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Hanes Methodistiaeth Sir Gaerfyrddin (The History of the Methodists in Carmarthenshire). By Rev James Morris. Published 1911  Translated by Ivor Griffiths, 1994            LIST of names

Pat Powell

The Account Book of Thomas Morgan of Carmarthen. By H J Lloyd-Johnes. National Library of Wales Journal Vol IX/1 1955. This complete article has been extracted onto GENUKI with the kind permission of the NLW.   Online

The Centenary History of Amman United Rugby Football Club, 1903-2003. Edited by Howard Gabe Davies, 2003. Contents and photographs listings by Gareth Hicks

Online.
Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor.

By Lucy E Lloyd Theakston & John Davies. Oxford: Fox, Jones & Co (1913).

Counties - Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Family names - Lloyd, Philipps, Allen

Estates/properties - Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach  Wen, Llan Llyr, Waun Ifor, Llanfair Clydogau, Maes y Felin, Highmead, Pantstreimon.

Peter G Williams
Dafydd Jones o Gaeo. A biography of 'Dafydd Jones from Caio', one of the foremost translators into Welsh of the C 18. By Gomer Morgan Roberts, Gwasg Aberystwyth 1948.  An Index by Gareth Hicks Online
Cofiant Dafi Dafis, Rhydcymerau (A Biography of David Davies, Rhydcymerau) (1814- 1891) Gan y Parch James Morris, Dolgellau, 1898.  An  index  by Gareth Hicks Online
The History of Pontardulais  translated in 1985 by Ivor Griffiths, from "Hanes Pontarddulais" written  in 1949 by various contributors, edited by E Lewis Evans. In my copy, ' Rebecca in Pontardulais' translated by Ivor Griffiths is appended to 'The History of Pontardulais''.  

An Index  by Tina Morgan is available Online
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

Tina Morgan
Llanedi/Pontardulais. Here is a collection of articles written  by Mr Ivor Griffiths  for the Hendy & Pontardulais Carnival Programme;
  • The Good Old Bad Old Days
  • The Education Battle
  • The Pontardulais Mad Dog
  • A Brief Biography of Hugh Williams
History of Llansawel. By Fred S Price, published by author, 1898.

A  substantial extract from the book by Gareth Hicks.

GENUKI
Hanes Eglwys Aberduar [The History of Aberduar Church] [Baptist ]

By W Hugh Davies, Gomer 1962.  An index  and list of chapter headings by Gareth Hicks.

Online
The Economic Development of Swansea and of the Swansea District to 1921.
By D Trevor Williams. University College of Swansea Pamphlet 4. 1940.

The area covered by the book is extensive, as well as the anthracite coalfield, it includes Neath/Cwmavon/Maesteg/Pyle and south east Carmarthenshire There are large sections on coal-mining and the smelting industries.
There is a substantial extract from the book on Not everyone knows this
There is a list of chapter headings on   Gareth's Help Page

Burrow's Reference Map of Llanelli - Edition II

No date but post 1953 (4 figure tel. no's), lists Llanelli's Industrial Firms

Katy Jenkins

The Carmarthenshire Historian Vol XI .  Edited by E. Vernon Jones, Volume XI,1974. Published by Carmarthen Community Council (V. G. Lodwick & Sons Ltd., Carmarthen)

See Contents listing on Gareth's Help Page

Katy Jenkins

The Carmarthen Antiquary Vol. II 1945 & 1946

See Contents listing on Gareth's Help Page

Katy Jenkins

Griffith Jones: Llanddowror. Jones, D.Ambrose. Wrecsam, Hughes a'i Fab (1923) Sian Bowi

Eglwys Cymmin Epitaphs, Geo. G.T. Treherne, (1920)  W. Spurrel and Son, Carmarthen

Online

Life and times of Griffith Jones, sometime rector of Llanddowror. Jones, D. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, Tentmaker Publications (1995) 200 p. [ISBN: 1899003134] [Reprint. Originally published: London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1902]. It is a general history of the
movement, and doesn't mention specific locations of any of the schools.
Here is a brief extract on Genuki.

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Hanes Ysgol Nantcwmrhys , by Jacob Davies (published 1957) . Nantcwmrhys School was situated near the village of Hermon, in Conwil Elfed parish. It closed in 1956 Sian Bowi
Hanes Pedair Ysgol , by Jacob Davies - a history of four primary schools, Penybont, Alma, Penrhiwlas and Trelech in Carmarthenshire Sian Bowi
Dewch am Dro! (Come for a walk!) by MJS. Written for Welsh learners it describes a collection of walks around Penrherber in Cenarth parish but also contains a history and geography of the area. Mary Jane consulted census records, tithe maps, parish records and various books referring to Penrherber where there are local historical links going back as far as the Bronze Age . She has a good working local knowledge of this part of Cenarth which she is prepared to share. Mary Jane Stephenson
Kidwelly - A History . By Eric Hughes . Published in 1999 by Eric Hughes

An online index  by Brian Randell is available on  INDEX    

Images of West Wales. Produced by the Carmarthen Journal. 1999

An online index by Ruth Broad is available on   INDEX

Ruth Broad
The History of Carmarthenshire

Vols 1&2 by Sir John E Lloyd . 1939       

There is a  complete list of chapter headings on Gareth's Help Page and  extensive extractions of material on the pages of Genuki

The Story of Carmarthenshire  From the C16 to 1832

Vol 2 by A G Prys Jones .1972

There is a list of Contents and Illustrations on Gareth's Help Page

The Story of Carmarthen, Lodwick, Malcolm and Edith. .Carmarthen, 1953.

There is a list of Contents and Illustrations on Gareth's Help Page

Carmarthen and its Neighbourhood. William Spurrell,  2nd ed., 1879.  Its sub-title " Notes Topographical & Historical". The main chapters are: Churches and Chapels; Other Public Buildings; Educational Establishments; Walks, Country Strolls and Excursions. Appendices listing Mayors, JPs, Recorders, MPs, Masters of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School plus inscriptions in various churches and chapels. Phil V
The Parish Churches and Non-conformist Chapels of Wales;

Their records & where to find them, no personal details

Vol 1 Cardigan- Carmarthen-Pembroke by Bert Rawlins 1987

And they Blessed Rebecca

A Shilling for Carmarthen

Four Cheers for Carmarthen

Three books by  Pat Molloy

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Rebecca and her Daughters by H.Tobit Evans published in Cardiff  1910 , 260 pages and maps,unindexed. withdrawn
Rebecca Riots .  Commissioners Report (1844) into the conditions in South Wales which contains a lot of background evidence and comment by Dyfed people. Backed by contemporary press extracts relating to the Rebecca Riots in the Llanelly, Llannon and Pontardulais areas. Indexed by witnesses. withdrawn
The Rebecca Riots   by David Williams  1986  

There is an extensive introduction to the book with chapter headings  on Gareth's Help Page

Raynor Lewis

Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families  by Major Francis Jones  1997 Elaine Barsosky
Llandilo, Present & Past . By W Samuel, Carmarthen; "Welshman " 1868.

[An Illustrated Guide to the Ancient castles and Other Antiquities of the Neighbourhood. A Sketch of the History and Annals of the Town, embracing that of the Kingdom of Dynevor.]

Here are  detailed extracts from the book on  GENUKI

The History of the parish of Llandybie  by Gomer Roberts  1939

Translated by Ivor Griffiths.  A contents listing and  a name index compiled by Gareth Hicks .

The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

Online
Cwm Aman [Amman Valley] --In Welsh.

Edited by Hywel Teifi Edwards, Gomer 1996  

See Cwmgors/Gwauncaegurwen for a list of chapter headings and photographs.

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The Amman Valley Long Ago [Dyffryn Aman 'Slawer Dydd] Compiled by David A Evans & Huw Walters ; Gomer 1987.  The book's introduction and a list of the photographs appearing in the book compiled by Gareth Hicks Online
Pit Memories[Up and Under] by William John Evans 1989 . Dinefwr Press, Llandybie.  Or in Welsh "Atgofion y Pwll " [ Lan a Lawr]. The book is bi-lingual although the two sections are not identical. There is coverage of Betws[Ammanford] Colliery but also some on the villages /mines of Brynamman in CMN and Tairgwaith, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen and Cwmgors in Glamorgan.

An index of photographs in the book with a listing of  chapter headings

Online
Old Characters of   Bettws  by D Trumor Thomas  1894

Translated into English from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths       

Name index compiled by Gareth Hicks available online at     Index
There is also an extensive summary of the book on Genuki
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

Betws MÔs o'r Byd  (Betws Beyond the World).  Compiled and edited by Carol Murphy and Chris Dixon & published by The Betws History Group, 2000

A contents listing and name listing compiled by Gareth Hicks.

Online
The History of Brynamman  by Enoch Rees  1883/1896

Translated by Ivor Griffiths

List of section headings and a name index  to English version compiled by Anna Brueton available online at      Index
Name index  to Welsh version compiled by Anna Brueton  available online at     Index 2
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

 

Anna Brueton (Welsh)

 

The History of Llanelli  

By David Bowen 1856

Translated into English from the original Welsh  by Ivor Griffiths.

Name index compiled by Elizabeth Rees available online.
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

 INDEX
History of the Baptists in Felinfoel.By Benjamin Humphreys , Bicentennial Memorial Volume 1709-1909. Translated into English from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths

Name index compiled by Joyce Newth and Stewart Leonard on     INDEX
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

Joyce Newth
The History of the Gwendraeth Valley, by Ap Huw 1873

Translated into English from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths

Name index compiled by Elizabeth Rees available online.
[The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page ]

 INDEX
The History of the parish of Llannon  
HANES PLWYF LLAN-NON   Hen Sir Gaerfyrddin

Noel Gibbard  1984            ISBN 0 86383 072 2
Published: by J D Lewis and Sons, Gomer Press, Llandysul.
Translated into English from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths
A contents listing and a name index compiled by Peter Jones.
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page 

Online
Secret Sins, Sex,Violence & Society in Carmarthenshire  1870-1920   by Russell Davies  1996

An Index compiled by Angela Davies with  a Contents listing/ introduction

Online
The Amman Valley & District, a Photographic portrait, by Brian Lewis 1996

An Index compiled by Gareth Hicks.

 Online
The History of Whitland      By the Rev William Thomas  1868

Translated into English from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths

Name index compiled by Gerry Lewis  is available online on   INDEX
The translation by Ivor Griffiths is available for purchase, see Gareth's Help Page

Gerry Lewis
Hanes Plwyfi Llangeler a Phenboyr by Daniel E. Jones                                                                 [History of Llangeler & Pen-Boyr parishes]

An online index compiled by Sian Bowi is available on      INDEX

Sian Bowi
Canrif o Luniau. A Century of Photographs. Plwyf Llangeler Parish.  Editor Alun L. Jones. Published by Llangeler Community Council. printed by Gomer Press. June 2000.

An online review and index compiled by MJS is available on     INDEX

Mary Jane Stephenson
Hanes Eglwys Annibynnol Esgairdawe by M E Williams 1992

An online index compiled by Gareth Hicks.
This includes two lists of chapel members and also some baptism, marriage and burial entries from the chapel register.

Online
Llanelli Chronicle compiled by Gareth Hughes from local newspaper reports 1804-1984.

The book has 500 pages, the index provided is unfortunately incomplete.

Val Gregory
Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area: Vol. One: 16th century to 1829. 1979 Llanelli Borough Council Val Gregory
Old Llanelly by John Innes. Western Mail, Limited. 1902 Val Gregory

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