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The Gwladys built at Llansantffraed 1863

In the 18th and 19th century many ships were built on the coast of Cardiganshire. These ships were built on or near the beach. the stoned area in the foreground is where many Llansantffraed ships were built. There are entries in the Aberystwyth Port Book showing some of the larger of these ships being towed into Aberystwyth to be rigged. Many of the latter ships are recorded in detail in the Aberystwyth Shipping Register. insert link to archives. These would show all the shareholders in each vessel and may contain information useful to the family history researcher.

 

 

SHIPS BUILT AT LLANON, LLANSANTFFRAED


YEAR
 
REGISTRATION NO. NAME OF VESSEL RIG TONS BUILT FATE
1786  
 
  MAYFLOWER SLOOP 25 PERIS  
1789   
 
  BETSEY SLOOP 18  PERIS
 
 
1797   
 
  INVINCIBLE SLOOP 33 PERIS  
1798 
 
  TROUT SLOOP 14  PERIS  
1799   
 
  MOLLY LLOYD SLOOP 20 PERIS LOST RAMSEY SOUND 1842
1799   
 
  PEGGY SLOOP 79 PERIS  
1800   
 
  ELIZABETH SLOOP 181  PERIS
 
 
1801   
 
  FAME SLOOP 16  PERIS
 
 
1802   
 
  HOPE SCHOONER 90  PERIS
 
 
1803    
 
16488 HOPE SLOOP 48 PERIS BROKEN UP 1855
1803   
 
  PILGRIM SLOOP 96 PERIS
 
 
1804   
 
  MARGARET SCHOONER 90 CRAIGLAS  
1804   
 
  TRITON SLOOP 28 CRAIGLAS  
1805    
 
  DILIGENCE SLOOP 42 PERIS TOTALLY WRECKED ST BRIDES BAY 1829
1806   
 
  DOLPHIN SLOOP 30 PERIS  
1806    
 
  PRINCESS ROYAL SLOOP 33 PERIS SANK CARDIGAN BAY 1824
1807   
 
  ELIZA SLOOP 29 CRAIGLAS  
1807   
 
  MARGARETTA BRIG 112 PERIS  
1807   
 
  VENUS SLOOP 84 PERIS  
1808   
 
  HOPE SLOOP 87 PERIS  
1808   
 
  UNION SLOOP 87 PERIS  
1810   
 
  FOUR SISTERS BRIGANTINE 129 PERIS  
1810   
 
  HOPEWELL SLOOP 29 CRAIGLAS  
1811  
 
  NANCY SLOOP  8 PERIS  
1812   
 
  FRIENDS SLOOP 50 PERIS  
1812     
 
5731 PROVIDENCE SLOOP 67 CRAIGLAS LOST 1858
1813   
 
  HOPE SLOOP 56 CRAIGLAS LOST NEAR TENBY 1833
1814    
 
  SPREAD EAGLE SLOOP 30 PERIS LOST 1835
1814    
 
  HOPEWELL SLOOP 34 PERIS CAPSIZED OFF FLINT 1848
1815   
 
  PROSPERITY SLOOP 53 PERIS  
1815    
 
  UNION SLOOP 80 PERIS TOTALLY LOST
1816  
 
  LION SLOOP 14 PERIS  
1821   
 
  ENTERPRISE SNOW 128 PERIS  
1828     
 
9821 BROTHERS SMACK 32 MORFA UCHAF FOUNDERED STRUMBLE HEAD 1864
1829    
 
  NEW DOLPHIN SLOOP 20 PERIS LOST STRUMBLE HEAD 1848
1830    
 
  ANT SLOOP 17 PERIS BROKEN UP 1856
1830     
 
16441 ENTERPRISE SCHOONER 57 FELINFOR TRANSFERRED TO BEAUMARIS 1896
1830     
 
1998 NEW DILIGENCE SLOOP 40 PERIS LOST WITH ALL HANDS 1870
1834     
 
9869 BEE SLOOP 10 ABERLONG BROKEN UP1897
1835    
 
  NEW MARGARETTA SMACK 47 PERIS LOST ISLE OF WIGHT 1843
1838    
 
  CLEDAN SCHOONER 71 FELINFOR LOST 1854
1839     
 
  EMMET SCHOONER 41 PERIS LOST OFF ST. TUDWALLS
1841    
 
  MARGARET & JANE SMACK 30 ABERLONG LOST ST GEORGES CHANNEL 1846
1843    
 
  ANNE & MARY SCHOONER 40 PERIS LOST WITH ALL HANDS AFTER COLLISION 1866
1845    
 
  ANN SMACK 13 PERIS REGISTER CLOSED NOTHING KNOWN 1869
1852    
 
  PRIMA SMACK 36 PERIS BROKEN UP 1902
1852     
 
25957 ALBION BRIG 157 PERIS ABANDONED OFF CAPE FINISTEARE 1868
1854     
 
14009 ENGRATEIA BRIG 203 PERIS SOLD GALVESTON AS A WRECK
1855     
 
9858 LUNARIA BARQUE 206 PERIS WRECKED EAST LONDON S. AFRICA 1861
1856     
 
15767 ADORAM SCHOONER 85 PERIS WRECKED MUGLINE ROCKS DUBLIN BAY 1874
1858     
 
20665 MAJESTIC SQUARE 248 PERIS WRECKED NEAR PORTO SIGURO BAHIA 1875
1858     
 
27301 PRIMA DONIA BRIGANTINE 130 PERIS FOUNDERED AT SEA 1870
1859     
 
27309 LEANDER SCHOONER 71 PERIS TRANSFERRED TO CARDIGAN 1882
1860     
 
27868 ARETAS BRIGANTINE 124 PERIS WRECKED TER-SCHELLING ISLAND 1863
1861     
 
42579 CONVOY BRIG 204 PERIS WRECKED 60 MILES SOUTH OF BAHIA 1878
1862     
 
44729 ANN ELIZA SMACK 44 PERIS WRECKED RAMSEY SOUND 1877
1863` 47068 GWLADYS BRIGANTINE 164 PERIS FOUNDERED HARTLAND POINT 1891
1864 49658 ISABELLA SCHOONER 69 PERIS SUPPOSED LOST WITH ALL HANDS NOT HEARD OF SINCE DECEMBER 1866

The details of most of these ships are recorded in the The Shipping Registers in Ceredigion Archives Aberystwyth. These will also show the owners/shareholders of these vessels.

 

Some Crew Lists survive in the National Library of Wales. These were official six monthly returns, and give all crew members and brief  details of  age and home town. They also give the journeys  made by the vessel in those months.

 

Below is a typical list of rations per week. These amounts were written on all crew lists

  Bread 1lb per day

Beef 1 lbs four times per week

Pork 1 lbs the other 3 days

Flour lb 4 times per week

⅓ pint of Peas the other 3 days.

A daily ration of ⅛ oz. of Tea.

A weekly ration of  oz. of Coffee and 2 oz. of sugar.

Water is to be sufficient without waste.

No Alcohol allowed on board

If butter is issued at the rate of 2 oz. per day meat to be reduced by lb daily.

 

 MUSEUM

Ceredigion Museum Aberystwyth has a Maritime section, and there are many maritime artefacts and pictures in the Ceredigion Museum  The museum is set in old theatre and is well worth a visit, it also contains a large amount of agricultural implements,  and a room in a typical old Welsh cottage.

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