1700s

  • 1702 1,734 barrels of herring exported
  • 1704 Thomas and Mary of Cardigan carried 50 barrels of herrings to Bristol.
  • 1704 12/06 Good Intent of Cardigan carried 250 barrels of herrings to Bristol.
  • 1715 David Sais (d. 1741) named as an Independent minister in Cardigan
  • 1743 Visit of Howell Harris, Methodist leader.
  • 1744 PRIORY built
  • 1760s Grammar School was endowed by Letitia Cornwallis of Abermarlais 18.03.1864 Carmarthen Journal
  • 1760 First Tabernacle chapel built
  • 1761–68 Sir Herbert Lloyd (d. 1769) represented Cardigan Boroughs
  • 1764 SHIRE HALL opened
  • 1770 26/5 Visit of Howell Harris, Methodist leader
  • 1771 02/10 Burial of Thomas Davies, son of Owen, shipwright by Katharine  1yr & 6m
  • 1771 16/4 Sunday Public whipping of Mary Eynon for petty lacerny
  • 1775 First Baptist chapel built
  • 1775 20/10 William Davies, mariner born -d. 10.4.1836
  • 1776 Second Tabernacle chapel built

  • 1778 16/4 Burial of William Milling
  • 1779  4/ Thomas Lloyd Williams, Liverpool aged 19
  • 1779 04/08 Mary Davies, dau of Owen, shipwright by Katharine aged 2
  • 1781 10/11 Hannah Morgan, dau of John & Anne aged 7
  • 1781 09/12 Mary Davies, dau of Owen, shipwright by Katharine aged 2
  • 1782 Peggy (sloop) built 27 tns
  • 1784 Three Sisters (sloop), 33 tns built; Lost at Dee estuary im 1839.
  • 1784 17/3 Benjamin Milling, son of Wm & Alice
  • 1786 20/2 Elinor Nicholas, wi of William aged 55
  • 1788 25/11 Richard Rowlands, Richard, gent aged 46 leaving 2 sons and 1 dau viz Rowland, David & Jane
  • 1790 Bee (sloop) 30 tns built
  • 1791 Mary (sloop) 23 tns built
  • 1791 07/07 John Thomas, John aged 66
  • 1792 Betsey (sloop) 40 tns built
  • 1792 Esther Phillips moves to Pwllhai from Penrhiwgaled – flourishing Independent cause in the town.

  • 1792 3/4 Evan Davies, mariner 03/04/1792 aged 16
  • 1793 GAOL erected at the expense of the County by John Nash, architect. Has a chapel. Central or inspection room is the residence of the gaoler. One great disadvantage is the lack of a water supply. Prior ot 1793, what is now the Port House was the gaol – that building was erected in 1773. (Carmarthen Journal 18 March). “I propsed a similar one of Bentham’s Panopticon and sent to the magistrates engravings that were given to me by (Willey) Reveley, but it was not adopted” – T Johnes of Hafod to Cumberland, 1815.
  • 1795 Gaol was completed by T. George, Carmarthen who took over from Nash (TCardsAntiqS, pt 3, p 215)
  • 1795 10/11 David Phillips, mariner aged 33
  • 1795 Charlotte (sloop), 27 tns built
  • 1796 25/4 Rowland, Rowland d in West Indies aged 20. Midshipman on board HM ship Swiftsure
  • 1796 13/10 John Evans, son of David aged 2yrs & 3 quarters
  • 1796 15/10 John Evans, son of David by Mary aged 3
  • 1797.06.16 TOWN HALL finished. 16.06.1797 Carmarthen Journal BUT 18.03.1864 Carmarthen Journal Town Hall was erected in 1764.
  • 1797 21/11 Owen Davies, son of Owen, shipwright by Katharine aged 16 yrs
  • 1797 Catherine (sloop) 23 tns; Cygnet (sloop) 75 tns built; rebuilt 1829; True Briton (sloop) 32 tns built; Britannia (smack) 30 tns, lost 1862.
  • 1798 Royal George (sloop) 25 tns built, rebuilt 1817; Dove (sloop) 22 tns; Rose (sloop) 32 tns.
  • 1799 Bethlehem Dissenting Chapel – loft to the rear of Tivy-side building in use in 1799 Revd James Phillips. Cong left in 1803.

  • 1799 28/04 Elizabeth Evans, wi of Thomas, mariner aged 35
  • 1799 02/05 Williams, Elizabeth dau of William, shoemaker aged 2m
  • 1799 08/13 Revd William Williams JP, left Bethania  (1774-13/08/1799)
  • 1799 Eagle (brig) 85 tns built; Thomas & Mary (sloop), 24 tns built; Ard (sloop) 25 tns