1. John Curzon, of Kedleston, Esq. (commonly called John with the White Head), who was High Sheriff of the counties of Nottingham and Derby, in 15 Henry VI. and Escheator for the same county in 19 Henry VI. He is died c1450 and is buried (as appears by the arms of himself and his wife impaled on their grave-stone), in the church at Kedleston.

He married Joan, daughter of Sir John Bagot, of Blithfield, in the county of Stafford, Bart. by whom he had seventeen children we have only been able to learn with certainty the names of five – one son, and four daughters, Isabel, wife of Jolm Bryd, of Locko, Gent.; Anne, of John Ireton, of Ireton, Gent.; Thomasine, of Thomas Statham, of Morley, Esq.; and Joan, of Ralph Sacheverel, Esq.

2. Their brother, Richard Curzon, Esq. succeeded his father, and married Alice, daughter of Sir Robert Willoughby, of Wollaton, in the county of Nottingham, Knt. by whom he had issue two sons; whereof Henry, the youngest, married Margaret, daughter of John Dethick, of Bredsall, in the county of Derby, Esq. and a daughter, Elizabeth, Prioress of King’s-Mead in Derby from 1514 to her death in 1525. The convent, not far from present-day Friargate, was small – but famed for its School were young Derbyshire ladies were educated.

He died in 1496 and is buried in Kedleston church.

3. John Curzon Esq., the eldest son and heir, was High Sheriff of the county of Derby, in 13 Edward IV. 2 Richard III. 2 Henry VII. and4 died in 4 Henry VIII. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Eyre, of Hassop, in the county of Derby, Esq. by whom he had issue, one son and heir, Richard, and three daughters, viz. Cecilia (or Alice), wife of William Trussel, of Billesley, in the county of Warwick, Gent.; Mary, of George Whitworth, Gent.; and, Anne, of George Trusset, Gent.

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