Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Curtis

This week my surname is Curtis.  The only ancestor in my tree with this surname is my 5x great grandmother Susanna Curtis.  My line is:

1. Lois V. Whimpey

2. Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3. Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

4. John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960)
5. Ivy May Harley (1890-1959)

8. Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)
9. Sarah Jane Sharp (1853-1906)

16. Joseph Whimpey (1819-1902)
17. Margaret Price (1816-1901)

32. William Whimpey* (1789-1870)
33. Elizabeth Clement(s) (1792-1860)

64. Joseph Wimpey* (1761-1790)
65. Rebekah Dredge (1760-1844)

128. John Wimpey* (1710-1780)
129. Susanna Curtis (1720-1794) 

Not much is known about Susanna.  She was probably born about 1720, in Frome. A baptism entry for Susanna has not yet been found, so I have not been able to trace the Curtis family back further.

Susanna married John Wimphew on 22 July 1742 in Frome, Somerset, England.  Susanna and John had 8 children:

  1. Ann baptised 7 May 1743
  2. John baptised 21 December 1745
  3. Thomas baptised 4 June 1749
  4. Mary baptised 13 September 1751
  5. Benjamin baptised 3 August 1754
  6. James baptised 4 July 1756
  7. Elizabeth baptised 3 February 1759
  8. Joseph (my 4x great grandfather) baptised 29 August 1761.

Susanna was buried 30 July 1794 in Frome.

* Since arriving in Australia, my family has consistently used the spelling Whimpey, however, prior to this, the surname has been recorded in a number of different ways – Wimpey, Wimpew, Wimpewe, Wympie, Wympew, to name a few.

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