The Pursgloves of Peak Forest - [PKFC]

This is the site of an ancient settlement called Dam.  As the population expanded and small hamlets were incorporated, the name Peak Forest was used, derived from the Forest of the High Peak.

Erected in 1657, the church of Charles, King and Martyr was renowned for disregarding the civil law about marriage.  Anyone could marry there as Strangers (not of this parish) without banns or parental consent. The village was known locally as the Gretna Green of Derbyshire. Church records go back to 1669.


Henry Pursglove [2103] married Catherine Leak on 09/09/1734 as strangers.

Robert Lambert married Ann Pursglove [2106] on 03/05/1735 as strangers.



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