Fonds GB 0210 NEWSON - Newton Jackson Collection of Blackbrook Deeds,

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Newton Jackson Collection of Blackbrook Deeds,


  • 1689-1887 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

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.

Archival history

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

Arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

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

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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

NLW, Sir Joseph Bradney papers, 'Notae' Vol. XXXVI

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

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Institution identifier

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



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).

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  • Text: Newton Jackson Collection of Blackbrook Deeds.