TEYNHAM, 19th Baron, created 1616; Christopher John Henry Roper­Curzon.

Awards: DSO 1945; DSC 1944.                                                                                                    /back

Positions: Despatches 1944; Captain, RN (retired); King Haakon Cross of Liberty; Younger Brother of Trinity House; formerly a Deputy Speaker of House of Lords and Deputy Chairman of Committees; HM Lieutenant of the City of London; a Director of British Sailors Society; a Governor and Member of Managing Committee of Royal National Lifeboat Institute; Chairman of Prince of Wales Sea Training School, Dover; Chancellor of the Primrose League, 1948; Member, Council, Navy League; Member Post Office Advisory Board; Member of Court of Directors of Royal Exchange

Personal details: Born 6 May 1896; eldest son of 18th Baron and Mabel
(died 1937), daughter of late Col Henry Green Wilkinson, Scots Guards, Pannington Hall, Ipswich; succeeded father, 1936; married 1927, Elspeth Grace (marr. diss., 1954; she married 1958, 5th Marquess of Northampton), eldest daughter of late William Ingham Whitaker, Pylewell Park, Lymington; two sons; married 1955, Anne Rita Curzon­Howe; two daughters.

Education: Royal Naval Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth.

Work: Served with Grand Fleet European War, 1914-1918, and War of 1939-1945; Naval Control Service Officer Port of London, 1939-1940; commanded Destroyers HMS Campbeltown, Venomous, and Amazon and the Minesweeping Forces from HMS Ambitious in the Invasion Area North France (DSO). Chm. Automobile Association, 1953-1957. Chevalier Légion d'Honneur. KStJ. A Conservative.

Heir: Eldest son Hon. John Christopher Ingham Roper­Curzon [born 25 December 1928; married 1964, Elizabeth, daughter of late Lt­Col the Hon. David Scrymgeour Wedderburn and of the Countess of Dundee; one son three daughters].

Address: Inwood House, Sarisbury Green, Hants.

Clubs: Carlton; Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes).

Died 5 May 1972.