The Pursgloves of Wakefield - [WAKE]

Wakefield is situated on the River Calder and was considered a sociable and inexpensive town in medieval times.  This was a market town within a rural community and it was developed on the corn trade.  The river was navigable and Wakefield was essentially an inland port.

In the 18th century, coal mining was developing and the textile trade was a significant part of the local economy.  By the 19th century the wool trade was a main economic source of tax. The textile and coal industries were closed in the latter part of the 20th century.


1901 Census: 13 Wonder Street, Wakefield, Yorkshire (RG13, 4286, 49, 10, 51)
Harry Pursglove, Head, Married, 34, Cooper Journeyman, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire
Sarah Helen Pursglove, Wife, 38, born Sheffield, Yorkshire
Sarah Elizabeth Pursglove, Daur, Single, 17, Bottle Washer, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire
Thomas Pursglove, Son, Single,16, Nipper on Railway, worker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire
George Pursglove, Son, Single, 14, Wool Weaver, worker, born Goole, Yorkshire
Harry Pursglove, Son, Single, 12, born Goole, Yorkshire
Frank Pursglove, Son, Single, 10, born Goole, Yorkshire
Lily Pursglove, Daur, Single, 8, born Goole, Yorkshire
Florence Pursglove, Daur, 3, born Goole, Yorkshire
Rachel Edwards, Visitor, Single, 67, born Gainsborough



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