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Curwoods taxis were required to provide transport for high-ranking Germans during the Occupation

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Origins of surname

This is an English surname, probably associated, at least in meaning, with the Scottish surname Kirkwood, which means 'a church in a wood'. It was probably a name given to one or more villages, now disappeared from the map.

Early records

The first Curwood entry in Jersey church registers is for the marriage of John, of St Helier, and Anne Filbin, of St Brelade, in the parish church of St Brelade in 1819. There is no record of their having children.

James Curwood who, according to census records, was born in St Brelade in 1810, married Martha Farley in the parish church in 1832. They had nine children, baptised between 1833 and 1852 in St Brelade and then St Helier. Some online trees show James born in Medina, Sicily, but this is not supported by Jersey census returns, although we have found no record of his birth or baptism in the island.


  • Corwood
  • Curwood
  • Kerwood
  • Keerewood
  • Kirwood

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Great War service

Sons of Henry William and Emily Alford Chambers

  • Henry William Curwood (1879-1976) (St H) Private, Labour Corps
  • John Chambers Curwood (1887-1975) (St H) Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Curwood family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Curwood : Elizabeth Mary , 34 Belmont Road, St Helier - 25/Mar/1922 , 17/Jul/1922 , D/Y/A/82/91
  • Curwood : Emily Alford , nee Chambers, 34 Belmont Road, St Helier 23/02/1926 Bequeaths his No 1 hearse to Thomas Charles Curwood - Unknown date , 24/May/1935 , D/Y/A/97/88
  • Curwood : Emily Jane , wife of James Thomas Hamon, 34 Belmont Road, St Helier 28/12/1939 Bequeaths to Emily Ruth Hamon the property 34 Belmont Road, St Helier; to Thomas Curwood Hamon a share in the premises at Palmyra Road - Unknown date , 28/Feb/1940 , D/Y/A/106/51
  • Curwood : Henry William , St Helier - 31/May/1906 , 29/Jul/1908 , D/Y/A/67/79
  • Curwood : Hilda Chambers , widow of Charles Leonard Lockyer, of 8, Le Coin, Ann Street, St Helier - 05/Jul/1968 , 05/Jul/1968 , D/Y/B1/122/13
  • Curwood : James Arthur , 13 Windsor Road, St Helier - 29/Sep/1937 , 23/Apr/1947 , D/Y/A/117/109
  • Curwood : John Chambers , of 46, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - 11/Jul/1956 , 18/Jun/1975 , D/Y/B1/224/15
  • Curwood : Vera Grace , wife of Lionel Hercules Sandoe, of Baringa, Old Forge Lane, Grouville - 03/Jun/1971 , 06/Sep/1971 , D/Y/B1/163/52


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