CURWEN, Eldred (1692-1745), of Workington and Sella Park, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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9 Feb. 1738 - 1741

Family and Education

b. 11 Apr. 1692, 2nd surv. s. of Darcy Curwen of Sella Park by Isabel, da. of Sir Wilfred Lawson, 1st Bt., M.P., of Isell, Cumb. m. Julian Clemnoe of Cornw., 1s. 6da. suc. e. bro. 1727.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cumb. 1729-30.


The Curwens of Sella Park were a junior branch of a leading Cumberland family, who had often represented the county. On the extinction of the senior branch in 1725 Workington passed to Henry Curwen of Sella Park, who was succeeded on his death in 1727 by his brother, Eldred. In 1737 the death of their first cousin, Sir Wilfred Lawson, 3rd Bt., created a vacancy at Cockermouth, for which Eldred Curwen was returned on the Lawson interest. He voted for the Spanish convention in 1739, was not put up in 1741, and died in January 1745.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick