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GREAT TORRINGTON was blown into history by the explosion of eighty barrels of gunpowder. It happened in the Civil War, when General Fairfax, marching in from the east, took the Royalists by surprise and capture... more
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red mail MARTIN, Thomas
My 3rd great grandfather, Thomas Martin, lists his birthplace as Great Torrington in the 1851 and 1861 Census returns. I think he was born in 1802, but am unable to find verifiable evidence of that. The DFHS shows that he married Mary Willis from Huntshaw, Devon, in Huntshaw in 1821. His father may also have been a Thomas Martin, but recent research has given me some doubts about that aspect of his ancestry. The thought has been suggested that he could have been born in Cornwall, but grew up in Great Torrington. That opens a range of different possibilities. Rebecca Martin, my 2nd great grandmother, was born to Thomas and Mary in 1830 in Barnstaple, as recorded by the DFHS. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
red mail Thomas SQUIRES
I am looking for a Thomas Squires from Torrington, born 1846. He was a cabinet maker. I have him as a soldier in 1871, married to Louise in 1881 with a son George and married to a Priscilla in 1891 with a son George who is a cabinet maker's polisher. The Son, born 1876 in London, married in 1898 to Hannah Pitts but gave his father as Thomas Thorne. HELP!!
red mail Hartnoll
Thomas Hartnoll married Mary Watts in Great Torrington church (1). Their first child William was born later the same year (1). By 1790 the couple had moved to Weare Gifford, a small village strung out along the Torridge just above the water meadows which are liable to flood. Here they had the rest of their family. The full family with baptismal years was:- William 1788 Great Torrington (1) Charity 1790 Weare Gifford (2) Elizabeth 1792 Thomas 1794 Mary 1796 John 1798 Nicholas 1800 Anne 1803 Samuel 1805 Grace 1809 on 18th June 1820 Nicholas married Eliza Brown at Wear Gifford Would like to contact others research the same family
red mail Maunder
I am looking for any information on John Maunder, born in Great Torrington in 1813, he married Mary Ann Hill in Crediton, Devon about 1839, then moved to Plymouth Devon (1851 Census).
red mail Cole - Robert Matless
I am researching Robert Matless Cole who was married to Eliza (nee Stone). In the 1861 Census they were living at 18 Goose Green, Great Torrington and Robert was employed as a Gardener.
red mail looking for grigg family
looking for any info on the grigg families in great torrington, bideford, monleigh, barnstaple, parkham. william grigg married catherine harding 1735 great torrington.thanks
red mail Martin
William P Martin married Maude Charlotte Price 1891 in Sydney, NSW and moved back to Devon with sons Ralph and Phillip and daughter Mary. Occupied "Colleton Manor" at Chulmleigh and also "Beam House" in Torrington. Searching for descendants to share family history.
red mail Perriman
Anyone researching Perriman/Perryman in Great and or Little Torrington please? Willing to share info and needing further help myself
red mail BURGH - Eliza Mary
Married to Dr. John Forbes of Penzance at Great Torrington, May, 1820. Anyone know where she was living at the time of her marriage?
red mail Bowden
Looking for family of Blanche Bowden, born about 1877 and her daughter, Ivy D. Bowden, born July 28, l911.
My G.G.Grandfather John was born in Great Torrington, could be spelt as above. Any information on this family would be grateful.
red mail WILLIS
red mail WILLIS / LANDER
Mary Willis, daughter of Thomas Willis and Mary Lander. born 26 Feb 1838, Great Torrington. Any information greatly appreciated
red mail Mary Allen and William Lane of Great Torrington
Mary Allen b. 1808 married William Allen m. 1807, both of Great Torrington; children Richard, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, William. Any info gratefully received! Dave
red mail VICARY
Looking for anyone researching this name, or any name connected with it, in or around Great Torrington.
red mail Family History
does anyone know anything about The Newmarket Inn, the years 1841 -1861, my ancestor claims to be the innkeeper at this time any help would be appreciated thanks.
red mail Torrington Poor Law Union 1850
Torrington Union - White - 1850 - p 752 comprises 23 parishes. The total average annual expenditure on the poor is now about £9500, but before the parishes were united it was only about £7500. The Workhouse is a neat stone building, which was erected in 1837, at the cost of £4000, & has room for 250 inmates, but has seldom more than 180. Mr W G Glubb is union clerk & supt.registrar; Mr & Mrs Luard are master & matron of the workhouse; & the Rev G W T Carwithenis the chaplain

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