Spurretts of Stow-on-the-Wold

As described elsewhere, Anthonie SPURRETT came to the Stow-on-the-Wold area and was vicar at two churches until his death in 1616.  He had at least three sons and also cared for Robert SPURRETT who may have been a fourth son, or the son of his brother Henry who spent periods of his life in the south with Anthonie.  Anthonie’s son George was born in 1581 and went to Merton College, Oxford and eventually became a vicar at Siddington in Gloucestershire, leading to many further generations of SPURRETTs. 

The children of Robert SPURRETT seem to have been very mobile, spreading in all directions to create new branches of SPURRETTs in the villages and towns surrounding Stow: Burford, Aston Magna, Hopscroft Holt, Blockley, Wyck Rissington, Bourton-on-the-Water, etc.  I suspect Robert was a market trader of some sort - trading and dealing seems to be in the Spurrett genes. In addition, we see the first movement of SPURRETTs to London.

The Burford Spurretts, descended from the marriage of Anthony SPURRETT and Elizabeth TULL in 1628, eventually petered out but were in the town through all of the civil-war disturbances and until the mid-eighteenth century.

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