TEYNHAM, 19th Baron, created
1616; Christopher John Henry RoperCurzon.
Awards: DSO 1945; DSC 1944.
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
Address: Inwood House, Sarisbury Green, Hants.
Clubs: Carlton; Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes).
Died 5 May 1972.