The Pursgloves of Hastings - [HAST]

Hastings was known to be a Roman port in 55 BC.  The town was recorded as Hastingas in the 8th century and it was one of the Medieval Cinque Ports, having an important roll in trade and commerce.  The town is best known as the landing place of Williams forces at the Norman Conquest in 1066.

All Saints church is in the Old town - There is also a newer All Saints church nearby, and Emmanuel Church is located on the inland side of the town.  Holy Trinity Church is situated near the sea front.  St. Leonards-on-Sea has been a district of Hastings since the 19th century and it has its own parish church of St. Leonards.

John Pursglove [1727] married Mary Harmer about 1825 at St Leonards
   John and Mary moved to live at Herstmonceaux

1881 Census: 2 Clarence Villa, Hastings St Leonards, Sussex.  (RG11, ?,  1030, 105, 49)
Isaac Livermore, Head,  married, age 60, Guardian, born Little Dunmow, Essex.
Catherine Livermore, Wife, married, age 63 born Puckeridge, Hertford.
Mary K. Livermore Daughter, unmarried, age 28, born Kelvedon Hatch, Essex.
Ellen Pursglove, Servant, unmarried, age 17, General Domestic Servant, born Hurstmoneaux, Sussex

1891 Census: 59 Mount Road, Hastings, Sussex   (RG12, 759, 101, 14, 84)
Albert T. Pursglove, Head, Married, 35, Butcher and Caretaker of pasture, born Hurstmonceux, Sussex
Lucy Pursglove, Wife, Married, 40, born Aston, Worcester(shire)
Emily S. Pursglove, Daughter, Single, 6, Scholar, born Hollington, Sussex
Mary E. Pursglove, Daughter, Single, 5, Scholar, born Hollington, Sussex
Margaret J. Pursglove, Daughter, Single, 4, born Hollington Sussex
Edwin T. Pursglove, Son, Single, 10 months, born Hastings, Sussex

1911 Census Strays: Satara Vada, Meads Road, Eastbourne (RG14, 4830, 71, 18,33)
Sarah Agnes Sandford, Head, 78, Widow, Private Means, born Edinburgh, Scotland
Alice Maud Hions, Servant, 32, single, Ladies Maid, born Hammersmith, Middlesex
Emily Pursglove [1762], Servant, 40, single, Parlour Maid, born Hailsham, Sussex
Mary Elizabeth Pursglove, Servant, 25, single, Cook, born Hastings, Sussex
Isobel Annie Robinson, Servant, 16, single, House Maid, born St Leonards, Sussex



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