The Pursgloves of Frant - [FRNT]

Frant is located at the north of the county close to the Kent boarder.  The village does not appear in Domesday, but it does pre-date the Norman conquest and there is evidence of settlement from 100BC.  Known as Fernthe, the name probably means "place of bracken".

Frant chapel was established in 1087 and was replaced with a stone church by the end of the 12th century.  The church is dedicated to St Alban.

John  Pursglove [1743] married Naomi Wratten on 4 Sep 1826
John Mayo Pursglove bapt. 1 Apr 1827
John Pursglove was living at Gardner Street, Hurstmanceux and working as a farmer.  His son John Mayo became a Licensed Victualler and was recorded as working at the Victoria Inn at Hollington, near Hastings in 1881.  RG11/0542/49/34

William Pursglove [1771] married Emma Avery at Barcombe on 12 Aug 1869
William was born in 1844 at Mayfield, Sussex, he was a farmer (out of business) in 1881.
Emma was born in 1844 at Maresfield, Sussex, christened on 21 Jan 1844.

William Thomas Pursglove, bapt 27 Mar 1870 at Barcombe
Florence Mary Pursglove, born 1872, baptized 18 Feb 1872 at Frant
Walter Pursglove, born 1873 at Frant
Emma Pursglove, baptized 2 Sep 1874 at Frant
Emma Pursglove, born 1875, baptized 10 Dec 1876 at Frant
Alice Pursglove, bapt 1877 at Frant
Percy Pursglove, born 1879 at Frant
Ada Pursglove, born 1881 at Buxted
1881 Census, William and Emma lived at Totease Road, Park View, Buxted.

1901 Census Strays: 4 Apple Market, Kingston on Thames, Surrey (RG13, 662, 102, 27, 132)
George J Ruff, Head, Single, 53, Publican, Own Account, At Home, born Hampton, Middlesex
Violet Ruff, Daur, Single, 17, born Surbiton, Surrey
Cecil M Ruff, Son, 13, born Surbiton, Surrey
Sidney H S Ruff, Son, 11, born Surbiton, Surrey
Emma Pursglove [1777], Servant, Single, 26, Domestic, Worker, born Frant, Sussex



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