The Pursgloves of Scarcliffe - [SCAR]
The parish church of St Leonard was built in the 12th century. The spire was removed during the restoration of 1842.
Paul Cartlidge, of Bolsover, married Anne Purseglove , of Scarcliffe at Church Broughton on 27/5/1740
John Pursglove  married Ann Brough on 8/3/1819
Thomas Pursglove (Case 10 Apr 1830 - 7 Jan 1831) had been sent to Scarcliffe from Widdial
in Hertfordshire by order from Hertford Quarter Sessions. At a Scarcliffe
vestry meeting to deal with this situation it was decided to appeal against the
order. Scarcliffe won the appeal and the Pursglove family was returned to
Widdial. The cost of returning this family was nearly £70 in fees and
expenses. This was a significant sum of money, but much less than the cost
of keeping this family and all of their children as paupers.
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Wyddial is north of Buntingford, near Stevenage.
Page Updated 26/12/2001