CONTENTS Page EDITORIAL 2 ROBERT DE LA HAYE AND THE LORDSHIP OF GWYNLLWG: THE NORMAN SETTLEMENT OF A WELSH CANTREF 3 by Bruce Coplestone-Crow AN EARLY GWENT CHARTER 47 by Anthony Hopkins NEWPORT IN 1774 A BALLAD BY EDWARD SENIOR OF NEWPORT 50 by J. Kyrle Fletcher SIR JOSEPH BRADNEY: SOME MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 54 by Harry Lewis ABERTILLERY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM SOCIETY 57 by Jennifer Price BOOK REVIEWS 59 cover: An Early Gwent Charter (Gwent Record Office D501/647)