The Pursgloves of Mansfield - [MANS]

Mansfield has a settlement in Roman times.  It is a market town on the road from Nottingham to Sheffield and its market charter was issued in 1227 AD. The 12th century church of St. Peter and St. Paul is central to the town.  St John's and St Mary's is situated on St John Street. (shown right)

With a predominantly agricultural economy, Mansfield was a coaching stop and a textile town.  Other industries developed including Mansfield Brewery, one of the largest independent breweries in the land.

Mansfield Colliery (Crown Farm) was opened in 1904 to mine coal, and eventually closed in 1988.


Elizabeth Purseglove [1548] married Joseph Pearson on 15/9/1814

Elizabeth Alice Pursglove [2522] married Henry Pearson on 03/04/1915

1841 Census: Cock Pit (HO 107, 859, 3)
John Pursglove, 35, Carrier, born Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth Pursglove, 30, born Nottinghamshire

1841 Census: Bridge Street (HO 107, 859, 299)
Mariah Pursglove (40) Female servant, born Nottinghamshire
Servant in the house of Samuel Stirrup (45) Farmer

1851 Census 276 Stockwell Gate (HO 107, 2124, 41, 107)
John Pursglove, Head, Married, 49, Farmer of 30 acres employing 1 servant 1 boy, born Blackwell, Derbys
Elizabeth Pursglove, Wife, Married, 46, born Blidworth, Nottinghamshire
Thomas Richardson, Servant, Unm, 16, Farmers Labourer, born Halam, Nottinghamshire

Morris & Co's Directory and Gazetteer - Nottinghamshire 1869
Pursglove [2526], John, cowkeeper, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield

1861 Census: 29 Stockwell Gate (RG9, 2429, 6, 29)
John Pursglove, Head, Married, 60, Farmer of 30 acres Emp 1 boy, born Blackwell, Derbyshire
Elizabeth Pursglove, Wife, Married, 55, Farmers wife, born Blidworth, Notts
William Godfrey, Servant, Unm., 13, Farm Servant, born Blidworth, Notts

1871 Census: 29 Stockwell Gate (RG10, piece 3473, folio 36)
John Pursglove, head, married, 69, farmer occupying 26 acres, born Nottingham
Elizabeth Pursglove, wife, married, 65, born Nottingham
Thomas Clarke, servant, Unm., 16, servant lodger, born Nottingham

1881 Census: Stockwell Gate (RG11, 3318, 33,15,129)
John Pursglove, Head, Widow, 78, Farmer, born Blackwell, Derbyshire

John Pursglove [2526], died (March Quarter) 1885, aged 82, at Mansfield



Page updated 16/02/2014