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Gwent Archives
Curre family of Itton Court, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D9

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Curre (Itton) MSS

Short Title: Curre family of Itton Court, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1623-1866

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (33 items)

Name of creator(s): Curre family of Clemenston and Itton Court


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.


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

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

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


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


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: 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).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006

Curre family, | of Itton Court | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
English poetry | 18th century
Sheriffs | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Curre , Edward Mathew , 1809-1868
Curre , John , d. 1798
Curre family , of Itton Court

Corporate names

Henbury (Gloucestershire, England)
Itton (Wales)
Llandow (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
St Andrews Minor (Wales)
Westbury on Trym (England)
Wick (Wales)

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