The Pursgloves of Oakerthorpe - [OAKT]


Oakerthorpe lies within the parish of South Wingfield.  In ancient times this was a small rural settlement known as Unkerthorpe and Limbury, but with the arrival of the colliery, the whole area was redeveloped as a mining village.  The Oakerthorpe Iron and Coal Company was registered on 25 Nov 1858 and much of the local housing was built to accommodate workers from this time onwards.


1871 Census Stay: 6 Prickwillow, Ely Cambridgeshire (RG10, 1605, 5, 2)
S Flint Pursglove, Head, Widow, 72, Engineer, Born Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire
Mrs Mary Brown, Nurse, Widow, 50, Nurse, born Islham, Canbridgeshire
   Note:  Samuel Flint Pursglove was recorded as being born on 02/11/1800 at South Wingfield

 

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