Sub-fonds Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers - Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers

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Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers


Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers


  • [1600x1899], 1607-1977 (Creation)

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74 large archival boxes, 4 flat boxes (2.16 cubic metres)

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Administrative history

Messrs Longueville & Co. of Oswestry, solicitors, was established in 1720. The firm acted on behalf of a number of notable families and large estates in north Wales and Shropshire, including the Chirk Castle estate, the Hengwrt, Rug and Nannau estate, and the Wynnstay estate. In 1988 Longueville merged with local solicitors John C Gittins & Co. and Minshalls to form LG Solicitors.

Archival history

The Brogyntyn (Longueville) group consists of papers which were identified as Brogyntyn material within the several supplementary groups of Longueville papers deposited at NLW between 1942 and 1992. Items numbered 1/1 - 19/1 comprise the Brogyntyn (Longueville) group deposited by Messrs Longueville and Co., Oswestry, September 1958, catalogued 1958, amended 2003. Nos 20/1 - 71/3 comprise a continuation of the Brogyntyn (Longueville) group, assembled from the various deposits made between 1942 and 1992.
Both groups have been amalgamated in compliance with ISAD(G) standards but the sequence of numbering has been disrupted as a result.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Longueville Gittins solicitors, Oswestry (previously Messrs Longueville and Co.) between 1942 and 1992.

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Scope and content

Papers relating to the Brogyntyn estate, extracted from the Longueville and Co. solicitors’ collection. There are three main groups comprising probate records, settlements and trusts, 1626-1974; rentals, accounts, vouchers, inventories and valuations, 1799-1934; and deeds and related documents, [1600x1899], 1607-1977. There are also six single series, of sale catalogues and papers relating to estate sales, 1827-1919; papers relating to land improvement, 1839-1955; papers relating to railway and electricity development schemes, 1866-1927; miscellaneous letters and estate papers, 1830-1880, legal papers, 1863-[c. 1924] and mortgages, 1870-1923

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System of arrangement

Arranged into three main groups by category of document and six single series. Each bundle created by the Longueville solicitors’ office is treated as a file within the relevant sections. Exceptionally large files have been divided for convenience of handling, as described at file level.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio â Deddf Warchod Data 2018 a Rheoliadau Diogelu Data Cyffredinol 2018 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen

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Brogyntyn is usually called Porkington in the original documents until the late nineteenth century. Original forms of abodes have been retained. Parish names are standardised


Some file titles are original, shown by inverted commas; others are based on content.


The terms ‘map’ and ‘plan’ are used somewhat loosely, in accordance with the original documents


The number of items in a file normally includes maps and other enclosures. The exceptions are the estate vouchers (ref. 30/1 – 32/1), which are counted by their original numbers and not by the items inside. Some large files are measured in centimetres.


The majority of items are endorsed with notes of the contents and dates.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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