Fonds GB 0210 BRADDEED - Bradney Deeds Collection (1923 Group),

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Bradney Deeds Collection (1923 Group),


  • 1488-1861 (accumulated [c. 1900]-1923) / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Colonel Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney ('Achydd Glan Troddi'; 1859-1933), historian, of Tal-y-coed Court, Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern, Monmouthshire, served in many capacities in both military and civic rĂ´les. He was the author of A History of Monmouthshire (London, 1904-1932) and A History of the Free Grammar School in the parish of Llantilio-Crossenny (London, 1924) and editor of Llyfr Baglan (London, 1910) and of reprints of several Monmouthshire parish registers.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney (1859-1933), historian and genealogist of Monmouthshire, graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1881, and became a captain in the Monmouthshire Militia in 1882, eventually rising to the rank of colonel. He remained connected with the militia and the army until after World War 1, and served Monmouthshire as a Justice of the Peace, county councillor, sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant. He was also a member of the Court and Council of the National Library of Wales, of the Court of the National Museum of Wales, and of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales, and was knighted in 1924, having been made a CB in 1911. He was a Latin scholar, and is best known for his work on many aspects of the history of Monmouthshire, to which he devoted much of his later life. He collected and transcribed many original documents in the course of his research. His greatest achievement was a monumental work on the subject, which was published between 1904 and 1932 and remained incomplete on his death in 1933.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased through the good offices of Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney, Monmouth, 1923.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Mainly unrelated deeds, 1488-1861, relating to property in Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

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 chronologically.

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

Latin, English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

The main collection relating to Bradney is NLW MSS 7561-7767, and also NLW Bradney Papers, NLW MSS 17088 A, 5478 A, 6257 B, 6708 B, 7553-4, 14005 E and 22268 C.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from name of collector.

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Description identifier

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 David Moore for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959)

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