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Church of St Petroc

The original meaning of the name was 'holy place of St Petrock', an important Cornish saint. In the 14th century this became confused with St Patrick, hence the present name, 'stowe' being the English for holy place. The town of Padstow grew on a sheltered inlet on the west side of the Camel estuary, being the only reasonable harbour on the north Cornish coast  between St.Ives and Bideford. When St Petrock arrived in the 6th century there was already a settlement here It has always been an important trading port as well as prospering from fishing and boatbuilding. A well-known fish restaurant owned by Rick Stein is to be found in Padstow and has appeared many times on television. The railway line to Padstow was closed in 1967 and is now the 'Camel Trail', where it is possible to walk or cycle from Padstow to Bodmin, via Wadebridge.

Population

1841 1991
2145 2845


Statistics: 3343 acres of land

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Padstow is on the north coast1. The whole of Cornwall
2. Here is a  map to get you to Padstow - you can change the scale as well as get the local weather and cinema listings!

Family 1: Edmund Marks and Mary Docton

Edmund Marks 1808 born in Week St Mary is the son of Edmund and Mary Marks and the grandson of Abel and Elizabeth Turner

In the 1841 census, Edmund is a servant with John Hawken, a maltster, at Dennis Lane, Padstow. [The link here is that Edmund is the first cousin of William 1807 who marries Margaret Hawken in Padstow in 1832 - we assume that the maltster is a relative of Margaret.

In 1845, Edmund marries Mary Docton, probably in Padstow. In the 1851 census, Mary, married and an annuitant, is visiting John and Judith Keast in Little Petherick, just south of Padstow. This is probably her sister, Judith, who has two daughters. John Keast and Judith Docton were married in 1837. If so, Mary was born in Padstow on 28th December 1800, the daughter of Thomas and Judith Docton and this tallies with the census information.

In the same 1851 census, it is difficult to locate Edmund. If still employed by the Hawken family, they are still at 173 Dennis Lane - John is described as a maltster and shipowner and is not at home. Possibly he is at sea and possibly Edmund is with him?.

In 1861, Mary is to be found living on South Quay, Padstow, married and working as a mangler and laundress, next door to the Rowe family. There is no sign of Edmund - evidence that he is still alive comes in The Times on 11th June 1867 when the owners of 65 and 66 South Quay, Padstow are seeking the power to grant building leases over the properties- which are said to be in possession of Edmund Uglow and Joshua Rowe.

By 1871 Edmund has died - still elusive as there is no BMD that I can trace. But Mary, living in Quay St, Padstow, is a widow and working, aged 71, as a confectioner. In 1881, living in Middle St, Padstow, she is described as 'formerly servant'. She dies in St Columb, just close to Padstow in 1883.

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