Frederick Curtois

A picture of Frederick Curtois

Born at Witham House 27 October 1835, youngest son of Peregrine Samuel Curtois. Died at Cricklewood 29 March 1912, leaving 813 15s 8d, and buried at the Boston Burial Ground 2 April 1912 (his grave). Living at Swineshead Abbey 1861-1879; Brothertoft Hall, where he became bankrupt, 1879-1886; 42 Sleaford Road, Boston, 1886-1912. Farming 400 acres at Swineshead Abbey in 1871, employing 35 labourers, 4 women and 4 boys, and 800 acres at Brothertoft in 1881. Living at 42 West Street Road, Boston in 1891 ("commission agent") with his sons Peregrine, Charles, and David, and at 42 Sleaford Road, Boston in 1901.

Married at Wainfleet St Mary, 8 April 1862, Mildred Martin, of The Grange, Wainfleet, and Goosetree, near March. She was probably christened 7 July 1833 at Wainfleet St Mary, daughter of David and Mildred Martin, and was buried at the Boston Burial Ground 23 August 1886 (Section E, no. 691).

Issue one daughter and six sons:

  1. Peregrine Samuel Curtois, baptised 8 June 1863 at Brothertoft. Was epileptic, and came to a sad end 10 February 1906 (Report). Buried in the Boston Burial Ground (in an unmarked grave, Section S, no. 180, 12 February 1906). Recorded in the 1881 census as 'Curtis', living with a maternal Aunt at 13 Bickerton Road, Middlesex, employed as a clerk in the tea trade, but in 1891 and 1901 was living with his father in Boston, no occupation given.

  2. Frederick Curtois, baptised 30 June 1864 at Brothertoft. Went to South Africa gold mining, and died unmarried in Johannesburg 26 January 1937. In the 1881 census he gave his employment as 'Bankers clerk', and was lodging in Nuneaton. Seems to have returned to the UK at least twice, arriving (from Cape Town) at Southampton on the Tartar 2 November 1895, and (from Durban) at Plymouth on the Kenilworth Castle, 25 August 1915, on this occasion giving his occupation as "prospector and mine owner" in Rhodesia.

  3. James Martin Curtois, baptised 4 January 1866 at Brothertoft.

  4. Harry Curtois, born 13 March 1867 at Swineshead, and committed suicide (a report) at Halesowen 28 August 1899, aged 32. Living at Church Street, Halesowen, at the time of his death, and left 205 2s 11d. In 1881 was a boarder at Barton School, Wisbech St. Peter, and in 1891 was a lodger at 215 Park Road, Aston, Warwickshire ("Mechanical Draughtsman").

  5. Charles Curtois, born at Swineshead in 1869.

  6. Elizabeth Louisa Curtois, born 1870 at Swineshead (birth registered fourth quarter at Boston), and baptised at Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, 18 Oct 1870. Was evacuated to Ashby de la Zouche during WWII, where she died on 5 Jan 1940.

    Married, at Boston in the third quarter of 1899, Harrie Bettely Cooke of Hampstead. He was born at Tattenhall in Cheshire in 1867, and died in London 8 April 1932. Issue 3 children, Frederick Curtois, William Martin and Mildred Catherine, and they all resided at 4 Gladstone Park Gardens, Dollis Hill, at least between 1911 and 1932.

  7. David Martin Curtois, born 4 May 1872 and died 10 January 1929 at Harbourne, Birmingham. Living with his father in 1891 ("Railway Clerk"), and in 1901 was employed as a commercial clerk, living at 44 High Pavement, Sutton-in-Ashfield.

    Married in 1904 (registered in June), at Little Eaton, Derbyshire, Margaret Thompson. She was born 15 May 1869 and died 7 October 1958. Buried at Harbourne.

    Issue two daughters and one son:

    1. Mildred Anne Curtois, born 23 February 1905 and died unmarried 23 March 1996. Lived all her life with her sister in Harbourne.

    2. Margaret Curtois, born 8 May 1907 and died unmarried in 2004.

    3. David Martin Curtois, born 19 July 1909 and died 7 February 1917 at Harbourne.

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