William died in 1792 in Shapwick, Somerset.
Having married Hannah in 1769, they had seven children – the first were William, James and Thomas. They are perhaps, the most-researched Purseys. On the other hand, little is known of their three sisters Hannah Mary and Sarah or younger brother Joseph.
The posts below aim to pull together all the research on William, James and Thomas and their descendents, add some new facts and hopefully, clarify some of the conflicting information out there.
Grateful thanks to Stuart Bartrum. Do visit his Stuart Bartrum’s site for later Pursey descendants from Walton and Street.