Samuel Curzon (1876–1935)


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Photo courtesy Ruth Vaughan

Sauel Curzon

On the 1920 Roll is listed ‘Pte. Sam Curzon’. No record of WW1 service has been located to confirm identification. This individual is believed to be Crich-born Samuel Curzon who was a brother of Alfred, Francis, Frederick and Walter Curzon. Prior to 1910, Sam relocated to Barnard Castle, Durham. He had married Mary Grace Hopson in the Durham area during 1905 and had five children. The family later lived at Coxhoe, Durham. Samuel was born on 31st October 1876 and was a gritstone quarryman before joining the army.

Family of Samuel Curzon

Samuel with his wife Mary and their three childen in about 1927

Newspaper report

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, 8 March 1929
Boy injured by car – Yesterday a boy named Fred Curzon (8), son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Curzon, of Cornforth Lane, was knocked down by a motor-car near his home. The boy ran across the road after a ball as the car driven by Mr Jones, motor dealer, Ferry Hill, was proceeding towards Coxhoe. It is supposed that one of the mudguards of the car caught the boy. He was attended by Nurse Dunne and Dr Oliver and was afterwards conveyed to Durham Hospital suffering from concussion.

Samuel Curzon's brothers Frank Curzon, Alfred Curzon and Walter Curzon are also on the Roll of Honour.


1891: Chadwicknick Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head 41 General labourer South Wingfield
Hannah Curzon wife 39   Crich
Frederick Curzon son 15 Brickyard labourer Crich
Samuel Curzon son 14 Brickyard labourer Crich
George W Curzon son 11 Scholar Crich
John Curzon son 8 Scholar Crich
Alfred Curzon son 6 Scholar Crich
Francis Curzon son 3   Crich
Matilda Curzon daughter 11 mo   Crich

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1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Curzon Head 54 Unoccupied South Wingfield
Hannah Curzon wife 52   Crich
Samuel Curzon son 24 Gritstone quarryman Crich
George Curzon son 21 Gritstone quarryman Crich
Alfred Curzon son 17 Gritstone quarryman Crich
Francis Curzon son 12   Crich
Walter Curzon son 9   Crich
Mary Curzon daughter 5   Crich

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1911: Barnard Castle, Durham

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Curzon Head 34 Quarry man Crich
Mary Grace Curzon wife 30   Startforth, Yorks
Walter Curzon son 3   Barnard Castle
Alice Curzon daughter 1   Barnard Castle

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1939 Register: 15 Grange Crescent Lodge, Durham
Mary G Curzon b.19 October 1880
Walter Curzon b.18 September 1907; lime kiln hand. heavy worker
Alfred Curzon b.17 April 1917; journeyman butcher
[Samuel had died in 1934 ]