The Pursglove of Shirebrook - [SHBR]

Shirebrook is a small market town on the Derbyshire - Nottinghamshire border and parts of the town are administered in each county, The bulk of the town is now in Derbyshire, but the station at Langwith Junction is in Nottinghamshire.  The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1848.  There is also a record of the Primative Methodist Chapel (Congregational Church) in 1870.  In 1935, the village of Upper Langwith was amalgamated with Shirebrook.

This is a mining town and in 1896 the Shirebrook Colliery Company sunk 2 shafts to establish the local pit.


1901 Census: 23 Sherwood Drive (RG13, 3134, 88, 31, 162)
David Pursglove, Head, Married, 47, Coal Miner, born Shirland
Sarah A Pursglove, Wife, Married, born Hucknall by Huthwaite
Chefhas Pursglove, Son, Single, 18, Coal Miner, born Hucknall by Huthwaite
Orman Pursglove, Son, 11, born Tibshelf
Joseph Pursglove, Son, 8, born Tibshelf
  The census enumerator has spelt the surname Pursrglow and mis-spelt Cephas
   David was the son of Robert and Mary Pursglove of Shirland

Cephas Pursglove married Lucy Chadburn (Jul-Sep Qtr - Mansfield District 7b. 217) in 1908

1911 Census: 1 Recreation Drive (Dist-428, Sub-2, En-1, p-90, sch-45)
David Pursglove, Head, Married, 58, Coal Miner, born Shirland
Sarah Ann Pursglove, Wife, Married, 59, born Huthwaite
Joseph Pursglove, Son, Single, 18, Coal Miner, born Tibshelf
William John Green, Boarder, Single, 21, Coal Miner, Onsetter - Pit Bottom, born Shirland
Dora Berrisford, Grand daughter, 13, born Morton

Joseph Pursglove [2059], Tibshelf, Shirebrook, Leicestershire - Tibshelf Great War Memorial 1914-18
Joseph Pursglove was born in Tibshelf and resided in Shirebrook - enlisted Pte 17280 2nd Batt. Royal Leicester Regiment at Mansfield.  Killed in Mesopotamia 6/07/1916.  (Formerly of the Notts and Derbys Regiment 23799)

1911 Census: 3 Recreation Drive (RG14, 20288, 428, 1)
Cephas Pursglove, head, married, 29, Coal Miner, born Huthwaite
Lucy Pursglove, Wife, Married, 28, born Mansfield Woodhouse
Grace Chadburn, Daur, 5, born Mansfield Woodhouse
Denis Pursglove, Son, 2, born Mansfield Woodhouse
Robert Pursglove, Son, 4 mths, born Shirebrook

Cephas Pursglove died 1957 (Mar-May Quarter - Chesterfield District) aged 74.



Page Updated 18/11/2013