One of the places that appears in the records of several of my relatives was Długołęka. Volume XV the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) includes descriptions of five places. The first two entries include additional information for two villages previously described in Volume II. The remaining three entries are new.
Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Długołęka (Vol. XV)
Source: Chlebowski, Bronisław, Józef Krzywicki, Filip Sulimierski, and Władysław Walewski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1900, Volume XV, page 412.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny entry for Długołęka (Vol. XV). Translated from the Polish, the entry reads:
Długołęka 1.) a village in the Kutnow Powiat. A ducal village in the 15th century. In the year 1579 there were 8 ½ fields, 2 farmsteads, and 4 fields of the head of the community. 2.) Długołęka, to be precise Dlugolanca, a village on the Vistula River in the Sandomierz Powiat and Osiek Parish. In the year 1360, King Kazimierz conferred “to Więcesław our key bearer in Osiek and to his brother Jan” a new village in the royal forest between Osiek and Swiniary, also known as ‘Dlugolanca”, for the settlement of the right center. After 20 years, independence was to be placed on the settlement after the completion of rent (Kodeks Małopolska vol. III, p. 141). In the middle of the 15th century, it was a royal village giving tithes to Osiek (Liber B, vol. II, p. 322). In the public registers in 1578, the village of Długa Łąka paid for 26 settlements on 14 fields, 2 fields of the head of the community, 4 for the poor, and 4 for the craftsmen.
Długołęka 1.) a village and collective in the Białystok Powiat, Krypno Gmina, 23 versts [0.66 miles per verst] from Białystok. The village has 97 homes, 708 residents, and 1,502 souls; the collective belongs to the Knyszyn estate. 2.) Długołęka Poduchowna, a village, there, 43 versts from Białystok with 146 souls.
Długołęka, a village in the Nowosądecki Powiat, granted to the head of the community in Długołęka, a monastic village (Kodeks Małopolska, vol. III, p. 107). In the year 1581, the monastic village Długa Łąka had 2 ½ fields for the peasants, 1 for the sołtys [chair of the village council], and 1 for the craftsmen. Compare Swirkla (vol. XI).
For the 1910 Austrian Military Maps of the first two villages called Długołęka, see the following posts:
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