Property

Gussens, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Briefly, this property was in the hands of the Purseys of Hertfordshire. Now a grade II* listed building, it was left to Sarah Pursey (Persey), wife of Henry by her friend (and probable lover), Robert Gelsthorpe. It was not destined to become a Pursey property however. Robert insisted in his will that Sarah solely, should have […]

Property

Pursey’s Cottage, Stogumber

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