12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Avening Polling District: Parish of Avening. Abode: Hullavington, Wiltshire: John Curtis. Bisley Polling District: Parish of Bisley: Abode: Trillis: Ira Curtis. Cheltenham Polling District: Parish of Charlton Kings: Abode: Charlton Kings: John Curtis. Parish of Cheltenham: Abode: Dawlish, Devon: John Curtis.
27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. The List of Freemen entitled to vote in the election of members to serve in Parliament for the City of Gloucester: George John Curtis, Alvin Street; John Curtis, George Street. Occupiers of houses in Holy Trinity parish: William Curtis for a house 135 Westgate Street. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Nicholas: George Curtis, for a house in Island; Thomas Curtis, for a house 111 Westgate Street.
15 June 1894: Local Yachting News, Southampton. At Luke’s yard, Hamble, Sphinx, yawl, is ready for sea. Mr Richard Bennett’s new boat was launched on Tuesday; she will be known as Apteryx, and is a cutter of 16 tons burthen. The new 15-ton cruiser is also ready for launching. Baladeuse, s.y., Mr Spencer Chapman, was launched and left for Southampton. Bianca, 24 tons, schooner, Mr Hewitt, is ready for sea. Daisy, yawl, has had her decks caulked, and was repainted, and will complete her outfit next week. Dormouse, s.y., Col. Dugmore, has had a new deck-house, and sundry other alterations on deck and below, and left the yard. St Bernard, schooner, Mr Macdonald, is awaiting orders to re-fit, after having undergone some extensive repairs. Ninette, s.y., Mr Rodewald, is hauled up, had her copper stripped off, and is being caulked and re-coppered previous to fitting out for the season. Coralie, cutter, Mr Tasker, and Amiasona, cutter, Major Bogle, are also fitting out; and Susan, cutter, Major Finch, and Daisie, cutter, Mr Croxhall, have left the yard. Mariposa has also left. Lady Ruth, cutter, Mr Trollope, went to Southampton to be measured, and sailed for Erith; and Charm, Mr Howard, returned to the yard after a short cruise. Other yachts fitting out are Azalea, yawl, Mr Wise; Cypreoe, sloop, Mr McAndrew; and St Joseph, s.y. This yacht has just been let to Mr Curtis, who has taken the Vicarage, Hamble, for the season. The firm have finished the ½-rater they had in hand for some time, and she will be known as Vie; the new house-boat for Mr Brown is also nearing completion.
13 June 1903: Death, at 57 Brook Street, Bampton, Devon, Rhoda the beloved wife of William Gardner, and sixth daughter of the late George Curtis of Rackenford, North Devon
c1910: Postcard to Rev & Mrs Curtis, Norwich Road Methodist Manse, Watton, Thetford, Norfolk: ‘We are now in Palestine, coming on from Damascus yesterday. Visited the well which Christ’s family used, & the spot where the carpenters shed stood. Proceeding later to Jerusalem where a service has been arranged to be held tonight in the garden of Gethsemane Rev Younger conducting it Its to be held after dinner in moonlight. We have had many thrills & seen sights we shall never forget. All good wishes L. Grainger’
February 1913: Mrs Rosa Curtis [aged 31], of Bridewell Street, Clare, [1927-9 altered to Stoke Road], home duties, registered with the National Deposit Friendly Society. Still contributing until at least December 1929.
January 1915: Fred Curtis, humorous vocalist, 3 Vernon Chambers, Bloomsbury, W.C. (Tel: 7697 Gerrard); member of the general and entertainment committees
27 September 1928: Robert Harry Curtis [born 7 June 1906], of Stoke Road, Stoke by Clare, Suffolk, feeder with threshing tackle, registered with the National Deposit Friendly Society. Still contributing until at least December 1929.
26-27 October 1934: The Fête was opened on the first day by Mr Curtis, who was introduced by the Matron of the Hospital, and on the second by our chairman, Captain Sir Beachcroft Towse, V.C. Report by Marjorie Wood (Minor).
12 June 1951: M. Curtis and S. V. Curtis, sopranos, The Alexandra Choir
15 April 1953: County court judgment against Mrs C. M. Curtis, 2 Ifton Terrace, Roggiett, draper
1954: Postcard to Mr P. Curtis, 76 Lytton Avenue, Letchworth, Hertfordshire: ‘Dear Pete, I hope you are having a nice time slogging away at home while I’m lazing around in the sun!! I’m having a nice time here and the weather is jolly good (it will probably start raining now). We went to Christchurch yesterday and saw the castle or what there is of it, but we didn’t go in the church as we didn’t have time See you on Sunday, love Gloria’
24 October 1954: Postcard to Masters P. and A. Curtis, 154 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: ‘To Peter and Adrian, I hope you are well and happy and I think a lot of you and miss you to play with, can you pick our houses from the photo and school also. We hope to see you again someday From Michael (Barnes)’
17 August 1957: Postcard to Rev. W. H. Curtis, Wayland, The Broadway, Sandhurst, Camberley: ‘We are in Brussells Cathedral. This pulpit is carved from one piece of wood. We have been to see the Houses of Parliament and Palace of the king. All well. Love Ken’
1959: Postcard to Rev. W. H. Curtis & all, Wayland, The Broadway, Sandhurst, Camberley: ‘Mid-ocean (Sat.) To quote the poet of old:- No stir in the air, no stir in the sea, The ship was as still as she could be. Her sails from heaven received no motion Her keel was steady in the ocean. One could almost say “not a ripple” The waves are 6 inches & occasionally you see the side rail rise & fall an inch but it couldn’t be more calm if it were Dunkirk day. We’re halfway across, the worst over so we can call this one a very enjoyable trip & hope for the same again next Sat. Lovely night in London. Very comfy beds. Arrived safely. Love Ken Gertie & boys’
c1960: Postcard to Rev. W. H. Curtis, Wayland, The Broadway, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey: ‘Sluis Holland We are actually in Holland & have already seen Dutch dresses & aprons & lace hats. Very flat & dykes & windmills but clean. Dutch houses have coloured shutters & are very pretty. Children ride little bicycles & tandems & little cars. Most attractive. Having a great time. Love Ken xx’
4 August 1960: Postcard to Mrs F. Nichols, 5 Third Avenue, Denville, Havant: ‘Wayland Broadway Sandhurst A Picture from Switzerland to pretend that I am abroad as well as the rest of the family. This is to wish you Many happy returns of the day and that you will have had many of them. Mm’s family joins me in all good wishes Yours sincerely W. H. Curtis Kenneth’s father‘
6 August 1960: Postcard to Mrs F. Nichols, St Martyn’s Lodge, 5 Third Avenue, Denville, Hants: ‘Dinant Tuesday Dearest Mum, Arrived at Dinant at 9 last night. It looks like fairyland & everyone would have liked to stay for a day at least. However, we are off at 8 15 so I must go up and put everything in the cases. Had a good night & feel fresher for it Tons of love from us all G xxxx’
5 April 1965: Postcard to Mr P. Curtis, 76 Lytton Avenue, Letchworth: ‘5th April. Dear Pete, (& Ady) We all sitting in a field in Switzerland, not far from Lake Geneva, stuffing ourselves with food (as usual). Everything’s gone fine so far, the weather’s gorgeous & the van’s running perfectly. We’re all behaving ourselves well, except Miss Birchill (of course). She says to tell you not to forget the money. Love from all, especially Gloria & M. B. (Written by Pete)’