Pursey’s Cottage, Stogumber

Actually, I think this should be Purssey’s Cottage. But which one owned this substantial property?

Pursey’s Cottage, Stogumber (located just off Station Road, opposite Pickpurse Lane)

Thanks to John Grayson for the original image (licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

In a document listing the 1814 poor rates, Richard is listed as occupying Pursey’s Farm – as well as one called Tuckers. [This looks to be Richard b 1778, son of William and Joan Thomas. He married Harriet Fraunceis Griffith in September 1808.]

James is down as occupying a considerable number of parcels of land, including the farms Late James and Whitemoor. [This could be James who was married to Constance Poole.]


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