Gwent Record Office Collection of Miscellaneous Documents

Scope and Content

Gwent Record Office Collection of miscellanea and solicitors' records of Waddington and Co., Usk, and Moxton and Petty, Newport, 1250-1950, including papers relating to the Kemeys-Tynte family, 1539-1915 and the Herbert family of Llanarth and Treowen, 18th cent.-20th cent.

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection of deeds and documents was formed by the Newport Borough Library. It is a very large collection of various material, all relating to the different parishes of Gwent. Later, it was transferred to Gwent Record Office. The collection was brought together in an artificial topographical arrangement by parishes. Among the more important collections are the papers relating to the Kemeys-Tynte family and the Herbert family of Llanarth and Treowen. The solicitors' records comprise those of Waddington and Co., Usk and Moxton and Petty, Newport. The Coldbrook estate was sold to Arthur Herbert, a second son of the Herbert family of Llanarth. Augusta Hall purchased the estate in 1896. Her heir was Major-General Sir Ivor John Caradoc Herbert (1851-1934) who became Baron Treowen in 1917. The Kemeys family of Cefn Mably descended from Lewis, their eldest son. The Cefn Mably estate remained in the hands of the Kemeys family until the death, unmarried, of Charles Kemeys in 1735. He was succeeded by his sister Jane who married the Rev. John Tynte (d. 1710), 2nd baronet, of Halswell in Somerset, and rector of Goathurst. John Johnson of Glaiston in Rutland and Burhill, Surrey changed his name to John Johnson Kemeys-Tynte (d. 1795).


Arranged by parishes in alphabetical order.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information



Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Gwent Record Office Collection, catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872) vol. II; and Burke's Extinct Baronetcies (London, 1838).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited have been retained

Custodial History

Some of the documents are family and estate papers, some are collections from solicitors and there are also single items received from private depositors.


Accruals are not expected