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. 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; obtained the rank of lieutenant, March 14th, 1811; served as such in the Blake 74, employed on the coast of Catalonia, until 1813; acted as a military aide-de-camp in North America, during the latter part of the war between Great Britain and the United States; 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. 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.
Agents.– Messrs. Maude and Co.