The Pursgloves of Baslow - [BASL]
St Anns Church, Baslow is a 14th century church in origin. It was extensively restored by the Duke of Devonshire in 1852-53 and its unusual clock was added in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. In some old sources the chapel of St James is also noted as a Baslow church. This could be an earlier dedication of St Anns.
Baslow has developed under the shadow of the Chatsworth Estate and is a predominantly farming area, now an attractive Derbyshire tourist spot.
John Pursglove  married Anne King 14 Nov 1715 in Bakewell
Thomas Pursglove, son of John Pursglove, baptised 5/8/1716
George Pursglove, son of John Pursglove, baptised 29/6/1718
John Pursglove, son of John and Anne, bapt. 21/2/1720 - married Grace Gregory
Mary Pursglove, daughter of John and Anne, bapt. 24 May 1725 - died in infancy
Robert Pursglove, son of John and Anne, bapt. 24 Feb 1727 - died in infancy
Ann Pursglove, daughter of John and Anne, bapt. 16 Feb 1730
John Pursglove 
married Grace Gregory 6 Dec 1744
Thomas Pursglove, son of John and Grace, bapt. Aug 1744 - died in infancy buried 19 Aug 1744
Martha Pursglove, daughter of John and Grace, bapt. Mar 1744
Anne Pursglove, daughter of John and Grace, bapt. 4/5/1748 - married Edmund Ragg
John Pursglove, son of John and Grace, bapt. 23/9/1750
George Pursglove, son of John and Grace, bapt. 8/10/1753 - married Hannah Mower of Eyam
Grace Pursglove, daughter of John and Grace, bapt. 5/11/1756
Following the death of Grace in 1784, John married Elizabeth Mellor of Hope
George Pursglove  married Hannah Mower 12 Mar 1775 at Eyam
John Purseglove  buried 11 Oct 1765 - Husband of Anna Pursglove (nee King)
Hannah Pursglove, daughter of Ann Pursglove, bapt. 28/1/1768
Thomas Pursglove, son of John Pursglove, bapt. 26/8/1770
Ann Pursglove  married Edmund Ragg on 20/5/1771
John Pursglove  married Elizabeth Mellor 13 Apr 1789 at Hope, Derbyshire
Hannah Pursglove  married William Cotton on
(source - Matlock - Microfilm M35 vol.6) No.124 William Cotton and Hannah Pursglove both of Baslow were married in this Chapel by Banns this seventeenth day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight by me John Barker. This marriage was solemnized by us William Cotton (signature) and Hannah Pursglove (signature) in the presence of Joseph Cotton (signature) and Hannah Gill (signature).
note: Hannah was born at Goatscliffe, Grindleford, Derbyshire in 1788.
1901 Census for Baslow
John W Pursglove, head, married, 28, male, Farmer - Employer, born Eyam 1872
Jane Pursglove, wife, married, 23, female, born Dronfield 1877
George C Pursglove, son, unmarried, 0, male, born Baslow 1900
John had four servants, George Barker of Eyam, Annie Triggs of London, Fanny Hulbert of Birmingham and John Gorman from Ireland.
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