11th January 1776
At a meeting of the Trustees for putting into execution the Turnpike Act for the Upper district in the County of Cardigan held at the Golden Lion Inn in Aberystwith on Tuesday the Eleventh day of January 1776. Before James Lloyd, Lewis Gwynne, Roderick Richardes, John Griffith, William Jones, John Gwynne, and Edward Hughes Esqrs and John Parry, Gent.
It is Ordered, Contracted and agreed upon by and between the said Trustees and John Lewes of the County of the Borough of Carmarthen Esqr (for and on behalf of Lewis Pryce of Gogerthan in the said county of Cardigan, Esqr) That for continuing the Turnpike Road from where the same hath been formed in Penglais Lane (near the North Turnpike Gate at Aberystwith ) to a place called Rhyd tir otherwise Rhyd hir on the road leading to the market town of Machynlleth from Aberystwith, He, the said John Lewes shall make finish and compleat the said road in a good and workmanlike manner at the rate of forty pounds a mile and the same is to be done agreeable to the discretion of the Surveyor of the Turnpike Road in the said district and to the satisfaction of each of the Trustees and it is further agreed that the said John Lewes shall account on Oath as to the Money by him expended on the said road and if he expends more Money thereon than at the rate aforesaid the same is hereby agreed to be made good to him and if less the said John Lewes is to repay the balance to the Treasurer. And that the said John Lewes is to draw on the Treasurer for Money as Occasion may require for the purpose aforesaid. And it is also agreed that the said road is to be taken and carried on by the Tenement of Dorglod in such manner as shall appear most advantageous and Effectual to the Surveyor of the Trustees to be employed for that purpose by the said John Lewes.
24th September 1785
At a meeting of the Trustees for putting into execution the Turnpike Act for the Upper district in the County of Cardigan held at the Talbot's Head Inn in Aberystwith on Saturday the 24th day of September 1785. Before Roderick Richards, Mathew Davies, Edward Jeffreys, John Hughes Esq, Thomas Alcocks, David Morgan Gentleman and Owen Owen Clerk and Richard Jones.
Ordered that Griffith Lewis of Gwarcwmissa in the parish of Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn be appointed and is hereby appointed a Trustee of this Turnpike.
Ordered that the Treasurer pays into the hands of Thomas Alcocks Gentleman the sum of sixty pounds towards discharging the money expended in repairing the Turnpike road in the parish of Llangunfelin & the expenses attending the Indictments found for not repairing the same and for the further repairs thereof, Mr Alcocks accounting with the trustees in the application of this money.
Ordered that Thomas Griffiths of Penpompren Esq be appointed and is hereby appointed a Trustee of this Turnpike.
5th December 1785
At a meeting at the Black Lion, Lampeter, Monday 5th December 1785
Appointment of new trustees including...
Thomas Alcocks of Dolyclettwr Gentleman in the room of Philip Pugh Decd.
Owen Owens of Aurglawdd Clerk in the room of William Jones Aberystwith Decd.
Ordered that the treasurer pays out of the Turnpike Money into the hands of John Lewis of Penrhyngerwyn? Gent the sum of fifty six pounds towards discharging the Money Expended in repiring the Turnpike road in the parcel of Scybor y coed
...And further ordered that the Treasurer pays the sum of fforty three pounds into the hands of Thomas Alcocks of Dolyclettwr Gentleman for the discharging the money expended in repairing the Turnpike Road in the parish of Llangunfelin.
9th October 1786
References to a road to Borth - Penrhyn in Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn
3rd January 1788
Ordered that the Treasurer pay Edward Rowland of Cwmyscolhaig in the parish of Llanganfelin the sum of Five pounds to be by him laid out for repairing the Turnpike road leading from Aberystwith to the Town of Machynlleth in the County of Montgomery Between Talybont and a certain place called Nantyllin within the township of Cailan & Maesmore.
17th January 1788
Ordered that no Hedges, Ditches, Fences or Inclosures shall hereafter be erected nearer than fifteen feet of the center of the Several Turnpike Roads within this district.
1788 - they were paying 5% interest a year.
17th March 1788
Ordered that the Treasurer pay to Mr William Corby? the sum of six pounds and six shillings for measuring and mapping the road leading from Aberystwith to Borth by way of Porthllaingarw and also by way of Llanfihangel and from Borth aforesaid to Penrhyn Dovey which was done by the Direction of the Trustees.
1st December 1788
More work on Rhydtir bridge
25th September 1789
£100 laid out on the road leading from the North Gate to the Town of Machynlleth