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Royal Naval Biography/Curzon, Edward


EDWARD CURZON, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1823.]

A Companion of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath; Officer of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Wladimer; and Knight of the Royal French Order of St. Louis.

This officer is nearly related to Lord Scarsdale[1]. He entered the navy in Nov. 1804, being then fifteen years of age, as midshipman on board the Repulse 74, Captain the Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge[2]; obtained the rank of lieutenant, March 14th, 1811; served as such in the Blake 74, employed on the coast of Catalonia, until 1813[3]; acted as a military aide-de-camp in North America, during the latter part of the war between Great Britain and the United States[4]; and was promoted to the rank of commander, March 29th, 1815. His subsequent appointments were, July 22d, 1810, to the Pelican 18, fitting out for the West Indies; Oct. 10th, 1822, to the Fly 18, attached to the Leith station, where he was serving when posted, Feb. 8th, 1823; and, Oct. 6th, 1826, to the Asia 84, equipping at Portsmouth, for the flag of Sir Edward Codrington, which ship he commanded at the battle of Navarin[5]. For his conduct on that occasion, he he was nominated a C.B. on the 13th Nov, 1827; and; subsequently decorated with the Cross of St Louis, and the Order of St. Wladimer of the third class. The Asia returned home, to be docked and refitted, Jan. 31st, 1828; and Captain Curzon appears to have retained the command of her until June 6th following, since which he has been on half-pay.

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