The Pursgloves of Riddings - [RIDD]


Riddings is an ancient village with a good amount of old surviving buildings.  The name is derived from Ryddynges which is a clearing or ridding in a forest. St James's Church is at the edge of the Old Town and has a 12th century foundation.

Agriculture was a mainstay of the local industry, especially wheat farmingThe area is also known for its iron foundries and coal mining.  Pye Hill (Riddings) Colliery was working from 1874 to 1985.  There had been shallow mines in the area prior to the sinking of the pit shaft.


Thomas Pursglove [896]
married Elizabeth ? 
John Pursglove, son of Thomas and Elizabeth bapt. 19/1/1845
Ann Pursylove, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth bapt. 12/12/1847

Lucy Pursylove, daughter of William [900] and Ann, bapt. 9/5/1847

1881 Census strays: Berristow Place, South Normanton (roll 3314, folio 46, page 40)
William Pursglove, head, 38, born at Riddings, Coal Miner
Eliza Pursglove, wife, 37, born at Greenhill Lane, Derby
Samuel Pursglove, 13, born at Ripley, Coal Miner
Elizabeth Pursglove, 9, born at Ripley
William Pursglove, 7, born at Ripley
David Pursglove, 5, born at Ripley
Eliza A. Pursglove, 2, born at Ripley

 

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