The Pursgloves of Hope

Hope is situated on the A6187 in the High Peak, on the road to Castleton.

The surrounding settlements of Aston, Thornhill and Bradwell are all easily accessible.  close by are Brough, Shatton and Pindale.

This is hill farming country and sheep for wool and meat have been the mainstay for a long time.  Close to hope is a large cement works, quarrying the limestone nearby.

1585 Spanish Armada Levies - made in readiness of invasion 9 to 28/11/1585
Renolde Purslove [813]

1587 Spanish Armada Levies - muster book of trained soldiers 29/11/1587
Reignolde Purslove [813]

John Pursglove [815] of Baslow married Elizabeth Mellor 13 Apr 1789

Sarah Pursglove [817] married Thomas Littlewood on 15/12/1823

George Pursglove [299] married Nancy Ann Shaw in 1831 at Castleton
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

1841 Census: Township of Highlow, (HO 107/186/13 page 1 schedule 1)
John Brighton, 45, Farmer
Sarah Brighton, 40
Ann Brighton, 14
Hannah Brighton 15
Ann Fox, 30, Servant
Edward Bard, 60, Agricultural Labourer
Thomas Eyre, 20, M.L.
Maria Pursglove, 7, Ind.

1891 Census: Brough, (RG12/2780 page 6 schedule 9)
Samuel Pursglove, head, married, 31, Foreman stone cutter, born at New Mills
Sarah Ellen Pursglove, wife, married, 36, born at Aston
Ada Holwin Hallam, daughter, 12, scholar, born at Brough
Lavinia Pursglove, daughter, 9, scholar, born at Hayfield
John Hallam Pursglove, son, 4, scholar, born at Bradwell
Fredrick Pursglove, son, 2, born at Brough
Florence Pursglove, daughter, 7 mths, born at Brough

1901 Census: Oddfellows Cottages, Hope, (RG 13/3273 page 4 schedule 28)
Samuel Pursglove, head, married, 41, Stone Mason, worker, born New Mills, Derbyshire
Sarah E Pursglove, wife, married, 45, born Aston, Derbyshire
Frederick Pursglove, son, 12, born Brough, Derbyshire
Florence Pursglove, Daughter, 10, born Brough, Derbyshire
Ann Pursglove, Daughter, 8, born Hope, Derbyshire
Elsie Pursglove, daughter, 4, born Hope, Derbyshire

1901 Census: Gillott Hay, Hope Woodlands (RG13/3273 page 2 schedule 9)
Joseph Hadfield, head, 46, Farmer, born at Upper Booth Edale
Annie Hadfield, wife, 38, born at Sheffield
Ada Hadfield, daughter, 3, born at Hope Woodlands
Hannah Hadfield, sister, 56, born at Hope Woodlands
John Pursglove, servant, single, 15, Farm labourer, born at Bradwell

Service Overseas in the Great War 1914-18
J. H. Purseglove
F. Purseglove



Page Updated 17/11/2013