- 1481-1780 (accumulated ) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.018 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator
The Rev. Percy Mordaunt Barnard (1868-1941) of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, was an antiquarian bookseller. He accumulated a collection of title deeds and papers relating to properties in Monmouthshire, presumably in the course of his bookselling business; most of the collection appears to derive from the Kemeys family of Bertholey, Llantrisant, Monmouthshire.
The deeds appear to have a close affiliation to the Monmouthshire deeds in the Frederick Holland Collection, also in NLW.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from the Rev. Percy Mordaunt Barnard, Royal Tunbridge Wells, 1913-1914.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and documents mainly concerning the Kemeys family of Bertholey, parish of Llantrisant, Monmouthshire, Oystermouth, Glamorgan, and elsewhere, 1481-1780; letter from Lord Arthur Capel to Colonel Davyes at Hawarden, 1643, and an account of the raising of the siege of Montgomery Castle, 1644.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- Kemeys family, of Bertholey. (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
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 compilation of this description: NLW Schedule, P. M. Barnard Collection of Monmouthshire Deeds. The cataloguer noted that the account of the raising of the siege of Montgomery Castle, 1644 is important in that it differs in detail from other documents regarding the siege published in Montgomery Collections XXII.