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National Library of Wales
Newton Jackson, Robert, collection of Blackbrook deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NEWSON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Newton Jackson Collection of Blackbrook Deeds

Short Title: Newton Jackson, Robert, collection of Blackbrook deeds

Creation date(s): 1689-1887

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Robert Newton Jackson


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Newton Jackson of Blackbrook, Monmouthshire, accumulated a group of deeds relating to his property and the area. Blackbrook was a small manor held of the Castle of Skenfrith, with its Chapel of St Noe forming part of Dore Abbey. In the 16th century it was the home of Sir Richard Morgan. By the 17th century the manor was in the hands of Thomas Bodenham. At the beginning of the 18th century, it belonged to George Scudamore, who married Ann, daughter to Roger Bodenham of Rotherwas, the brother of Thomas of Blackbrook. It was later inherited by Sir John Briggs who assumed the Baronetcy on the death of his father Sir Hugh Briggs of Haughton, Shropshire. Later, Blackbrook belonged to the Hon. Col John Lindsay, the seventh son of James, the fifth Earl of Balcarres, who built the present house. In 1827, it was sold to John Crawfurd, who sold it to Peter Rothwell Jackson of Manchester, and later inherited by his son Robert Newton Jackson.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to properties in Monmouthshire, mainly in Skenfrith, including the manor of Blackbrook, 1689-1887.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online from

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Library of Wales by Mrs Newton Jackson, Blackbrook, Monmouthshire, per Colonel Sir Joseph Bradney, C.B., D.Litt., Talycoed, Mon., 1924


Existence and location of copies: Copies of some of the deeds are in NLW (see related units of description)

Related material: NLW, Sir Joseph Bradney papers, 'Notae' Vol. XXXVI


Note: Title supplied from donor's name and contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the preparation of the description: NLW Schedule of Newton Jackson Deeds and Documents; Bradney, Sir Joseph, A History of Monmouthshire Vol. 1, Part 1 (London, 1907).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Skenfrith

Personal names
Jackson , Robert Newton

Corporate names
Blackbrook Manor (Wales)

Skenfrith (Wales)

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