The 1841 Census of Brynmawr,
Llanelly Parish, Breconshire
Enumeration District 9

Including: King Street, Clydach Bridge, Cwm Clydach,
and other areas along the Clydach Tram Road.

a transcription by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Below you will find a transcription of the 1841 census of Brynmawr extracted from the actual census records. The returns have been reproduced in order just as they appear on the original books, and I have tried to make the tables easier to read by inserting spaces between each house or dwelling. The pages represent the principal enumeration districts, nos. 6-9, that comprised the town of Brynmawr in 1841, (Crickhowell District, Llanelly Parish, Breconshire), and include approximately 2,600 individuals. Although the majority of Brynmawr falls within the aforementioned four districts, it appears that a small part of the town along with some of its outlying areas were included in District 5. I have therefore included District 5 as a supplement to discticts 6 through 9.

The information found in the returns includes the name, age, sex, and occupation of the individual, the street they lived on, whether they were born in Breconshire or were foreign born (foreign born meaning those individuals born outside Wales or England). Researchers should be aware that ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years. In other words, an individual who was 42 years old would be listed as 40, etc. It should also be mentioned that some of Brynmawr's major streets are split between two or more sets of returns, and the easiest way to find a specific surname or street is to search each page using your browser's find function.

Certain names and occupations have proved difficult to decipher, and these entries are accompanied by question marks to indicate uncertainty. Here again the reader should proceed with caution, and, as always, should consult the actual record before making any final determinations. Although most of Brynmawr's major streets are easy to recognize in the census, other, less familiar places are more difficult to identify. As rows of houses were constructed for Brynmawr's growing industrial population, they were given names like "William Prosser's Row," however at times enumerators also used the words "run" or "houses" to describe these places. When in doubt, here I have tended to use "row".

Finally, although I have tried to render a careful translation of this record, it is likely that errors have been made. I would therefore encourage anyone who discovers an error, or who would like to comment on these pages, to contact me at the e-mail address below. Happy hunting!

Jeffrey L. Thomas
jltbalt1@verizon.net


1841 Census of Brynmawr
Enumeration District 9
494 Individuals

Description of Enumeration District 9: All that part of the parish of Llanelly, which is contained within a line commencing at the English Baptist Meeting House, Brynmawr along the boundary on the mountain to the Clydach river, thence along the river to Clydach Bridge, thence along the north side of the Turnpike Road and King Street to the meeting house aforesaid.

Page No. Place Name M F Profession or Trade Born Brecon Foreign Born
1 King St. Thomas Morgan 40   Collier & Publican Yes  
    Mary Morgan   35   Yes  
    John Morgan 7     Yes  
    Morgan Morgan 5     Yes  
    Margaret Jones   17 Servant No  
    John Patrick 50   Hawker   I
    Franciscan Isach(?) 39       F
    Francipco(?) Genocchi(?) 50       F
    Thomas Isach(?) 12     No  
    Richard Johnson 30     No  
    John Thomas 35   Harper No  
               
1 King St. Henry Partridge 39   Painter Yes  
    Elizabeth Partridge   30 Dressmaker No  
               
1 King St. John Davies 30   Collier No  
    Catharine Davies   25   Yes  
    Ann Davies   3   Yes  
    John Davies 7 m     Yes  
    Richard Humphreys 30   Collier No  
    Edward Jones 20     No  
    Rachel Humphreys   30   No  
    Nicholas Williams 35   Miner Yes  
               
1 King St. David Williams 60   Butcher Yes  
    Margaret Williams   55   Yes  
    William Williams 25   Miner Yes  
    Benjamin Williams 20   Miner Yes  
2   Hannah Williams   15   Yes  
    Nil          
    James Phelps 18   Miner No  
               
2 King St. Wm Davies 68   Carpenter No  
    Elizabeth Davies   35   No  
    William Davies 14     No  
    George Davies 10     Yes  
    Margaret Davies   12   Yes  
    Mary Davies   8   No  
    Elizabeth Davies   3   Yes  
    Sarah Davies   3 w   Yes  
               
2 King St. William Jenkins 46   Steward & Publican No  
    Margaret Jenkins   43   No  
    Margaret Jenkins   18   Yes  
    Catherine Jenkins   11   Yes  
    John Jenkins 8     Yes  
    Joseph Jenkins 4     Yes  
    William Griffiths 20   Miner No  
    John Jenkins 20   Miner No  
               
2 King St. Rees Williams 40   Shoemaker Yes  
    Rees Williams 10     Yes  
    Thomas Williams 5     Yes  
    Jamima Cook   35   No  
               
2 Back of Buildings John Wither 25   Labourer No  
    Elizabeth Wither   25   No  
3   William Wither 3     No  
    Joseph Horell(?) 15   Labourer No  
    Marthias Horell 20   Labourer No  
               
3 King St. Thomas Thomas 24   Collier Yes  
    Jane Thomas   26   Yes  
    David Thomas 23   Collier Yes  
    Evan Thomas 20   Fireman Yes  
               
3 King St. David Davies 25   Miner No  
    Charlotte Davies   25   No  
    David Davies 12     No  
    William Davies 2     No  
               
3 King St. Jane Hill   45 Publican No  
    John Hill 20   Straitner(?) No  
    Isabella Hill   10   No  
    Thomas Hill 10     No  
    Mary Ann Hill   5   No  
               
3 Back Buildings Evan Roberts 35   Collier No  
    Frances Roberts   30   No  
    Rachel Roberts   10   No  
    Elizabeth Ward   20   Yes  
               
3 Back Buildings Richard Williams 40   Collier Yes  
    Mary Williams   45   Yes  
    Ann Williams   14   Yes  
    Thomas Davies 34   Miner Yes  
               
4 Side of Tram road Evan Morgan 50   Labourer No  
    Sarah Morgan   50   Yes  
    William Morgan 30   Butcher No  
    John Price 25   Butcher No  
    George Hands 10   ap Butcher No  
               
4 Side of Tram road Joseph Jones 28   Miner Yes  
    Margaret Jones   23   Yes  
    Hugh Jones 7 m     Yes  
    James Herbert 60   Collier Yes  
               
4 Side of Tram road Thomas Hughes 54   Book Binder Yes  
    Sarah Hughes   54   Yes  
               
4 Side of Tram road Margaret Williams   50   Yes  
    Thomas Williams 10   Miner Yes  
    John Thomas 45   Mason No  
               
4 Side of Tram road James Barrett 40   Labourer No  
    Elizabeth Barrett   30   No  
    Charles Barrett 9     No  
    James Fair(?) 35   Labourer No  
    Richard Flarven(?) 20   Labourer No  
    Thomas Barrett 20   Labourer No  
    William Smith 20   Labourer No  
               
4 Side of Tram road John Davies 55   Miner Yes  
    Maria Davies   37   Yes  
    Jane Davies   17   Yes  
    Maria Davies   16   Yes  
5   Mary Davies   9   Yes  
    Ann Davies   5   Yes  
    Margaret Davies   2   Yes  
    Richard Davies 29   Iron miner Yes  
    William Rees 29   Iron Miner Yes  
               
5 Side of Hill Thomas Thomas 30   Collier Yes  
    Mary Thomas   30   Yes  
    Elizabeth Thomas   4   Yes  
    John Thomas 1     Yes  
    Mary Lewis   95 Widow Yes  
               
5 Side of Hill John Meredith 20   Miner Yes  
    Mary Meredith   20   Yes  
    Hannah Meredith   1   Yes  
    Joseph Davies 25   Miner Yes  
    Edmund Walley(?) 20   Labourer Yes  
               
5 Side of Hill James Davies 29   Collier Yes  
    Ann Davies   22   Yes  
    Margaret Davies 9 m     Yes  
    Wm Davies 17   Collier Yes  
               
5 Side of Hill Thomas Jones 35   Collier No  
    Jamima Jones   35   No  
    Margaret Jones   12   Yes  
    Jane Jones   9   Yes  
    Elizabeth Jones   7   Yes  
    Thomas Jones 1     Yes  
               
6 Side of Tram Road David Davies 25   Miner No  
    John Davies 14   Miner No  
               
6 Side of Tram Road Wm Meredith 50   Miner No  
    Mary Meredith   45   Yes  
    Isaac Meredith 15   Miner Yes  
    Ann Meredith   11   Yes  
    Richard Meredith 13   Miner Yes  
    David Meredith 9     Yes  
    Sarah Meredith   5   Yes  
    Edward Meredith 3     Yes  
               
6 Side of Tram Road Joseph Hughes 25   Miner Yes  
    Charlotte Hughes   24   Yes  
    Joseph Hughes 6     Yes  
    Mary Ann Hughes   2   Yes  
    William Hughes 6 m     Yes  
    Rebecca Meredith   20   Yes  
               
6 Side of Tram Road Tho Watkins 20   Miner Yes  
    Mary Watkins   25   Yes  
    Ann Watkins   9   Yes  
    John Watkins 8     Yes  
    Thomas Watkins 4     Yes  
    John Evans 20   Miner No  
    Charles Bedelen(?) 20   Miner No  
               
6 Side of Tram Road Daniel Hugh(es) 55   Miner No  
    Esther Hugh(es)   50   No  
7   John Hugh(es) 30   Miner Yes  
    Rebecca Hugh(es)   20   Yes  
    Charlotte Hugh(es)   15   Yes  
    Benjamin Hugh(es) 15   Miner Yes  
    Sarah Hugh(es)   14   Yes  
    Elias Hugh(es) 11   Miner Yes  
    Hannah Hugh(es)   9   Yes  
    Margaret Hugh(es)   7   Yes  
    Elizabeth Hugh(es)   5   Yes  
    Evan Hugh(es) 3     Yes  
               
7 Tram Road Wm Prichard 35   Miner No  
    Esther Prichard   35   No  
    William Prichard 15   Miner No  
    Ann Prichard   14   Yes  
    Thomas Prichard 12   Miner Yes  
    John Prichard 10   Miner Yes  
    Joseph Prichard 8   Miner Yes  
    Elizabeth Prichard   7   Yes  
    Mary Prichard   5   Yes  
    Sarah Prichard   3   Yes  
    James Prichard 2     Yes  
               
7 Tram Road Phillip Prout 45   Miner No  
    Margaret Prout   45   No  
    Elizabeth Prout   18   No  
    John Prout 15     No  
8   Tho Prout 14     No  
    Ann Prout   13   No  
    Mary Prout   11   No  
               
8 Tram Road William Watkins 30   Labourer No  
    Mary Watkins   25   Yes  
    Maria Watkins   3   No  
    Edward Watkins 1     Yes  
    Henry Lambert 25   Iron miner No  
    Wm Steward(?) 15   Iron miner No  
    James Turner(?) 15   Labourer No  
               
8 Tram Road John Morgan 60   Miner Yes  
    Mary Morgan   60   No  
    Evan Jones 10     Yes  
    Edward Turner 50   Labourer No  
    John Turner 20   Labourer No  
               
8 Tram Road Tho Matthews 30   Collier Yes  
    Mary Matthews   25   Yes  
    Margaret Matthews   2   Yes  
    Mary Matthews   4   Yes  
               
8 Tram Road Peter Morgan 25   Collier Yes  
    Mary Morgan   25   Yes  
    Wm Evans 30   Miner No  
    John Lewis 30   Miner No  
               
8 Tram Road David Williams 25   Collier Yes  
    Ann Williams   25   Yes  
9   David Williams 2 m     Yes  
    Joshua Jones 20   Collier No  
    John Thomas 15   Collier No  
               
9 Tram Road Daniel Davies 35   Collier No  
    Elizabeth Davies   35   Yes  
    Wm Davies 15   Collier Yes  
    Rebecca Davies   14   Yes  
    Ann Davies   12   No  
    Lidia Davies   9   Yes  
    Jane Davies   6   Yes  
               
9 Tram Road Thomas Thomas 20   Collier No  
    Ann Thomas   20   Yes  
    William Thomas 3 wks     Yes  
               
9 Tram Road Wm Hockway(?) 30   Engineer No  
    Ann Hockway   20   No  
    Rachel Aron   40 Widow No  
    Thomas Aron 15     Yes  
    Roger Aron 13     Yes  
    Maryann Aron   10   Yes  
    William Aron 7     Yes  
    John Aron 6     Yes  
               
9 Tram Road Roger Williams 45   Haulier & Publican(?) Yes  
    Elizabeth Williams   35   Yes  
    Mary Williams   13   Yes  
    William Williams 15     Yes  
10   Rachel Williams   5   Yes  
    Roger Williams 1     Yes  
    John Jones 20   Collier No  
    Edward Jones 20   Collier No  
               
10 Tram Road Wm Thomas 40   Shoemaker Yes  
    Joanah Thomas   30   No  
    David Davies 35   Fireman No  
    Esther Davies   23   No  
    Selina Davies   7   No  
    Shadrock Davies 5     No  
    Thomas Davies 3     No  
    Catharine Davies   5 m   No  
               
10 Tram Road John Greedy 25   Hatter No  
    Julia Greedy   25   No  
    Thos Johnson 30   Brazier   F
    Mary Johnson   30     I
    Thos Allason(?) 30   Mason No  
    Susana Allason   35   No  
    Jane Allason   14   No  
    John Farrel 30   Shoemaker   I
    Ellen Farrel   30     I
    John Farrel 10       I
    James Farrel 3       I
    George McCulean(?) 40   Labourer   I
    Walter Harvey 25   Dyer No  
11   Mary Ann Wright   20 Milliner No  
    Mary Williams   25   Yes  
               
11 Tram Road Timothy Filschild(?) 55   Labourer   I
    Eleanor Filschild   13     I
    Mary Ann Filschild   5     I
               
11 Tram Road Thos Parss(?) 12   Miner Yes  
    Ann Parss   50 Widow Yes  
    George Parss 18   Miner Yes  
    James Parss 15   Miner Yes  
    Caleb Parss 7     Yes  
    Sarah Nicholas   8     American(?)
    Henry Weeks 20   Miner No  
               
11 Tram Road Shadrock Weeks 20   Miner No  
    Sarah Weeks   15   Yes  
    David Hunt 20   Miner No  
               
11 Tram Road John Walker 50   Haulier No  
    Lucy Walker   62   No  
    Henry Bowen 40   Hawker No  
    Jane Bowen   50   No  
               
11 Tram Road James Davies 25   Navigator No  
    Elizabeth Davies   20   No  
    Wm Davies 1     Yes  
    Joseph Payne   20 Navigator No  
    Thos Jones 30   Miner No  
               
11 Tram Road Richard Warren 30   Collier No  
12   Esther Warren   30   No  
    William Warren 1     Yes  
    George Howls(?) 10   Collier No  
    James Vaughan 20   Labourer No  
               
12 Tram Road Charles Warkley 30   Patchman No  
    Martha Warkley   33   No  
    Mary Warkley   6   No  
    Thos Chamins(?) 35   Labourer No  
    Robert Harding 35   Miner No  
               
12 Cwm Clydach Wm Morgan 27   Miner No  
    Leah Morgan   21   Yes  
    Hannah Jones   11   Yes  
    Ann Jenkins   4 m   Yes  
               
12 Cwm Clydach John Rutharch(?) 60   Miner Yes  
    Jennet Rutharch   55   Yes  
               
12 Cwm Clydach Francis Morgan 35   Haulier Yes  
    James Griffiths 19   Miner No  
    Catharine Powthen   18   No  
    George Morgan 9     No  
    Sarah Morgan   29   No  
    Margaret Morgan   8   No  
    Sally Morgan   7   No  
               
12 Cwm Clydach Edward Morgan 50   Miner Yes  
    Sarah Morgan   40   No  
    Isaac Morgan 20   Miner Yes  
13   Mary Morgan   15   Yes  
    Benjamin Morgan 15   Collier Yes  
    Wm Morgan 12   Collier Yes  
    John Morgan 10   Collier Yes  
    Jacob Morgan 6     Yes  
    Jemima Morgan   2   Yes  
    Joseph Morgan 15     Yes  
               
13 Clydach Bridge Ann Prosser   40 wife of John Yes  
    Thomas Prosser 18     Yes  
    John Davies 25   Collier Yes  
               
13 Clydach Bridge George Edwards 35   Mine burner(?) No  
    Ann Edwards   36   No  
    Charles Edwards 4     Yes  
    John Edwards 1     Yes  
    Ann Thomas   14   Yes  
    Evan Phillips   8   Yes  
               
13 Clydach Bridge David Williams 50   Miner Yes  
    Mary Williams   60   Yes  
    Rachel Williams   15 Mine filler Yes  
               
13 Clydach Bridge David Davies 57   Collier Yes  
    Tessilia(?) Davies   82   Yes  
    John Davies 20   Collier Yes  
    Thomas Davies 10   Collier Yes  
               
13 Clydach Bridge Catharine Thomas   60 Widow No  
    Eleanor Thomas   28 Dressmaker No  
14   Margaret Thomas   15   Yes  
    Catharine Thomas   4   Yes  
               
14 Clydach Bridge Walter Morgan 45   Collier Yes  
    Charlotte Morgan   45   Yes  
    Walter Morgan 15   Collier Yes  
    John Jones 7     Yes  
               
14 Clydach Bridge Wm Jones 20   Collier Yes  
    Harriet Jones   29   Yes  
    John Jones 1     Yes  
    Jacob Lewis 5     Yes  
               
14 Clydach Bridge John Lewis 33   Miner No  
    Ann Lewis   27   No  
    Elizabeth Lewis   6 m   Yes  
               
14 Clydach Bridge Rebecca Aron   40 Widow Yes  
    Daniel Aron 13   Collier Yes  
    John Aron 9     Yes  
               
14 Clydach Bridge John Stephens 45   Carpenter Yes  
    Mary Stephens   46   Yes  
    Thos Price 14     Yes  
    John Stephens   11   Yes  
               
14 Clydach Bridge Thomas Pritchard 30   Miner Yes  
    Ann Pritchard   28   No  
    John Pritchard 8     No  
    David Pritchard 5     Yes  
    Wm Pritchard 3     Yes  
15   Thos Pritchard 8 m     Yes  
               
15 Clydach Bridge Stephen Jones 40   Miner No  
    Ann Jones   25   No  
    Ann Jones   3   No  
    John Jones 1     No  
    Sarah Hughes   20   No  
               
15 Clydach Bridge Lettice Williams   28 Widow No  
    John Williams 1     No  
               
15 Clydach Bridge Morgan Jones 45   Carpenter Yes  
    Ann Jones   45   Yes  
    Ann Jones   20   Yes  
    Maria Jones   10   Yes  
    William Jones 9     Yes  
    John Jones 1     Yes  
               
15 Clydach Bridge Samuel Pritchard 58   Labourer No  
    Elizabeth Pritchard   63   Yes  
    David Pritchard 15     No  
               
15 Clydach Bridge Margaret Jones   48 Widow Yes  
    David Jones 21   Collier Yes  
    Margaret Jones   15   Yes  
    Wm Jones 12   Collier Yes  
    Elizabeth Jones   10   Yes  
               
15 Clydach Bridge David Aubrey 29   Collier & Publican Yes  
    Mary Aubrey   26   Yes  
    John Aubrey 5     Yes  
16   Ann Aubrey   5 m   Yes  
    Sarah Lewis   16   Yes  
               
16 King St. Thos Atkinson 60   Beer Agent No  
    Blanch Atkinson   48   Yes  
               
16 Prince of Wales Benj Harvard 25   Innkeeper Yes  
    Eleanor Harvard   30   Yes  
    Thomas Harvard   3   Yes  
    Hannah Griffiths   25 Servant No  
               
16 King St. Richard Cox 46   Tyler Yes  
    Elizabeth Cox   14   No  
               
16 King St. James Baylis 40   Nailor No  
    Mary Baylss   35   No  
    James Baylis 7     No  
    Elizabeth Bayless   13   No  
    Ann Richards   33 Needle Woman No  
    Harriet Cox   20 Servant No  
    Agnes Cox   16 Servant No  
    David Williams 23   Sadler(?) No  
               
16 King St. James Dyer 30   Labourer No  
    Mary Dyer   33   No  
    Elizabeth Dyer   8   No  
    Ann Dyer   6   No  
    Emma Dyer   1   Yes  
    Benj Warren 20   Labourer No  
    George Williams 20   Labourer No  
17   Joseph Lake 22   Labourer No  
               
17 King St. John Owen 30   Blacksmith Yes  
    Ann Owen   26   Yes  
    John Owen 6     Yes  
    Catharine Owen   5   Yes  
    Ann Owen   2   Yes  
    David Davies 18   Blk Smith No  
               
17 King St. Charles Perch(?) 35   Collier No  
    Mary Ann Perch   30   No  
    George Perch 9     No  
    John Perch 7     No  
    Emma Perch   4   No  
    Oliver Mason 25     No  
               
17 King St. Ann Morgan   60 Widow Yes  
    Wm Morgan 15   Collier Yes  
    Thos Ellwood Esq. 65   Independent No  
               
17 King St. John Thomas 60   Grocer Yes  
    Frances Thomas   55   No  
    Mary Thomas   30 Servant No  
    Wm Jenkins 20   Apprentice No  
    Richard Jones 15   Apprentice No  
               
17 King St. John Thomas 22   Currier Yes  
    Jane Thomas   22   No  
    Sarah Thomas   19   No  
    Margaret James   14 Servant No  
               
18 King St. James Spatman 60   Labourer No  
    Ann Spatman   72   No  
               
18 King St. Mary Winston   55 Widow No  
    Wm Lewis 21   Collier Yes  
    Wm Winston 8   Collier Yes  
    Daniel Davies 20   Miner No  
               
18 King St. Benj James 40   Currier No  
    Ann James   35   No  
    Elizabeth James   15   No  
    Hannah James   10   No  
    Anna Marg James   5   No  
    Mary James   3   No  
               
18 King St. Thos Williams 52   Collier Yes  
    Gwenllian Williams   52   Yes  
    Mary Ann Williams   6   Yes  
               
18 King St. Ann Williams   55 Independent No  
               
18 King St. Esther Thomas   85 Independent No  
    David Thomas 46   Collier No  
               
18 Clydach Bridge Evan Rees 55   Collier No  
    Elizabeth Rees   53   No  
    John Rees 11     No  
    Mary Rees   9   Yes  
               
18 King St. Jonathan Jones 28   Collier Yes  
    Mary Jones   30   Yes  
    Elizabeth Jones   5   Yes  
19   Hannah Jones   3   Yes  
    Sophia Jones   2 m   Yes  
    Mary Williams   20   Yes  
    Wm Evans 25   Collier Yes  
    Wm Thomas 25   Miner Yes  
    Richard James 22   Collier Yes  
               
19 King St. David James 35   Mason No  
    Eleanor James   40   No  
    David James 26   Mason No  
    John James 23     No  
    Mary James   18   No  
    John Jones 18   Miner No  
    Ebenezer Williams 20   Mason No  
               
19 King St. William Bowen 50   Carrier No  
    Jane Bowen   50   No  
    Wm Bowen 15   Collier No  
    John Bowen 15   Collier No  
    Maria Davies   15 Female Servant Yes  
               
19 King St. Wm Thomas 40   Collier No  
    Margaret Thomas   40   No  
    Thomas Thomas   8   Yes  
    Jane Thomas   6   Yes  
    Esther Thomas   4   Yes  
    David Thomas 4     Yes  
    Sarah Thomas   2   Yes  
20   Elizabeth Thomas   10   Yes  
               
20 King St. Rees Griffiths 20   Miner No  
    Leah Griffiths   23   Yes  
    David Griffiths 9 m     Yes  
    David Griffiths 25   Miner Yes  
    John Jenkin 30   Miner No  
               
20 King St. Wm Williams 40   Labourer Yes  
    Margaret Williams   35   Yes  
    John Williams 10     Yes  
    Wm Williams 5     Yes  
    Ann Williams   5   Yes  
    Thomas Williams 3 m     Yes  
               
20 Clydach Bridge Robt Davies 34   Collier Yes  
    Sarah Davies   40   Yes  
    David Davies 8     Yes  
    John Davies 7     Yes  
    Edward Davies 3     Yes  
    Ann Davies   1   Yes  
               
20 omitted page 15 David Aubrey 2     Yes  
20 omitted page 16 Mary Ann Baylis   1   No  
               


1841 Census of Brynmawr, Introductory Page

1841 Census of Brynmawr, Enumeration District 6

1841 Census of Brynmawr, Enumeration District 7

1841 Census of Brynmawr, Enumeration District 8

1841 Census of Brynmawr, Enumeration District 9

1841 Census of Brynmawr, Enumeration District 5 (Brynmawr, part)


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