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Bruce family of Monknash records

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Duplicates and minor ephemeral papers have been destroyed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

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

Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Estate administration | Wales | Monknash
Mines and mineral resources | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names
Bruce , George Lewis , 1862-1955 , of Monknash (Wales)
Bruce family , of Monknash
Bruce-Pryce , John , 1784-1842 , of Dyffryn (Aberdare , Wales)
Cameron , Alan Louisa Catherine , d. 1917
Wheelwright , Annie , of Paris

Corporate names
Monknash Estate (Wales)
Wick District Nursing Association

Cadoxton-Juxta-Neath (Wales)
Llandow (Wales)
Loughton (Essex, England)
Marcross (Wales)
Paris (France)
Pontrhydyfen (Wales)
Rhos (Neath Port Talbot, Wales)
Wick (Wales)

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