Rev Peregrine Edward Curtois

born at Walpole St. Peter, Norfolk, 28 February 1837, eldest surviving son of Rev Peregrine Curtois. Educated at Sleaford and Grantham Grammar Schools, and at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (BA 1861, MA 1864). Ordained by the Bishop of Ely in his chapel Deacon 1861, Priest 1862. Curate of Hemingford Grey, Hunts., 1861-1862; Market Deeping 1862-1865; Hollesley, Suffolk, 1865-1869; Vicar of Hemingford Grey 1868-1899, succeeding his father. Killed 13 February 1899, when hit by a train whilst walking on the railway line (Reports: 1 2), and buried at Hemingford Grey (Pictures). Estate valued at 1455 3s 3d. Legatee of the advowson of Hemingford Grey and 500 from his father in 1891.

Married Sarah Ann, daughter of Harvey Stapleton, at Market Deeping, 11 June 1868. She was born at Market Deeping 17 July 1840, died at Bognor 28 March 1933, and is buried at Hemingford Grey with her husband. Living with her brother-in-law Chauncey Curtois in 1901, at 'The Limes', Brampton, Hunts. in 1911, and at 'Hemingford', Highfield Road, Bognor, at the time of her death. Estate valued at 1200 3s 4d (her will).

Issue four daughters and two sons:

  1. Annie Mary Curtois, born at Hemingford Grey 26 August 1869, and nearly drowned in 1897. Legatee of 100 from her mother in 1933, and of 100 from Mathilde Edith Curtois. Living as a paid companion with her maternal grandmother in Market Deeping in 1891, with her Uncle Chauncey Curtois in 1901, and working as a sick nurse in at Oakington in 1911 (listed as 'servant'!). Living at Trosley House, Trottiscliffe, Kent, at the time of her marriage. Died 7 March 1952 at Rosemount, Raleigh, Northam, Devon, at which time she was living at Rockdale, Sasha Street, Appledore.

    Married Harold Edwin Hulme at St. Leonards on Sea, 20 January 1926. He was a widowed (widowered?) pharmaceutist, resident at 7 Bexhill Road (St. Leonards on Sea, presumably), born Knutsford in Cheshire c. 1864 the son of Richard Hughes Hulme, a tailor. He predeceased her and there were no issue of this marriage, though he had children from his first marriage.

  2. Peregrine Harvey Curtois, an Inspector (2nd class) in the New South Wales Constabulary. Born at Hemingford Grey 9 March 1871, and died (the certificate) from diabetes 14 October 1926. Buried two days later at Randwick, NSW.

    Inspector P. H. Curtois, who died on Thursday evening at the War Memorial Hospital, Waverley, joined the police force in 1891 and was for a time attached to the Clarence St Station. He was transferred to Broken Hill,and and for periods was placed in charge of White Cliffs, Wilcannia, Bega, and Goulburn. During the past six months, he had been attached to No. 1 Police Station. [The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 16 October 1926, p. 19]
    CURTOIS - Oct 14, at a private hospital, Waverley, Inspector Peregrine Harvey Curtois of Clarence street Police Station, dearly loved husband of Dorah Curtois of 2 Niblick street North Bondi and eldest son of the late Rev P E Curtois, of Hemingford Grey, Hunts, England, aged 55 years. [The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 16 October 1926, Page 16]

    Married Dora Oxenham, at St. James, Wilcannia, New South Wales, 1 February 1902. She was born at Mitcham, S. Australia, 22 February 1881, the daughter of Richard Oxenham, a labourer, and Catherine his wife (nee Ploath(?)), and at the time of her marriage was the step-daughter of F. Bott, of Burra House, MacLaren Street, Melbourne. She was still alive in 1930 and 1936, when she pops up on the electoral roll, living at 20 Patterson Street, North Bondi, NSW, and died 29 May 1944. No issue.

    CURTOIS - May 29 1944, suddenly, Dorah, widow of the late Inspector Peregrine Harvey Curtois. [The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 31 May 1944, page 12]
  3. Emily Sarah Curtois, born 27 February 1872 at Hemingford Grey and died unmarried 26 February 1954 at The Gables, Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, leaving 697 2s 4d. Residing at 83 Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, at the time of her death. Legatee of 100 from Mathilde Edith Curtois in 1952, and 200 (?300) from Rev Huntley Curtois in 1934. Was teaching (and living) at Miss Metcalfe's School in Golders Green in 1901, and at the Hillside School, Godalming in 1911.

  4. Atwill Edward (Ted) Curtois, born 20 November 1873 at Hemingford Grey. Became a tea-estate manager in Ceylon (Brooke Bond's Estate in Nuwara Eliya), though living at Brampton, Hunts. (I think that's what it says) at the time of his marriage. Living with his parents in 1891 (described as a solicitor's clerk). Retired to South Africa, possibly in about 1946/7; both he and his wife visited the UK from Ceylon in 1946.

    Married firstly, (Louisa) Kathleen Stapleton, his first cousin, by the Rev. Huntley Curtois at St. Bartholomew, Sydenham, 31 October 1912. They left for Colombo on November 2nd. She was born at Market Deeping 3 April 1881, the daughter of George Stapleton, a brewer. Marriage annulled; decree absolute reported in The Times 27 May 1929. She apparently remarried a Henry Bridges Harvey and ended her days in Madras; he was the co-respondant in the divorce case.

    Married secondly (before 1932), Elsie Mary (Bill) Stapleton, Kathleen's sister, born at Market Deeping 5 August 1887. She was still alive in South Africa in 1961.

  5. Agnes Barbera Curtois, born at Hemingford Grey 25 March 1878 and never married. Living as a boarder at the St Mary's Hall (a school for Poor Clergyman's daughters) in Brighton in 1891, and as a boarder (no occupation given) at Clevedon in Somerset in 1901, with her mother in 1911, and later lived with her sister Emily. Executrix to her mother in 1933 and to her sister Emily in 1954. Legatee of 300 from Rev Huntley Curtois in 1934, and of 100 from Mathilde Edith Curtois in 1952. Died at St. Richards Hospital, Chichester, 4 June 1964, and was cremated.

  6. Norah Willoughby Curtois, born 11 May 1882 at Hemingford Grey. Living at Broad House at Wroxham in Norfolk in 1901, employed as a governess. Legatee of 100 from her mother in 1933, and of 100 from Mathilde Edith Curtois. Died at 93 Harley Street, London W1, 1 May 1954. Estate valued at 2836 1s 7d (her will).

    Married Dr John Frederick Halls Dally at St. Philips, Earls Court, 1 July 1909 (a report). He was born at Wolverhampton 2 August 1877, and died November 4 1944 (his will), having had a distinguished career as a physician. They lived at 93 Harley Street in London. Issue one son, Edward Halls Dally, born 13 December 1915.

    DALLY - CURTOIS. - On July 1st, at St. Philip's Church, Earl's Court, by the Bishop of London, assisted by the Rev. Huntley Curtois, M.A., and the Rev. Algernon Curtois, M.A., cousins of the bride, John Frederick Halls Dally, M.A., M.D.Cantab., M.R.C.P.Lond., of 105, Sloane Street, S.W., son of Dr. Frederick Dally, Belgrave House, Wolverhampton, to Norah Willoughby, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Peregrine Edward Curtois, Vicar of Hemingford Grey, and of Mrs. Curtois, Godmanchester, Hunts. [The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, (Jul. 10, 1909), p. 63]

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