Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Brigstocke (W. Evans George) Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0211 EG/BRIGSTOCKE

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Title: Brigstocke (W. Evans George) Estate Papers

Short title: Brigstocke (W. Evans George) estate papers

Dates of creation: 1662-1895

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.024 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Brigstocke family of Blaen-pant and Llechdwnni

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: The original residence of the Brigstocke family in Wales was Llechdwnni, in the parish of Llandefaelog, Carmarthenshire. The Llechdwnni estate was sold by Morris Bowen to John Brigstocke (1604-1640). The Clygan estate, in the parish of Llandefaelog, was devised to William Brigstocke in 1672 by his grandfather, William Nicholson, Bishop of Gloucester. The great-grandson of John Brigstocke, William Brigstocke (1686-1725), acquired the Blaen-pant estate in the parish of Llandygwydd, Cardiganshire, through his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of William Jenkins of Blaen-pant and Carrog, Cardiganshire. Their son, William Brigstocke (1708-1751) of Blaen-pant and Llechdwnni, married Mary, heiress of Francis Lloyd of Glyn, Carmarthenshire, in 1739. Owen's son was William Owen Brigstocke (1761-1831), of Blaenpant, Llechdwnni and Gellidywyll. He inherited the Gellidywyll estate in Cenarth, Carmarthenshire, in 1795 when Captain Thomas Lewes left the estate to him, his nearest blood relative. Gellidywyll remained a seat of the family until the latter part of the nineteenth century, when it was sold to the Earl of Cawdor. William Owen Brigstocke (1784-1861), son of William Owen Brigstocke, died without issue, and the estate passed to his nephew, another William Owen Brigstocke (1831-1900) of Blaenpant.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Family papers of the Brigstocke family of Blaenpant and Llechdwnni, 1662-1895, including deeds relating to the Clygan and Llechdwnni estates, Carmarthenshire, and the Blaenpant estate, Cardiganshire; land tax accounts, 1799-1851; estate accounts, 1839-1895; correspondence of William Owen Brigstocke, 1820-1829; papers of Philip Griffith Jones, solicitor working for W. O. Brigstocke, 1820-1835; and miscellaneous records, 1847-1896.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs. W. Evans George, Solicitors, Newcastle Emlyn, 1983.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: The main Brigstocke family papers are Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Brigstocke Family Papers. Further papers are National Library of Wales, Brigstocke (Family) Papers, and maps in the Special Collections.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Brigstocke Family Papers; Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Solicitors Records; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969); Jones, Major Francis, Historic Houses of Carmarthenshire and Their Families (Newport, 1997).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: October 2003


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Brigstocke family, | of Blaenpant and Llechdwny | Archives

Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names

Brigstocke family, of Blaenpant and Llechdwny

Corporate names

Blaenpant Estate (Wales)

Clygan Estate (Wales)

Gellidywyll Estate (Wales)

Llechdwnni Estate (Wales)

W. Evans George and Sons

Places

Blaen-pant

Cardiganshire

Carmarthenshire

Cenarth

Llandyfaelog

Llandygwydd