Reference code(s): GB 0214 D19
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Bruce family of Monknash records
Short Title: Bruce family of Monknash records
Creation date(s): 1728-1972
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.36 cubic metres (11 boxes, 1 volume, 6 plans)
Name of creator(s): Bruce Pryce and Bruce families.
Administrative/Biographical history: John Bruce Knight of Dyffryn, Aberdare (afterwards John Bruce Pryce) inherited the Monknash estate in 1837 under the will of his distant cousin Mrs Booth Grey of Dyffryn, St Nicholas. By the early twentieth century, the estate consisted of over 1,400 acres in the parishes of Monknash, Marcross and Llandow; and also a Western or Neath estate in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Michaelston Higher, Pontrhydyfen and Rhos, Pontardawe (which included mineral rights). The main family house was Blaen-y-cwm in Monknash.
Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1728-1856; leases, 1861-1865; tenancy agreements, 1906-1912; deeds, 1873-1936; estate plans and related correspondence, 1873-1943; building plans re. property at Loughton, Essex, 1903-1912 and property in Wales, 1910-1913; estate rentals and accounts, 1904-1939; papers and deeds re. colleries and minerals, 1874-1923; miscellaneous papers 1816-1908; papers re. the estate of Miss Alan Louisa Catherine Cameron, 1913-1921; family wills and settlements, 1790-1957; miscellaneous family correspondence, 1808-1922; miscellaneous papers of Miss Annie Wheelwright of Paris, 1868-1879; Wick District Nursing Association, 1910-1916; Monknash parish minutes, 1918-1972; pocket book, appointment book and diaries of G.L. Bruce, c1888-1954; bank pass books, 1881-1936; papers re.educational interests of G.L. Bruce, 1879-1931; family and military photographs, c 1860-1946; family scrapbook, 1868-1876; county map, 1866
Language/scripts of material: English, a few items in French, one in Hebrew
System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Duplicates and minor ephemeral papers have been destroyed
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record office by a private depositor, 1967-1982.
Related material: DBR
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004