Baron Teynham, of Teynham in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of England and the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The title today is held by Lord John Roper-Curzon, a member of the House of Roper-Curzon. The Roper-Curzon family are an English aristocratic family, descending from King Charles II of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and have a history starting from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Roper and Curzon are two last names joined in 1788 with backgrounds including titles and major landowners.

Baron Teynham
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Coat of arms of Baron Teyham
Creation date1616
MonarchJames VI and I
PeeragePeerage of England and Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holderSir John Roper
Present holderJohn Christopher Ingham Roper-Curzon, 20th Baron of Teynham
Heir apparent
  • Hon. David John Henry Ingham Roper-Curzon (b. 1965).
  • Heir apparent’s heir apparent: Henry "Harry" Christopher John Ingham Roper-Curzon (b. 1986).
Subsidiary titles
  • Baron of Teynham.
  • Lord Teynham.
Seat(s)Pylewell Park

The family seat is Pylewell Park and Lord Teynham's eldest son the heir apparent Honorable David Roper-Curzon resides there with his family.[1] The current Lady Teynham, Elizabeth Roper-Curzon is eldest daughter to the 11th Earl of Dundee, and descendant of Queen Mary of Scots. The Roper-Curzon family and the British Royal Family, are related through Lady Teynham and her cousin Duchess Sarah Ferguson of York, aunt to Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.


The title was created in 1616 for Sir John Roper.[2][3] His great-great-grandson, the fifth Baron, served as Lord Lieutenant of Kent. The latter's third son, the eighth Baron, married, as his second wife, Anne Barrett-Lennard, 16th Baroness Dacre. His eldest son from this marriage, the Hon. Charles Roper, was the father of Trevor Charles Roper, 18th Baron Dacre, and Gertrude Trevor Roper, 19th Baroness Dacre (see the Baron Dacre for more information). His youngest son from this marriage, Reverend Hon. Richard Henry Roper, was the great-great-great-grandfather of the historian Hugh Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton.

The eighth Baron was succeeded by his eldest son from his first marriage to the Hon. Catherine Smythe, the ninth Baron. He died unmarried and was succeeded by his younger brother, the tenth Baron. The latter's grandson, the fourteenth Baron, assumed in 1788 by Royal licence the surname of Curzon in lieu of his patronymic but in 1813 he resumed by Royal licence his original surname of Roper in addition to that of Curzon. His great-great-grandson, the nineteenth Baron, served as Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords from 1946 to 1959. As of 2014 the title is held by the latter's son, the twentieth Baron, who succeeded in 1972.

Barons Teynham (1616)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. David John Henry Ingham Roper-Curzon (b. 1965).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Henry "Harry" Christopher John Ingham Roper-Curzon (b. 1986).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Interiors: Pylewell Park in Hampshire". The Daily Telegraph. 12 July 2014.
  2. ^ History of Parliament: Christopher Roper
  3. ^ "England's Topographer: A New and Complete History of the County of Kent, Vol. 2" pg. 704


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]

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