meurlin, Pencader in 2000. She is a distant cousin and I am hoping to contact her.

    I’ve been researching my Welsh family for many years. Her great grandmother, Jane Jones Lewis, would have been my grandfather’s first cousin and her 2nd great grandmother, Mary Roberts Jones Jenkins, was my great grandfather’s sister.

    I live in the United States. Would love to hear from her and share our family history!

    Mary Beth Adams nee’ Roberts

  • Hannah Mitchell

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anybody had any information (or photos which would be amazing!) of Dryslwyn (formerly Pont-y-Bwlchog). We’ve recently bought it but, due to the circumstances, have no history of the house or its predecessor.
    Also my husband’s family lived in Bwlchog Isaf in the 1780′s and I’m trying to trace them – they became Griffiths when they settled on one surname instead of using the traditional method of taking the father’s name.
    Thank you any one who can give any information.

    Hannah

  • Sara Dayton

    Pencader School
    I’m trying to trace anyone who remembers Lizzie Morris, the head teacher of Pencader school. I think she retired in the 1950′s. She was married to Gormer Morris and lived in Gwyddgrug.
    Kind Regards
    Sara

  • Rosemary Kirkby

    My Grandfather’s name was David Davies Harries (born 10.1.1868)and his younger sister was Frances Janet Harries. They lived with an uncle (name unknown)in Pencader in about 1880 to 1884 when the two children left and walked to Carmarthen. I have a photo of a building in Pencader from 1909, and wonder if it is still in existence. It may be the school building. I wonder if there are any records of the school from the 1880′s? Would you be interested in receiving a copy of the photo? As I live in Australia, it isn’t possible for me to do any ‘on the ground’ searching, but I would love to hear from anyone who has any info from those days.
    Yours in hope
    Rosemary Kirkby (nee Harries)

  • John Tanner

    Hello

    I am interested in an Evan Jones, who was born in about 1883, and died in 1949 in Leicestershire. In his will he left £500 to Gwyddgrug Chapel, which suggested to us that he had roots there. He married a Mary Hannah Davies, who is a cousin of my wife Lettice, and they lived for much of their lives in the Midlands.

    We have so far been unable to find their marriage, which must have been in or after 1911, and before 1936. Does anyone know anything about this family please?

    John

  • G Coles

    One of the 3 men who started the Sunday School in Gwyddgrug was Evan Jones of Y
    Berllan but he died before the chapel was built. His son, J.H.Jones of Linden House,
    Birkenhead, gave the land for the chapel and laid the foundation stone in 1889 as
    well as contributing to the building fund. After this we have no knowledge
    of the family which may or may not be the one in the enquiry.
    One of the organists for the chapel was a Miss M.H.Davies of Brynsaeson but
    exactly when we don’t know except to say that the organ was installed in
    1913 and she is the first name on the list of organists up to 1948.
    Hope this helps

  • According to information compiled by my wife’s family, her great-great grandfather
    was Thomas J. Griffith, born September 15, 1815 in Pencader, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
    I searched the 1841 Wales Census and found seven men named Thomas Griffith born
    between 1812 and 1818. None were from Pencader.

    As far as I can tell, the parish has no information about births, deaths or
    marriages available online. Is there a physical address where I may send a query
    regarding Thomas’ ancestral records?

    Thank you.

    Greg Opp
    Hudson, Massachusetts

    • John Hubert

      Hi Greg
      I have posted your enquiry.
      There isn’t anyone locally who deals with research.
      This is the information given on the web site.

      You are free to post your enquiry or provide information here but there is no parish genealogy service available, and we cannot guarantee any response.
      Good sources of information are the Parish records, now in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the Census. The 1841 to 1911 censuses are available on line. Copies of the 1841 to 1901 censuses can also be viewed in the County Archives, Richmond St, Carmarthen.
      I am not sure that this information is currently correct.
      Webmaster

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