The Pursgloves of Old Whittington - [WHTN]

Witintune was a small rural community at the time of the Norman Conquest.  It was close to the River Rother. The parish church of St Bartholomew was first erected in 1140.  The church was rebuilt several times and was destroyed by fire in 1895. A new church was erected on the site in its present form and opened in 1898.  The current parish includes the hamlets of New Whittington, Whittington Moor and Sheepbridge. These are all considerably larger today than in previous times.

Plans to overthrow King James II were made at 'Revolution House' in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, bringing William and Mary to the English throne.


Matthew Purslove [533] married Elizabeth Gilborthorpe on 14 Aug 1711
   Matthew and Elizabeth moved to Stainton by Tickhill, Yorkshire

1752 South side seating list for Whittington church.
Matthew Purslove



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