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Alexander Purvis

Biographical Information: ALEXANDER PURVIS of New Etal, Ford, Northumberland, England, born 17??, probably c. 1730-1736, possibly baptised 25th July 1727 at Norham, Northumberland, died 9th December 1796, aged 60 years, buried in Ford Churchyard, Northumberland. Succeeded his father as tenant of New Etal in the first half of the 18th century. The Northumberland Militia list of 1762 names Alex Purvis as husbandman of New Etal. Also succeeded to his brother Joseph's (1.1.2.) property of Lochend, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, and was succeeded in this property by Thomas Purvis (1.1.3.1.), his nephew and elder son of his brother John (1.1.3.). Probably the family was non-conformist and so marriages will have taken place in Scotland. Married (c.177?) Jane Brown (born 1752, died 1802 aged 50) having four children:-

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