Brigstocke (W. Evans George) Estate Papers

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.

Administrative / 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.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs. W. Evans George, Solicitors, Newcastle Emlyn, 1983.


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).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

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.