'Curzon1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Curson of Beckhall, Curzon (Curson) of Croxhall (Croxall), Curzon of Kedleston, Curzon (Curson) of Waterperry (Waterpury or Water Perry)

Collins reports that "The ancestor of this ancient and noble family came to England with William the Conqueror ... The first upon record is ..."
Giraline de Curson or Curzon of Locking
1. Stephen de Curson of Fauld
  A. Agnes Curson
  m. Nicholas Burton of Fauld
2. Richard de Curson of Croxhall, Kedleston, etc
  A. Robert de Curson of Croxhall, Derbyshire (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
  m. Alice de Somerville
  i. Richard de Curzon of Croxhall
  m. Petronel de Camvile (dau of Richard de Camvile of Creek or Creeth)
  a. Robert de Curzon of Croxhall (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  Robert is identified by Collins, supported by BEB1841, as ancestor of the Curzons of Croxhall whose line ended in Mary who married the Earl of Dorset. Note that Collins also reports another line of Curzons of Croxhall (see below).
(1) ?? de Curzon
  (A) ?? de Curzon
  (i) ?? de Curzon
  (a) ?? de Curzon
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  ((1)) ?? Curzon
  ((A)) ?? Curzon
  ((i)) ?? Curzon
  ((a)) John Curzon of Croxall, Derbyshire
  m. Anne Gresley (dau of Sir Thomas Gresley)
  B. Richard de Curzon of Kedleston
  Collins is a little confusing at this point, initially showing this Richard and then appearing to omit him.
  i. Thomas de Curzon
a. Thomas de Curzon
  (1) Richard de Curzon (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  (A) Richard de Curzon of Kedleston (a 1296)
  (i) Ralph de Curzon
  (a) Richard de Curzon of Kedleston (a 1330)
  m. Joan
  ((1)) Sir Roger de Curzon of Kedleston
  ((A)) Sir John Curzon
  m. Eleanor Twyford (dau of Sir Robert Twyford)
  ((i)) John Curzon of Kedleston (a 1410) - continued below
  m. Margaret Montgomery (dau of Sir Nicholas Montgomery)
  ((ii)) Thomas Curzon of Croxhall (a 1406)
  m. Margaret
  ((a)) John Curzon of Croxhall had issue
  It is assumed/hoped that Collins did not confuse this line of Croxhall with the line shown above.
3. Giraline de Curson (dsp)



John Curzon of Kedleston (a 1410) - continued above
m. Margaret Montgomery (dau of Sir Nicholas Montgomery)
1. Richard Curzon of Kedleston (a 1433, Captain of Sandgate Castle)
  m. Margery
  A. John ('with the white head') Curzon of Kedleston, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (a 1440)
  m. Joan Bigot (dau of Sir John Bigot or Bagot of Blithfield)
2. Henry Curzon or Cursonn
  The following comes from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Cursonn) with some support from Collins.
  m. _ Mortimer
  A. Robert Curson or Cursonn
  m. Margaret (dau/sister of Aldred of Newhall, Bovam)
  i. John Curson of Beckhall
  m. Margaret Sterme (Sterne?)
  a. ? Sir Robert Curson of Ipswich, Lord Curson (dsp 1534/5)
  This connection comes from Collins. Robert is not mentioned by Visitation. TCP (Curson or Curzon) reports of Robert that "His parentage is unknown."
  m. Margaret
b. William Curson
  m. Thomazin Townsend (dau of Sir Robert Townsend, judge, she m2. William Rugg of Felmingham & North Reppes)
  (1) Thomas Curson of Beckhall
  m. Catherine Hobart (dau of Sir James Hubbert or Hobart of Hales Hall)
  (A)+ ? issue - William, Thomas
(2) Henry Curson of Stanhowe
  m. Ann Canterell (dau of _ Canterell of Byrcham, Norfolk)
  (3) John Curson
  (4) Thomazin Curson possibly the Thomasine who married ...
  m. Rafe Hartstong of South Repps
  c. Ursula Curson
  m. Sir John Hynde of Madingley, Cambridgeshire
  d.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Richard, John, Margaret, Alice
3. Walter Curzon of Waterpury (Waterperry), Oxfordshire (d 07.04.1527) the first mentioned by MGH which spells the family name as Curson
  m. Isabell Saunders (a 1526, dau of Robert Saunders of Harrington)
  A. Richard Curzon of Waterpury (Waterperry)
  m. Anne Gifford (dau of William Gifford of Cowley, brother of Thomas of Twiford)
i. Vincent Curzon of Wateperry (a 1549, bur 1580)
  m. (before 1547) Elizabeth Corbet (dau of Roger Corbet of Morton Corbet)
  a. Sir Francis Curzon of Waterperry & Addington (bpt 21.11.1552, d 31.10.1610)
  m. (12.12.1574) Anne Southcote (d c1631, dau of John Southcote, judge, by Elizabeth Robins)
  (1) Sir John Curzon of Waterperry & Addington
  m1. Magdalen (not Mary) Dormer (dau of Robert Dormer, 1st Lord of Wing)
  (A) Robert Curzon (bpt 25.06.1604, dvpsp bur 16.03.1644)
  m. Diana Tufton (d by 1678, dau of John (not Nicholas) Tufton, Earl of Thanet)
  (B) William Curzon (dvp unm bur 21.01.1653)
  (C) Sir Thomas Curzon, 1st Bart of Waterperry or Water Perry, Sheriff of Oxfordshire (bpt 03.04.1611, bur 25.01.1681/2)
  m. (14.09.1654) Elizabeth Burrow (bur 27.07.1690, dau of William Burrow of Burrow (Burrough of Burrough, Leicestershire))
(i) Sir John Curzon, 2nd Bart of Waterperry (b c1657, d 17.12.1727)
  m1. (before 1680) Penelope Child (bur 01.10.1697, dau of William Child of Worcestershire)
  (a) Sir Francis Curzon, 3rd Bart of Waterperry (b c1678, d 28/9.05.1750)
  m1. Elizabeth Knollys (b c1680, d 15.11.1723, dau of Francis Knollys of Winchington by Anne Bateman)
  ((1)) son (d young)
  m2. Winifred Powell (b 10.05.1705, dsp 02.04.1764, dau of John (not Edmund) Powell of Sandford by Ann, dau of Thomas Windham of Tale)
  (b) Sir Peter Curzon, 4th Bart (b 31.07.1687, d unm 25.02.1765, chaplain of Brambridge, youngest son?)
  BEB1841 shows his brother as the last baronet but TCB, supported by MGH, reports that Peter was the last.
  (c) Catherine Curzon (d before 1705)
  m. (1698) John Vaughan of Courtfield (b 1675, d 1754)
  (d) Mary Curzon (d 17.07.1710)
  m. (by 1700) John Brinkhurst of the Moor (d 19.07.1726)
  (e)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (b c1678, dvp c1695), Robert (b c1697, d 23.03.1712-3), John (dvp), William (dvp), son
  m2. Anne Dormer (dsp 12.10.1746, dau of Robert Dormer, sister of Rowland, 4th Lord, widow of Edmund Powell of Sandford)
(ii) Elizabeth Curzon (b 18.11.1655, d 08.11.1668)
  (D) Elizabeth Curzon
  m. (before 1634) Anthony Belson of Stokenchurch (m2. Mary Bayle, dau/coheir of John Bayle of London)
  (E) Frances Curzon
  m. (by 1627) William Gadbury, later of Wheatley ("a servant of the family")
  (i) John Gadbury (b 31.12.1627, d 20.03.1704, "the Almanack-maker")
  m2. Susanna Creswell (d before 07.02.1656-7, dau of Richard Creswell of Barnshurst, widow of Edward Elwes of London)
  (2) Mary Curzon
  m. John Barney of London
  (3)+ other issue - Francis (bpt 01.11.1575, dsp before 1634), Richard (bpt 1580, bur 13.05.1599), Elizabeth (bpt 13.06.1578, d by 1634?), Anne (bpt 13.08.1586, d by 1634?)
b.+ other issue - Edmund (bpt 26.04.1555, d by 1574?), Christopher (bpt 28.07.1556, a 1634), Richard (bur 1558), Joan (bpt 15.06.1547, bur 1558), Catharine (bpt 20.08.1548, d by 1574?), Anne (a 1634), Phillippa/Phillis (a 1634)
  ii. Isabel Curzon (bpt 02.11.1539)
  m. Edmond Hampden of Baylies (Bailes or Baylyes)
  iii. Dorothy Curzon (bpt 24.04.1541)
  m. Ambrose Digby of Horton
  iv. Catherine Curzon (bpt 27.08.1544)
  m. Edmund Townley of Royle (Rowhill) (d 1599)
  iv.+ other issue - Walter (a 1574) , Robert (dsp by 1574), John (a 1574), George (bpt 04.02.1545, d by 1549?), Elizabeth (bpt 05.01.1545, bur 15.06.1547)
  B. Mary Curzon
  m1. John Power of Bletchington (d 10.03.1525)
  m2. William Browne (Bowen or Burne) of Edgecote
  C. Anne Curzon
  m. William Belson of Brill
  D. Sibill Curzon
  m. Thomas Limbrick
  E.+ other issue - Thomas (dspm 03.05.1555), Gregory (a 1526)

Main source(s): Collins's 'Peerage of England' "greatly augmented and continued to the Present Time" by Sir Egerton Brydges (Curzon Lord Scarsdale, vol VIII, 1812) with (for lower section) support/input from MGH (NS3, vol 1 (1896, #7, September 1895), 'Pedigree of Curson of Waterperry, co. Oxford', p209+), BEB1841 ('Curson of Water Perr'), TCB (vol 3, 'Curson of Water Perry', p188+), Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, 'Curson of Waterperry')
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