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Torpoint is situated on the Rame peninsula on the south-east coast of Cornwall near the city of Plymouth. Its history has been closely linked with the ferry service to Devonport and Plymouth which began in the 18th century. In 1700 Torpoint did not exist, but with the building of the naval dockyard at Devonport it grew rapidly, workers there choosing to live across the river near the ferry. In 1939 the naval shore establishment of H.M.S. Raleigh was established here.

Torpoint was created from part of Anthony parish 1819.

Population in 1991 - 8237

Statistics: 975 acres of land

Maps

Torpoint is in the extreme south east, just across the Tamar from Plymouth and Devonport

1. The whole of Cornwall
2. Here is a wonderful map to get you to Torpoint - you can change the scale as well as get the local weather and cinema listings!

Miscellaneous

The Uglow link here is tenuous - much stronger with the adjoining village of Antony........ But there are some,

  • The children of Abel and Salome Venning - Antony Family 2
    • son Abel 1815 married Emily - Antony Family 4 - and their daughter Mary J. was born in Torpoint in 1845. In the 1851 census mother and daughter are living at 50 Fore St, Torpoint. In the 1871 census they are in the parish of Antony - Emily is a charwoman and Mary a servant. By 1881, they seem to have disappeared - Emily may have died and Mary married
    • daughter Salome 1821, Abel's sister, lived in Torpoint in 1841 [of independent means]
    • son John and wife Joan had a daughter, Jane Venning 1834 - St Clether Family 1. By 1841, Jane is staying with John and Mary Hancock at Coombe Park, Torpoint.
  • Elizabeth 1834 is the daughter of James and Mary Bawden - Mary was born in Antony and Elizabeth in Torpoint. Elizabeth is unmarried and still living in Torpoint at the time of the 1851 census wprking as a drapers assistant

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