GB 0210 NEWSON
Newton Jackson Collection of Blackbrook Deeds,
- 1689-1887 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
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
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and documents relating to properties in Monmouthshire, mainly in Skenfrith, including the manor of Blackbrook, 1689-1887.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online from http://www.llgc.org.uk:81/index.htm.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Copies of some of the deeds are in NLW (see related units of description)
Related units of description
Title supplied from donor's name and contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
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).