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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


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.


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.


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.
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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.


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.


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



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