(011) John Curness

(B011) 21st Dec 1821. Holborn. London.

(C011) 26th May 1822. St Andrew's. Holborn. London.

(D011) 28th Mar 1884. Hackney. London.

Occupation :- Labourer, Glass Maker, Journeyman Blacksmith, Warehouseman,

Married (M004) 25th Dec 1845. St Mary's. Lambeth. London


(014) Louisa Ayling

(B014) 23rd Nov 1822. Newington. London.

(C014) 22nd Dec 1822. St Mary's. Newington. London.

(D014) Sep Qtr 1861. Lambeth. London.

Occupation :-

Children :-

(015) John William Curness (B) 19th Sep 1847. Southwark. London. - (D) Jun Qtr 1850. Southwark. London.

(534) Mary Ann Curness (B) 23rd Feb 1850. Southwark. London. - (D) 13th May 1852. Southwark. London.

(016) Hannah Louisa Curness (B) 17th Oct 1851. Southwark. London. - (D) Jun Qtr 1852. Southwark. London.

(017) Eliza Curness (B) 9th Apr 1853. Southwark. London. - (D) Sep Qtr 1854. Southwark. London.

(018) Louisa Curness (B) 16th Jan 1855. Southwark. London. - (D) ?. ?.

(019) James Curness (B) 1st Sep 1857. Southwark. London. - (D) Sep Qtr 1857. Southwark. London.

(020) Charles Curness (B) 15th Jul 1859. Southwark. London. - (D) Dec Qtr 1862. Southwark. London.


Remarried. (M005) 25th Dec 1874. St John's. Walworth.


(021) Sophia Beverstock (Munday)

(B021) 1833. Lambeth. London.

(C021) 26th May 1833. St John the Evangelist. Lambeth. London

(D021) ?. ?.

Occupation :-

Footnote :- Life for John and his first wife Louisa must have been very hard. Six of their seven children died before they reached the age of four. Then Louisa herself died at the age of thirty nine, just before the death of their last child. John and his second wife Sophia were alive at the time of the 1881 census but I have been unable to trace them at this point in time. I have had trouble in finding any record of her previous marriage. John seems to have been a Jack of all Trades.

One interesting thing to point out is if you look at John's christening record (C 011), on the line below you will see a reference to an Esther Beverstock who's father was a Benjamin Beverstock. Then if you look at the certificate of his second marriage (M 005), you will see that the father of his wife Sophia Munday (nee Beverstock) is the same Benjamin Beverstock. Also John's younger brother James was christened on the same day and in the same church as Sophia. Benjamin Beverstock was married to an Esther Curnes which could be a link to the Curness family. There also another link between the Beverstock families as they, as they both lived in Robinhood Court, near Holborn, then both moved over to Lambeth where they lived in Charles Street. Benjamin was a Cork Cutter and may have been the reason why John's cousin John Benjamin Curness became one too.