The Pursgloves of Ilkeston

Founded in the 6th Century AD as "Elka's Tun" - the town of the local chieftain - by the River Erewash.  The Ilkeston Charter Fair was started in 1252 preceding the famous Nottingham Goose Fair.

Quarrying has been a major industry since roman times. More recently local coal mines have been a major employer.  Ilkeston Spa Baths were built in 1831 as a tourist attraction.  They closed in 1900.  Stanton Ironworks is a key employer in  the town until the last casting was made in 2007.  There is a significant textile industry in this area.

Ilkeston Holy Trinity Church


Ilkeston St Marys Parish Registers 1588-1699  (No Pursgloves)

Francis Piner married Anne Purslove [795] on 21/9/1663
Half a page was torn from the register before this entry, the remaining part of the previous page being blank.

George Pursglove [796], Stocking weaver, married Jane Watson on 30/7/1794

Samuel Pursglove [798] of Ilkeston married Anna ? of Shipley (framework knitter on 1851 census)
Elizabeth Noon, daughter in Law of Samuel, aged 4 in 1851
Sarah Ann Knighton Pursglove, daughter in law of Samuel, aged 2 months in 1851
Jessica Pursglove, daughter of Samuel (glove finisher aged 22 in 1851)
Jessica Pursglove
married Abraham Wingfield of Ilkeston and they had a son, Thomas who was one year old in 1851.
 This family were all living at 65 Cotmanhay in 1851 
(microfilm 2126/17 Ilkeston Library)

1851 Census: 63 Smith Street,
Robert Pursglove aged 57, Blacksmith from Ilkeston
Mary Pursglove (wife) aged 34 from Dale Abbey
William Pursglove (son) aged 20, balcksmith, born Ilkeston
(Marynah?) Pursglove (daughter) aged 18, born Ilkeston
Robert Pursglove (son) aged 14, scholar, born Ilkeston

1881 Census: (roll 3327 folio 55 page 32)
Jonathan Purseglove, 32, M, Head, born at Ely, Cambridgeshire
Selina Purseglove, 30, F, Wife, born at Ilkeston
Sarah Ann Wright Purseglove, 8, F, Dau, born at Ilkeston
Harry Wright Pursglove, 5, M, Son, born at Ilkeston
   (Harry moved to Coolgardie, Western Australia and married Mary O'Brian in 1904)

Pursglove J, paperhanger, Market Street (Bennetts Directory 1892)

Pursglove J S, painter, grainer decorator & paperhanger, Market Street (Bennetts Directory 189?)

Pursglove, Jonathan Slack, Joiner, cabinet maker, painter &c Market Street (Wrights Directory 1894)

Pursglove, Jonathan Slack, paperhanger, 10 Market Street (Kellys Directory 1895)

Pursglove, Jonathan Slack, Joiner, cabinet maker, painter &c Market Street (Wrights Directory 1896)

Jonathan S Pursglove, obituary notice in the Ilkeston Pioneer 25/9/1896.

Jonathan Slack Pursglove. Last will and testament. Jonathan died on 18 Sep 1896 and his will was administered in London on 7 Oct 1896. To Selena Pursglove (widow) his effects 182 7/- 10d.


1914 Rate Book - Property owners  (Ilkeston Library - microfilm folio numbers)

Pursglove S, Albany Street; No. 51 (house)
Market Street, No.10 (house)
Market Street, No.11 (house, shop)
Nottingham Road; Nos. 86-89 (houses)
Pursglove S A, Market Street; Nos. 8,9 (houses) 175

Passenger List: Saxon, Union-Castle Mail S S Co Ltd, 14 July 1922, Southampton, UK to Natal, South Africa.
Pursglove, Mr H., Mrs, 3 Chn, 10 Market St., Ilkeston, Derbys.  Mining Engineer age 46, wife age 28, 3 female children, includes 4 British Subjects.


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