The Pursgloves of Youlgreave - [YOUL]

The village lies on the River Bradford, South of Bakewell near the confluence of the rivers of Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale.  The village name is thought to be derived from the name of the yellow ore mined locally, called "Yellow Grove".  In the past, many locals referred to the village as "Pommie".

The church of All Saints at Youlgreave is one of the largest in the peaks, serving the villages of Birchover, Elton, Gratton, Middleton by Youlgrave, Stanton, and  Winster.  This was a mining area and lead mining was one of the key industries.

Henry Pursglove [2160] of Youlgreave married Martha Smedley at Parwich on 16/12/1806
Witnessed by
Henry Pursglove of Purwich
Ann Pursglove, daughter of Henry and Martha, bapt. 18/1/1807
Henry and Martha lived at Middleton by Youlgreave

Ann Pursglove [2169] married James Shemwell on 3/12/1829

Monumental Inscriptions - Youlgreave All Saints.

Mary, wife of Frank Pursglove
and daughter of Samuel and Mary Woodcock
of Middleton, 29th Feb 1846 aged 28 years

Ann, wife of William Pursglove of Middleton
died 11th September 1889 aged 65 years

Joseph Ronald Pursglove
died 20 Oct 1992 aged 69 years
Also Ivy Dorothy, widow of the above
Died 26 Nov 1997 aged 73 years


Henry Pursglove of Middleton
died 14 Feb 1857 aged 76 years
Martha, Wife of Henry Pursglove
died 25 May 1826 aged 43 years
Joseph, Son of the above
died 4 April 1831 aged 22 years


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