The Pursgloves of Bootle - [BOOL]

Recorded as Boltelai in Domesday, this name simply means dwellings.  By the 18th Century this large village was known as Bootle cum Linacre.  It is now a suburb of Liverpool and the name has reverted to Bootle.  In the 19th century, Bootle cum Linacre became a resort for the wealthy.  Several villas were built and this legacy can be seen today.  In the 1840's, the railways were built into the town and this resulted in a rapid population expansion.  Later, with the building of the docks, this area became quite heavily industrialised.

1881 Census: 4 Linacre Village, Bootle cum Linacre, Lancashire (RG11, 3691, 199, 35)
John Pursglove [2550], head, married, 37, Gas Stoker, born Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire
Jane Pursglove, wife, married, 30, born Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire
Henry Pursglove, son, 13, scholar, born Liverpool, Lancashire
Harriet A. Pursglove, dau, 10, scholar, born Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire
George Pursglove, son, 6, scholar, born Linacre, Lancashire
Walter Pursglove, son, scholar, 4, born Linacre, Lancashire

William Pursglove, son of John and Jane Pursglove of 58 Linacre Road, Bootle, born on 9/12/1884, baptized on 15/2/1885 by Robert Lomas at the Chapel of St Mary, Walton-on-the-Hill, Lancashire (No 1830 page 232)

1901 Census: 1 Ash Street, Bootle cum Linacre, Lancashire (RG13, 3463, 97, 13, 75)
Jane Pursglove [2551], Head, Widow, 52, born Ashford, Derbyshire
Emily Pursglove, Daur, Single, 18, Domestic Servant, worker, born Linacre, Lancashire
William Pursglove, Son, Single 16, Labourer in Ship Yard, worker, born Linacre, Lancashire
Hannah Pursglove, Daur, Single, 13, born Linacre, Lancashire
Robert Pursglove, Son, Single, 10, born Bootle, Lancashire

1911 Census: 13 Ash Street, Bootle (RG14, 22440, 34, 96)
George Pursglove [2554], Head, Married, 36, Gas Worker, born Linacre
Margaret Pursglove, Wife, Married, 36, born Liverpool
George Pursglove, Son, 13, school, born Kirkdale
Lilian Pursglove, Daur, 10, school, born Kirkdale
Arthur Pursglove, Son, 8, born Kirkdale
Alfred Pursglove, son, 6, born Bootle
Harold Pursglove, son, 1, born Bootle
William Pursglove, Border, 26, Marine Fireman, born Linacre
Walter Pursglove, Border, 14, school, born Kirkdale



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