Extract from Historic Cardiganshire Homes: Moelifor Farm

Now only a farmhouse, was formerly the residence of two ancient families being pulled down around 1565 by Jenkin Gwynn. The line of Gwynns ended at about the time of Elinor Gwynn, widow of Moelifor, marrying a Richard Jones. In 1672, Richard Herbert lived at Moelifor and paid tax on five hearths. In 1703 Richard Phillips of Moelifor, who married Bridget Gwynn, was High Sheriff. Their daughter Jane married Erasmus Saunders, of Pentre, who was appointed a JP in 1748. Towards the end of the 18th century Moelifor, having become decayed, was taken down and the farmhouse built.

Information provided by: John Hughes.
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1553 Meyrick MS
Owen GWYNNE, of Moelifor, Sheriff of County of Cardigan.

1565 Meyrick MS
Jenkin GWYNNE, of Moelifor, Sheriff of County of Cardigan.

1613 Meyrick MS
Evan Gwynne JENKIN, of Moelifor, Sheriff of County of Cardigan.

1623 Meyrick MS
Evan Gwyn JENKIN, of Moelifor, Sheriff of County of Cardigan.

1703 Meyrick MS
Richard PHILLIPS, of Moelifor, Sheriff of County of Cardigan.

1737 vestry book
Madame PHILLIPS of Moelifor.

1773 poor rate
William LEWIS of Moelifor.

1779 poor rate
Jenkin JONES of Moelifor.

1780 Meyrick MS
David DAVIES M.D., of Carmarthen, owner of Moelifor. Mansion demolished and farmhouse built.

1784 to 1805 parish register
John JONES of Moelifor.

1797 land tax
David DAVIES owner, Jenkin JONES tenant.

1810 to 1811 vestry book
Evan LEWIS of Moelifor.

1814 land tax
David DAVIES owner, Catherine LEWIS tenant.

1817 land tax
David DAVIES owner, John JONES tenant (father of David JONES of Tregynan Isaf).

1826 parish register
Lewis (son of David LEWIS, farmer of Rhiwgoch) married Catherine (youngest daughter of John JONES, farmer of Moelifor).

1839 Tithe apportionments
David Saunders Davies owner, John Jones tenant.

1841 tithe map
John JONES, tenant of Moelifor.

1841 census
John JONES (80) head,
John (37) farmer (son of John) and wife Mary (35),
David (9) son,
John (7) son,
Evan (4) son,
Daniel (1) son,
Mary DAVIES (15) Female Servant,
Lewis DAVIES (15) Male Servant.

1851 census
John JONES (48) farmer,
Mary (46) wife,
Mary (20) daughter,
John (16) son,
Evan (13) son,
Daniel (11) son,
Thomas (8) and Morgan (8) twin sons,
Lewis (4) son,
William (2) son.

1861 census
John JONES (58) farmer,
Mary (56) wife,
Evan (23) son,
Daniel (21) son,
Thomas (18) son,
Morgan (18) son,
Lewis (14) son,
William (12) son.

1871 census
John JONES (67) farmer,
Evan (33) son and wife Jane (28),
Evan Morris (9m) grandson.

1871 land tax
A.S.DAVIES owner, Evan JONES tenant.

1881 census

John JONES (78) father,
Evan (42) farmer (son of John),
Jane (38) wife,
Evan Morris (10) son,
Mary (9) daughter,
John William (7) son,
Jane Margaretta (2) daughter,
David DAVIES (22) Male Servant,
John EVANS (16) Male Servant,
Ann WILLIAMS (15) Female Servant.

1891 census
Evan JONES (53) farmer,
Jane (47) wife,
Evan Morris (20) son,
Mary (18) daughter,
John William (16) son,
Jane Margaretta (14) daughter,
Elizabeth (12) daughter,
Sarah Anne (7) daughter,
Daniel Lewis (4) son,
Morgan MORGANS (11) Male Servant.