A guide to genealogy in Rhostïe, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.
RHÔSDIAU (RHÔS-DDÛ), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of ILAR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (S. by E.) from Aberystwith. This parish, which is situated within a few miles of Cardigan bay, is of very small extent. The surface is varied, and in some part mountainous; and the surrounding scenery is characterized rather by features of rugged boldness than of pleasing or picturesque appearance: the soil in the lower grounds is productive, and the declivities of the hills afford scanty pasturage for sheep and young cattle. Its distance from any great turnpike road renders this place difficult of access, and it has therefore little intercourse, even with the neighbouring places. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, having for some time been in a state of ruinous dilapidation, was rebuilt in 1816.
For more information see Rhostïe at Genuki.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464303.
Maps and Gazetteers
- Rhostïe at Vision of Britain]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, (1849), pp. 345-356. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 January 2014.