Photo courtesy Ruth Vaughan
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.
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.
1891: Chadwicknick Lane, Crich
|John||Curzon||Head||41||General labourer||South Wingfield|
RG12 piece 2747 folio 5 page 4
RG13 piece 3231 folio 44 page 7
1911: Barnard Castle, Durham
|Mary Grace||Curzon||wife||30||Startforth, Yorks|
RG14PN29790 RG78PN1724 RD548 SD2 ED3 SN64
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