NameBenjamin CURTIS , GGG Grandfather
Birth1797, Rothwell, Northamptonshire
Baptism28 May 1797, Rothwell, Northamptonshire
Deathabt 1870
OccupationShoemaker, Cordwainer
Spouses
1Elizabeth VICKERS , GGG Grandmother
Birth1807, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Baptism27 Dec 1807
Death13 Nov 1880, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Burial16 Nov 1880
FatherJohn VICARS (1776-)
MotherSarah (~1777-1849)
Marriage7 Dec 1826, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
ChildrenHannah (~1827-)
 Thomas (~1829-)
 Benjamin (~1831-1904)
 Mary (~1833-<1901)
 Charles (~1835-1896)
 James (~1841-1906)
 Susannah (~1844-1925)
2Elizabeth COOKE , Step GGG Grandmother
DeathNov 1824, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Burial24 Nov 1824, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Marriage19 Feb 1821
ChildrenAnna (1823-)
 Mary (1824-1824)
Notes for Benjamin CURTIS
Name and birth year and location from Susan Smith.

Parish Registers Rothwell, Northamtonshire
Christening May 28, 1797 Benjamin Curtis son of Thomas and Ann Curtis

In the 1841 census King Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Benjamin Curtis, age 40, shoe maker, born Northamptonshire.
Elizabeth Curtis, age 30, born Northamptonshire.
Hannah Curtis, age 14, born Northamptonshire.
Thomas Curtis, age 12, born Northamptonshire.
Benjamin Curtis, age 10, born Northamptonshire.
Mary Curtis, age 8, born Northamptonshire.
Charles Curtis, age 5, born Northamptonshire.
James Curtis, age 4 months, born Northamptonshire.

1847 Post Office Directory
Cottingham, Northamptonshire, 1033 inhabitants in 1841
Benjamin Curtis shoemaker

In the 1851 census George Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 54, shoemaker, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 44, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 24, lace maker, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, age 15, shoe work, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 10, scholar, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, age 7, scholar, born Cottingham.

Kelly’s Directory 1854
Traders
Benjamin Curtis, shoemaker

In the 1861 census Town Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 64, cordwainer, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
Wife Elizabeth Curtis, age 55, born Cottingham.
Son Charles Curtis, unmarried, age 25, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, unmarried, age 20, cordwainer, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 33, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
Daughter Susannah Curtis, unmarried, age 19, dressmaker, born Cottingham.
[A cordwainer is a shoemaker/cobbler who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles.]

1869 Post Office Directory
Cottingham, Northamptonshire, 1139 inhabitants in 1861
Benjamin Curtis shoemaker
Notes for Elizabeth (Spouse 1)
Name and birth year and location from Susan Smith.

Parish Records Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Baptism December 27, 1807 Elizabeth Vickers daughter of John and Sarah Vickers

Parish Records Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Marraige December 7 1826 Benjamin Curtis, widower of this parish and
Elizabeth Vickers, spinster of this parish
after banns by Thomas Clayton, Rector
in the presence of Edward Browett and Hannah Browett

A possible match in the England Select Marriages
Marriage December 7, 1826 Cottingham, Northampton, England Benjamin Curtis and Elizabeth Vickers. [Since this matches names, location and their first child was born 1 year later it is very probable.] [There is another match a marriage February 19, 1821 in Cottingham Benjamin Curtis and Elizabeth Cooke. This is unlikely as this Elizabeth would be only 14 at the time and no children are born until 6 years later. It is possible Benjamin remarried, especially when one considered the 10 year age difference between Benjamin and this Elizabeth.][In the 1841 census there were 2 Cooke families listed immediately after the Curtis family and 2 Vickers Families listed on the next 2 pages, all living on King Street.]

In the 1871 census High Street, Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Head Charles Curtis, age 35, shoemaker, born Cottingham.
Wife Sarah Curtis, age 40, born Middleton, Northamptonshire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, age 8, scholar, born Middleton.
Son Thomas H. Curtis, age 6, scholar, born Cottingham.
Son Edward Curtis, age 4, scholar, born Cottingham.
Mother in Law, Hannah Dexter, widow, age 81 annuitant, born Wilbarston, Northamptonshire.
In the next house
Head Elizabeth Curtis, widow, age 63, annuitant, born Cottingham.
Daughter Hannah Curtis, unmarried, age 43, machinist, born Cottingham.
Son James Curtis, age 29, unmarried, agricultural labourer, born Cottingham.

National Probate Calendar
July 8, 1881. The Will of Elizabeth Curtis late of Cottingham in the County of Northampton Widow who died 13 November 1880 at Cottingham was proved at Peterborough by John Spriggs of Cottingham Farmer the sole Executor. Personal Estate 5 pounds.

Parish Records Cottingham, Northumberland
Burial November 16, 1880 Elizabeth Curtis, of Cottingham, age 73 years, by W. Yates, Rector
Notes for Elizabeth (Spouse 2)
Parish Registers Cottingham, Northamptonshire
Marriage February 19, 1821 Benjamin Curtis of this parish and
Elizabeth Cooke of this parish
after banns by Thomas Clayton
In the presence of Thomas Hatfield and Jane ??????
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