Social Victorians/People/Curzon

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Curzon and Curzon-Howe
  • Viscount Curzon, courtesy title for the eldest son and presumptive heir of the Earl of Howe.
  • Viscount Scarsdale
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Viscount Scarsdale (2 November 1911 – 20 March 1925)
  • Baron Scarsdale
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Scarsdale (2 November 1911 – 20 March 1925)
    • Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, 4th Baron Scarsdale (12 November 1856 – 23 March 1916)
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 5th Baron Scarsdale (23 March 1916 – 20 March 1925)
  • Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (28 June 1912 – 20 March 1925)
  • Earl Curzon of Kedleston
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Earl Curzon of Kedleston (2 November 1911 – 20 March 1925)[1]
  • Baron Curzon of Kedleston
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston (11 November 1898 – 20 March 1925)
  • Baron Ravensdale
    • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Ravensdale (11 November 1898 – 20 March 1925)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, American.[2]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, 4th Baron Scarsdale (12 July 1831 – 23 March 1916)[3]
  • Blanche Senhouse ( – 4 April 1875)[4]
  1. Hon. Sophia Caroline Curzon (20 Nov 1857 – 12 March 1929)
  2. George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st and last Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925)
  3. Colonel Hon. Alfred Nathaniel Curzon (12 March 1860 – 20 September 1920)
  4. Hon. Mary Eveline Curzon (c. 1861 – 4 May 1862)
  5. Hon. Blanche Felicia Curzon (18 April 1861 – 23 April 1928)
  6. Hon. Eveline Mary Curzon (16 February 1864 – 15 June 1934)
  7. Hon. Francis Nathaniel Curzon (15 December 1865 – 8 June 1941)
  8. Hon. Assheton Nathaniel Curzon (10 May 1867 – 20 August 1950)
  9. Hon. Elinor Florence Curzon (13 February 1869 – 11 March 1939)
  10. Hon. Geraline Emily Curzon (8 May 1871 – 17 May 1940)
  11. Hon. Margaret Georgina Curzon (23 December 1873 – 19 July 1957)


  • George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925)[5]
  • Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon ( – 18 July 1906)[6]
  1. Mary Irene Curzon, Baroness Ravensdale of Kedleston (20 January 1896 – 9 February 1966)
  2. Cynthia Blanche Curzon (23 August 1898 – 16 May 1933)
  3. Alexandra Naldera Curzon (20 March 1904 – 7 August 1995)

Relations[edit | edit source]

  • Daisy (Marguerite Hyde) Leiter Howard and Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon were sisters.[2]

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1895 April 22, George Nathaniel Curzon and Mary Victoria Leiter married.[5]

1897 July 2, The Hon. George Curzon and the Hon. Mrs. George Curzon (at 301) attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, the Hon. Mrs. George Curzon (at 301) was dressed as Marchesa Malaspina in the Venetians procession.[7]

Alice Hughes's portrait of "Mary Victoria (née Leiter), Lady Curzon of Kedleston as Valentina Visconti of Milan, A.D. 1447" in costume is #190 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[8] The printing on the portrait says, "The Hon. Mrs George Curzon as Valentina Visconti of Milan, A.D. 1447."[9]

The Hon. George Curzon (at 495) also attended.

Questions and Notes[edit | edit source]

A number of people named Curzon attended the Duchess of Devonshire's ball:

  1. Viscount and Viscountess Curzon are treated on the page for the Earl of Howe.
  2. The Times article[10] lists both Mrs. George Curzon and then later Mr. and Mrs. Curzon; was this another couple? Several people are treated this way, mentioned earlier in the Times article and then apparently showing up later, with fewer honorifics, especially if they are Hon.'s.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston". Wikipedia. 2020-11-12. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Curzon,_1st_Marquess_Curzon_of_Kedleston&oldid=988354081. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mary Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston". Wikipedia. 2020-11-16. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mary_Curzon,_Baroness_Curzon_of_Kedleston&oldid=989054984. 
  3. "Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, 4th Baron Scarsdale." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  4. "Blanche Senhouse." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st and Last Marquess Curzon of Kedleston." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  6. "Mary Victoria Leiter." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  7. "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  8. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  9. "Hon. Mrs George Curzon as Valentina Visconti." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158553/Mary-Victoria-ne-Leiter-Lady-Curzon-of-Kedleston-as-Valentina-Visconti-of-Milan-AD-1447.
  10. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.