The Pursgloves of Leeds City - [LEED]

Leeds gets its name from the 5th century Forest of Loidis and this was recorded by Bede in the Historia ecclesiastica.  This was a market town in the Middle Ages, situated on the River Aire, specialising in woollen garments and cloths.

In the 17th century Leeds was a major player in the Wool Trade.  from the 18th century, the flax industry developed and iron foundries then printing became important industries within the city.  Today, Leeds is a major economic centre for the north of England.

Daniel Pursglove
[1210] married Elizabeth Hole of Leeds at Aberford on 27/7/1625
Mary Pursglove, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth baptised at Lythe near Whitby 10/12/1627

Daniel Pursglove, son of Mary Pursglove or Hole, christened at Aberford on 22/7/1645

Christina Pursland [1277] married James Earl at Leeds, St Peter on 12/7/1724
Christina was probably not a Pursglove!

John Purslove [1279] married Maria Daniel on 24/10/1833 at Leeds, St Peter




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