Henry Harries [shown as ‘Hendry Haris’] - ship’s carpenter age 25, wife ‘Hanah’ 20, and son John 2, are living at Britannia Row, Llandewi-Aberarth.






Henry, (shipbuilder), his wife Hannah and 6 children are living at 14 Alban Square, Llandewi-Aberarth, Aberaeron.









The census for Aberaeron shows John Harries senior (shipbuilder) living at 1 Dolphin Place Henfynyw with his wife Margaret.


John Harries junior (shipbuilder) is living next door at 2 Dolphin Place with his second wife Salome, and two children of his first marriage - David 5, and Evan 3.


David Harries, who was recorded as a shipbuilder in 1851, is listed in the 1861 census as a miller, age 33, at Llyswen Mill, Henfynyw, with his wife Margaret age 32 and their 4 children. [He appears again as a miller in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses, so presumably he took little further part in the family shipbuilding business]. He died in 1899.


The  census for Llansantffraed, shows that Henry Harries (shipbuilder), and his wife Mary, are living at ‘Pengraig’, with the four children of Henry’s first marriage to Hannah, and three children of  Henry’s second marriage to Mary.




1863 The ‘Gwladys’, a 164 ton brigantine, by Henry at Peris, Llansantffraed.





      Henry Harries has not yet been found in the census for this year.










Sources of information:-


Harries family records


National censuses for Wales 1841-1901


IGI LDS family search website


“Maritime Heritage - The ships and seamen of Southern Ceredigion” by J Geraint Jenkins.


Aberaeron:  by W J Lewis - Cambrian Press Aberystwyth


Aberaeron: The Community and Seafaring 1800-1900 by David Lewis Jones;

Ceredigion, Vol. VI/2 1969 


Burial records compiled by Cardiganshire Family History Society


Llanon website


'The Growth and Decline of Cardiganshire Shipbuilding from 1740-1914 with special reference to Llansantffraid'. M. Phil. thesis of the late G. Ivor Thomas, former Vicar of Llansantffraed 1994.


July 2006