Curre (Itton) MSS

Scope and Content

Papers of the Curre family of Itton Court, 1623-1866, comprising deeds, 1623-1860, relating to properties in Aberdare, Caerau, Llandow, St Andrews Minor and Wick, Glamorgan, Itton in Monmouthshire, and Westbury on Trim and Henbury, Gloucestershire; marriage settlements, 1676-1746, relating to properties in Llandow, St Andrews Minor and Wick, Glamorgan, and Chepstow Grange, Monmouthshire; wills, 1737, 1866; book of poems by John Curre (d. 1798), [1760]-[1788]; Shrievalty papers, 1859-1860; deposition of witness relating to Colwinstone, Glamorgan, 1705.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Curre family originated in Stubwood, Berkshire. John Curre (d. 1685) settled in Monmouthshire and married Mary Turberville of Clemenston, St Andrews Minor, Glamorgan. His grandson, also John Curre (d. 1777), purchased Itton Court, Itton, near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in 1749. Itton Court was inherited by his younger brother, William (d. 1780), and then by William's son, John Curre (d. 1798). His son, William Curre (1773-1855), was married to Mary Alexaphina Bushby (d. 1823) of Dumfries. Their only surviving son was Edward Mathew Curre (1809-1868). He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Monmouthshire and was appointed High Sheriff in 1859. In 1854 Edward married Annie King of Chepstow and they had three children, Sir William Edward Carne Curre (1855-1930), John-Mathew Curre (1859-1919) and Constance-Rebecca Curre. Sir William was the last of the family to own Itton Court.


Arranged into the following: deeds and family papers; public office; miscellaneous.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Curre MSS; Monmouthshire Record Office, Guide to the Monmouthshire Record Office (Monmouthshire Record Office, 1959); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991) (fascimile of 1875 ed.); Bradney, Joseph, A History of Monmouthshire, Volume 4, Part 2: The Hundred of Caldicot (Part 2) (London, 1994).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

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Appraisal Information

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Related Material

Further records of the Curre family are Gwent Record Office, D.396.