Fonds GB 0210 BARARD - P.M. Barnard Collection of Deeds,

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P.M. Barnard Collection of Deeds,


  • 1481-1780 (accumulated [1913]) / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.018 cubic metres (1 box)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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

English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area


Title supplied from 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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

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.

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