Curwood family page
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.
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.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- Henry William Curwood (1879-1976) (St H) Private, Labour Corps
- John Chambers Curwood (1887-1975) (St H) Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery
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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Elizabeth Curwood, 34 Belmont Road, St Helier - 17 July 1922, D/Y/A/82
- Emily Curwood née Chambers, 34 Belmont Road, St Helier - 24 May 1935, D/Y/A/97
- Henry Curwood, St Helier - 29 July 1908, D/Y/A/67
- James Curwood, 13 Windsor Road, St Helier - 23 April 1947, D/Y/A/117
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