NameBenjamin Locker CURTIS , G Uncle
Birth17 May 1887, Manchester, Lancashire, England3
Baptism3 Jul 1887
Death1966, Hove, Sussex, England
OccupationAccountant, Government Auditor
Birth2 Nov 1892, Islington, London, Middlesex
Baptism12 Mar 1893, Islington, London, Middlesex
Death18 Nov 1962, Hove, Sussex, England
Marriage26 Jun 1915, London, Middlesex, England
Notes for Benjamin Locker CURTIS
lived in Hove, near Brighton.
Parish records St. George, Hulme, Manchester
Born May 17, 1887, baptized July 3, 1887 Benjamin Locker Curtis parents Thomas Curtis and Frances Curtis (nee Bagnall) of 9 Drayton Street, parents married at St. George September 4, 1884, father is Engineer? pattern Maker.
A possible entry in the April to June 1887 birth index Benjamin Curtis Chorlton volume 8c page 933
1891 census living at 66x68 Stanley Grove, Kirkmanshulme Manchester, Thomas Curtis, Grocer Master age 29 born in Lancashire. [no city listed] Wife Frances Curtis age 31, born Lancashire. Daughter Marion F. Curtis age 5. Son Benjamin L Curtis age 3. Daughter Bertha I Curtis age 1. Daughter Gertrude E Curtis age 2? months. 1 servant.
In the 1901 census civil parish South Manchester, Ecclesiastical parish Birch in Rushulme St. Agnes living at 15 Slade Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester. Thomas Curtis age 39, born at Manchester, Lancs. living on his own means. Wife Frances Curtis, age 41 born at Manchester. Daughter Marian F. Curtis age 15. Son Benjamin L. Curtis, age 13, Daughter Bertha I. Curtis age 11. Daughter Jessie Curtis age 7. Son Thomas B. Curtis age 2. All the children are listed as being born in Manchester. Gertrude Curtis is not listed.
In the 1911 census 52 Old Steine, Brighton, Sussex, West Brighton sub district. Visitor Benjamin Locke? Curtis, single, age 23, Accountants Clerk, born Manchester Lancashire. The head is Mary Helena Jones, widow, age 59, Boarding House Keeper, born Nottingham. also there is her son and 4 other visitors.
From Attestation papers
dated May 1914
Benjamin Locker Curtis
15th ( Coy. of Lon) Battn. London (P.W.O. Civil Service) Reg No. 1960
Trade or calling. assistant auditor (Nat G. ???) in civil service employ
can’t decipher where he resides.
previous service Duke of Lancaster Own Infantry Yeomanry
age 26 years 11 months, 5 feet 6.5 inches
Private - transferred to reserve Battn Nov 28, 1914 until April 19 1915
discharged having been appointed Assistant Paymaster R.N.R. 344 days of service at home
Next of Kin Thomas Curtis (Father) 85 ??? Road, Levenshulme, Manchester.
From the UK Incoming Passenger lists
Warwick Castle arrived February 23, 1953, London, Beira to London
Benjamin Curtis, age 65, 4 Windmill Close, Hove 4, Sussex, retired and WInifred Curtis, age 60.
In the October to December 1966 death index, Benjamin L. Curtis, age 79, Hove, Sussex, volume 5h, page 511.
Notes for Winifred Curtis (Spouse 1)
In the October to December 1892 birth index Winifred Curtis Snowden, Islington district, Greater London, volume 1b, page 399.
Parish Records Christ Church Highbury Grove, Islington, Middlesex. Winifred Curtis Snowden born November 2 1892, baptism March 12 1893, parents William Fish Snowden and Jane Keyworth Snowden, abode 69 Kelvin Road, father’s occupation stockbroker’s clerk.
In the 1901 census 5 Burlington Street, Queen’s Park, Brighton, Sussex. Head William F. Snowden, age 39, Law Stationer and Draughtsman, employer, born West Butterwick, Lincolnshire. Wife Jane K. Snowden, age 39, born Sturton le Steeple, Nottinghamshire. Daughter Dorothy E. Snowden, age 11, born Islington, London. Daughter Winifred C. Snowden, age 8, born Islington, London. Nephew Walter Brown, single, age 18. insurance clerk, born West Butterwick. 1 servant and 2 visitors.
In the 1911 census 24 - 5 Castle Street, Brighton, Sussex. Winifred Snowden, age 18, single, apprentice, drapery warehouse, born Highbury, Middlesex. There are 31 other persons listed all their occupations relate to drapery. The signature for the head of the family has a stamp, Chipperfield and Butler Ltd.
Marriage listed in the Apr to June 1915 marriage index, Benjamin L. Curtis and Winifred C. Snowden, Hampstead district, Greater London, Middlesex.
Parish Records, Emmanuel Church, West End, Hampstead, Camden, London.
June 26th, 1915, Benjamin Locker Curtis, age 28, bachelor, Civil Servant, 3 Snowden mansions? ??? Gardens, father Thomas Curtis, Wine Spirit merchant and Winifred Curtis Snowden, age 22, spinster, 3 Snowden Mansions?, father William Fish Snowden, Solicitor (deceased), in the presence of Thomas Curtis and Jane Keyworth Snowden.
In the October to December 1962 death index Winifred C. Curtis, age 70, Hove Sussex, volume 5h, page 444.
National Probate Calendar
Winifred Curtis Curtis of 3 Windmill Close Hove Sussex (wife of Benjamin Locker Curtis) died 18 November 1962 at 26 Wilbury Villas Hove Probate Lewes 21 February 1963 to Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited. Effects 666 pounds 14 shillings 3 pence.