CURZON, William (?1681-1749), of the Inner Temple.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1747

Family and Education

b. ?1681, 4th s. of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 2nd Bt.; bro. of John, 3rd Bt., and Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Bt.. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 25 June 1696, aged 15; I. Temple, called 1705, bencher 1735. unm.

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Curzon was returned for Clitheroe as a Tory by his brother, Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Bt. ‘A stranger in the borough, [who] never paid the compliment of attending at his own election’,1 he is not known to have voted, and was not put up in 1747. Walpole wrote to Mann, 15 Dec. 1748, that John Stanhope

was sitting by ... old Mr. Curzon, a nasty wretch, and very covetous: his nose wanted blowing, and continued to want it: at last Mr. Stanhope ... said ‘indeed, Sir, if you don’t wipe your nose, you will lose that drop’.

He died 24 June 1749, leaving a large fortune to his brother, Sir Nathaniel.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. An Answer to the Apology for the conduct of Thomas Lister, 21.
  • 2. Gent. Mag. 1749, p. 331.