Pursgloves of Duffield - [DUFF]

Duffield is situated between Derby and Belper on the confluence of the river Ecclesbourne and the River Derwent.  There is evidence of Iron Age habitation and this was a major river ford in Roman times, for the transporting lead ore from Wirksworth.  This are has always been prone to flooding and the soil is very fertile, making this a good place for animal farming.

In the 19th century this was a centre for cattle farming.  Framework knitting and paper production were also significant contributors to the village economy.  In 1910 there was an expansion in housing to accommodate workers for Rolls Royce in Derby.

St Alkmunds Church stands away from the main village.


Alice Pursglove [207] married Edward Bradshaw on 24/8/1600

Elizabeth (Elizabetha) Purseglove [209] married Ralph (Radulphus) Robinson on 9/2/1606

Thomas Purslove [211] married Frances Plumtree on 12/1/1606
{NOTE: Thomas Purseglove
married Frances Plumtree, alias Haye on 12 /5/1628 at Allestree.}

William Pursglove son of John Pursglove [213] was baptised 19/1/1606
Grace Pursglove daughter of John Pursglove was baptised 25/1/1612
Anne Pursglove daughter of John Purseglove was baptised 18/6/1620

John Pursglove baptised 20/1/1608

Margaret Pursloe [217] married Richard Bate on 26/8/1621
The marriage was witnessed by a relative, Timothy Hall

Ann Purslove [219] married William Toplis of Hazelwood on 7/1/1736
{This may be Anne [216] the daughter of John Pursglove}

John Pursglove [222] married Elizabeth Wood on 20/5/1839
relative - Margaret S. Slater Hall

1851 Census, Duffield.
William Pursglove (Labourer, aged 44, born Wirksworth) married Ann ? (age 41, born Codnor)
Lalah Pursglove,  a cotton spinner aged 15, born Ironville
Maryana Pursglove, aged 13, born Ironville
Rebecca Pursglove, aged 11, born Ironville
Lucy Pursglove, aged 6, born Ironville
Elizabeth Pursglove, aged 2, born Ironville

Mary Pursglove [223] married Thomas Clayton on 1/4/1883



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