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The Buckingham Purseys

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

As in many other counties, Purseys in Buckinghamshire begin to appear in the mid 1700s.

Earliest known individual is Richard Pursey, born around 1750. He married Johanna Pusey in Penn, Buckinghamshire in 1775. [It is frustrating that like Pursey, the Pusey name is local to the area.] Like many other Purseys, Richard’s son John worked with wood and this branch of the family continued to do so, right up until the turn of the 20th century and beyond.

It is a recurring theme that where you find a Pursey, you’ll probably find a pub and it’s is no exception with the Buckinghamshire Purseys. One of John’s descendants, George b 1831, ran the Plough Inn in Winchmore Hill. The family continued to do do so until the early 1950s.

A tree for the Buckingham Purseys is here.

Grateful thanks are due to Richard Ayres for providing much of the information about the Buckingham Purseys