McLaren, Jeens and Seacome MSS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the firm of McLaren, Jeens and Seacome, 1730-1900, comprising deeds, 1730-1854, relating to properties in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, 1730-1851, Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern, 1803-1848, Trevethin, 1830-1846, Abergavenny, 1760-1839, and elsewhere in Monmouthshire, and in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, 1839-1854; legal papers, correspondence, and deeds relating to the case of Nurse v. GWR in the parish of Llanhilleth, 1849-1900.

Administrative / Biographical History

Messrs McLaren, Jeens and Seacome (previously McLaren & Jeens) was a firm of solicitors based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The Newcastle estate was located mainly in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire. In the late 19th century the Great Western Railway Co. compulsorily purchased land in Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, from Mrs Rosa Nurse in order to widen their railway from Bassaleg to Llanhilleth. Mrs Nurse disputed the compensation on offer and was awarded £3,959 by an umpire in 1899.


Arranged according to parish

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

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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, McLaren, Jeens and Seacome MSS, catalogue; Monmouthshire Record Office, Guide to the Monmouthshire Record Office (Monmouthshire Record Office, 1959); The Times, 10 January 1950, p. 1; The Times, 30 October 1928, p. 29.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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