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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Egremont St Michael


The Parish

The parish of Egremont lies in the extreme west of Carmarthenshire, indeed it is the most westernmost parish in its county and forms an extensive part of the border with neighbouring Pembrokeshire, the parish extends as a peninsula of Carmarthenshire deep into its neighbouring county. Egremont is located roughly 5 miles north of the small Pembrokeshire market town of Narberth and sits on the B4313 road which connects Narberth through to Fishguard. There is little to modern day Egremont, not even meriting a full entry on modern Ordnance Survey maps which only record Llandre Egremont, the late 18th century house which stands immediately east of the B4313 crossing of the Eastern Cleddau river which here forms part of the county border. The area is very much farming countryside with pastoral farming in the main albeit interspersed with arable, some quarrying of local stone for building also diversified the economy. The Eastern Cleddau drains the parish southwards merging with its western counterpart to form the northern reaches of Milford Haven and thence to the Irish Sea. Egremont is sited at around 30 metres above the sea in fairly gentle terrain broken only by the rounded hill of Marle which rises behind the hamlet to almost 70 metres and forms something of a local high point. Egremont parish was one of Carmarthenshire's smaller versions, covering a little under 1,100 acres it would have supported a population of close to 150 parishioners. Like most of Wales Egremont is not mentioned in Domesday Book which did not cover this area.

The Church

St Michael's church (various sources state the dedication as St Michael, St Tysilio & a combination whilst Pevsner is silent on that) is no more, a ruin with little remaining visible above ground. The church stood next to Llandre Egremont in a site that appears from modern aerial photography to be used as a caravan park. Sundry dates of 1537 and 1782 were noted on roof trusses and give testament to its origins and restoration, indeed the church had been largely rebuilt in the late 1830s but by the mid 20th century a roofless ruin was all that was left, today it would appear to be even less.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 1754 - 1793

There are no surviving register for this period - marriage details have been irretrievably lost
2 1794 - 1812 National Library of Wales Bishops Transcripts on loose-leaf folios Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Fading of these folios may lead to one or two misreads
3 2nd February 1813 - 1st November 1836 Carmarthenshire Archives - Reference - CPR/87/2 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Bletherston St Mary, Pembrokeshire
Llanycefn St Non, Pembrokeshire
Llandisilio St Tysilio
Llandisilio St Tysilio
Llawhaden St Aidan, Pembrokeshire
Llawhaden St Aidan, Pembrokeshire
Llawhaden St Aidan, Pembrokeshire
Narberth St Andrew, Pembrokeshire

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
03/01/1797 Morris LLEWHELIN Hester PHILLIP
28/02/1797 Jonathan DAVID Elizabeth REES
07/03/1797 Thomas DAVID Mary THOMAS
03/03/1798 Benjamin JAMES Elizabeth WILKIN
12/11/1799 Phillip RHEYNOLD Catherine JONES
24/05/1800 John JONES Sarah JOHN
26/10/1802 James WILLIAM Sarah PHILLIP
04/06/1803 John REES Margret PHILLIP
14/06/1806 John JAMES Mary DAVID
28/11/1809 William WILLIAM Catherine ROSSER
1 02/02/1813 Hugh EVAN Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire Mary THOMAS
2 19/10/1813 James WILLIAM Sarah HUGH
3 29/03/1814 Thomas EVAN Hannah EVAN
4 15/09/1814 John BEYNON Bletherston, Pembrokeshire Rosamond BEDDOE
5 06/12/1814 John GIBBON Bletherston, Pembrokeshire Anne GRIFFITH Single
6 08/11/1816 Thomas DAVID Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire Margaret HUGH Single
7 27/12/1816 William LEWIS Robeston Wathen, Pembrokeshire Margaret GRIFFITH
8 22/08/1818 John JONES Widower Llandisilio Rachel JOHN Widow
9 29/09/1818 Lewis WILLIAM Widower Llanboidy Sarah THOMAS Single
10 15/06/1819 Lewis WATKIN Robeston Wathen, Pembrokeshire Elizabeth MATHIAS
11 31/07/1819 Phillip HARRY Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire Catharine THOMAS
12 25/10/1819 Evan THOMAS Single Mary HENTON Single
13 09/11/1821 Thomas PHILLIP Martha ROCYTER Single
14 15/12/1823 Daniel JENKIN Single Mary JAMES Single
15 16/11/1824 James HARRIS Single Jane GRIFFITH Single
16 25/10/1825 Thomas EVAN Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire Elizabeth WILLIAM
17 29/11/1825 Thomas GRIFFITH Llanycefn, Pembrokeshire Mary DAVID
18 15/08/1826 Jacob MORGAN Castelldwyran Rachel JONES
19 09/11/1826 Thomas EVAN Single Rosamond MORGAN Single
20 10/06/1828 John WILLIAMS Single Margaret JAMES Single
21 19/01/1829 Levi EVAN Bletherston, Pembrokeshire Eliza THOMAS Single
22 14/10/1830 Evan PHILLIP Phebe ROSETER
23 20/12/1831 John JAMES Widower Rachel MORGAN Single
24 04/12/1832 George WILLIAM Single Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire Jane EVANS Single
25 21/05/1833 Nathaniel JOHN Single Bridget HENTON Single
26 14/11/1833 Caleb MORRIS Single Castelldwyran Susannah JOHN Single
27 01/04/1834 Jonah MATTHIAS Single Martha MORRIS Single
28 11/11/1834 John THOMAS Single Eliza JONES Llandisilio
29 07/08/1835 William PHYLLIPS Margaret DAVIES
30 15/12/1835 Zechariah THOMAS Narberth, Pembrokeshire Elizabeth JAMES
31 01/11/1836 Enoch JENKIN Single Llanycefn, Pembrokeshire Catharine PHILLIP Single

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