The Pursgloves of Matlock - [MATL]
On the River Derwent, Matlock is on a natural pass through the hills of the Peak District. The area has been quarried by Romans for lead and minerals as well as limestone. Natural springs made Matlock bath a spar town continuous along the valley with Matlock. The communities at Matlock Town, Matlock bridge, Matlock Bank and Matlock Green were all part of the Wirksworth Hundred.
This was an important mill town along with Cromford Village where the ideas of the Industrial revolution were put into practice.
St Giles Church is the local parish church in Matlock, overlooking the town from the North East.
1841 Census E16 folio 18 page 10
John Pursglove (44)
Mary Pursglove (34)
Mary Pursglove  of Bow Wood was buried aged 60 on 31/12/1844
1881 Census: Starkholmes (RG11-roll 3451 folio 49 page 9),
James Smith, 47, Chimney Sweeper from Rothwell
Hannah Smith, 48, from Cubington
Samuel Purslow, 19, chimney sweeper, stepson from London, MDX
Hannah Purslow, 14, stepdaughter from London MDX
Edward Purslow, 12, stepson from London, MDX
Comfort Purslow, 10, stepdaughter from London MDX
1881 Census: North Wingfield (roll 3430 folio 32
Mary Pursglove, 26, born at Matlock
1911 Census: Stiches Farm, Starkholmes
Edwin Pursglove, Head, 42, Carter on Farm, born Middleton by Youlgreave
Caroline Pursglove, Wife, 46, Housewife, born Wensley, Derbyshire
Frederick Pursglove, Son, 20, shop asistant, born Middleton by Youlgreave
Charles Pursglove, Son, 17, Farm Labourer, born Middleton by Youlgreave
Harold Pursglove, Son, 14, Farm Boy, born Middleton by Youlgreave
Ronald Pursglove, Son, 11, School Boy, born Starkholmes
Edwin Pursglove, Son, 8, School Boy, born Starkholmes
Doris Pursglove, Daur, 3, born Starkholmes
Sarah Derbyshire, Wifes Mother, 72, No Profession, born Brailsford, Derbys
Townsend Purseglove , memorial inscription, St.Giles Church, Matlock (No Date)
Harold Pursglove  War memorial 1914-18 - inscribed in St Giles
Private soldier No. 46215, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment 2nd Battalion)
Son of Edwin and Caroline Pursglove, Farmer of Stiches Farm, Starkholmes, Matlock.
Died 19/04/1917 age 19. Interred at Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France - Grave No. VI.D.33
Nottingham Probate, 1 Nov 1965: Frederick Pursglove of 10 Starkholmes Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, died 4 Oct 1965 at The City Hospital, Derby. To Frederick Leslie Pursglove, Plumber, £573.
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