The Curbishley brothers Joseph H Curbishley, the father of the Curbishley brothers was for many years an estate worker at Toft Estate. The Toft estate was owned from the 17th Century by the Leycester-Roxby family and encompassed large parcels of land to the South of Knutsford in the parishes of Toft and Bexton. It was one of four estates that encompassed the town, the others being Tatton Hall estate owned by the Egerton family, Booths Hall estate owned by the Legh family and Tabley House estate owned by another branch of the Leycester family the Leycester-Warrens. The Curbishley family lived in one half of semi-detached cottages built for estate workers in Croft Lane (originally Molly Potts or Moorhead on census records) off Toft Road. Albert was one of a family of nine brothers (one, Henry did in infancy) and one sister. Like so many other brothers in this Knutsfordian Community several of them enlisted either together or at different stages in the war. Four of Albert's brothers served and survived the war, Leigh, Ralph, Joseph and Harry. Their stories are to be found in this community.
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