The ‘Adeona‘ was a St. Dogmaels owned Sloop of 76 tons, built in 1802 at Cardigan. In 1804 Captain Lloyd may have been the vessel’s master. In early February 1804 he sailed from Cardigan to Dublin. In late March 1804 he sailed from Llanelli to Cardigan with a cargo of iron. In late June 1809 Captain Rees sailed the ‘Adeona‘ from Cardigan to Llanelli.
From 1810 until 1837 Captain George Bowen of St. Dogmaels was the master of the vessel. In early June 1810 he sailed from Llanelli to Pwllheli, and later that month from Llanelli to Cardigan. In September 1810 Captain Bowen sailed from Liverpool to Cardigan. In May 1811 he carried a cargo of coal from Liverpool to Pembroke. In June 1812 the vessel sailed from Cardigan to Llanelli, returning home the following month. He then sailed to Swansea, returning to Cardigan in mid-July 1812. In August that year he sailed from Llanelli to Pwllheli with iron. In July 1813 the ship made the voyage from Llanelli to Pwllheli again, but this time under Captain Lloyd, who also took corn from Cardigan to Liverpool on the ‘Adeona‘. In 1814 Captain James sailed to Swansea on the ‘Adeona‘ from Cardigan.
In May 1818 Captain George Bowen was back at the helm, and arrived at Aberystwyth. In June 1820 he sailed from Cardigan to Swansea with a cargo of slates. In July he left Swansea with a cargo of copper bound for Liverpool. In September 1820 he sailed from Swansea to Cardigan. In May 1821 he sailed from Chester to Aberystwyth. In April 1823 Captain Bowen sailed from Cardigan with slates bound for Swansea. Later in the month he sailed from Neath back to Cardigan. In June 1823 he sailed from Llanelli to Milford. In 1824 he sailed in April from Chester to Swansea with a cargo of bricks, and then back to Cardigan. In May he sailed from Cardigan to Llanelli and back. In June 1824 he sailed from Tenby to Neath, and then to Cardigan. In September he took more bricks from Chester to Swansea, and then went back to Cardigan. In October 1824 he sailed from Cardigan to Swansea, and then on to Bridgewater.
In 1825 Captain George Bowen sailed the ‘Adeona‘ from Cardigan to Swansea with slates and back in March, April and July. In August 1825 he went from Neath to Cardigan, and in September returned to Neath, and then sailed from that port with a cargo of cast iron pipes to Dublin. In November 1825 he took a cargo of blackjack from Chester to Neath, and in December that year sailed from Swansea back to Cardigan. The year 1826 was a busy one for the ‘Adeona‘ and her master. In April that year he visited Bridgewater, in May he sailed to Bangor, made trips to Neath in May and July, and took at least ten loads of slates to Swansea, all bar one from his home Port of Cardigan. In May 1827 the ‘Adeona‘ sailed to Waterford, and in August she sailed from Bridgewater to Swansea with a cargo of bricks. That December she took a cargo of slates from Cardigan to Swansea. The following August she made the same journey twice, with the same type of cargo, but Captain Evans was at the helm for the second trip. In April 1829 Captain Bowen made the next similar voyage.
In May 1829 Captain Bowen sailed from Gloucester to Swansea, and in June took a cargo of slates from Bangor to Swansea. That November he took slates to Swansea from Cardigan once again. In April 1830 the vessel sailed from Cardigan to Neath, and took slates to Swansea from Cardigan in October and November 1830 and February 1831. In May 1831 he took a further load of slates from Bangor to Swansea. In July 1831 he sailed from Milford to Cardigan. The year 1832 was an exceptionally busy year for the ‘Adeona‘. In January she shipped coal from Llanelli to Carmarthen. In April she took slates to Swansea from Caernarfon and bricks to Llanelli from Chester. In May she made the short run from Llanelli to Carmarthen again, and in June sailed from Caernarfon to Llanelli again. In July she sailed from Bangor to Llanelli, and in early September took slates from Cardigan to Llanelli. In November she sailed to Llanelli again, from Milford.
In February 1833 the ‘Adeona‘ was at Newport, Monmouthshire. That March she carried slates from Neath to Llanelli. In February 1834 Captain Bowen sailed her from Swansea to Bristol. In July 1835 she sailed from Pembrey to Llanelli, and that August conveyed a cargo of flour from Waterford to Cardiff. In July 1836 Captain Bowen sailed from Minehead to Cardiff, and in March 1837 he was in Newport again. At about that time he ceased to be the master of the vessel. It seems that the vessel was nearing the end of her working life. By April 1841 Captain Biddyr of St. Dogmaels was the ship’s new master and sailed that month from Cardigan to Pembrey, returning a few days later. In March 1842 Captain Biddyr sailed from Llanelli to Cardigan and in June 1842 from Milford to Cardigan. The vessel may have been scrapped soon afterwards, as a new sloop called ‘Adeona‘ was built at St. Dogmaels in 1843, and later references are, presumably, to the new ship.
The second ‘Adeona‘ was a St. Dogmaels owned Sloop built in 1843 by George Bowen, possibly the same man who was captain of her earlier name-sake. In 1843-46 Captain Biddyr, probably Griffith Biddyr of Alltycoed, St. Dogmaels, was the master of the vessel. In 1843 he sailed to Pembrey and Llanelli. In May 1845 he sailed twice from Milford to Cardigan. In June and July 1845 Captain Evans made three trips to Milford and back in the ‘Adeona‘, and in August Captain Biddyr was back at the helm, and sailed to Milford twice that month. In September 1845 Captain Evans sailed from Swansea to Cardigan. In May 1846 Captain Biddyr sailed to Milford and back again at least twice, and did so again in August of that year. Captain Biddyr seems to have ceased to be the master of the ‘Adeona’ at about that time, and Captain Evans sailed her from Milford to Caernarfon in September 1846. Griffith Biddyr of Alltycoed, St. Dogmaels, died in 1847, aged 50.
In 1847-52 Captain Thomas Jenkins was the master of the ‘Adeona‘, sailing to ports such as Milford, Saundersfoot, Swansea, and Penclawdd. In May 1847 he sailed from Cardigan to Milford. In October he sailed from Cardigan to Saundersfoot, on to Tenby, and then back to Saundersfoot. In November 1847 he sailed from Neath to Cardigan. In February 1848 Captain Jenkins sailed the ‘Adeona‘ from Swansea to Beaumaris and from Cardigan to Caernarfon and back. In May 1848 he sailed from Cardigan to Milford and back. In April 1849 he made two trips from Cardigan to Milford. In October 1849 he sailed to Penclawdd and Pembrey. In May 1850 he sailed to Porthmadoc from Neath. The ship was either lost or scrapped soon afterwards.
The third St. Dogmaels owned Sloop of the same name, weighing 34 tons, was built in 1852 at St. Dogmaels. In 1852-53 Captain Thomas Jenkins was the master of the vessel. A Captain Parry took a cargo of slates from Cardigan to Carmarthen. In April 1853 Captain Jenkins arrived at Cardigan from a voyage in the ‘Adeona‘ and then made two trips to Milford. The eventual fate of the master and vessel are not known.