Curwen, Robert Ewing


Student United College 1857-1858 Chem. 1858-1859 Chem.; Comp. Anat. & Physiol. 1859-1860 N. Phil. Attended Episcopalian Church.


Born c. 1842 in England. From London. Perhaps baptised 24.11.1839 son of Darcy Curwen, Aspatria and Margaret [Pears].


Of independent means. Built mansion house, Westerlee in St Andrews. Lieutenant Fife Artillery Militia. J.P. [Justice of the Peace] for Fife. [Soldier]

Said to be of the Lake District and Isle of Man and a friend of Wordsworth.

Moved to Edinburgh c. 1895 and disappears from Edinburgh Directories c.1904.


Apparently did not die in Scotland.


  • UYUC310
  • Census 1881, 1891 St Andrews
  • St Andrews Directories