The Pursgloves of Barnsley - [BARN]

Berneslay is thought to be named from the Saxon for 'Storehouse field '- probably the location of a tythe barn.  The village developed around 1150 and was known as Old Barnslay.  From the 17th century, this was on the coaching routes between Wakefield, Leeds Sheffield and London and developed as a coaching town.  With its key position, Barnsley became a centre for trade and manufacture.  Hostelries, weaving, glass making and coal mining all contributed to the development of the town into a modern City.

The church of St John the Baptist was the parish church, which was demolished in the 1960's.  The church of St Peter the Apostle has had a parish congregation since 1872.  St Marys church is shown right.


Thomas Purslove [1351] married Alice Westby at Rotherham on 5/10/1713
Frances Purslove, daughter of Thomas Pursglove [1351], baptised on 18/11/1714

1911 Census: Moorhouse Row, Barugh Green, Barnsley (RG14, 27592, 2, 33, 205)
Sam Pursglove, Head, 63, Married, Retired Coal Miner Hewer, worker, born Penistone, Yorkshire
Ann Pursglove, Wife, 60, married 41 years, born Hoylandswaine, Yorkshire
Charles Robert Pursglove, Son, 20, Single, Trammer at Colliery below ground, worker, born Barugh Green, Yorkshire
Samuel Pursglove, Son, 17, Single, Rope Runner at Colliery, worker, born Barugh Green, Yorkshire

Samuel Purseglove [2129] married Mary Kirkup at Barnsley Jul-Sep 1919. (9 C 643)

Irving Purseglove [2636], son of Samuel and Mary Purseglove of Barugh Green, Barnsley, died Friday 20th April 1945, aged 25.  Driver, service number 2337946, 78 Div. Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals. Buried at Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Ferrara, Italy. Grave Ref: I, A, 1.



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