Bruce family of Monknash, Records

Scope and Content

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

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.

See the attached document for genealogical trees for the family.


Arranged by type and date

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Glamorgan Record office by a private depositor, 1967-1982.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

Duplicates and minor ephemeral papers have been destroyed


Accruals are possible

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