CURZON, Penn Assheton (1757-97), of Gopsall Hall, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790
1790 - Feb. 1792
27 Feb. 1792 - 3 Sept. 1797

Family and Education

bap. 31 Jan. 1757, 1st s. of Assheton Curzon, by his 1st w. Esther Hanmer. educ. Westminster 1768; B.N.C. Oxf. 1774. m. 31 July 1787, Hon. Sophia Charlotte Howe, da. and h. of Richard, 4th Visct.Howe, 3s. 1da. suc. uncle Charles Jennens, of Gopsall, Leics. 1773.

Offices Held


In 1784 Curzon successfully contested Leominster. He is listed by William Adam as a Government supporter. His only reported votes were with Opposition on Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and with Administration on the Regency, 1788-9. There is no record of his having spoken in the House.

He died v.p. 3 Sept. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond