The Pursgloves of Rowsley - [ROWS]

Rowsley developed at a crossing point on the River Derwent.  In historical times there has been a small population and a mill on the river.  The current mill is situated on the River Wye, just before it joins the River Derwent.

The Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway Company built a Marshalling Yard at Rowsley in the 1840's.  The railway was closed in 1968 and the station building has survived as part of a shopping complex.  The remaining track is now used by Peak Rail on their heritage railway.


1901 Census: Bakewell Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire (RG13, 3264, 4, 24)
Joseph Pursglove, Head, Married, 33, Quarry Labourer, worker, born Middleton, Derbyshire
Hannah Pursglove, Wife, Married, 26, born Biggin, Derbyshire
Sydney, Pursglove, Son, Single, 2, born Hartington, Derbyshire
William Gayston, Boarder, Single, 58, General Labourer, worker, born Hazleton, Suffolk
Joseph Fox, Boarder, Widow, 67, Miller, worker, born Lincoln, Lincolnshire



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