Curtis, Edwin (1844-1931)


Edwin was born in late 1844 at Belton, Rutland, to parents Edwin Curtis and Frances Drake. He was brought up from an early age by his grandparents, John & Mary Drake. John was a stone mason. Census returns identify the following occupations for Edwin.

  • 1861 stationer
  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 unemployed printer
  • 1891 chapel keeper & local preacher
  • 1901 in Monkstown, Cork, Ireland
  • 1911 Wesleyan evangelist

He married Selina Ann Brown (1852-1940) on 24 December 1873 at Billesdon, Leicestershire. Census returns identify one of two children.

  • Lily Frances (1875-1940) – married John Dunn in 1914

Edwin died in early 1931 at Downham, Norfolk.


  • 1869 Portsmouth
  • 1870 Bagshot
  • 1871 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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