The Pursgloves of Scrooby - [SCRO]

On the River Ryton, this village was situated on the Great North Road and was a staging point for travellers.  The Manor was owned by the Archbishop of York, with strong ties to the crown.

The parish church is dedicated to St Wilfrid and it dates from the medieval period.  This village has strong associations with the Pilgrim Fathers and the Migration to the Americas.


George Pursliff, son of George [1574] and Mary, bapt. 12/1/1800
Hannah, daughter of George and Mary, bapt. 17/10/1802
John, son of George and Mary, bapt. 9/5/1805

1861 Census (RG9, 2412, 49, 4, 21) Scrooby, East Retford, Notts
John Pursglove, Head, Mar, 53, Occupier of 9 acres, born Ashover, Derbyshire
Hannah Pursglove, Wife, Mar, 60, born Palterton, Derbyshire
Charles Pursglove, Son, Unm, 19, born Scrooby, Nottinghamshire


1881 Census Strays: 2 May Villas, The Crescent, Tottenham, Middlesex (RG11, piece 1386, folio 18, page 30)
Charles Pursglove, head, married, 39, Station Master, born Scrooby, Notts.
Clara Pursglove, wife, married, 31, born Ranskill, Notts.
Charles Fred Pursglove, son, 11, scholar, born London
Hannah Pursglove, mother, 79, widow, dependant, born Pasterton, Derbyshire
Charles F. Hutchinson, visitor, 3, born Hackney, Middlesex




Last updated 21/11/2013