NameBenjamin CURTIS , GG Uncle
Birth1863, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Baptism8 Mar 1864
Death3 Sep 1934, Blackpool, Lancashire
OccupationBrass Finisher, Publican
FatherBenjamin CURTIS (~1831-1904)
MotherJane LOCKER (~1831-1882)
Spouses
Birthabt 1864, Stalybridge, Cheshire
Baptism1 May 1864, Staleybridge, Cheshire
Death19 Nov 1936, Blackpool, Lancashire
FatherWilliam SCHOFIELD (~1842-)
MotherJane (~1841-<1911)
Marriage4 Apr 1888
ChildrenJane (1889-<1901)
 Amy (1891-)
Notes for Benjamin CURTIS
Name and birth year from Susan Smith.

In the April to June 1863 birth index Benjamin Curtis, Chorlton, Lancashire, volume 8c, page 648.

Parish records St. Philip, Hulme, Manchester
Baptized March 8, 1864 Benjamin Curtis parents Benjamin and Jane Curtis, of 81 Duke Street, father is a porter.

In the 1871 census 5 Clarence Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 42, beer house keeper and brewer, born Caltington [must be Cottingham], Northamptonshire.
Wife Jane Curtis, age 39, born Runcorn, Cheshire.
Daughter Emily A. Curtis, age 12, scholar, born Hulme, Lancashire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, age 11, scholar, born Hulme.
Son Thomas Curtis, age 10, scholar, born Hulme.
Son Benjamin Curtis, age 8, scholar, born Hulme.
Daughter Mary J. Curtis, age 5, scholar, born Hulme. Son John Henry Curtis, age 1, born Hulme.

In the 1881 census 2 Clarence Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 51, brewer, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Wife Jane Curtis, age 49, home duties, born Runcorn, Cheshire.
Daughter Emily Ann Curtis, unmarried, age 22, dressmaker, born Manchester, Lancashire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, unmarried, age 21, home duties, born Manchester.
Son Thomas Curtis, age 18, apprentice, born Manchester.
Son Benjamin Curtis, age 17, apprentice, born Manchester.
Daughter Mary Jane Curtis, age 15, shop girl, born Manchester.
Son John Henry Curtis, age 11, scholar, born Manchester.

In the April to June 1888 marriage index Benjamin Curtis and Alice Schofield are on the same page Chorlton, Lancashire, volume 8c, page 959. [Interestingly the only other name mentioned on the free marriage index is Margaret Annie Robinson. In the next census a cousin Handel Robinson is living with them. This same Handel Robinson is also listed as staying with Alice’s parents in the 1891]

Parish Records St. George, Hulme, Manchester
Marriage April 4, 1888 Benjamin Curtis, age 25, bachelor, brass finisher, residence 402 Stretford Road, father Benjamin Curtis, publican and Alice Schofield, age 24, spinster, weaver, residence 30 Hulme Hall Road, father William Schofield, police inspector after banns by H. Maule Cole, in the presence of William Schofield and Mary Jane Curtis.

In the 1891 census 247 Goodman Street, Horninglow, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 28, brass finisher, worker, born Manchester, Lancashire.
Wife Alice Curtis, age 27, born Stalybridge, Cheshire [Stalybridge is now a part of greater Manchester.].
Daughter Jane Curtis, age 1, born Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.

In the 1901 census 7 Homer Street, Stretford, Hulme, Lancashire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 38, brass finisher, worker, born Manchester, Lancashire.
Wife Alice Curtis, age 37, born Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Daughter Amy Curtis, age 9, born Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.
Cousin Handel Robinson, single, age 26, bale marker shipping warehouse, worker, born Stalybridge.

In the 1911 census 402 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 48, publican, own account, at home, born Manchester, Lancashire.
Wife Alice Curtis, age 47, married 23 years, 2 children born alive 1 still living, assisting in business, at home, born Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Daughter Amy Curtis, age 19, single, assisting in business, at home, born Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.
[In the 1901 census Benjamin’s father Benjamin and 2 of his daughters lived at this address, the beer house “Three Legs of Man”]

In the 1929 Kelly’s Directory of Manchester of Salford and Suburbs
Here is Wellington grove. [Thus the address is on the Corner]
402 Stretford Road Benjamin Curtis Beer retailer

In the July to September 1934 death index Benjamin Curtis, age 71, Fylde, Lancashire, volume 8e, page 677. [Blackpool is a part of the Fylde area.]

A likely match in the National Probate Calendar
Benjamin Curtis of 10 Swainson-street Blackpool died 3 September 1934 Probate Lancaster 16 October 1934 to the Midland Bank Executor and trustee Company Limited. Effects 1180 pounds. [This is the same address his father in law William Schofield and sister in law Minerva Schofield were living at in 1911 and when Minerva died in 1950 she was still at this address. Also his wife in 1936.]
Notes for Alice (Spouse 1)
England Select Births and Christenings
St. Paul’s, Staleybridge, Cheshire, baptism May 1, 1864, Alice Schofield, father William Schofield, mother Jane Schofield.

In the 1871 census 53 Church Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire.
Head William Schofield, age 29, police Constable, born Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Wife Jane Schofield, age 30, born Stalybridge.
Daughter Alice Schofield, age 7, scholar, born Stalybridge.
Son William J. Schofield, age 1, born Manchester, Lancashire.
1 lodger.

In the 1881 census 104 Chester Street, Hulme, Lancashire.
Head William Schofield, age 39, police Sergeant, born Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Wife Jane Schofield, age 40, born Stalybridge.
Daughter Alice Schofield, unmarried, age 17, cotton weaver, born Stalybridge.
Son William J. Schofield, age 11, scholar, born Hulme, Lancashire.
Daughter Minerva Schofield, age 8, scholar, born Hulme.
Daughter Amy A. Schofield, age 5, scholar, born Stalybridge.

In the October to December 1936 death index Alice Curtis age 72, Blackpool, Lancashire volume 8e, page 705.

National Probate Calendar
Alice Curtis of 10 Swainston-street Blackpool widow died 19 November 1936 Probate Lancaster 4 January 1937 to Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited. Effects 693 pounds.
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