notes on individuals

In this page, I have included any information and or photos that I have on individuals. Individuals are listed in alphabetic order.

 

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Campbell, Robert Tertius 1811 - 1887

Robert Tertius Campbell is frequently mentioned as being in business with George Campbell Curlewis, taking up much land together. There is little if no information from family members, letters etc about this partnership or the relationship between them. It is not known how the partnership was wound up after George's death, and Robert is not mentioned in his will. It is also not known if there was any family connection between the two, given that George's middle name was Campbell.

He was born in Sydney in 1811, father Robert Campbell, with some connection to the Campbell's of Duntroon, in what is now Canberra. There are sources on the internet relating to him, but mainly detailing his activities in England where he arrived in 1859. These mainly relate to Buscot Park which he purchased and turned into an industrial farm, www.buscot-park.com

"The new owner was Robert Tertius Campbell, an Australian tycoon whose wealth was founded upon gold trading in Australia. Like Loveden before him, he made major improvements to the estate, and he borrowed prodigiously to do so. A man of large and original ideas, that were much in advance of their time, he proceeded to turn Buscot into the most highly industrialised farm in the country. Campbell is said to have been an enlightened employer, but there were miscalculations and misfortunes, and his grandiose projects consumed capital. His most ambitious project, a distillery set up to create spirit alcohol from sugar beet, was closed in 1879, and Campbell died in 1887, leaving the estate heavily in debt

Campbell and his wife, Ann Orr, had seven children. Their eldest daughter, Florence, married Charles Bravo, as her second husband. His death from antimony poisoning in 1876 led to a sensational inquest. Mrs Bravo was wrongly accused of murdering him, and became famous overnight as the central figure in one of the most dramatic causes célèbres of the nineteenth century (How Charles Bravo Died (1956), by Yseult Bridges, discusses every aspect of the case and offers a dramatic solution to the mystery".
 

 

Campbell and Curlewis English partnership
 
  • Morning Post (London) 3 May 1802. :Theatre tickets obtainable from Mrs Mattock, at messrs Campbell and Curlewis's King-Street Covent Garden

 

Collins, Maria Anne 1822 - 1907

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[image as young girl]

 

Wife of Septimus Lord Curlewis. She met her husband when he returned to England in 1841, and was visiting relatives of his sister in law, Matilda Birnie Hall wife of George Campbell Curlewis. Her first cousin through her mother was Frances Jane Hall who was also first cousin, through their fathers, of Matilda Hall wife of George Campbell Curlewis . She travelled back to Australia with him, and wrote several letters which give background to early Curlewis history in Australia.

Curlewis (town, NSW)

Curlewis (town, Victoria)

Curlewis, origin of name

There have been various suggestions as to the origin of the name "Curlewis". My belief is that it is the plural of the bird "curlew". In old English, this was written as "curlewes". John Curlewis, the earliest ancestor that I can definitely trace a direct link to, signed his name as "Curlewes".

There is also a reference in a book Wormley in Hertfordshire/ by Dorothy Bushby and William le Hardy first published in 1954

"It is difficult for us in the twentieth century to appreciate the enormous implications of the Dissolution of the Church of Rome in England by Henry VIII. At first the changes in the religious service may not have been impressive. The new prayer book was not to be introduced for another ten years, and only a few, superstitious uses were prohibited. Otherwise the villagers in Wormley continued to worship at the parish church conducted by the parish priest. It is true that Nicholas Curlews, who had been rector since 1530 and is stated to have built or rebuilt the Parsonage House, ceased to administer in 1540, but it is not known whether he was dispossessed on religious grounds or whether he died......

Nicholas Curlew was the son of a wealthy merchant of Friday Street, London, who with his wife Mabel, lived in the neighbourhood. There is a note in the parish register in the handwriting of William Chadwick (rector, 1690-1746 ) to the effect that Nicholas Curlew built the parsonage in 1420, but this is obviously incorrect. There is however some evidence that he was correct in stating that the parsonage was built by a member of the Curlew family from the fact that the initials 'N.C.' could at one time be read above the door casing of the rectory and scratchings in several panes of glass both in the hall and parlour resemble the bird of that name, which was probably an heraldic device used by that family."

[image of original document]

Text of original document
"Nicholas Curlewes Son of Thomas Curlewes Merchant, of Friday street in London lived in Wormly in yr reignr of K Henry yr sixt and (1420) built yr parsonage house - As appears in an Extract of yr family of Curlewes in yr Heraldy office A copy of such was communicated to me by on Curlewes a, Shoomaker - A quaker in yr town of Hertford Anno Dom 1725
 Wm Chadwick Rectr.
I am??rather induced to believe this from yr 2 Capial letters of this name carved upon yr door case of yr Hall door  ??? door going into yr parlour.  And yr letter N it is upon yr brist of a Curlew in several pairs of glass both in yr Hall & Parlour which Bird I take to be yr Crest of his Arms or some part of yr heraldy - Yr The Register book antecedent to this."

It has also been suggested that the name is French hugenot in origin. It think this can be dispelled, because the above mentioned Nicholas lived before the Hugenots existed but if anyone has any compelling evidence to support this hypothesis I would be very interested in hearing about it.

 

Curlewis, Adrian Herbert 1901 - 1985

[image] as adult

[image] as child with family
l-r Frederick Charles, Ethel Curlewis (nee Turner), Adrian, Jean Alfred Curlewis, Sunday Picnic on Middle Harbour

His Honour Judge Sir Adrian Curlewis Kt. C.B.E. He was later awarded a C.V.O. for his services to the Royal Family

Curlewis, Alfred Charles 1905 - 1971

[Image] as baby

(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alf on knee)

[image] as adult

[image with sisters Elizabeth and Jean]
l-r Jean, Charles, Elizabeth

Attended Hambledon State School, Queensland in 1912

 

Curlewis, Alfred Claribeaux 1841 - 1913

[image] as young man

[images] as an adult

 

[Image] with family in later life

(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alf on knee)

[image] in later life with family of brother Frederick Charles
l-r Frederick Charles, Ethel Curlewis (nee Turner), Adrian, Jean Alfred Curlewis, Sunday Picnic on Middle Harbour

According to Terry King, he "Dabbled in land speculation of the late 1880's - early 1890's. In 1894 he petitioned for liquidation of his financial affairs by composition - the so called "secret composition" practised by those rogues listed in Cannon's The Land Boomers . He, according to documents I've now found, had debts in the order of (pounds)8700 and assets of only (pounds)1600 or so. A meeting of the representative of the only three of 15 debtors invited who turned up resolved that he should pay 2/- in the pound on his debts. One of the three debtors present was Susan Maria Curlewis (his wife's spinster sister?), from whom he had borrowed (pounds) 122 in 1872. The other two debtors represented were firms already in the process of liquidation."

Ref:

Birth: 27 June 1841, at Ravenswood Argyle, baptised Nov 15 1843 by Rev. G Wood.

Student class lists, exhibitions, Melbourne University

Married "on the 15th Inst., at Christ Church, St Kilda, by the Rev. J. Stanley Lowe, Alfred Claribeaux Curlewis, Barrister-at-Law, or Lincoln's Inn, to his cousin, Ellen Jessie Curlewis, youngest daughter of Captain Curlewis R.N..
Ref. The Age, Feb. 16, 1869

As one of the early inspectors of the Victorian Education Department.

Lisitings in Mel bourne Directories (an incomplete list)

Councillor, Bellarine Shire Council, 1873 -4, Shire President 1874-5

Justice/Territorial Megistrate for Geelong General Sessions District 1868-9.
Ref: Vic Gov't Gazette

 

Curlewis, Alfred William 1860 - 1932?

Curlewis, Annie Victoria 1866 - 1956

[image] with husband Oduardo and eldest son Enrico and maid

[image] with husband Admiral Eduardo flores

Married Odoardo Isidore Vincenzo Flores, and Italian naval officer and moved to Italy where she died in Rome

Curlewis, Arthur Claribeau 1878 - 1958

[image] in uniform

[Image]
(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alfred on knee)

Ref:

 

Curlewis, Arthur Grenville 1893 - 1915

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[image] of memorial on grandfather's gravestone in Point Londsdale

DOCUMENTS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA

OTHER DOCUMENTS

 

Curlewis, Athelstan Burnham 1876 - ?

[image]

 

Curlewis, Brian Burnham

[image] as child
l-r Judy, Brian, Richard, Jack, Peggy


Curlewis, Charles Herbert 1881-1958

[Image]
(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alf on knee)

Curlewis, Claire Constance 1909 - 1996

[image] [biography]

Curlewis, Claude Campbell 1874-1937

[image] as young man

[image] with son Nigel Uwin and wife Muriel

Curlewis, Clive Pemberton 1875 - 1940

[image] [biography]

Curlewis, (Mary) Constance 1864 -1944

Curlewis, Edgar (1846-1933)

Ref:

In Sydney, lived at 40 Phillip Street Newtown

Curlewis, Edgar Burnham (1873- 1963)

Curlewis, Edward (1738- 1766)

Father of Steavons Luptons, from whom most if not all Curlewis's alive today are descended.

Apprenticed to his father William, 27 September 1753, Ironmonger's Company.(London
City Apprenticeships Abstracts)

Curlewis, Elizabeth Jessie 1909 - 1940

[image]

[image with brother Charles and Jean]
l-r Jean, Charles, Elizabeth

 

Curlewis, Ellen Frances Jane b 1844

[image] as young woman

[image] as young woman

[image] in middle age

daughter of Septimus Lord Curlewis. Married Carl Moller.

Curlewis, Ellen Jessie 1835 - ?

Daughter of William Edward Curlewis, she married her cousin, Alfred Claribeaux Curlewis

 

[Image] with family in later life

(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alf on knee)

 

[Image as young woman in London]

Curlewis, Ethel (nee Turner)

[image] in with family
l-r Frederick Charles, Ethel Curlewis (nee Turner), Adrian, Jean, Alfred Curlewis, Sunday Picnic on Middle Harbour

Curlewis, (Ethel) Jean 1898 - 1930

  1. Obituary by Dorothea Mackellar
  2. 'We take no risks at all': a voice from the Spanish flu outbreak: Article in the Guardian Australia by Matthew Curlewis

 

Curlewis, Eyre D 1882 - 1938

[image]

known in the family as "Dolly"

Curlewis, Florence Burnham 1892-1973

[image] as a young girl

Curlewis, Frederick Charles 1846-1893

Curlewis, Frederick Charles 1842 - 1923

[image] as young man

[image] in later life with family and brother Alfred Claribeaux
l-r Frederick Charles, Ethel Curlewis (nee Turner), Adrian, Jean, Alfred Curlewis, Sunday Picnic on Middle Harbour

[image] as a older man

Son of George Campbell Curlewis

Curlewis, Frederick Charles 1876-1945

[Image]
(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alf on knee)

Curlewis, Frederick David 1913-1981

Curlewis, Fulke

Research commissioned by Maurice Piscone Curlewis in the 1950's gives him as living between 1574 and 1622 as a farmer in Standon/Stondon, E Hert. The IGI has him dying c. 1577, so his death around 1622 does not seem likely. Further research shows that he was married to Joan Crouche in 1567. He was named as executor on his mother Isabel's will (follow link for transcription), in 1591. His wife, Joan died in 1619 and her will has been transcribed (follow link). So far no direct link has been established between him and current generations.

Curlewis, George fl 1598

Most likely son of Fulke and his wife Joan (as mentioned in her will). Vital Records has George's wife as Grace Newman, marrying in 2 July 1598, in Thundridge, Hertfordshire. He is referred to in his mother's will written in 1611 and according to the IGI he was born in 1568. So far no direct link has been established between him and current generations.

Curlewis, George d 1674

Piscone says that this George is one and the same as the above and that he was born at Standon/Stondon, Herts, later weaver and Citizen of London, then returned to nearby Waltham Abbey.

Research suggests that they can not be the same, as we have a birth date for the above George as 1568, and a death date of this George as 1674. How he is related to the current family is as yet, unknown.

Record of administration relating to this George is in the Guildhall Library and states as follows:

"On 9th September 1674 Maria Curlewes the relict (ie widow) of GeorgeCurlewes of Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, deceased, appeared before the court and was granted the administration of his goods" (Guildhall Library Ms 9168/22 fo 177v)

Curlewis, George Campbell (1801- 1847)

The first Curlewis brother to come to Australia. He arrived in the "Hope" in 1824," commanding a capital of five hundred pounds and upwards". He spent his first years in Sydney, possibly in business with a Robert Campbell tertius In 1831, Governor Darling granted him 2560 acres at Krarwarree on the headwaters of the Shoalhaven River where he proceeded to"expend large sumes of money in clearing, fencing, cultivation, and building thereon.." In 1835 he married Matilda Martha Birnie Hall, a daughter of Edward Smith Hall. Initially they lived at the property at Krawaree, but after a year or so and the death of their first child, they seem to have moved to Ravenswood, Bungonia in 1837 where he settled for some years, becoming a Justice of the Peace. It seems that, contrary to what is stated in the Curlewis Bulletin, this land was in the form of a gift to Matilda from her father Edward Smith Hall, and the subject of a falling out between Hall and his eldest son also named Edward Smith Hall. In the following years, he purchased/settled land in a number of locations around South Eastern Australia, including Tilba Tilba, Swan Hill, the Snowy River run, Strathbogie, the Heart (Gippsland) and finally Hermsley near Geelong Victoria. He died suddenly in Melbourne, 1847.

It is not known is there was any family relationship between him and Robert Tertius Campbell or why he was given the middle name "Campbell". The only clue is in a letter from Maria Ann Collins who says that Steavons Luptons Curlewis"bought a share in a mill not far from London and entered into partnership with a Mr Campbell". It seems as though at least one of his other children (Septiumus Lord) was given the middle name of family friends, so this may be the case here as well.

Ref:

OVERVIEW

EARLY HISTORY AND ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA

MOVE TO THE LAND: KRAWAREE, RAVENSWOOD AND SNOWY

 

TILBA TILBA

VICTORIA

 

GEELONG/HERMSLEY

According to family legend, this was due to blood poisoning. This is quite possible, his will was written on 26th June 1847 and he died on the 4th July after a "short and severe illness" indicating that he was anticipating his death.

Curlewis, George Campbell b 1854 - 1930

[image. Family group]
(l-r Mr Pike, George Campbell Curlewis b 1854, Elsie Curlewis nee Pike, Kathleen Young nee Mary Kathleen Curlewis, Lila Curlewis nee Lila May George, Mrs Pike.
children l-r Arthur Young (Curly) William Curlewis, John Pike Campbell Curlewis)

Born at Hermsley, County of Grant, Colony of Victoria. Son of Septimus Lord Curlewis, and nephew of the above George Campbell Curlewis. Incidentally, the name of George Campbell was continued down this line and also appears in the South African lines, but did not continue in the descendants of George Campbell Curlewis 1801-1847

Ref:

Curlewis, George Campbell (1890 - 1982)

[image as young man]

[image]

[image as soldier in WWI]

[image, wedding with Elsie Pike]

[image Elsie Pike]

[image, with wife Elsie in New Zealand]

[image. Family group]
(l-r Mr Pike, George Campbell Curlewis b 1854, Elsie Curlewis nee Pike, Kathleen Young nee Mary Kathleen Curlewis, Lila Curlewis nee Lila May George, Mrs Pike.
children l-r Arthur Young (Curly) William Curlewis, John Pike Campbell Curlewis)

 

Son of the above George Campbell Curlewis

Curlewis, George Edward (1837- 1862)

[image]

Oldest son of George Campbell Curlewis (1801-1847). Killed by aborigines whilst exploring New South Wales near the Paroo River. Please note I am not 100% sure this photo is of him.  I am making this assumption based on the age of the subject (early 20's): the clothes he is wearing: the fact that this is a photo of a photo and was contained within an family album from the 1880's thus indicating that it could have originally been taken some years previously; the likeness to his brother Frederick Charles Curlewis at the same age, but obviously not of him.  Maybe this is a bit of a long shot.

 Ref:

Curlewis, Gordon 18 86 - 1915

Killed at Galipoli, World War 1

[image]

[image] of memorial on grandfather's gravestone in Point Londsdale

DOCUMENTS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA:


LINKS TO OTHER DOCUMENTS Curlewis, Harold Burnham 1874-1968
[image] as young man
[image] as older man
[image] of wedding  L-r rear John Tassie, Athelstan Curlewis, Harold Curlewis, unknown.
Front: Janet Tassie 2nd from right, Anne Tassie possibly 3rd from right.

 

[image] newspaper article from the West Australian, Tuesday June 10, 2008

Curlewis, Harry Carr 1844-1925

One of the English Curlewis's, son of Henry Charles Curlewis

Curlewis, Henry Charles 1800 - 1873

Son of Steavons Luptons Curlewis b 1800.  Family anecdote says that he was trained as a tailor in Paris.  He went into business with his father, but seems to have had a falling out with him, ref the reference to him in his father's will (Deleterious mention in his father's will).   It is possible that this case (Court of Chancery Cochrane v. Curlewis) was the origin of Steavon Lupton's discontent, but this is not certain.

Henry goes on to establish his own business as a tailor, and was described various times as a "fashionable tailor" .  He was also described variously as a wine merchant and a horse breeder.  He had two children, Harry Carr and Frederick Charles.  It is most likely that they were children by his mistress a Mrs Carr.  There is a reference in the London Times of 21 January 1845 to a  case in the Court of the Exchquer involving Henry and reference is made to his mistress a Mrs Carr.  Another reporting of the same court case in the Windsor and Eton Express refers to Mrs Carr's confinement, which most likely is when she gives birth to Harry Carr. Both the court case and Harry's birth was at Epsom.  On Harry's birth certificate, his mother is named as Susan Butler. Their second son Frederick Charles was born in  1846.
In 1849, Henry must have abandoned his mistress, and marries Mary Ann White.  They did not have children, although there is one newspaper reference to a still born daughter in May 1852.

He continues his tailoring business, and there are many references in newspapers to various court cases, usually him suing someone for non payment. He also declares bankruptcy many times.  He dies in 1873

I am not able to trace what happened to Mrs Carr/Susan Butler.

Other references to him as follows:

Curlewis, Henry Charles 1823-1863

Son of William Edgar and Caroline. Born 1823 Plymouth. 

Curlewis, Herbert Raine 1869-1942

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On 19th June 1917 Herbert Raine Curlewis was appointed a Judge of the Industrial Arbitration Court. He was later made a Judge of the District Court.

Hermsley

Residence of George Campbell Curlewis, near Geelong, Victoria Australia.
(See also entries under George Campbell Curlewis, Hermsley/Geelong)

Image in newspaper article Geelong Advertiser 2 September 1958

Image taken from the air date unknown

George Campbell Curlewis purchased 800 acres from the N.S.W government for 1 pound per acre with a beach front towards the end of 1845, lots 23 and 24. He built a small house, Old Hermsley, which was burnt later and had plans drawn up for a large house before he died. After his death in 1847 and that of his wife Matilda in 1853,  it was managed under trust by his brother Septimus Lord Curlewis, until the youngest son, Edgar became of age.  In 1868 he attempted to sell the property, though it is unclear as to why he did this because by then Edgar would have been of age. The property was then divided into 4 lots, one for each of the boys. According to Florence Curlewis, each of the four sons built a house for himself on the property.  Eventually, Edgar and Alfred were the sole owners.   In 1877 Edgar's portion was offered for sale by mortgagee.

 

Curlewis, Ian Adrian 1929 - 2020

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Curlewis, Ivan 1895- 1938

[image]

A Judge in the Supreme Court of South Africa. It was the first time in South African history that a father appointed a son to the Bench of the Supreme Court.

Awarded WWI RAF Military Cross.  Lost left leg. Died of cerebral malaria.

Curlewis, James b 1804 - 1876

[image] Original held by Ian Curlewis, Perth

[death certificate]

Lived in Wellington, Western Cape South Africa: Trade, Farmer, Tradesman, Businessman

OCCUPATION OF JAMES CURLEWIS (JAS): Research undertaken by Frances Joubert October/November 2020

The following records found for the above placed in chronological order for his registered businesses:

1/ 01/ 1831: Dissolution of partnership with a Mr Puckey. Not stated what nature of business was
28 / 07/1834: Dissolution of firm / business with Anthony Dieleman. Nature of business not stated.
1835: Hatter & Tailor, Short Market Street      Source: 1835 Almanac Directory, Cape Town, Cape Town Archives.
1838: Tailor & Draper, 24 Grave Street, Corner of Long &Market Streets Source: 1838 Almanac Directory, Cape Town, Cape Town Archives.
1849: Baptism record of Walter Henry on 8/ 06/1849 James’s occupation documented as a farmer at Malmesbury, Western Cape, but he is also registered as a licenced dealer in liquors, Montagu Bridge, Salt River Source: 1849 Almanac Directory, Cape Town, Cape Town Archives.
1850: On the baptism record of the last born child, Fredericka Maria dated 12 / 07/ 1850, James is documented as a general dealer at Overbreek Square.

The records dispel the notion of some genealogical sites that James was a master sailor.

No further records were found at the time of my research in October / November 2020 for James’s business ventures after 1850.Research continues

Curlewis, Rev James Frederick 1833-1902

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Born in Paarl WC; lived in the Church Rectory Paarl.  He died 12 August 1901 in an accident when he sustained  burns from a heater in his room.  His wife Mary Angelique Murray Wilson had been previously married to a William James Hugh Wilson.

 

Curlewis, James Frederick 1876 - 1929

(Bachelor) Adjutant to Under Commandant OIA Davel, body guard of Pres MT Steyn during ABW; captured in REitz 1901/7/11/; POW at Morgan's Ilsan with cousin Robert Gray Curlewis who was interned in Pta 5/6/1900

[image] with bandage on his eye  in a group in Ladysmith en route to Durban  from where they were shipped via Cape Town to Bermuda on the ship The Montrose with his cousin Robert Gray

[image] with group on his way to Bermuda.  Second from right, back row.

In 1900 during the Anglo Boer War, James Frederick and his group were members of the Free State Government and were captured by the British.  As prisoners , they were taken initially to Pretoria and then taken by train to Ladysmith for a while and then loaded on the SS Montrose at Durban from where they was shipped to Bermuda. It was by co-incidence that he met up with his first cousin Robert Gray Curlewis on this ship. The two first cousins started their lives in the Cape and went their different ways to the Free State and Transvaal respectively . What seems clear is that these two men with a strong English background sided with the Boers unlike the rest of the Curlewis family at the time .

 

Curlewis, James Frederick Inglis 1862-1944

 [photo of grave]

[death certificate]

[photo as young man]

According to research done by Annel Meyer, JFI was registered as a land surveyor in May 1890 after he relocated from the Cape of Good Hope to ZAR (South African Republic) together with his brothers John Stephen and Robert Gray.  The first official correspondence for JFI is found in the work he did in the islands of the Vaal dam.  JFI and Robert Gray both received ZAR citizenship in 1895.  Both JFI and Robert Gray were interned at Irene Concentration Camps during the Anglo Boer War in 1901.  At the end of the war, JFI is appointed as Justice of Peace and continued his work as surveyor.  From 1903/4 he was the surveyor responsible for the lay out of the town Alberton, Gauteng Province, South Africa.  He was contracted by Alberton Estate Sundicate and was paid 8 guineas for his work.

 

Curlewis. James Walter 1852 - 1943

[image of grave]

[image]

The first town clerk in Petrusville South Africa for 43 years

 

Curlewis, Jean Carlyle 1907-1964

[image with brother Charles and sister Elizabeth]
l-r Jean, Charles, Elizabeth

 


Curlewis, John

The earliest Curlewis we have been able to trace. He died in 1574, and his wife Isabel died in 1591.

 

Curlewis, John

born c 1674?, died 1700
According to Maurice Piscone Curlewis, he was a weaver in London born at Waltham Abbey Essex, returned to St Olaves ?? Southwark, Horsley Down. He has uncovered a record for his marriage to Mary Wayman/Wyman, from St James Church, Clerkenwell, London, 1 August 1695. This entry says she is from St Dunstan's, Stepney. There is a record in the LDS site for a Mary Wyman christened at Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London in 1682 aged 1 year. This would make her 15 years of age when married. He is the earliest Curlewis that we have been able to positively identify as a direct ancestor. When his will was made, his parents were still alive.

Curlewis, John Burnham 1904 - 2001?

[image] as child
l-r Judy, Brian, Richard, Jack, Peggy

Curlewis, John Claribeux 1920-1997

Curlewis, John Pike Campbell 1917 - 1987

Curlewis, John Stephen 1863 - 1942

[image]

[image] With siblings; Front right

[image] Sketch hanging in Pretoria Magistrates' Court

[image] Garden party at Pretoria

[image] with plane

Judge in the Supreme Court of South Africa. Also appointed Judge President of South Africa.

 

Curlewis, John Thomas 1794 - 1863

Second son of Steavons Lupton Curlewis married widow Hannah Londsdale (nee Gledhill) on 17 Novembre 1839 in St. Peter's Church Leeds. He lived in Bridge Field Place, Leeds and in 1839 was described as a yeoman (an owner of land) and later as a gentleman. He may have ended up in poverty as a labourer by 1847 according to son Stephen's baptism record. He was living in Kirkhamgate at the time of his death. Nothing is known about the circumstance which lead John to ending up in poverty whilst his brothers had become more prosperous.

 

Curlewis, Kathleen Burnham

[image] as child
l-r Judy, Brian, Richard, Jack, Peggy

Curlewis, Kenneth 1893 -1915

[image]

[image] of memorial on grandfather's gravestone in Point Londsdale

Educated State School Dandenong and Technical College Melbourne. Enlisted 1914, killed in Action Gallipoli 8 August 1915

Curlewis, Lila May

 

Curlewis, Llewllyn Henry Francis 1888- c 1963
 

 Nicknamed  "Makitla" in Twana meaning the wise, quiet one.  Place of birth: Potcesfstroom, NW, South Africa.  Died Roedtan Limpopo Province, South Africa.  Profession Farmer: Roedtan Limpopo Province.

 

Curlewis, Margaret

Third wife of Steavons Luptons Curlewis

Curlewis Margaret Burnham

[image] as child
l-r Judy, Brian, Richard, Jack, Peggy

Curlewis, Margaret Matilda 1849 - 1919

Note in family bible:

Curlewis, Maria Kathleen ?

[image. Family group]
(l-r Mr Pike, George Campbell Curlewis b 1854, Elsie Curlewis nee Pike, Kathleen Young nee Mary Kathleen Curlewis, Lila Curlewis nee Lila May George, Mrs Pike.
children l-r Arthur Young (Curly) William Curlewis, John Pike Campbell Curlewis)

 

Curlewis, Mary Caroline 1824 - 1846

Daughter of William Edward Curlewis

 

Curlewis, Mary Steavons 1796 - 1859?

Sister to George Campbell and Septimus Lord. Seems to have stayed in England all her life. Mentioned in the will of Susanna Dodson Lord "I give to my dear friend Mary Steavons Curlewis, Nineteen guineas"

Listed in 1851 UK Census as living as a lodger 16 Queen Elizabeth Row, Greenwich, with her father and stepmother

Curlewis, Matilda 1840-1917

She was baptised at St Peter's Church, Leeds, 25 December 1940. She married Charles Hartley a miner of Beck's Bottom Alverthorp, on 6 July 1861 at a registery office in Wakefield. According to one of her descendants, "the connection was not a good one as the Hartleys were a complete set of rogues to the degree that the Police would not enter unless forced! Charles Hartley her husband was approx 6ft 7"inches tall and was a prize fighter besides being a miner, and he won many fights. Unfortunatly he used to use his fists on Matilda too, until his son Alfred Earnest was 18 and he then went for his Father when he went to hit her and gave him a beating. After that he left her alone."

 

Curlewis, Matilda Emma 1844 - 1911

Only daughter of George Campbell Curlewis and Matilda Martha Birnie Hall.

[image as young girl]

[image with young family]

[marriage certificate]

 

Curlewis, Matthew b 1964

Curlewis, Maude

married Russell Neff:

Curlewis, Maurice Piscone 1912? -

[image] taken in Rome, 1985

An Italian living in Rome, descended from William Edward via Argentina. Adopted the surname of his grandmother, Annie Victoria Curlewis, spelling in Italian as "Curlevis: .

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Curlewis, Nigel Unwin 1913 -

[image] with his father Claude Campbell Curlewis and mother Muriel

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Curlewis, Ray

Curlewis, Richard Jeffries Burnham 1917 - 2002

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[image] as child
l-r Judy, Brian, Richard, Jack, Peggy

Curlewis, Ritchie 1826 - 1868

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Master mariner, born in Brighton, England, married Adelaide Keen in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Died of pneumonia in Buenos Aires., September 10th 1868.

Curlewis, Ritchie Arthur 1863 -

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I'm only presuming that this is an image of Ritchie. It was found in a collection of Curlewis photos, with no annotation and no clues except for the Spanish name at the bottom of the photo, presumably of the photographer.

He was based in Argentina. Contact was lost in the early 1900's it is not known if his descendents are still there. It is understood that his nephew Enrico Flores moved from Italy to Argentina c 1908 to work with him.

Curlewis, Robert Gray 1873 - 1948

[image] With siblings; Rear left

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In 1900 during the Anglo Boer War Robert Gray Curlewis had been arrested by the British near Cape Town and held at the Green Point Camp on the foreshore . He was added to the prisoner group there and was loaded onto the SS Montrose at Durban from where he was shipped to Bermuda.  It was by co-incidence that he met up with his first cousin James Frederick Curlewis on this ship.The two cousins who started their lives in the Cape, went their different ways to the Free State and Transvaal respectively  What seems clear is that these two men with strong English background  sided with the Boers unlike the rest of the Curlewis family at the time .

 

Curlewis, Sarah Isabella 1806 - 1890

Born in Covent Garden and baptised at St Paul Covent Garden on 6 December 1806.  She came to Australia in 1828 on the "Courier".  The 1828 Census states her to be living on Elisabeth St, Sydney. Her husband James Hamilton Kennedy was the Deputy Assistant Commissary General.  They married on 1830 at St Philip's Church.  She had been living in Charlotte Place.
At some point after 1833 they left NSW and returned to England.  The 1837 London Gazette reported that James Hamilton Kennedy's "commission has been CANCELLED from 16 Sept 1887, having accepted a commutation for half his pay."  When their son Lovel was baptised at St George the Martyr, Southwark, James was entered as "Gentleman' with the family's address "Mansionhouse Street, Kensington'

By the 1851 Census she is a widow and in the 1861 Census she is also a widow living in Putney, Surry of independent means with a daughter Alice, 7 years. Alice's father is unknown. In 1871 she is a widow living in Hackney London with her son Henry F (Clerk toCommission Agent) and daughter Alice (born Gravesend Kent)  In 1881 she was living with her daughter Alice on 'Allowance from Son" - presumably Henry who had been awarded Freedom of the City of London in 1879 as tax collector. In 1891 she is still in Hackney with Alice and her death was registered in Lambeth in 1895.  She was buried in Norwood Cemetery

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Curlewis, Selwyn Lord 1888- 1915

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[image] of memorial on grandfather's gravestone in Point Londsdale

[image of scroll from King George V]

Died at Gallipoli

DOCUMENTS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA

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Curlewis, Selwyn Lupton 1900 - 1982

South African, son of the Chief Justice. An attorney but later joined the army full time.

Curlewis, Septimus Lord 1812-1878

[image] as young man

[image] of gravestone in Point Londsdale

The middle name Lord is from a family association of the Curlewis's, including Watler Lord.

He came out to Australia in 1826 according to a letter written by his wife, Maria Ann Collins in 1886.S

He was engaged to Jane Hall, (ref letter from Edwyn Statham) sister of Matilda Hall who was the wife of George Campbell Curlewis. Jane died in October 1939. Septimus travels to England in 1841 and whilst visiting relatives of Matilda and Jane, meets his future wife Maria Ann Collins. Maria was first cousin on their mother's side to Frances Jane Hall daughter of Smith Hall  and Francis Webster.  Frances Jane Hall was also first cousin to Matilda on their fathers' sides.

In this letter from Edwyn Statham, Septimus is referred to as "Brother Crug" .   "Brother Crug” is a reference to the alumni of Christ’s Hospital School, also known as the Blue Coat School which Septimus Lord attended from 1817 to 1826. He was admitted there on the same day as Hugh Statham, brother of Edwyn Statham whose letters have been quoted in this web site thus establishing a connection between the Statham's and the Curlewis's in London before coming to Australia.  It is likely that this is how George Campbell Curlewis becomes acquainted with the Halls in Australia, as  Edward Smith Hall was Edwyn's uncle and George goes on to marry Matilda.
 

From “The Blue-coat Boys: Or, School Life in Christ’s Hospital” by William Harnet Blanch published by E. W. Allen 1877:

“Now all the world knows something of the esprit de corps existing amongst all “Blues.”  The word “Crug” has a magical influence.  To be a “Brother Crug” is to be a mason without mystery – a “brother” without expense.  The word “Crug” can procure temporary help in youth and seasonable support in old age.  It is a passport to friendship – a badge of distinction – a recaller of pleasant memories.  It has given clergymen livings, supplied the barrister with briefs, the medical man with patients, and the business man with customers.  It is known, honoured, loved, and respected wherever it is uttered, is this word “Crug.”

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Curlewis, Steavons Lupton 1763-1851

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received some years back from one of the South African Curlewis's.  Not sure of its provenance or where it is now.

Photo of Family Bible, c 1720's, 

Inside page of family bible

He is the most likely ancestor of all Curlewis's today, although I have come across records of one family in Australia (late 1800's, early 1900's) and one in the UK (mid 1800's) for which I have no details connecting them with our family.

Born 26 October 1763, birthplace St John's Southwark : "Stevens Lupton's of Edward Curlewis and his wife Mary d of Benjamin Bryant was born in Shad Thames near Horsleydown, St John's Southwark. Witnesses Mary Curlewis and Susanna Curlewis."
Also, recorded on Vital Records as "collection Dr William's Library, non-conformist".

London City Apprenticeship Abstracts "Curlewis, Steavens Lupton, son of Edward (deceased) to Thomas Middleton, 29 Oct 1777, Glovers Company"

Morning Post 3 May 1802.  "Theatre tickets aobtainable form Mrs Mattocks, at Messrs Campbell and Curlewis's, King Street Covent Garden."

Bury and Norwich Post 28 Feb 1816.  Curlewis S L King-Street Covent Garden  talior in bankruptcy lists

New Monthly Magazine and Universal Regaister  August 5 1820. "S.L.Curlewis, King street Covent Garden paying dividend.

Morning Post 10 November 1821 " Mr Curlewis of King-street is commended for his liveries for Lord Mayor's Day.

Listed in 1851 UK Census as living as a lodger 16 Queen Elizabeth Row, Greenwich, with wife and daughter Mary. Occupation listed as "retired stationer" (?)

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Curlewis, Susan

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Curlewis, Tom Burnham 1919-1989

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Curlewis, Walter 1804 -

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(Image not verified.  Original photo held by Jane Saxton, Gippsland many years ago, not sure where it is now.  Also referenced as Walter in monograph: The Rosedale story/Don Macready;Cowwarr, Vic.:Don Macreadie, 2009)

Walter followed his brothers George and Septimus to Australia in 1832 according to a letter written by Maria Ann Collins in 1886.  He was involved with the purchase of the Holey Plain in Gippsland, Port Phillip from June 1842 with George, then from January 1843 by himself until January 1845 when he sold the property.  Not sure exactly when he goes back to England.  One sources says he then went to Emu Flat, Alberton until 1850 when he returned to England.  There is another reference in the Australian 12 July 1845 or a Mr Curlewis leaving for London.  He is the only possibility I can think of. After England, he joined his brother James in South Africa.

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Curlewis, William b ? d 1776

Steaven's Lupton's grandfather. Mentioned in the will of (presumably) his fatherJohn Curlewes, 1705. Evidence of marriage to Maria Steavens, St Peter's Cornhill, City of London (IGI) in 1726. (all city registers are deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, Aldermanbury, London EC2P 2EJ)
Mary Steavens parents were Richard Steavens (1674-1726) and Sarah ? . According to Maurice Piscone Curlewis of Italy, Mary's stepfather was called Luptons, hence the middle name carried on to the next generation.
His will was proven on 29 July 1776.
(see transcript). Note reference to the "Thursday Night Society Meeting". Was this a Quaker meeting?
Listed in Kent's Directory for the Year 1771. 39th edn., 1771 as:
Address: no 6, Thomas's Street, Black's Fields, Southwark London
Occupation: timber merchant, wood/furniture/carriage trades.
Address also St Swithins Lane, London, according to Piscone Curlewis.
Apprenticed to Lambert Lance 6 Mary 1719, Ironmonger's Company, son of John, Stepney, Middlesex, weaver deceased. (London City Apprenticeships Abstracts.)

Photo of Family Bible, c 1720's

Inside page of family bible

Curlewis, William Edward 1789 - 1847

[image] original held by CraigTemby

[image] desk and sword

Curlewis, William Edgar 1872-1933

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(l-r standing: Charles Herbert, William, Frederick, Arthur
l-r sitting Lottie Speed, Alfred Claribeaux, Ellen Jessie, with Alf on knee)

[image] with dog

Curlewis, William Henry b 1829

Son of William Edward, died in South America "of the fall from his horse" as recounted in family bible.

 Curlewis - On the 15th August at Paysandu, South America, William Henry, last surviving sone of the late William Edward Curlewis, Commander, R.N.  Hampshire Telegraph, Wednesday 5 october 1869.

Curlewis, William Pike Campbell  1920 - 1976

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[image. Family group]
(l-r Mr Pike, George Campbell Curlewis b 1854, Elsie Curlewis nee Pike, Kathleen Young nee Mary Kathleen Curlewis, Lila Curlewis nee Lila May George, Mrs Pike.
children l-r Arthur Young (Curly) William Curlewis, John Pike Campbell Curlewis

Flores, Enrico 1888 -

Born in Naples Italy to Annie Victoria Curlewis who had married Oduardo Flores, a commander in the Italian navy. Shipping records show that he emigrated to Agentina in 1908, where he took on the activites/assetts of his uncle Ritchie Curlewis

[image] with mother and father and maid

[image as child] with brother Francesco. Enrico on left at 11 years

 

Flores, Francesco 1893 - 1933

[image as child] with brother Enrico, Francesco on right 7 yrs

[image as adult]

[image of wedding]

Biography

HALL, Matilda Martha Burnie 1815 - 1853

Wife of George Campbell Curlewis, daughter of Edward Smith Hall

 

Hermsley: property owned by Curlewis family near Geelong, Victoria

Illingworth, Elsie 1899 - 1970

Descended from John Curlewis, son of Steavons Lupton Curlewis.  Christened 2 July 1899 in East Ardsley. In 1901 lived at Watsons Buildings, East Ardsley: 1911 living at 4 Oddfellow Street Morley; 1920 lived at The Street, Gildersome; married George Ledgard 5 April 1920 at St Peter's Gildersome. Worked as a weaver at this time
1922 - 1923 lived at The Avenue Bare, Morecombe and played the Last Post at Cenotaph ceremony in November 1923. Ran a fruit and veg shop.
1924-1925 living at 55 Lower Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ran a fish and chip shop
1926 Living at the Bungalow Eden Avenue, Dewsbury Road, Wakefield

 

Jauncey, John

Convict servant, later partner with George Campbell Curlewis

 

Kennedy, Henry Florence c 1847 - 1905

His mother was Sarah Isabelle daughter of Steavons Luptons.
In 1871 he was living with his mother in Hackney London and was a clerk to Commission Agent.  . 
He had been awarded Freedom of the City of London in 1879 as a tax collector.

In the 1881 Census he was supporting his mother with an allowance.  He was living in Lewisham with his wife and daughter and occupation was collector and assessor of rates.
1819 Census he is living in Central Hill Croydon as collector of rates and taxes.

1901 Census he is living in Central Hill, Croydon, occupation Collector and Assessor, Rates and Taxes

Kennedy James George 1831 - ?

Born in Sydney and baptised at St Phillip's Church.  The family moved back to England and he appears in the 1841 English Census as a student at the school of Thomas Walton on Albany Road, Camberwell. The census states he was 10, a pupil and born in N S Wales.  No record of him after 1841 has been found.

 

King, Frederick Ernest

King, Janie 1904 -1990 Maslin, Jim
 

Moller family

Moller, Alfred Julius Rowe 1876 - 1956 "Alf"

[image] with siblings c. 1945

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Moller, Bertoline 1874 - 1921

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Moller, Carl Christian 1887 - 1962 "Chris"

[image] with siblings c. 1945

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Moller, Carl Ernest 1974 - 1918

kia France, 30 September 1918

[image] of memorial on grandfather's gravestone in Point Londsdale

 

Moller, Ellen Frances Jane b 1844

Moller, Caroline 1883 - 1956 "Carrie"

[image] on the left

[image] with siblings c. 1945

 

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Moller, Fannie Aiten

[image] as young woman

[image] with siblings c. 1945

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Spent time as a missionary in Africa

Moller, Frederick Campbell 1885 - 1974

[image] 1914

[image] wedding day 1921

[image] marriage certificate

[image] with daugher Flora and Alison

[image] with siblings c. 1945

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Moller, Frederick Francis Curlewis 1925 - 2001

[image] in uniform

Obituary in Newsletter of Bairnsdale branch of Australia Plant Society

Moller, Gretchen Jessie 1880 - 1948 "Gretta"

[image] with siblings c. 1945

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back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Moller, Margarita 1885 - 1967 "Daisy"

[image] on the right

[image] with siblings c. 1945

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Moller, Nellie Christina 1879 - 1951

[image] with siblings c. 1945

back row l-r Carl Christian, Caroline, Alfred, Frederick
front row l-r Gretchen, Fannie, Margarita, Nellie

[image] family picnic c 1945

Neff, Peter Curlewis (1955 - 2011)

[Obituary]

 

Neff, Roderick (1923 - 1943)

[image of gravestone]

died in the Second World War in Egypt

O' Brien, Eric Norman (1877 - 1970)

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O'Brien, John Ormond (1919 - 1942)

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Statham, Edwyn

Edwyn Statham was first cousin to Matilda Martha Birnie Hall who was married to George Campbell Curlewis (1801 - 1847).  Several of his letters are held in the State Library of New South Wales and in these he makes reference on Matilda, George, Septimus and Steavons Lupton Curlewis

Letters 1833-1839

The Swan Hill runs

Young, Arthur Curlewis

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[image. Family group]

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(l-r Mr Pike, George Campbell Curlewis b 1854, Elsie Curlewis nee Pike, Kathleen Young nee Mary Kathleen Curlewis, Lila Curlewis nee Lila May George, Mrs Pike.
children l-r Arthur Young (Curly) William Curlewis, John Pike Campbell Curlewis)