Gnieszowice, a village owned by the clergy on the river Koprzywianka, in Sandomierz county, Koprzywinica gmina [district] and parish. In 1827 there were 41 houses, 252 inhabitants; at present [i.e., circa 1880] the number of houses was 56, with 336 inhabitants, and 624 mórgs [approximately 866 acres] of peasant-owned lands. In the 15th century it was the property of Pawel Skotnicki, count of Bagonga (according to Długosz, Liber beneficiorum, volume I, page 396).
Source: Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego - Warsaw [1881, vol. 2, p.621]
This translation, by Mark Kaszniak, edited by William F. Hoffman, is used by permission.