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McLaren, Jeens and Seacome, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D 130

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: McLaren, Jeens and Seacome MSS

Short Title: McLaren, Jeens and Seacome, papers

Creation date(s): 1730-1900

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): McLaren, Jeens and Seacome


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.


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to parish

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



Note: Title supplied from name of depositor

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, 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.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006; modified March 2006

Deeds | Wales | Llangattock-Vibon-Avel
Deeds | Wales | Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern
Deeds | Wales | Merthyr Tydfil
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Trevethin
Legal documents | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Nurse , Rose Juliana Harriet , b. 1821?

Corporate names
Great Western Railway (Great Britain)
McLaren, Jeens and Seacome, Solicitors
Newcastle Estate (Wales)

Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Wales)
Llanhilleth (Wales)
Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern (Wales)
Merthyr Tydfil (Wales)
Trevethin (Wales)

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