Genealogy of the Purchase Family in Britain and Southern Africa: The Ancestors of Harvey Spurgeon Purchase, 1906-1968, and the Descendants of James Purchase, 1689/90-1723/24
A fascinating book covering fourteen generations of the extended Purchase family. The Purchase ancestors from England were related to Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon from London and were missionaries to Southern Africa. They settled in Northern Rhodesia and raised their families under very primitive conditions. In addition to instilling Christian principles into local Africans, they taught them common farming and building skills. The descriptions of confrontations with wild animals and interactions with native Africans are at times riveting. Successive generations of Purchases spread out all over the world.
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Introduction _________________________________________________________________ 5
Ancestors of Harvey Spurgeon PURCHASE 5 _____________________________________ 14
Descendants of James PURCHASE 677 and Anne TALBOT 993 in Register
Anthony Phippard Arthur Purchase bapt Baptisms Bere Regis Church Bere Regis Parish Chadzombe Charles Haddon Spurgeon Cheshire Chichester christened Clement Spurgen Colchester Dagsboro Darley Head daughter died Dorothy Stroh Dorset Record Office Elizabeth England to Nancy Essex Essex Original Family History Library Family of Halstead father FHL Family History Fort Jameson Genealogical Index IGI Graham Purchase Harrogate Iain Purchase Ibid International Genealogical Index James Purchase James Spurgeon Jameson John Phippard John Purchase John Spurgeon Kenneth Chaffer Leonards Letter from Mike London marriage married microfilm Mike Phippard Nancy and Graham Nancy Purchase Notebook of Purchase Original with Iain Parish Church Records Pedigree Pedigree Chart Pembrokeshire Phippard of Burton Priscilla Purchase Ancestors Regis Parish Church Rhodesia Salt Lake City Sarah Sept South Africa Spirjon Spurgeon Spurgen Stephen Purchase Subdeanery Swanage Thomas Collins Thomas Purchase wife William Wilmslow Yorkshire