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Friday, 1 Jan


At. St. Ives, Mr. Michael Curnow, aged 81 years. Also, Mr. George Davies, shipwright, 26 years.

At Penzance, on Monday last, the daughter of the Rev. John Baker, Wesleyan minister.

On Friday last, at Penzance, Elizabeth, widow of the late Alexander Longlands, Esq. Of Clifton, Gloucestershire, aged 86 years.

At Penzance, on Wednesday last, the infant daughter of Mr. Richard Freen.

Friday, 8 Jan


At St. Ives, on Monday evening last, at the residence of his father, Daniel Bamfield, Esq. The Hon. John Hichens Bamfield, A.B. Fellow of Clare-Hall, Cambridge, aged 25 years;—his end was peace.

On Saturday last, at St. Ives, Mrs. Rogers, relict of the late Mr. Thomas Rogers, aged 81 years.

Friday, 15 Jan


At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mrs. Catherine Wallish, aged 84.

At Penzance, on Sunday last, the wife of Mr. H. M. Moyle, aged 47 years.

At Mousehole, on Monday, Mrs. Downing, widow of the late Mr. Peter Downing, innkeeper.

Friday, 22 Jan


On Sunday last, the Rev. Jabez Besting [sic. probably Bunting], D.D. delivered a Sermon in the large Methodist Chapel, at St. Ives, to a congregation supposed to have consisted of 2,000 persons. The collection with was made a the conclusion of the service in behalf of the Wesleyan Missions amounted to £30 . The Ladies, connected to the Wesleyan interest at St. Ives, got up a very neat bazaar, the sale which took place on the 1st of January produced £40, to add to the Missionary fund. There is no town in the kingdom of the size of St. Ives where the Missionary cause is more successfully advocated and supported.


On Sunday last, at Gulval, Mr. David Eddy Stevens, of Gulval, to Mrs. Banfield, of the Prince of Wales Inn, Penzance.


At St. Ives, Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Mazling, baker, aged 28 years; also, the infant son of Mr. John Binney, mariner.

Friday, 29 Jan


A fine broccoli was cut on Monday from the garden of Mr. Robert Fox, of Penzance.


At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mrs. R. Hunt, of a son.

At St. Ives, the wife of Mr. Israel Quick, shipwright, of twin sons.


At St. Ives, Mr. Mathew Morris, to Miss Margaret Pearce, daughter of Mr. Issac Pearce, butcher.

At Madron, Mr. James Praed, hair-dresser, of St. Ives to Miss Drew, of Pensance.

Friday, 5 Feb


An Irish steamer and several other vessels are at anchor in the Mounts Bay, wind bound, and many more are still working in. A sloop was dismasted yesterday at two P.M., off the Lands End. The Eliza Richards, which arrived here this morning, passed within a quarter of a mile of her, but could render no assistance…

PENZANCE: Arrived, the Lord Vernon, Langon, from Cork; the Pulterey, Chudleigh, from Bristol, with loss of boom and sails split; the Eliza, Richards, from Swansea to Hayle, but driven round land, it being impossible to get in. Sailed, the Dolphin, Bawden, for Swansea.


At Penzance, Ann, Widow of the late Mr. Jeffery, aged 60 years.

Friday, 12 Feb


Disasters at Sea—
The Fanny of St. Ives, belonging to Mr. James Sandow, has been lost during the late gales, and the whole of the crew, including Mr. Sandows two sons, one of whom was the Captain and the other the Mate, have met with watery deaths. The stern of the vessel has been washed on shore near Newquay.


On Friday last, at Tregisson, near Penzance, Mrs. Tremewan, of twin sons.


At Penzance, on Monday, Mr. Abraham Brown, late of the Queens Head Inn, in that town.

Friday, 19 Feb

[This was a reduced edition, containing only national and international news.]

Friday, 26 Feb


Yesterday, at Penzance, the wife of Mr. Sleeman, watchmaker &c, of a daughter.


On Tuesday, at Madron Mr. Thomas Shaw, draper, of St. Ives, to Miss Ann Rosewall, third daughter of Captain James Rosewall, of Penzance.

Friday, 4 Mar


to the Editor—
I hail with pleasure the call of the public attention, by your correspondent, Philo Nautilus, to the inequalities of the Port of St. Ives. That a bay so gifted by nature with some of the finest anchorage in the United Kingdom, with such capacities by artificial means for the protection of shipping of all classes, and at a point of the kingdom where no harbours are to be met with, should so long have been neglected, seems unaccountable. Taking for granted that the formation of an efficient Breakwater, of 3,000 feet in extent, from St. Ives head, or the root of the one some years since attempted, would cost double the sum your correspondent hints at, viz £40,000, where would be the difficulty to raising that sum with an application to Parliament? When we see in the Mining Journal the immense speculations now afloat in Mines and Railways, where from £5,000 to £100,000 are subscribed for working the former, and from £165,000 to £2,000,000 for effecting the latter, could there be a doubt that a Breakwater at St. Ives would be a more certain speculation than any of these? Within the last week we have seen in the Parliamentary debates the more than doubts expressed by Honourable Members, of the feasibility of many of these Railway prospectus, and the dangerous tendency to individuals who embark on wild speculation.

But there is at present a fine revenue arising, by Act of Parliament, to the Pier of St. Ives, of from £1,000 to £1,200 per annum. It is true the Bonds are now paid off, and after a provision for the stability and maintenance of the present Pier this tariff will nearly cease. But the merchants and public would, no doubt, willingly continue these dues, or even an addition to them, for the protection of an efficient Breakwater—affording safety at all times of the tide, and in all the violent gales prevalent on this dangerous coast—especially as the present Pier gives no protection, except to very small craft, and even then only at high water. To whom, then, are the Public to look for the commencement of an undertaking of this sort? That it is most desirable—most national—would be most beneficial to all the shipping interest, from Liverpool to the Land’s-end—every one admits; but who is “to bell the cat”? to this I would reply, has St. Ives lost both its M.P.’s?

And is there no aspirant to be a future M.P. for this borough? Is there not a sprig of a noble stock, whose name has been immortalized in the present age for its public and national deeds, who is lately become strongly interested in this vicinage? Could any one act create so great a benefit or confer so great a boon to this town and neighbourhood? What might St. Ives not become with an efficient Breakwater? Might it not be to the North Channel what the Port of Falmouth is to the South?—an anchorage suitable not only to the various steam-ships in the Channel and to Merchant-ships of the largest class, but even to Frigates and Ships-of-the-line. Would it not be a stimulus to all the trades and to the whole agriculture of the neighbourhood? But the local advantages are secondary to the public and national advantages of a Breakwater and I have no hesitation in saying that whoever can be induced to bring forward this measure will deserve well of his country.
I am, Sir, Your very obedient servant,
February 22, 1836


On Saturday the 27th ult, at Chandour [Chyandour], near Penzance, Grace, the widow of the late Mr. Henry Bilkey, aged 63 years.

On Wednesday last, at Brea, St. Just, in Penwith, James, second son of the late John Ellis, Esq. Barrister, aged 30 years.

Friday, 11 Mar


St. Ives—The new line of road from Trelyoan to this town is staked out, and as there now appears to be no obstacle in the way of carrying it into execution, a subscriber wants to know why the work is not begun? We hope some one will give him the information he seeks.

The smack Harriet of Cardiff, Wm Pettigrew master, arrived at Penzance on Friday the 19th ult, and discharged her cargo, which was taken on board at Waterford the previous day. Such extraordinary expedition was never remembered by the oldest man at the port. This vessel was built by Mr. Tredwen, at Padstow.

Court of Relief for Insolvent Debtors—
At the Court house in Bodmin… 31st day of March instant, at the hour of Ten in the Morning precisely:
William FIDOCK, formerly of the parish of Newlyn, afterwards of the Town of Penzance, and late of the said Parish of Newlyn, all in the County of Cornwall, Labourer, Waggoner, and Common Carrier.
Take Notice—If any Creditor intends to OPPOSE a Prisoners Discharge, NOTICE of such intention must be given to said Prisoner IN WRITING, three clear days before the day of hearing, EXCLUSIVE of Sunday, and EXCLUSIVE both of the Day of giving such notice and of the said Day of Hearing.
BUT in the case of a Prisoner, whom his Creditors have removed, by an Order of the Court, from a Gaol In or near London, for hearing in the County, such Notice of Opposition will be sufficient, if given One Clear Day before the Day of Hearing.
The Petition and Schedule will be produced by the proper Officer for INSPECTION and EXAMINATION at the Office of the Court in London on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of Ten and Four&.. the Duplicate of the Petition and Schedule, and all books, Papers and Writings filed therewith will be produced for INSPECTION and EXAMINATION by the Clerk of the Peace, Town Clerk or other person… etc.


On Wednesday, at Penzance, Mrs. Stephen Cara, of a daughter.


On Thursday, the 3rd instant, in Jersey, by the Rev. John Abier, Charles Edward Hanham Esq. Of Clair-Val Cottage, to Jane, relict of Whitmore Smart, Esq., and third daughter of the late Hugh Ley, Esq. M. D. of Penzance.


On Monday last, at Penzance, the youngest son of Mr. Richard Frean aged three years.

Friday, 18 Mar (Vol XXVI No. 1,340)


Truro—Sunday riots—Mary Ann Hocking, of Penzance, and Elizabeth Sims, of the neighbourhood of Truro, women of bad character, were tried Monday last, before the Mayor, Edmund Turner, Esq., Dr. Taunion, Capt. Pengelley, Borough Justices, and N. F. Bassett Esq., the late Mayor, on a charge by the constables of this borough with having been found drunk in the public streets, and conducting themselves in a riotous and disorderly manner, on the morning of Sunday last, about the time of divine service.—it was proved from the evidence given that these women had been harboured on board a vessel at the town quay, and supplied with beer by the crew.—They were convicted and sentenced to one months imprisonment at hard labour. The Mayor, after passing this sentence stated that he regretted no heavier punishment could be awarded, and expressed hope that the owners of the vessel, which is named the Agnes, of Plymouth, would learn the conduct of the Captain and deal with him as he deserved. Robert Bennett, of Chacewater, who was in the company of the women, Hocking and Sims, was fined five shillings for being drunk, and in default of payment will be placed in the stocks.

St. Ives—The tempestuous weather during the past week has prevented the owners of the mackerel boats from making any attempt at fishing.

The meeting which was intended to be held this week respecting the proposed Breakwater at St. Ives, is we understand obliged to be postponed.


Lately, at Penzance, Mrs. R. Eddy, of a daughter.


At Madron, on Wednesday, Mr. John Pendar Davy, to Catherine, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Henry Coulson, of Penzance.


At Buryan, on the 8th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholls, aged 93 years. She was followed to her grave by five of her children, 21 of her grand-children, and 33 great-grand- children.

At St. Ives, on Sunday last, of apoplexy, Mr. John Green Wearne, ironmonger, eldest son of H. Wearne, Esq. the late Mayor of the Borough, aged 31 years.

On Wednesday, at Penzance, the infant son of Mr. C. Vibert, grocer.

Friday, 25 Mar


Penzance—On Sunday last, the “Royal Tar” steamer, Symons, master, in the employ of the Queen of Spain, put into Falmouth, with recruits of board for her Majesty’s service, for a supply of coals and water. Some of these fellows formed a plan of escape, and took possession of a collier the “John,” which was alongside taking out coals, and got her under weigh, with the intention of running her on shore. After some threats and arguments had been used to persuade the men to return, they suffered the vessel on Monday to be brought back to the “Tar.” Capt. Symons passed his cable chain round her foremast, round the “John,” and towed her to the outer roads, then with his crew armed, forced the rebellious soldiers on board the steamer and proceeded on his voyage.

Cornwall Assizes—The Judges, Sir Joseph Littledale and Sir William Bolland, in consequence of the press of business at Exeter have determined to adjourn the Commission Day to Saturday the 26th instant. Their Lordships will arrive at Launceston on Saturday evening, and the business of the Court will commence as early as possible on Monday morning next.

The following are [one of] the names of the prisioners for trial—

John Scudden (23) committed on the 28th of January, by Samuel Borlase, Esq., for stabbing Richard Hosking, of the parish of Ludgvan.


Yesterday, at Castle Horneck, near Penzance, John Boase, Esq. aged 61 years.

Friday, 1 Apr


Following is a summary of [one of] the cases heard:

John Scadden, four counts of having maliciously with a knife, cut and stabbed Richard Hosking, of the parish of Ludgvan. Guilty, but not of malice prepense.

Penzance—So tremendous a gale as we were visited with on Saturday night, was never remembered here. It began about nine oclock in the evening at SSW veered to the SSE and SE until six oclock on Monday morning, when it flew round to North. The following may be considered as a summary of the damage done to the shipping in this port:

The Revenue Cutter “Sylvia” at anchor in the roads, upset her windlass, parted her moorings, again brought up with both anchors ahead until tide time; she then got under weigh, and carried away her bowsprit, working up to the pier.

Two smacks belonging to Brixham, both called the “Anne,” parted their cables in the roads as did 16 of the lognail driving boats, and were driven on shore the beach near Newlyn, 7 of the boats are total wrecks. The “Anne,” Davies, had her fore yard carried away. The “Triton,” Wakem, under repair, was washed off the blocks. The “Sally,” Barnes; the Ocean, Tellam; the Speedy, Wall; the Agenoria, Pengelly, and the Lord Wellington, Tregarthen, parted all their fasts and were hove on the beach within the pier, having bulwarks and rails stoved, and hulls strained … The pilot boat Providence was knocked to pieces by the Susan breaking adrift and falling over on her. The Industry, Callaway, parted her cables in the roads, and succeeded in getting into the pier in the dead of night, without any other damage than twisting her keel, and starting her garboards.

The Scilly Packet, “Lord Wellington,” sailed on Sunday, but finding the gale coming on put back.


At Brooks Cottage, near Penzance, on Tuesday, Mrs. Henry Pengelly, of a daughter.

At Penzance, on Sunday, Mrs. James Nicholls, of a son.

At Penzance, on Friday last, Mrs. M. Chergwin, of a daughter.

On Saturday, the 2nd instant, at Newlyn, near Penzance, Mrs. Ladner, of a daughter.


On Tuesday last, at St. Ives, Mr. John Tanner, jun. Pilot, to Miss Care, daughter of Mr. G. Care, late master of the “Ayr”.


At Penzance, on the 23rd instant, Captain Henry Pearce, aged 37 years, formerly of Newlyn, and for some years engaged on the African coast, from whence he had lately returned.

Friday, 8 April


We are gratified to learn that, in pursuance of a requisition forwarded to the Mayor of Penzance, a public meeting was held at that town yesterday, for the purpose of entering into a subscription for the relief of the poor fishermen at Newlyn, who have suffered so severely by the loss of their boats, nets, and C. during the late severe storm which has visited our coasts. We cannot doubt but that this appeal in their sympathy will be readily met by the liberal contributions of the friends of humanity in Penzance.

John Scadden, against whom death was recorded, is to be transported. [See 1 Apr above]


At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mr. Thos. Bromley, saddler, aged 60 years.

At Penzance, Mr. Yeoman, of the Kings Head Inn.

Friday, 15 Apr


A Disaster at Sea
On Sunday last, at noon, the schooner “Rashleigh” of St. Ives, Giles, master, and “Europa” of Mecklenburg, Van Ehren, master, came in contact whilst on opposite tacks, about three leagues south of Penzance. The damage done to the “Europa” was trifling, but we regret to say that after three hours ineffectual exertions, the “Rashleigh” sunk in deep water. At the time of the concussion the wind was blowing offshore a light breeze, the weather bright, sunshine. The “Rashleigh”, laden with coal, was on the larboard tack, steering for the Lizard; the “Europa”, laden with flour from Altona, for Liverpool, was on the starboard, steering for the Land’s-end; both Captains, and both mates, were in their respective cabins at dinner, and although three men were on the “Rashleigh’s” deck, and two on the “Europa’s”, neither vessel was seen by the men on the deck of the other until the crash! The “Europa” remained by the “Rashleigh” till she sank, and then took her crew on board, and landed them the same night at Penzance. By this misfortune, Captain Giles, sole owner of the “Rashleigh” and her cargo, loses £500. It is only a few months since he laid out all he was worth in the purchase of this vessel at Fowey.

St. Ives
Want of space obliged us last week to omit the following particulars respecting this Borough: On Wednesday, the 6th instant, the first open Easter vestry meeting was held at the Town Hall for the election of two church wardens (a third being in the appointment of the Minister), surveyors of the highways, assistant overseer of the poor, &c. The novelty of the occasion brought several hundreds of the rate-payers together, and the whole of the business, we are informed, was accomplished with good feeling. A motion was made to displace Mr. Yonge from the office of parish surgeon, but it was lost on a show of hands.

The mackarel(sic) boats of this port brought in on Wednesday morning, from 300 to 800 fine mackarel each, which were disposed of at 15s. per 120.

Several large pieces of American timber, which apparently have not been a great while in the water, have been brought into St. Ives by the boats, and given in charge of the officers of the Customs. [Ships that took emigrants to the U.S. and Canada often returned with a load of timber.]

…In a quarry at Ludgvan, near Penzance, a large piece of ground which had been undermined fell upon men working there. Two of them were dug out greatly injured, one of whom has since died, and the other is not likely to recover. A third, named Martin Martins, about 30 years of age, could not be released until two hours after the accident, when he was found quite dead.

Friday, 22 Apr


Penzance Mechanics Institution—
On Monday evening last, the members of this institution were favoured with a highly- interesting lecture on General Organization, by Mr. N. R. B. Millett, surgeon. This discourse will be followed next Monday, with the second of a series of lectures on the Adulteration of Food.


At Penzance, on Friday, Mrs. Small, of a son.


At Madron, on Wednesday, Mr. Richard Oliver, of Hayle-Foundry, to Sally, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Philpott, on Penzance.

Friday, 29 Apr


At a meeting of the INHABITANTS of PENZANCE, held at the Guild-Hall, the 25th day of April, 1836.
The Worshipful the MAYOR in the chair,
A statement of the severe Losses, sustained by the Poor Fishermen at Newlyn, during the late Gales, having been submitted by Messrs. W. O. Gurney and Abraham Chirgwin.

It was resolved

That this meeting do fully sympathize with the Sufferers on the occasion, and in order to relieve the great distress and misery occasioned thereby, a Public Subscription be immediately entered into, and that the following Gentlemen,

Mr. Joseph Carne Mr. Richard Pearce
Mr. William Bolitho Mr. Rescorla
Mr. Batten Mr. J. P. Vibert
Rev. Charles Moore Mr. Colliver
Mr. J. J. A. Boase Mr. Higgs
Rev. J. Foxwell Mr. Wm. D. Mathews
Dr. Boase Mr. Henwood
Mr. Edward Bolitho Mr. Nich. Berryman

be appointed a Committee to receive Subscriptions and apportion the amount collected amoungst the sufferers, also that the several Banks in the County, be respectfully requested to receive subscription aid from the charitably disposed.

That the Proceedings of this Meeting be published in the West Briton, Cornwall Gazette, and Falmouth Packet.

William Davey, Chairman
The Thanks of this Meeting were presented to the Chairman for his conduct in the chair.

25th April 1836


Sir; I consider that by the manner in which you have treated my reply to the paragraph in your paper of the 15th instant, from this place, headed Conservative Triumph you have greatly aggravated the insult offered to me by the writer of that article.

I demand therefore that you will either give me his name, or do me the justice to publish my letter in the Gazette next Friday.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Sam. Hocking St. Ives April 23, 1836


On Friday last, at Madron, Mr. George Jennings, to Miss Ford, both of Penzance.


At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mrs. Silvester, aged 80 years.

At the Three Tuns Hotel, Penzance, on Sunday last, aged 35 years, by the bursting of a blood vessel, Mr. George S. Brittain, representative of Messrs. Drewe and Son, wine and spirit merchants, Exeter.

At Penzance, on Tuesday last, the eldest son of Mr. Brown, currier, aged 3 years and 6 months; also, the infant child of Mr. Tucker, a draper.

At Lelant, on Tuesday last, Capt. William Mayn, aged 59 years.

Friday, 6 May


St. Ives—
The weather for the last week has prevented the mackerel boats of this port from fishing, but it having moderated on Tuesday, they all put to sea.

At a meeting of the sean owners of St. Ives, on Monday last, it was agreed to put all the seans to sea, this season, the same as last. The number is 132.

Mount’s Bay Breakwater
We copy the following from the Courier of Tuesday last—“Sir Charles Lemon, Bart., M.P., Mr. Pendarves, M.P., Mr. Carteret Ellis and Mr. F. A. Ellis, R.N., as a deputation from Penzance and neighbourhood, had a meeting today with the first Lord of the Admiralty, relative to the proposed Breakwater in Mount’s Bay, in the County of Cornwall, when his Lordship agreed to direct a survey and reposit from an Engineer of eminence.” We understand that during the late prevailing winds from N, NE, the Mount’s Bay has presented quite an interesting scene, being crowded with vessels of various descriptions, windbound; no less than from 250 to 300, riding at anchor in the roads, exclusive of a vast number which took shelter in the piers at Penzance and St. Michael’s Mount. We are informed by a Correspondent, that had the wind shifted suddenly to southward, and blown equally hard (as sometimes happens) a great portion of this fine fleet of vessels would, in all probability, be stranded, whereas with the proposed Breakwater they may at all times ride within it in perfect safety, in any wind.


On Thursday, the 28th ult, at Penzance, Mrs. John Brown, of a daughter.


On Monday last, at Penzance, Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Matthews, perfumer &c, aged 11 years.

Friday, 13 May


St. Ives

Our mackerel fishery last Friday and Saturday was prosperous. The boats took from 400 to 3,000 a boat, each night. Those caught on Friday were sold for the Bristol market at 17s. per 120; and those caught on Saturday, for 10s. per 120. Three boats went off with about 20,000 for the Bristol and Swansea markets besides which a quantity was sold for different towns in the neighborhood.

Penzance Institution

On Tuesday evening, a lecture on the probability of applying electricity as a moving power for machinery was given at this Institution by Mr. Jordan, of Falmouth. This very novel subject excited considerable attention, and naturally attracted a numerous attendance. … Certainly Mr. Jordan will achieve a great triumph for science, if he succeeds to any extent in giving motion to an engine by the influence of so subtle an agent as the electric field.


On Monday last, at St. Ives, Mr. John Lander, to Miss Quick, daughter of Mr. James Quick, mason.


On Tuesday last, at St. Ives, the infant son of Mr. William Paynter, shipwright.

At Buryan, on Wednesday se’nnight, Mr. R. W. Lanyon, aged 47 years.

Friday, 20 May


On the 10th instant, at her residence, Chapel-street, Penzance, Mrs. Jane Penberthy, respected and lamented by all who knew her.

At St. Ives, last week, the infant child of Mr. Edward Harry, jun rope-maker; also, Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. Sam. Shugg, mason, aged 15 years.

Friday, 27 May


St. Ives
A general meeting of Merchants, Ship-owners, Ship-masters, and Sean-owners was held on Wednesday last at the Town-hall, St. Ives, to take into consideration the propriety of supplying to Parliament for an act for making a Breakwater at that place. Roger Wearne, Esq. in the chair. When it was resolved in the first instance to make a survey of the intended Breakwater, to ascertain from whence the materials can be procured and the probable quantity required, and then an estimate is to be prepared to lay before the public.


At Penzance, on Tuesday, the infant child of Mr. Thomas Small.

Friday, 3 Jun


Destructive Fire
On Monday last, the wood corner in the house of Mr. John Rowe, farmer, Trevean in Sancreed, having by some means caught fire, the flames rapidly spread, and speedily consumed the whole house, and the adjoining one, with almost every article of furniture they contained, including some money.


On Thursday last, at Penzance, the lady of J. A. Boase, Esq. of a son.


On Monday last, at St. Ives, Mr. Andrews, to Miss Mary Morton.


On Wednesday last, at Penzance, the youngest son of G. D. John, Esq. aged 14 months.

Friday, 10 Jun


On Saturday last, the first part of Midsummer quarters Tin coinage was terminated at Penzance. The quantities have been

At Morwellham 55 blocks
Calstock 32
Truro 787
Hayle 140
Penzance 286
Total 1300 blocks


At St. Ives, Mr. John Richards, mariner, to Clara, daughter of Mr. John Williams, master of the “Susan”, of that port.

At Madron, on the 28th ultimo, Mr. Thomas Berriman, of St. Hilary, to Miss Jane Kemp.

Friday, 17 Jun


Penwith Agricultural Society
The exhibition of stock on Thursday, the 9th instant, at the Annual meeting of this Society in Penzance, greatly surpassed every thing before shewn here. … the following is the adjudication of the premiums:

For the best Bull kept in the Hundred. £ 2 2s to Mr. James Permewan, Buryan
Second £1 1s Mr. John Permewan, Sennen
Best bred milch cow £1 1s to Mr. James Trembath, Sennen
Best yoke of oxen £1 1s Mr. James Permewan, jun, Buryan
Second £10s 6d Mr. William Osborne, Sennen
Best fat cow, fed in the Hundred £1 1s to Mr. Henry Laity [possibly Perranzabuloe]

Penzance Market House
The old Market House at Penzance is nearly demolished, and the contracts are all entered into for the erection of a beautiful structure, from a design drawn by Mr. Harris, Architect, of Bristol, which it is expected will be completed in eighteen months.

Capture of a Whale
On Monday last, in Mount’s Bay, about six miles distant from the shore, Lieut. Toms, Commander of H. M. Cutter “Viper”, shot a fine young Whale, supposed to be about four months old, measuring 17 feet in length. The ball is supposed to have passed through the heart, as immediately after receiving the shot, the young monster of the deep turned on his back, and was taken on board the Cutter and brought into Newlyn.

There is now in flower in the green-house of Mr. John Fox, Rosevale, near Penzance, a splendid plant of the Cactus speciossimus, having on it 73 flowers, of the most brilliant colours, some of which are now full blown, and immensely large. There are also some seedlings equally fine.

Dreadful Accident
On Tuesday last, as a girl of about eleven years of age, of the name of Mary Quick, daughter of Mr. Thomas Quick, was returning from school in St. Ives, a kettle of boiling water was incautiously thrown upon her, by a person whose door she was passing, which scalded her so dreadfully that her life is despaired of.


Last week, at Lelant, Mr. William TREGARTHEN, aged 19 years.


Last week, at St. Ives, Mr. W. Williams to Ann, daughter of Captain W. Clarke, late of the “Catherine” of that port. Also, Mr. James Thomas, builder, to Mrs. Jane Rowe.


At the island of St. Lucia, W. John Esq., R.N., son of George John, Esq. of Penzance. He went out to St. Lucia as a Magistrate.

On the 15th instant, at Penzance, at his nephews, Mr. John Chester, of apoplexy, Samuel Milford, Esq. of this town, aged 63 years, for many of which he was a member of the Society of Friends.

Friday, 24 Jun


St. Ives
On Friday Last, a meeting of the subscribers to the new road was held at the Town-hall, when a resolution was unanimously adopted to transfer the amount of the St. Ives subscriptions, about £125, which were deposited in the Mount’s Bay bank, to the managing Committee, Messrs. John, Richards, and Hichens. We may, therefore, hope that, as no further obstacles remain, the work will be proceeded with immediately.

Dreadful Accident
On Saturday last, as Mr. James Quick, of Trevega, was removing his horses from the whim, in Trevega Mine, in the parish of Zennor [actually Towednack], the kibble slipped from the hook and the whim was, in consequence, pulled round with such violence, that he was knocked down by the bar, and his ribs, back bone, and limbs, were so dreadfully fractured, that no hopes are entertained of his recovery.

Mr. Walter Coulson has been appointed Recorder of this town, according to the provision of the Municipal Reform Bill.


At Penzance, on Sunday last, John, youngest son of Mr. Thomas Matthews, perfumer &c, aged one year and eight months.

Almost suddenly, at Vervus, in the parish of Lelant, aged 20 years, Miss Thomas, daughter of Mr. John Thomas, farmer. [What is “Almost suddenly?”]

At Longstone, in the parish of Lelant, Mr. Thos. Murley, leaving a widow and ten children to deplore their loss.

Lately, at Paul, near Penzance, Mr. Carvosso, aged 29 years.