Rev Rowland Curtois

Baptised 19 September 1757 at South Willingham, only son of Rev Grove Curtois, and died 11 June 1823. Buried at South Willingham. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (LLB). Freeman of the City of Lincoln. Ordained Deacon at the Temple Church, London, by the Bishop of Lincoln 20 February 1780, and appointed Curate at Benniworth 21 February 1780. Ordained Priest 23 September 1781 (by the Bishop of Lincoln at Buckden, Hunts.) and then Vicar of Sixhills 24 September 1781 - 1791 (Patron: Henry, Baron Middleton; letters about this). Vicar of Luddington 1788-1823 (Patron: "Mrs Lister of Girsby Hall"); of Ludford Magna 1786-1791; Rector of Ludford Parva 1786-1823; Great Ludford 1786-1802; of South Willingham 1791-1823. His monument in South Willingham Church.

"DIED. On the 11th inst., much regretted, in his 66th year, the Rev. Rowland Curtois, Rector of South Willingham, Vicar of Luddington, and Rector of Ludford Parva, in this county. His manners ensured him the love and respect all who knew him: as a father, a friend, and a benefactor to the needy, some might equal, but none could excel him." Stamford Mercury - Friday 13 June 1823
"Sale of valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Library of BOOKS, &c, SOUTH WILLINGHAM. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. Jackson, On Thursday and Friday the 4th and 5th days of September, 1823, at the RECTORY at SOUTH WILLINGHAM, near Wragby, in the county of Lincoln, ALL the very excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & valuable LIBRARY late the property of the Rev. Rowland Curtois, deceased; consisting of excellent feather-beds, bedsteads, and bedding complete; mahogany chairs, tables, chests of drawers; floor and bedside carpets; glass, china, and earthenware; about 400 volumes of well-selected Books, in Divinity, History, &c; all the kitchen, dairy, and brewing utensils ; also a very handsome single-horse Chaise and Harness, nearly new, two Milch Cows, a quantity of Gig Harness, Saddles, Bridles, and numerous other articles: catalogues of which will be ready for delivery, at the Nag's Head, Wragby; White Hart, Rasen; Bull Inn, Horncastle; and at the shop of J. and J. Jackson, Louth; a few days previous to the sale. To be LET, and may be entered upon immediately, or at Martinmas next, A very respectable RESIDENCE for a small family, with a two-stall Stable, and Ground for the keeping of a Horse and Cow, in the village of BENNIWORTH. For particulars apply to the Rev. G.H. Curtois, at South Willingham aforesaid. (One concern.)" Stamford Mercury - Friday 22 August 1823

Married at Withern with Stain on 9 October 1781, Mary Dales of Withern. She died 23 October 1808 aged 54, and is buried at South Willingham. Probably baptised at Withern 11 Oct 1754, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Dales.

Issue 3 daughters and 5 sons:

  1. Mary Matilda Curtois, baptised 19 April 1783 at Sixhills.

    Married (by her father) on 8 July 1818 at South Willingham, John Portas esq of Great Sturton.

  2. Elizabeth Curtois, baptised 30 May 1784 at Sixhills and died 13 August 1784.

  3. Rev Rowland Grove Curtois, baptised 3 July 1786 at Sixhills.

  4. John Thomas Curtois, baptised 11 June 1787 at Sixhills.

  5. Martha Susanna Curtois, baptised 21 May 1789 at Sixhills, and died at Witham House, 12 December 1873. Buried at Langrick (her grave).

    Married (by her father) at South Willingham, 6 August 1811, John Grant of Wyham. He died at Wyham cum Cadeby 25 Dec 1818, aged 32, and was buried there on the 31st. Issue four sons (John, Thomas Curtois, Richard Peregrine, William and Benjamin Rowland), two of whom drowned in the shipwreck in which Grace Darling made her name, and a daughter, Mary Jane.

    "On the 25th instant, at Wyham, near Louth, in his 32nd year, Mr. John Grant, an opulent farmer and grazier. By his death an amiable wife and five small children are deprived of an excellent husband and father, and society will sustain the loss of an honest and valuable member." Stamford Mercury - Friday 01 January 1819
    "In the Affairs of JOHN GRANT, Gent, deceased. ALL persons having claims or demands on the estate and effects of JOHN GRANT, late of Wyham, in the county of Lincoln, gentleman, deceased, are requested to send an account of the same, with the nature of their securities, if any, to Mrs. Martha Susanna Grant, the Widow and Administratrix of the said John Grant, in order that the same may be discharged. And all persons who stand indebted to the estate and effects of the said John Grant, are desired to pay the amount of their respective debts at the Bank of Messrs. Claypon, Garfit, and Claypons, in Louth, to the account of the said administratrix. Wyham, March 1st. 1819." Stamford Mercury - Friday 05 March 1819
    "We regret to say that the names of Messrs. John and William Grant, of Louth, appear in the list of those who perished by the shipwreck of the Forfarshire steamer." Stamford Mercury - Friday 21 September 1838

    Residing at 5 Foley Place, St. Marylebone, London in 1851 with her daughter Mary Jane, living on income from personal property. Living with her brother in 1871.

    "At the residence of her brother P. S. Curtois esq. of Witham House Langrick, Susanna Martha, relict of John Grant esq. of Wyham in her 85th year, December 12th, 1873"
  6. Peregrine Samuel Curtois, baptised 3 May 1790 at Sixhills.

  7. Grove Curtois, baptised 5 March and buried 8 May 1793 at South Willingham.

  8. Rev George Henry Curtois, of University College, Oxford (BA 1817, MA 1820). Baptised 2 September 1795 at South Willingham, took up his freedom of the City of Lincoln 16 June 1818, and died 11 May 1828 (his will). His monument in South Willingham Church. Ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Lincoln at Buckden, Hunts., 27 September 1818, and Priest there 19 September 1819. Licenced to stipendiary curacies at Biscathorpe, Benniworth and Gayton-le Wold 27 September 1818; Perpetual Curate of Hannah-cum-Hagnaby 12 September 1821 - 1828 (Patron: John Grant of South Willingham); Stipendiary curate of Benniworth 23 October 1822 (for 75 p.a. plus 15 in lieu of a house, a pay rise from the 45 he was on before); Rector of South Willingham 15 August 1823 - 21 April 1826; of East Barkwith 19 October 1825 - 1828; Vicar of Sixhills and of Ludford Magna 1828 (Patron throughout, George Robert Heneage esq).

    Married (by his brother, Rowland Grove Curtois) at St. George, Hanover Square, 5 April 1827, Susanna, daughter of John Tebbs, of Bolton Street, London. She was born c. 1799 at St Margarets, Westminster, and is recorded at Hillingdon ("Landholder") in the 1851 census, living with her parents and siblings. At Henley in 1861 "Landed proprietor", and (according to the Manchester Guardian, p8, 29 May 1870) died 19 May 1870 at Camden Villa, Caversham, Reading. Buried 25 May 1870 at Holy Innocents, Kingsbury, London.

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