CURZON, Nathaniel (1726-1804), of Kedleston, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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2 Feb. 1748 - 1754
1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 23 Dec. 1726, 1st surv. s. of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Bt.. educ. Westminster 1740-4; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1745; Grand Tour. m. 27 Oct. 1750, Lady Caroline Colyear, da. of Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore [S], 5s. 2da. suc. fa. as 5th Bt. 18 Nov. 1758. cr. Baron Scarsdale 9 Apr. 1761.

Offices Held


Curzon was returned as a Tory for Clitheroe on his family’s interest in 1748 as soon as he had come of age. The 2nd Lord Egmont wrote of him in his electoral survey, c.1749-50:

There is, I believe, neither good nor harm in this boy. I should think if hereafter a peerage should be shewn in prospect to his family which is ancient and rich and not at all improper for it they might be thoroughly gained, and it would be a great acquisition in a bad part of England.

Ennobled by Bute, he died 5 Dec. 1804.

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