Rev. John Curtois

of Lincoln College, Oxford, and son of Rowland Curtois. Born in Lincoln ca. 1650, and took up his freedom of the city 'by birth' in 1672. Matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, 29 March 1667, and signed his name 'Curtis'; BA 1670; MA 1673. Fellow of Magdelene College Oxford 1671-1674. Ordained deacon at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, 21 December 1673 by the Bishop of Oxford, and priest in Queen's College Chapel, Oxford by the Bishop of Lincoln 11 July 1676. Vicar of Saxby St. Helen, 11 July 1676 - 27 July 1681; Rector of Hatton 31 August 1680 - 27 November 1711 (Patron: Sir Humphrey Winch); Rector of Branston 16 December 1680 - 1719, the first of the family to be so; patron, Sir Thomas Meres. Died 3 April 1719 at Branston, and buried there 10 April 1719. Preached a sermon in Lincoln Cathedral on the divine right of Kings 29 July 1683 (just after the restoration), and was mobbed by roundheads in the castle yard afterwards.

Married Susanna, daughter of Robert Grove and Margaret Saunders his wife, of Balking, Berks. She died 3 December 1723, and was buried at Branston 15 December 1723.

Issue seven children who died in childhood, and two who didn't:

  1. John Curtois, born at Fiskerton 5 July 1677 and baptised there 25 July 1677.

  2. Rowland Curtois, born at Fiskerton 20 May 1678, baptised there 3 June 1678 and died there 15 June 1678.

  3. Susanna Curtois, born at Fiskerton 17 June 1679, baptised there 22 June 1679 and died there 22 August 1679.

  4. Susanna Curtois, baptised at Fiskerton 17 June 1680.

  5. Robert Curtois, buried at Branston 11 Aug 1682.

  6. Rowland Curtois, born at Branston 25 July 1683 (1687?).

  7. Ann Curtois, buried at Branston 24 September 1684.

  8. Thomas Curtois, born at Branston 27 April 1686.

  9. John Curtois, born at Branston 28 March 1689, and baptised there 25 April 1689.

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