The Pursgloves of Rochdale - [ROCH]


Rochdale is a market town in greater Manchester, situated on the River Roch. The Domesday entry is under Recedham Manor and the ancient parish was within the hundred of Salford.  The town was granted a royal charter in 1251.

In the 19th century, Rochdale was an important mill town, becoming heavily industrialised and specialising in heavy fabrics and woollen cloths.  The Rochdale Canal was a major contributor to the economy of the area.


1901 Census: 4 Broadbent Street, Rochdale, Lancashire (RG13, 3833, 207, 65, 427)
George Pursglove, Head, Married, 32, Railway Carter, worker, born Hayfield, Derbyshire
Annie Pursglove, Wife, Married, 30, born Godley, Cheshire
Ernest Pursglove, Son, 7 mths, born Chinley, Derbyshire

1911 Census: 64 Woodbine Street East Rochdale (RG14, 24606, 2, 3, 354)
George Pursglove, Head, 42, married, Coal Heaver, Coop Society, worker, born Hayfield, Derbyshire
Annie Pursglove, Wife, 40, Married (11 years), born Godley, Cheshire
Ernest Pursglove, Son, 10, born Chinley, Derbyshire
Charles Harold Pursglove, Son, 6, born Rochdale, Lancashire

 

 

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