Haverfordwest History

Haverfordwest History: A One Place Study

One Place Study

Haverfordwest History is a registered One Place Study. A One Place Study is a designated study of a particular city, town, village or area.   Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales is the only One Place Study being done in Wales at the moment.  Most family historians, while researching their family history, do a little research on the place where their ancestors settled. A One Place Study doesn’t focus on any particular family. The focus is on the place and the people who live in that place, regardless of any relationship to the person recording the information.

A One Place Study aims to report on everything that occurs or has occurred in a particular place, including geographical, the people living or who lived in a community, community activities, education, employment, business.  Anything that occurs or occurred in a particular area, at a particular time can be recorded on a One Place Study. Old newspaper articles and official records will also be a focus of this study.

Eventually this One Place Study will build a historical picture of Haverfordwest and those who have lived there. It is my intention that this One Place Study will become a resource for anyone wishing to research their family history or find out more about Haverfordwest and the surrounding area.

Why Haverfordwest

Haverfordwest is the birthplace of my great great grandparents, John TAYLOR and Martha LLOYD. They married in haverfordwest 1839, and their first son James was second son John were born there. In 1840 John, Martha and their two young children emigrated to Australia.

I know very little of their life in Haverfordwest, which is why I decided that it would be a good idea to start a Haverfordwest One Place Study. As well as learning about Haverfordwest, I am expecting this study will lead to a better understanding of the lives of my great grandparents before emigrating to Australia.

Image: Wikimedia

© 2023 Copyright. all rights reserved: haverfordwesthistory.com


Leave a comment