The Pursgloves of Wirksworth - [WIRK]
Wirksworth developed around lead mines in Roman times near the lost town of Lutudarum. St Mary's Church was established around 655 AD near the River Ecclesbourne's source.
Haarlem Mill was set up by Richard Arkwright some time after 1777 and this was the first mill in the world to be powered by a steam engine.
Today, the District of Wirksworth includes Bolehill, Mountford, Yokecliffe, Gorsey Bank and Miller's Green. The tradition of well dressing is strongly associated with Wirksworth.
Joseph Pursglove, plaintif against the Duchy of Lancaster, 15/2/1700
Mary Hoades, will, 1702
William Pursglove  married Elizabeth Wetton, date unknown
Thomas Pursglove  married Grace Elliot
witnessed by Joseph Young and Sarah Allsop
Mary Pursglove (b.15/9/1782)
James Pursglove (b.6/2/1785)
John Porselove 
married Ann ?
John Pursglove (b.14/9/1794)
Thomas Pursglove  married
Barbara Furniss of Edensor in 1797 at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster,
This was Thomas' second marriage, he was previously married to Grace Elliott. Barbara was the daughter of Peter and Mary Furniss.
Thomas Purselove  married Martha ?
John Pursglove (b.13/9/1797)
Thomas Pursglove (b.18/9/1799)
This record may be a transcription error as these children match the first two children of Thomas and Barbara Pursglove.
Thomas Pursglove buried. 8/4/1806
William Porsglove  of Alfreton married Rachel Stone on 25/2/1811
witnesses were Sarah Stone and W. Wilkinson.
Rachel Pursglove 
married Anthony Williams on 13/4/1820
witnessed by W. Wilkinson and John Blount.
William Pursglove  married Elizabeth Wetton on 19/5/1834
witnesses were James Wetton and Harriet Wetton.
1841 Census Matlock Bank (E16 fl8/p10)
John Pursglove aged 44, Head, framework knitter
Mary Pursglove aged 34, Wife
Hannah Day, aged 10
1841 Census Coldwell Street, Wirksworth (p10, district 6, HO 107/198/12)
Mary Allsop, 60, Ind
Charles Allsop, 30, Saddler
Samuel Allsop, 24, Joiner
Ellen Allsop, 25
Sarah Allsop, 15
Mary Pursglove, 55, F.S.
1861 Census Strays: 18 Victoria Road, Ironville (RG9/2515, folio 17, page 27, schedule 173)
William Pursglove, Head, 53, (Eauser?) Ironworks, born Wirksworth
Ann Pursglove, wife, 50, born Codnor Park
Elizabeth Pursglove, Dau, 12, born Ironville
Sarah Pursglove, Dau, 10, Scholar, born (?)
William Pursglove, Son, 4, Scholar, born Ironville
There were 3 lodgers in this household
1881 Census Strays: 18 Victoria Street, Alfreton, (roll 3418 folio 17
William Pursglove, head, 76, born at Wirksworth, gen. lab. Iron Works
Ann Pursglove, Wife, 71, born at Codnor Park
William Pursglove, G son, 23, born at Ironville, Coal miner
Chas. Marshall, S in L, 36, born at Burton on Wood, Leicester, Coal Miner
Lucy Marshal, dau, 36, born at Ironville
Henry Marshal, 9, born at Ironville
Arthur Marshall, 5, born at Ironville
Charles Marshall, 4, born at Ironville
John Marshall, 2, born at Sye Hill, Nottingham
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