Pembrokeshire Team

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Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Team

Team Leader: Todd Gilbert

Team Members: Jerry Owens | Anne Rees | John Tyner | Christopher Wright | Kathryn (Lake) Hogan U.E. | Andrew Thomas


The goal of this Team is to make all County profiles the best that they can be. It is our desire to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations by sourcing, connecting and growing our County branches of the tree.


The following links are to profiles which need attention and have a connection to Pembrokeshire. Connections typically can be Birth Place, Death Place or Marriage Location.

  • Wales Maintenance Categories || Use to find profiles needing improvement. Please add these to profiles if required, so we can work on improving them. If the person was in Pembrokeshire at some point in their life, use county category rather than just Wales.


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You could try exploring the works of George Owen in the NLW as listed in this biography

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Anne Rees
I don't understand how that relates to my 3-greats-grandfather's birth -- which is what I was asking about, thanks anyway, though.

I guess I'll just re-shelve him again.

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Melanie Paul
Sorry not to be helpful Melanie, searching the early descriptions of an area can sometimes help identify mistranscriptions - it was just a longshot. I'll keep an eye open for a place that sounds like 'Wrekin' in Pembrokeshire - it's a puzzle, the census enumerator seemed quite precise. The Dyfed FHS index of the 1851 census shows no Crewe family members still resident in Pembrokeshire at that time. Their list of places includes a few outsider candidates though

Place :Reynalton / Parish :Reynalton / Hundred: Narberth / OS Ref: SN090 /Reg. District :590

Place: Rhos y caerau/Parish: St. Nicholas/ Hundred: Dewisland /OS Ref : SM919 375 /Reg. District:


Place :Rudbaxton / Parish: Rudbaxton / Hundred :Dungleddy/ OS Ref: SM9620? Reg. District: 592

So 3 possible parish registers to look at around 1800 for John's birth - further details on Genuki. The ruined castle and settlement at Carew also come to mind.

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Anne Rees
edited by Anne Rees
Well, you tried! <3

It might be better (easier?) if I could see the original record and not someone's transcription of it (I had enough trouble with another rellie's record transcription due to his very thick (broad) Scottish accent.) Great-grandma's records said nothing about her grandfather being Welsh. Only the Lancashire connection. (No mention that her grandmother was from Yorkshire, either.) I was so thrilled when I found out that John was born in Wales. Never expected it to be another brick wall!

I have wondered if John moved for work, but also because there was no family left .. as was the case with my Irish line. *sigh* Oh, well. This is why we do genealogy!

I've been rather busy on a different line, mostly Devonshire and Gloucestershire, and ran across a few mentions of Welsh placenames, including Wrexham, and that (of course) triggered the "I need to know" part of my brain that brought me back to great-grand John. (This same line (the current one, not the Crewe one) also has a marriage in Aled ..even though the couple lived in England before and after. I am seeing far more movement of these people than I had believed took place!)

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Melanie Paul
Accessing the original records yourself may well be better - or possibly even easier - but it could be more costly in terms of time and expense than following up suggestions from G2G.

Sticking with your request for help identifying the family of John Crewe b 1803 Pembs - I repeat, the transcription of the 1851 census for Pembrokeshire was undertaken by Dyfed FHS for the benefit of their membership, to which I happen to belong. You'll need to join to access their resources directly - - but you'll still find there were no members of the Crewe famiy recorded in the county in the1851 census.

Genuki is a free site and may also provide some assistance -

Good luck.

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Anne Rees
No Crewe in 1851 definitely makes me think they were dead, or all of them moved -- or the family was only in Pembrokeshire temporarily, maybe for work. With so much more moving around (I have found 7-year-old children living miles away from parents due to being employed elsewhere), I have some pretty broad expectations.

I will take another look at John once I am done with my Thomas and related line (Press to Gordon, Donnithorne, Williams, etc), some of which has already "taken" me to the US and Canada. (Curiosity also wants to find where the Hellings name came from, as I already tracked down where Donnithorne joined the family, starting a run of "middle" names down the generations to the present.)

Thanks for taking the time to respond! <3

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Melanie Paul
Some while ago I answered a G2G question with commentary about my 3-greats grandfather's birth in Pembrokeshire. The place of birth as given on the 1851 England census was "Wrekin", Pembrokeshire. There is no such place, so I went internet hunting, but the best I came up with at the time was "Trecwn". In re-visiting this problem, I am now wondering if maybe Wrexham might not be the place. (I have tried vocalising this in multiple ways, and it feels as though it might just be heard by an English ear as "reckin", thus "Wrekin" because that is a familiar place-name.)

Anyone think they could, maybe, help me work this one out?

John Crewe

posted on Wales - Pembrokeshire Team (merged) by Melanie Paul