The Pursgloves of Castleton - [CAST]


Known as the "Gem of the Peak", Castleton dates to the 11th Century, built below the defences of Peveril Castle. The local hills are steep and difficult terrain, suitable only for hill farming and stone quarrying.

Galena mines and Limestone quarries were the towns main source of income.  It is now a tourist hot-spot for hikers and will walkers, campers, cyclists and visitors to its famous 'Blue John' gem mines.  Access by road is from Edale, Bradwell, Hope and Chapel-en-le-frith.  Castleton is overlooked from Mam-Tor, 'the shivering mountain'.


John Pursglove, Will, June 1595

Robert Pursglove [266] of Lady Lee Booth married Elizabeth Ashton of Glossop in April 1683

Elizabeth Pursglove [268] married Robert Marshall on 15/12/1720

Ruth Pursglove [369] of Edale, married Thomas Cowper (Cooper) of Edale, in 1750

Elizabeth Pursglove [270] married George Eyre at Castleton on 3 Jan 1757
14 children registered.  David, James, Alice, John, Jonathon, Sarah, Thomas, George, Betty, Ann, Joseph, Benjamin, Isaac, Mary.
Elizabeth was baptised in 1736 and died in 1804

Mary Pursglove [286] married John Wilson on 9/8/1775

Abie Pursglove [233], daughter of Thomas and Martha Pursglove, bapt. 23/3/1796
Thomas and Martha lived at Chesterfield.

Benjamin Pursglove married Hannah ? on 18/9/1799

Betty Pursglove married William Marshall on 10/6/1805

Betty Pursglove married William Cowe on 14/6/1808

George, son of Joseph and Hannah Pursglove, baptised 1808
ref father; Joseph Pursglove married Hannah Eyre.

George Pursglove [299] married Nancy Ann Shaw in 1831
Rosa Elizabeth Pursglove, baptised 3 Jun 1838 at Woodlands, Hope
Mary Ann Pursglove, baptised 31 Jan 1841 at Woodlands, Hope
Margaret Pursglove, Baptised 18 Jun 1843 at Woodlands, Hope
George Pursglove, baptised 8 mar 1849 at Eyam
   The family moved to Eyam about 1845

Reuben Pursglove [686]  married Elizabeth Hadfield of Glossop on 26 Aug 1833 at Glossop
witness: James Platt, George Goodman

John Eyre Pursglove [305]  married Sarah Shepperd on 24/10/1836
John and Sarah lived in Edale after their marriage




Page Updated 16/11/2013