Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/10/2004

ABERYSTWYTH, ST.MICHAEL

“ABERYSTWITH(ABER-YSTWYTH), a sea-port, borough, market town, and chapelry, in the parish of LLAN BADARN-VAWR,locally, in the lower division of the hundred of GENEU’R, GLYN, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 38 miles (N.E.) from Cardigan, and 208 (W. N.W.) from London, containing 4128 inhabitants. This place, from its having been fortified at a very early period, and also forming part of the ancient parish of Llanbadarn Vawr, was originally called Llan-Badarn Gaerog; whilst the small ancient village of Aber-ystwith was situated to the west of it, on ground now covered by the sea, and on the bank of the Ystwyth, into which river the Rheidol probably emptied itself, at some distance from the ocean….”
[From Samuel Lewis’s A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]

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