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The PURR family



Generation One

  1. James PURR b.c1735. Married (1) Mary Eleanor NICHOLS 4 Oct 1748, Onehouse, Suffolk. She died Feb 1774, Buxhall, Suffolk, bur. 23 Feb 1774, Buxhall, Suffolk. Married (2) Mary BUMPSTEAD 6 Dec 1774, in Buxhall, Suffolk, (daughter of Robert and Mary BUMPSTEAD). He died Sep 1805, Buxhall, Suffolk, bur. 15 Sep 1805, Buxhall, Suffolk.
    Children by Mary Bumpstead:
    1. Mary PURR bap. 6 Dec 1775, Buxhall, Suffolk, bur. 4 Dec 1825, Buxhall, Suffolk.
    2. James PURR bap. 26 Jun 1778, Buxhall Suffolk, d. May 1779, Buxhall Suffolk, bur. 20 May 1779, Buxhall, Suffolk.
    3. Ann PURR bap. 7 July 1780, Buxhall, Suffolk, m.Francis BRADLEY 12 Nov 1798, in Buxhall Suffolk.
    4. 2. James PURR bap. 4 Jul 1783.
    5. Susan PURR bap. 30 Jun 1786, Buxhall Suffolk, m. Henry DOUBLE 15 Aug 1803, in Buxhall, Suffolk.


Generation Two

  1. James PURR b. bef 4 Jul 1783, Buxhall, Suffolk, occupation Ironmonger, m. Lydia CAUSTON 18 Nov 1808, in Buxhall, Suffolk. He died Nov 1866, bur. 30 Nov 1866, Buxhall, Suffolk.
    Children:
    1. John PURR b. bef 3 Oct 1809, occupation Ironmonger/Councillor, d. 23 Jan 1868, Sudbury, Suffolk, bur. 28 Jan 1868, Buxhall, Suffolk.
    2. 3. James PURR bap 10 Jul 1811.
    3. 4. Emily PURR b. bef 11 Dec 1812.


Generation Three

  1. James PURR b. bef 10 Jul 1811, Buxhall, Suffolk, occupation Ironmonger, m. Elizabeth GRIMMER 31 Oct 1843, in Greenwich, Kent, (daughter of James GRIMMER and Bridget UNDERWOOD). He died 8 May 1896, Sudbury, Suffolk, bur. 12 May 1896, Sudbury Cemetery.
    Children:
    1. Sarah Lydia Elizabeth PURR b. abt 1849, Sudbury, Suffolk, d. 22 May 1897, Sudbury, Suffolk, bur. 25 May 1897, Sudbury Cemetery.
    2. 5. Alfred Spain PURR b. bef 28 Mar 1854.
    3. John James Grimmer PURR b. 1855 in Sudbury, Suffolk. He emigrated to Canada in 1882. He married Esther McCARROLL 26 Dec 1889 in York Co., Toronto.
    4. Lancelot Robert PURR b. Jun 1858, Sudbury, Suffolk, d. 19 Apr 1888, Sudbury, Suffolk, bur. 24 Apr 1888, Sudbury Cemetery.
    5. Bertram Harton PURR b. bef 31 Mar 1861, Sudbury, Suffolk, occupation Cycle & Motor Engineer, m. Annie PHILLIPS 1894, Sudbury, Suffolk. He died 17 Sep 1944, Ipswich, Suffolk, bur. 21 Sep 1944, Sudbury Cemetery.
    6. 6. Ernest Eugene PURR b. 19 Sep 1863.

  2. Emily PURR bap. 11 Dec 1812, m. Edward KNEVETT 18 Jun 1844 in Buxhall, Suffolk.
    Children:
    1. John Purr KNEVETT b. 1848.


Generation Four

  1. Alfred Spain PURR b. bef 28 Mar 1854, Sudbury, Suffolk. Occupation Ironmonger's Manager. He married (1) Selina Clara BRACKSTONE 1878, Deptford, Kent, (2) Bertha Louisa HEPONSTALL 1903.
    Children by Selina Clara Brackstone:
    1. Lancelot Harry E PURR b. 1879, Deptford, Kent.
    2. Cissie Bridget PURR b. c1880.
    3. Alfred John Causton PURR b. 1883, Deptford, Kent. Occupation Ironmonger's Assistant. He married Mabel Amy WOOD 1911, Lewisham.
    4. Ernest Harry Brackstone PURR b.1886, Deptford, Lent. Occupation Ironmonger's Assiatant.
    5. Harry Oliver PURR b. 1888, Deptford, Kent.
    6. Lydia Bridget PURR b. Mar 1891, Deptford, Kent, m. William PHILLIPS 1916, Deptford, Kent,
    7. Selina Emily PURR b. 1893, Deptford, Kent.
    8. Bertram Edward James PURR b. 4 Apr 1881, Deptford, Kent.
      Children by Bertha Louisa Heponstall:
    9. Ethel PURR b. 1918, Lewisham district.


Ernest Purr's children, Dennis and Vera, outside the shop in Cemetery Road, Ipswich
  1. Ernest Eugene PURR b. 19 Sep 1863, Buxhall, Suffolk, occupation Photographer/Grocer, m. 27 Feb 1901, in Sudbury, Suffolk, Lily Elizabeth BRADNAM, b. Glemsford, Suffolk, (daughter of Leonard BRADNAM and Eliza GOODY), d. 23 Oct 1957, Ipswich, Suffolk, bur. 28 Oct 1957, Ipswich Cemetery.
    Children:
    1. Vera Elizabeth PURR b. 31 Dec 1901, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Accounts Clerk, m. 7 Dec 1937 in Surrey Charles William TOZER, occupation Banker (divorced late 1940's), d. 5 Feb 1994, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
    2. Dennis Ernest PURR b. 1904, Ipswich, Suffolk, occupation, Foundry Worker, d. 29 Mar 1923, Ipswich, Suffolk.
    3. Lucy Ellen PURR b. 30 Aug 1912, Ipswich, Suffolk, d. 19 Sep 1998.