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Curzon of Kedleston, Marquess (UK, 1921 - 1925)

 

Creation: let. pat. 28 Jun 1921

 

Extinct: 20 Mar 1925

 

Family name: Curzon

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Arms:

Argent on a Bend Sable three Popinjays Or collared Gules

Crest:

A Popinjay rising wings displayed and inverted Or collared Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Female Figure the dexter representing Prudence habited Argent mantled Azure and holding in her sinister hand a Javelin entwined by a Remora proper the sinister representing Liberality habited Argent mantled Purpure and holding in both hands a Cornucopia proper

Mottoes:

Let Curzon holde what Curzon helde; Recte Et Suaviter (Justly and mildly)

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George Nathaniel [Curzon], 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston later 1st Viscount Scarsdale and 1st Earl Curzon of Kedleston later 5th Baron Scarsdale later 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG GCSI GCIE PC

1st son of Rev Alfred Nathaniel Holden [Curzon], 4th Baron Scarsdale, Rector of Kedleston, co. Derby, by his wife Blanche Senhouse, 2nd dau. of Joseph Pocklington Senhouse, of Netherhall, co. Cumberland

born

11 Jan 1859

mar. (1)

22 Apr 1895 Mary Victoria Leiter CI (d. 18 Jul 1906), dau. of Levi Zeigler Leiter, of Washington, USA

children by first wife

1. Lady Mary Irene Curzon, later suo jure Baroness Ravensdale

2. Lady Cynthia Blanche Curzon, Member of Parliament for Stoke 1929-31 (b. 23 Aug 1898; d. 16 May 1933), mar. 11 May 1920 as his first wife Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Bt. MP (d. 3 Dec 1980), and had issue

3. Lady Alexandra Naldera Curzon (b. 20 Mar 1904; d. 7 Aug 1995), mar. 11 May 1920 (div. 1955) Maj Edward Dudley Metcalfe MVO MC (d. 18 Nov 1957), only son of Edward Metcalfe, of Rathfarnham, co. Dublin, and had issue

mar. (2)

2 Jan 1917 Grace Elvina Duggan GBE (widow of Alfred Duggan, of Buenos Aires;  d. 29 Jun 1958), dau. of J Monroe Hinds, US Minister in Brazil

died

s.p.m. 20 Mar 1925

created

v.p. 11 Nov 1898 Baron Curzon of Kedleston, of Kedleston in the County of Derby (Peerage of Ireland), with remainder to the heirs male of his body

v.p. 2 Nov 1911 Baron Ravensdale, of Ravensdale in the County of Derby, with remainder in default of male issue to his eldest dau. and the heirs male of her body, with remainder to his second and every other younger dau. successively in order of birth, and the heirs male of their bodies;  Viscount Scarsdale, of Scarsdale in the County of Derby, with remainder in default of male issue to his father, Baron Scarsdale, and the heirs male of his body;  and Earl Curzon of Kedleston, of Kedleston in the County of Derby, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

28 Jun 1921 Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

suc. by

nephew (as regards the Barony and Viscountcy of Scarsdale only)

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Southport 1886-98; Under Secretary of State for India 1891-92; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1895-98; Privy Councillor 1895; Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1898-1904 and 1904-05;  GCSI and GCIE 1898; Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1904-05; Lord Privy Seal 1915-16;  suc. his father 23 Mar 1916 as 5th Baron Scarsdale; Lord President of the Air Board 1916; Knight of the Garter 1916;  Lord President of the Council and Member of the War Cabinet 1916-19;  Leader of the House of Lords 1916-24; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1919-24;  Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords 1924-25

 

On the death of the 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston the Marquessate, Earldom and Irish Barony of Curzon of Kedleston became extinct, the Barony and Viscountcy of Scarsdale devolved on his nephew, Richard Nathaniel Curzon, and the Barony of Ravensdale on his eldest daughter, Lady Mary Irene Curzon.

 

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