Henry Roper-Curzon, 18th Baron Teynham

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Henry John Philip Sidney Roper-Curzon, 18th Baron Teynham DL (27 May 1867 – 1936) was an English peer, soldier, magistrate, and business man.

The son of Henry George Roper-Curzon, 17th Baron Teynham, by his marriage to Harriet Anne Lovell Heathcote, a daughter of the Rev. Thomas Heathcote, of Shaw Hill House, Wiltshire,[1] he was educated at Eton, and then at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.[2]

On the death of his father in 1892 Roper-Curzon inherited his peerage, becoming a member of the House of Lords. He was commissioned into the Royal East Kent Yeomanry as a second lieutenant on 14 March 1900.[3] He later transferred to The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), seeing active service overseas in the First World War, rising to the rank of Major. He was appointed as a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour and later served as a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent,[1] where he lived at Lynsted Lodge, near Sittingbourne.[4]

On 26 June 1895 Teynham married Mabel Wilkinson, daughter of the late Colonel Henry Green Wilkinson (1822-1894), of Pannington Hall, and they had two sons, Christopher John Henry Roper-Curzon, later the 19th Baron Teynham (1896–1972) and Ralph Henry Roper-Curzon (born 1899).[1]

In 1927 Lord Teynham also had an address at 8, Hertford Street, Westminster, W1, and he was chairman of Glebofi Grosny Petroleum Company Ltd, Kuranti Syndicate Ltd, Peacehaven Estates Ltd, and Peacehaven Water Company Ltd, and a director of the Fanti Consolidated Investment Company Ltd.[5]

Teynham died in 1936 and was succeeded by his elder son, Christopher Roper-Curzon, a Royal Navy officer who had married Elspeth Whitaker in 1927.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Burke's Peerage volume 3 (2003), p. 3880
  2. ^ Old Public School Boy's Who's Who 1933 (1933), p. 691
  3. ^ "No. 27173". The London Gazette. 13 March 1900. p. 1717.
  4. ^ Melville Henry Massue, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal (1994 reprint), p. 398
  5. ^ The Directory of Directors for 1927: A List of the Directors of the Joint Stock Companies of the United Kingdom (Thomas Skinner & Company, 1927) p. 1539
  6. ^ The Illustrated London News, Volume 170, Issue 2 (1927), p. 1178

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